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[Infographic] 12 of the Most Interactive Lectora Templates

Posted by on Apr 8, 2014 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 1 comment

[Infographic] 12 of the Most Interactive Lectora Templates

We’ve added a large number of Lectora templates to the eLearning Template Library in recent months. Most of them have been Lectora template interactions. If you are new to template interactions, they help you engage the learner to get their brain thinking and have them click to make decisions. I like to explain it this way–rather having the learner experience eLearning from a “lean-back course,” use template interactions to make it more of a “learn-forward course.” Here’s what is great about Lectora...

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6 Ways to Have an Awesome Lectora User Conference – #LUC2014

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 1 comment

6 Ways to Have an Awesome Lectora User Conference – #LUC2014

Since the Lectora User Conference (#LUC2014) is coming up March 31 – April 4, in Hollywood, CA, I thought I’d share a little advice on how to have the most AWESOME experience possible. 1. Attend the Keynotes These folks are keynote speakers for a reason. The sessions are always totally enjoyable, and Lectora picks GREAT speakers. And just because a keynote speaker isn’t an eLearning professional doesn’t mean there aren’t serious takeaways. I often find that the folks who are outside elearning often have a fresh,...

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How to Disable the Next Button in Lectora

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 1 comment

How to Disable the Next Button in Lectora

I was recently asked by a fellow developer how to block the next button in Lectora, so that the user must click all the buttons on the page before the user could proceed. This is something I do all the time, and I imagine many other developers also encounter. I’m a graphic designer and a very visual person, so I’m going to show you, visually, how I make this happen. So, here I’ve started with a tabbed Lectora template Interaction from our ever-growing Template Library. Many of our interactions will work well if you want to...

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The Case of the Persistent Variables: a Lectora Mystery

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Our Favorites, Resources | 0 comments

The Case of the Persistent Variables: a Lectora Mystery

It was a dark and stormy night, when I took on one of my most puzzling job, the Case of the Persistent Variables. The coppers had been investigating my old Nemesis, Professor Lessesmore, and they found something that had them stumped. It was a chess game built only in Lectora. You could move the pieces, remove any that were captured, and then rebuild the whole setup on return. I’ve worked this beat a long time, but this was something different. I knew in my gut it had to have something to do with persistent variables. Sure, every rookie knows...

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A Knockout Year for Lectora

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 0 comments

A Knockout Year for Lectora

It was a pretty big year for Lectora. At the beginning of 2013, we were graced with Lectora 11, or—more properly—Lectora Inspire version 11. This was a HUGE overhaul, both visually and functionally. It changed the basic interface from a vintage, Windows 95 legacy look to a “force-to-be-reckoned-with” ribbon-based modern software style. Add to that a host of new tools, a smarter back end, integrated social network and social media features, enhanced web object support, a slide out media library, and a new action pane (since all actions are...

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How to Use Vector Backgrounds in Lectora

Posted by on Jan 7, 2014 in eLearning, Graphic Design Resources, Lectora Resources, Resources | 2 comments

How to Use Vector Backgrounds in Lectora

In an earlier post I showed how to find, edit, and import raster (i.e. PNG) patterns into Lectora and Photoshop. Want to use vector backgrounds in Lectora? Well you’re in luck. I personally love working with vectors—they’re infinitely scalable and the details are highly editable—great for a detail person like me. Vector patterns can imitate fabric or wallpaper, can be abstract or botanical, and range from retro to modern; whichever ones you choose to use, they’ll definitely spark your creativity and contribute to gorgeous...

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7 Simple Ways To Make Your Lectora Course More Accessible

Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 0 comments

7 Simple Ways To Make Your Lectora Course More Accessible

Before discussing how to make your Lectora course more accessible/508 compliant, it’s important to keep in mind two main principles to make your course accessible: Provide an equivalent experience for those with hearing, visual, motor function and cognitive impairments. Be able to navigate a course or website with only a keyboard. In my last blog post, I demonstrated how you could use dynamically targeted actions in Lectora to show the same content in different ways depending on the needs of the user, and discussed some of the most important...

