Lectora Inspire is one of the major rapid authoring tools available in market today. If you need to convert content-heavy courses into interactive and engaging eLearning courses quickly, Lectora is the best option. Here I would like to share some keyboard shortcuts of Lectora, that will be very useful in reducing your eLearning course development time.
I have divided frequently used shortcuts as 3 types
- Structure Type Shortcuts
- Insert Type Shortcuts
- Modes of View Type Shortcuts
1. Structure Type Shortcuts: This is an important section in order to start working with Lectora Inspire. This Section includes the following:
- Assigned Unit
Assigned Unit (AU): In order to publish the course in SCORM compliance we need to add the AU to the course below the title. You should remember that AU should have the same name as the course title. The Shortcut key to add Assigned Unit to the title is:Ctrl+0
Chapter: This isthe highest organizational unit in the standard Lectora Inspire title. Chapters cannot contain other chapters but they can contain sections, pages. The Shortcut key to add Chapter to the title is:Ctrl+1
Section: This is the second highest organizational unit in the standard Lectora Inspire title. Sections can contain pages and other sections called sub-sections. The Shortcut key to add Section to the title is:Ctrl+2
Page: This is the lowest organizational unit in the standard Lectora Inspire title. Page is nothing but workplace. Page is used to add text, images, and any type of content. The Shortcut key to add Page to the title is:Ctrl+3
2. Insert Type Shortcuts: We mostly use text blocks, images, audios and videos with any tool. Following are the mostly used Insert Type Shortcuts. They are
- Text Block
Text Block: In order to place the text into the course, we need to add the text block. The Shortcut Key to insert Text Block is: Ctrl+Alt+0
Image: Images are also frequently used objects. The Shortcut Key to insert Image is: Ctrl+Shift+5
Audio: Most people don’t use the shortcut for audio inserting. The Shortcut Key to insert Audio file is: Alt+0
Video: Most people use the video icon, then insert it into the course, but video inserting has the particular shortcut in Lectora Inspire. The Shortcut Key to insert Audio file is: Ctrl+Alt+1
Group: In order to group the objects, most of the people don’t know the shortcut in Lectora Inspire. They select the particular objects and right click on it and then group it. But using keyboard key that is better. The Shortcut Key to insert Groping Objects is: Ctrl+5
3. Modes of View Type Shortcuts: This is related to the previewing of the page. It includes the following modes.
- Edit Mode
- Run Mode
- Preview Mode
- Browser Mode
Edit Mode: We can edit the content here. The Shortcut Key for Edit Mode is: F12
Run Mode: We can only see the page content, but we cannot edit the content here. The Shortcut Key for Run Mode is: F10
Preview Mode: This mode is used to view the preview of the page. The Shortcut Key for Run Mode is: F11
Browser Mode: In order to view the preview of the page in the browser, use this mode. The Shortcut Key for Run Mode is: F9
And the last shortcut key in this blog is very essential for all slides that are having the interactivities, assessments, actions, etc. So the last key is about the Action.
Action: This has the important role in Lectora Inspire. In order to perform a certain task we need to give some action on it. So it has frequently used one. The Shortcut Key for Action is: Ctrl+4
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