Lectora Installation Checklist and Instructions

Lectora Installation Checklist and Instructions

Getting Started Checklist

  1. A copy of the Lectora setup file
    You will need a copy of the Lectora setup file.  For Lectora 21, please log into your Account Portal to download the latest version.  For older versions of Lectora, please visit our Lectora Downloads and Release notes page.
  2. *Remember to note where you save the Lectora setup file on your computer.
  3. Your Lectora License Key
    Lectora 21 will use your Account Portal credentials to authenticate your account and complete registration.  To learn more, please view our Account Portal Guide
    Legacy Lectora license keys are a 13 to 17 character-long mix of numbers and letters.  License keys for Lectora are different for each version.  A Lectora 19 license key will only work with Lectora 19. Lectora 18 license keys only work with Lectora 18, etc.  Please see our legacy license activation for more details.
  4. Ability to “Run as Administrator” or login as Windows Administrator
    Lectora must be installed by right-clicking the setup file and choosing “Run as Administrator” from the menu. Even if your personal account has administrative privileges, you will still need to right-click and choose “Run as Administrator”. Please contact your IT Support if you do not have access to run the installer with the Windows Administrator account.
  5. Reboot your computer and close any running programs
    Please reboot your computer and make sure to close any open programs. In particular, check that SnagIt, Camtasia, and any Microsoft Office applications (including Outlook) are closed. Many programs will run in the background in your system tray. You can close them by right-clicking their icons in the system tray.

Existing Lectora Installations

Lectora will not overwrite any older installations of Lectora.

System Requirements

Make sure you meet the following system requirements before you install Lectora:

  • Intel® or AMD® class processor
  • 500MB free RAM
  • 1.1 GB free hard disk space for the application
  • A monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024×768

Lectora runs on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

Lectora Inspire version 18 and older Specific:

  • Snagit: support 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • Camtasia: support 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 (required to install Camtasia & Snagit; not required for the Lectora Publisher)

Internet Access Requirements

  • BranchTrack and eLearning Brothers integrations: require Internet access.
  • Courses created for the web require Internet Explorer® 10.0 or newer or any version of Mozilla Firefox™, Google Chrome™ or Apple Safari®.

Titles published for offline use can be written to external media such as CD-ROMs and Flash drives and require one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8

The program supports publishing to:

  • External media (CD-ROMs and Flash drives, for example) – offline use
  • Web servers (HTML)
  • Learning Management Systems (cmi5, AICC, SCORM 1.1, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 3rd edition)
  • Learning Record Store (xAPI)

This article last reviewed January 2024. The software may have changed since the last review. Please visit our Release Notes to learn more about version updates.