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Building a Better Next Button in Lectora

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 1 comment

Building a Better Next Button in Lectora

Here is the thing—next buttons are great (and evil). They are what I consider an often-necessary evil in the eLearning world. As an instructional designer, they are the bane of my existence; it’s an immediate, obvious reminder to the learner that they are in an eLearning environment. If possible, I would like to avoid them altogether. As a developer and programmer, you’d think I’d love next buttons. After all, a linear course with a static element that I can place throughout a course just once. Right? Here is the real issue… The...

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Add Visual Depth to Your Lectora Courses

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in eLearning, Graphic Design Resources, Lectora Resources, Resources | 2 comments

Add Visual Depth to Your Lectora Courses

In Lectora, there’s a great way to add visual depth and interest to your graphical user interface (GUI)—just add texture! Finding The Right Textures An easy, fun resource available that I personally love to visit is http://subtlepatterns.com/. At this site you’ll find hundreds of beautiful patterns, all available for free, ranging from natural fibers to high tech geometric patterns to popular grunge styles. You can even try out any pattern by hovering over your desired pattern, then clicking the PREVIEW button. This will change...

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How to Insert Custom HTML Into Lectora

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 0 comments

How to Insert Custom HTML Into Lectora

  This blog post will show you how to insert custom HTML into Lectora using the HTML extension. This means you can insert custom HTML code (such as games or interactions) from the eLearning template library, the interaction builder, or any other custom HTML...

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How to Make Dynamically Targeted Actions in Lectora

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 0 comments

How to Make Dynamically Targeted Actions in Lectora

Let’s talk about how to make dynamically targeted actions in Lectora.  Using the power of conditions in Lectora actions can be used to make a button that dynamically targets various objects. Assume you have one button and three hidden images, and I want the button to show each image sequentially. First, create a variable and call it, “view” and with a value initially set to 1. This will be our “conditional variable.” When I write the first action to show image 1, I make a condition that the variable...

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Refresh Your Course with these 33 New Lectora Interactions

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 in eLearning Template Library, Lectora Interactions, Lectora Resources, Products/Reviews, Resources, Templates | 0 comments

Refresh Your Course with these 33 New Lectora Interactions

We’ve refocused on Lectora interactions in the month of September. We added 33 new Lectora template interactions! That is a lot of template to handle! Especially, for just one eLearning authoring tool. Now that is significant! If you are making a Lectora course we have enough template love to make your project awesome. Check Out These Lectora Template Demos Take these templates out for a test drive. See what these templates can do for your course. The best part is these demos were created all using templates, interactions, games, skins,...

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How to Make Custom Lectora Animations

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 0 comments

How to Make Custom Lectora Animations

Unfortunately, Lectora doesn’t have animations when fading in and out objects. The default transitions are not my favorite and might not appeal to everyone. So I found a way to make custom Lectora animations or transitions to display a smooth and visually explosive effect. KABOOM!!! I was searching online for a solution to better fade in an object on my course. I came across this blog with an “awesome sauce plug-in” for Lectora, and the best part, it’s found in the Stock Library Tab in Lectora. This blog had cool...

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Must Have Lectora Interaction Flash Cards

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 in Interactions, Lectora Resources, Products/Reviews, Resources, Templates | 0 comments

Must Have Lectora Interaction Flash Cards

Remember how you were best friends with your flash cards in college? Just think how cool it would be to have a Lectora interaction flash cards in your eLearning course. We thought the same thing so we uploaded this Lectora Interaction. Click here to demo this Lectora Template. Here is how it works: Your content goes on the front card. A button on the bottom takes you to the back of the card. The back of the flash card contains your answer. The learner now gets the option to choose whether they “Know” or “Don’t...

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Webinar: How to Make Your Lectora Courses Amazing

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Lectora Resources, Resources, Webinar | 0 comments

Webinar: How to Make Your Lectora Courses Amazing

If you DON’T know how to make your Lectora courses look amazing then you’re in luck! We recorded a Lectora Webinar called “Make Lectora Courses Look Amazing!” It was very informative and we had a ton of great feedback. Make Lectora Courses Look Amazing! This webinar will explore how to incorporate games, custom navigation skins and more, all within Lectora. It will also show how to utilize resources in the eLearning Template Library. You can watch more webinars like this by registering for the webinar series. Click...

