Lectora is an authoring tool that is popular because it is user-friendly and can be used to develop rapid, interactive and engaging eLearning courses. It is also popular because of its highly customizable Templates, Interactivities and Quizzes. Here, we would like to introduce the manner in which an Audioscript can be customized through Lectora.
Simulations can be one of most effective tools in an eLearning course. We, at CommLab India, develop highly interactive courses with complex simulations using the WATCH, TRY, DO (WTD) approach to train learners on how to use a particular software or product. The learners get an opportunity to learn, practice and execute the operations. So, what exactly is the Watch, Try & Do Approach?
Rollovers are one of the most frequently used components in Lectora. They are similar to ‘Click on tabs’ but differ in the way the action takes place. Here, the content gets displayed when the learners rollover their mouse over the images. This feature is used when one has to show parts of a product or demonstrate the different components in a software program.
For those who have good technical skills, Lectora offers many features that can be customized. One such feature is the ability to customize the final quiz in an eLearning course instead of using the default final quiz.
We develop customer courseware for clients, typically in multiple formats. Sometimes, we send the courseware in zip format to be downloaded by clients. During one such instance, it was brought to our notice that the client could not operate our courseware on Windows 7. We had tried to find various solutions to address this problem.
Lectora offers the feature of certificates that can be printed by learners who successfully complete a course. To do this, it has many default certificate templates. However, one of our clients needed us to create a customized layout for the certificate. The client also wanted a dynamic unique code to be generated for each certificate that was to be issued. In addition, they also wanted us to provide a print preview option before a learner could send the certificate for printing.
AutoRun is a feature that helps programs in CDs/ DVDs or USB devices run automatically when inserted into a computer. However, over the years, this has become a main source for spreading malware as well. Due to this reason, Microsoft has disabled the Auto run feature in its latest operating system Windows 7. While, the intention behind this decision is valid, it has put us in a tricky situation with a client.
Lectora, as we all know, is an authoring software that is being widely used for developing online training/ learning content, assessments or presentations. It is also widely used to convert Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into eLearning courseware.
Technological advancements in the mobile devices market have changed the way we access information. From being a simple device through which we make or receive phone calls, mobile devices have transformed into a medium of information exchange. Smartphones are now being increasingly used to impart training or learning.
Lectora is being increasingly used in eLearning development. The fact that it is easy to convert Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into eLearning course makes it even more attractive. Apart from that, content developed using Lectora can be published into a wide variety of formats such as HTML, exe files or in CD-Rom format. Let’s look at a few best practices that help in maximizing the benefits of this tool.