Lectora is one of the popular authoring tools used by eLearning developers worldwide. It has a wide variety of features that help you to build engaging and interactive eLearning courses. Through this blog, I would like to answer 10 of the most commonly asked questions about Lectora.
1Q: Will an eLearning Course, developed using Lectora run on all Web browsers?
A: A course published in Lectora will run on all web browsers (like IE 6 and above, Google chrome, Safari and Mozilla).
2Q: Can Lectora create Web-based, accessible content (will the content be Section 508 /WCAG compliant)?
A: You can use the program to create titles published to a Web-based format (HTML, CourseMill, SCORM/Webbased, AICC/Web-based) that comply with the standards set in Section 508 – 1194.22 of the Rehabilitation Act and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 – Level A. These standards govern the requirements that must be met, to render Web-based content accessible to individuals with disabilities.
3Q: Do you know which audio/video formats are supported in lectora?
A: The program supports the following audio formats:
- Streaming Audio (.mp3, .m4a, .flv)
- Flash Audio (.flv)
- Uncompressed Windows audio (.wav)
- Standard MIDI (.mid)
- MPEG, Audio layer 3 (.mp3)
- MPEG 4 Audio (.m4a)
- Advanced Systems Format (.asf)
- RealMedia® streaming media (.rm)
- uLaw audio (.au)
- Windows Media audio (.wma)
- Windows Media Services Streaming Audio
Create a new video or add an existing video to your title. The program supports the following video formats:
- Apple QuickTime® movie (.mov)
- Advanced Systems Format (.asf)
- Audio Video Interleave (.avi)
- Flash Video (.flv and .f4v)
- Moving Picture Experts Group (.mpg, .mpeg, MPEG-4, mpg4, .M4V, .MP4)
- Real Media (.rm, .rmm)
- Windows Media Video (.wmv)
- Flash, YouTube®, Microsoft, and RealMedia streaming video format
4Q: Can we create social media content in Lectora?
You can add several components from today’s popular social media sites, such as Facebook’s Like button and the Twitter Feed widget.
View these tasks for more information about working with social media content:
- Adding the All in One Share button
- Adding the Twitter’s Tweet button
- Adding with Twitter’s Feed widget
- Adding the Twitter’s Search widget
- Adding the Facebook Like button
- Adding the Facebook Send button
- Adding the Facebook Comments widget
- Adding the Facepile widget
- Adding the Google +1 button
5Q: Can we work with YouTube video objects in Lectora?
A: You can add YouTube videos into the title. YouTube is a popular video-sharing site on the Internet.
View these topics for more information about adding and working with YouTube videos:
- Adding a YouTube video object
- You change the Web address of an existing YouTube object
- Changing the Web address of a YouTube object
- Enabling author control on a YouTube video
- Changing the description of a YouTube video object
- Viewing the HTML name of a YouTube video object
- Automatically starting a YouTube video
- Continuously playing a YouTube video object
6Q: Do you know about Layering objects in Lectora?
A: You can layer objects within your title. The layering affects how the objects will appear to your users, and if the objects are overlap , the software will determine which object is to be in the forefront and which object in the background. The layering of objects is determined by the order in which objects are listed in the Title Explorer. When you select any of the layering options for an object, the object’s position will be changed accordingly in the Title Explorer.
To alter the layering of your objects:
- Select the object you want to layer differently.
- Right-click on the the object, select Layering, and select the appropriate layering option.
Choose from the following options:
- Bring to Front places the object on the top layer.
- Send to Back places the object on the bottom layer.
- Up one layer moves the object one layer closer to the top.
- Down one layer moves the object one layer closer to the bottom.
7Q: Does Lectora support Randomize Choices option for questions?
A: Multiple choice and multiple response questions have the ability to randomize the answers choices on the page.
8Q: Does Lectora support multiple languages?
A: Switchable interface can be developed using Lectora. A Switchable interface allows you to switch to a language of your choice while taking an online course.
9Q: Is Multiple Device Compatibility possible in lectora?
A: Yes, it is possible. When designing eLearning courses that are compatible with multiple devices, you need to ensure they run on are compatible to all devices such as BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad, Laptop, Tablet PC and of course, regular desktop PCs.
10Q: Does Lectora support TINCAN API..?
A: Yes, Lectora supports Tin Can API. A successor to SCORM, the Tin Can API allows any learning activity to be stored as a statement inside the Learning Records Store.
Do you have the answers to other frequently asked questions about Lectora? Do share with us.