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3 Tips to Take Control of Lectora’s Title Explorer

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 6 comments

3 Tips to Take Control of Lectora’s Title Explorer

Lectora’s Title Explorer can get pretty full, feel a bit cumbersome, and look a little daunting in design view—especially with titles that include several resources or complex interactions. But it doesn’t have to feel that way!  Here are three tips to take control of Lectora’s Title Explorer: Enable Visibility Check Boxes in the Title Explorer Show or Hide Objects in the Title Explorer Organize Content Into Groups Enable Visibility Check Boxes in the Title Explorer Sure, we know you can control visibility of an object on the stage...

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Using the Interaction Builder with Lectora V11

Posted by on Jul 23, 2013 in eLearning, Featured, Lectora Resources | 0 comments

Using the Interaction Builder with Lectora V11

In this online Webinar for Lectora users, Brother Jeff walks you through the basics of how to use the eLearning Brothers Interaction Builder to build HTML & Flash games and then how to insert that content into Lectora version 11. Even if you are not a Lectora user this will help you get started with the basics of the eLearning Brothers Interaction Builder. The Interaction Builder enables you to build games and interactions without knowing any code and publish to both Flash and HTML5. You can insert your questions and change out themes...

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Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

Posted by on Jun 4, 2013 in Edge Animate Resources, eLearning, Lectora Resources, Resources | 4 comments

Webinar: Using Custom HTML5 and Adobe Edge with Lectora

Recently I did a Webinar for Lectora users on how to use custom HTML5 inside Lectora projects. In this webinar I focused on two awesome, but different HTML tools. Interaction Builder This tool is perfect if you know nothing about HTML or HTML5. You simply choose a pre-made interaction/game, fill out the content forms within the tool and then publish an HTML5 or Flash object. Insert the final output into your eLearning/mLearning Authoring tool (I’ll show you how to insert HTML5 content into Lectora V11). Adobe Edge Animate The second...

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Create Awesomeness With New Lectora Inspire Templates

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in eLearning, Featured, Lectora Resources | 0 comments

Create Awesomeness With New Lectora Inspire Templates

    We’ve recently added lots of new templates for Lectora Inspire in our eLearning Template Library. Each template has 40+ pre-designed page layouts to choose from. You also get the content box images so that you can mix-and-match to create more. We include .psd and .png files along with the Lectora Titles. This way you can go in and change colors and make any graphic design change you need. A subscription is needed to access the Lectora templates. Learn more about our eLearning Template Library...

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Grouping Actions Together in Lectora

Posted by on Apr 5, 2013 in Featured, Lectora Resources | 1 comment

Grouping Actions Together in Lectora

I was building an interaction in Lectora and came across a very useful feature that gave me the ability to group some reusable actions together outside a single object. The issue I saw very early on during production was that I had two different objects calling the same type of triggers. Being new to Lectora I immediately thought I would have to add the same triggers to every object that needed to do the same thing. This would create many different actions all doing the same thing which would mak any future updates a nightmare. Luckily I came...

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Lectora Example Course Using eLearning Templates

Posted by on Mar 26, 2013 in eLearning, Example Course, Featured, Graphic Design Resources, Lectora Resources, Portfolio, Resources | 0 comments

Lectora Example Course Using eLearning Templates

    Lectora recently launch Lectora Inspire 11. We thought we’d better check it out and build a fun example course using our templates. This demo course uses the following templates: Lectora player skin Cutout people pictures Flash interactions Flash game Lectora page layouts Launch Demo Course This demo was created to showcase our eLearning Templates in...

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Mobile Learning with Lectora

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012 in eLearning, Featured, Lectora Resources, Mobile eLearning Resources | 0 comments

Mobile Learning with Lectora

Mobile learning continues to grow. If you are using Lectora then you’re already prepared to build mobile content. Here are some links to help guide you. Post from the Lectora Blog: Before You Go Mobile: 28 Mobile Learning Questions to Ask Did You Know Lectora is the ONLY Major HTML5 Authoring Tool? Beyond Course Development: Utilizing Lectora as a Performance Support Tool Using Lectora and CourseMill to Create an Easy Access iPad Course Meet the Demand for Mobile Learning mLearning on the Rise in 2012 Create Mobile Learning Content for...

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