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Interaction Templates


So, you have our awesome Lectora Templates, but your problem is you need a multi-page tab interaction and the one you downloaded is one single page. You want to keep this awesome template but as it is, you can’t use it. What can you do?

The answer is more simple than you might think. All you need to do is move the interaction template into the chapter level of a new chapter and all of the tab’s contents into a separate page. Then, with a few edits you are finished. This way, you can have your cake, and eat it too! Check out the 4-½ minute video below, or you can read the step-by-step instructions on how to do it.

Video on How to Expand Interaction Templates in Lectora

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Reasons you might need a multi-page interaction:

  • You need a 508 compliant course
  • Your interaction contains a lot of content
  • You need the interaction to become a menu

Here are the step-by-step instructions for doing this:

1. Open the file.

2. Once you have it open, create a new chapter for the whole interaction.

3. Take everything from the single page and move it into the chapter level. This will make all of your content accessible within the chapter.

4. Next you want to make a page for each tab.

5. Go to the “Hide Actions” group, check for non-hiding actions (actions that change variables, etc.). Keep the non-hiding actions and delete anything that hides tab content.

6. Go into the tab button actions, and make sure that it doesn’t try to run the “hide all” action group. If you deleted the whole group in step 5, it will make your file not work.

7. Change the show content action in each button to a “go to” action and set it to the corresponding page number. This way it will move to the page rather than show hidden content.

8. Lastly, go to the content group, select all of the content and make sure that under the properties tab, the box labeled “initially hidden” is left unchecked. Otherwise you’ll be stuck without content on each page. Then move each individual content piece into each page. If you have an introduction to the interaction, be sure to create an extra page for it and place it at the beginning of the interaction.

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