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Lectora Online Release Notes

Lectora Online 6.2.2 Release Notes

Released on:

December 3, 2023

Improvements:

  • LO-8409 - XLF file exported with no content when certain HTML control characters were included in the project text.
  • LO-8414 - 109: Repository error (VersionException) occurred upon update of an HTML Extension object in a shared project.

Lectora Online 6.2.1 Release Notes

Released on:

October 20th, 2023

Improvements:

  • LO-8396 - Issue selecting radio buttons in radio button groups after switching views, ie from desktop to mobile and back.  
  • LO-8397 - Improvement to Page Preview of inserted AI Pages
  • LO-8403 - Video inserted from the Asset Library now has fullscreen or speed control set

Lectora Online 6.2 Release Notes

Released on:

October 14th, 2023

Enhancements:

AI Page Creation

Have a course started? Add a page with AI Wizard. Type your subject and go!

SVG as Lectora Images

Incorporate SVGs directly into Lectora Online projects to maintain your high-quality resolution at any size. 

Convenient Image Search

Searching and inserting Asset Library images is much easier!

           

Greater Control of Table of Contents Navigation

Table of Contents objects now offer three navigation modes: Free, Restricted, and Locked.

Media Playback Speed & Full Screen Control

Now students are able to adjust the speed for media playback. Authors have the option to remove the speed control and full-screen button from media controller.

More Scrollbar Options in Web Windows

Now authors can include tall pages in Web Windows and use scrollbars to access the content.

Improvements:

  • Replacing an image from the Image properties ribbon now respects the existing image size. The new image stays confined to the original image boundary, keeping the correct aspect ratio.
  • Closed Captioning maintains the user selection throughout the course
  • Copy and Paste an Action’s Conditions and they are appended to any existing conditions, before it would remove any existing conditions
  • Keystrokes triggers now work when Seamless Play Publish and Protect Contents are enabled as publishing options
  • Sunday maintenance issues mentioned in the community are resolved ! 
  • We added a warning for Rank/Sequence Questions into the Accessibility Checker

Lectora Online 6.1 Release Notes

Released on:

August 6th, 2023

Current Version:

Lectora Online 6.1 (192)

Enhancements:

Powerful PowerPoint Import Updates

We rebuilt the PowerPoint import.  Now it supports importing all PowerPoint versions. You will find more options for how content is imported and in general it has better support for importing text, tables, shapes and images. The underlying technology is much more robust. Please send us any feedback or requests you have!

New Action Triggers: Scroll into view / Scroll out of view

These triggers allow you to transition items in and out as the student scrolls down the page. They allow for any Lectora action to be run when an item comes in to view so this can be used to create some exciting interactions.

Disable Seek Ahead on Audio and Video

This feature allows you to keep users from skipping parts of audio or video. This is helpful for compliance courses where you need to ensure someone watches all the content. You can re-enable seek ahead if the student is coming back to a page for review.

More information on this feature is at this article: Lectora Disable Seek Ahead on Media

Improvements:

LO-8238 SCORM saving of bookmarking and status variables is greatly improved.

LO-8263 Text To Speech CC file now keeps punctuation.

LO-7435 In Accessible projects images and shapes will have “Empty Alt Tag” selected by default when they are inserted.

LO-8274 In Accessible projects inserted buttons will not have “Always on Top” selected by default.

LO-7687 In Accessible projects “Empty Alt Tag” will be unselected if an action is added to a shape or image.

LO-7899 An accessible focus highlighter now shows when tabbing through Table of Contents

LO-8065 Updated the WCAG checker for the latest compliance level.

LO-7441 Changing the text of a button will update the button name in the Project Explorer, this saves time and makes identifying your text buttons easier.

LO-7342 Matching Questions connecting lines have been improved so they line up better with the objects being matched.

LO-8264 New pill shapes have a modern look (gradient removed)

LO-7303 Removed the “Convert to short names” HTML publish option and instead always publish using short names.

LO-7392 The all-in-one share button was made more secure.

LO-7410 Internal jQuery (triv$) was updated to version 3.6.1.

LO-7585 Project Explorer improvement that allows you to select Lectora Objects and Lectora Pages at the same level. This makes copy / paste and creation of Library Objects easier.

LO-7740 Improved bottom/right positioning of Checkbox and Radio objects.

LO-7769 Button text shows properly for RTL languages.

LO-7901 Page properties Inherit Control shows the appropriate status.

LO-8200 Using transitions no longer hide shadows on images and shapes in run mode.

LO-7930 The focus action now can be used inside a text block hyperlink.

LO-7943 Youtube video controller support improved.

LO-7947 cmi5 startup improvements based on customer feedback.

LO-8151 Audio can be played with the speaker icon in run mode.

LO-8241 Project search/finder is more friendly.

LO-8280 Focus action now works with an On Show trigger.

Many many more UX and polish improvements we know you’ll love!

Lectora Online 6.0 Release Notes

Released on:

June 10th, 2023

Current Version:

Lectora Online 6.0 (164)

Enhancements:

Introducing the AI Course Wizard!   ⭐ See the blog post for more info!

This marks the first major enhancement leveraging Lectora's integration with Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology. Say goodbye to writer's block and hello to accelerated content creation!

Simply enter your desired topic, click "generate" and overcome creative barriers.

We value your input and strive to continuously improve our products. That's why we invite you to check out the AI Course Creation Wizard and share your thoughts in the ELB Learning Community. We are eagerly monitoring your feedback and suggestions as we shape the future evolution of Lectora's AI capabilities.

Lectora Online 5.2.9 Release Notes

Released on:

April 30th, 2023

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.2.9 (188)

Issues Fixed: 

LO-8023: Replace Pendo Components such as Tutorials and In-App Guide

LO-8149: Upgrade datatables.net package

Lectora Online 5.2.8 Release Notes

Released on:

April 9th, 2023

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.2.8 (185)

Issues Fixed: 

LO-8137: PEN Test Fix

LO-8061: Error message (error 101) when creating XLF translation file for newer courses

Lectora Online 5.2.7 Release Notes

Released on:

March 26th, 2023

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.2.7 (181)

Issues Fixed: 

LO-7976 - Update LO Upgrade/Subscription tab to use Portal for upgrading - remove Stripe

LO-8108 - PEN Test issues to resolve

Lectora Online 5.2.6 Release Notes

Released on:

February 24th, 2023

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.2.6 (177)

Issues Fixed: 

LO-8046 - Adding one of the TTA subscriptions to an org in portal changes the number of seats in that org in LO 

Lectora Online 5.2.5 Release Notes

Released on:

January 29, 2023

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.2.5 (175)

Issues Fixed: 

LO-7944 - Sunset SOM in Lectora Online

LO-8022 - Unlimited Disk Quota for Portal orgs

Lectora Online 5.2.4 Release Notes

Released on:

December 3, 2022

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.2.4 (172)

Issues Fixed: 

LO-7954 Output of XLF export no longer working for German vowel mutation characters a.k.a. Umlauts

LO-7972 Updating the CourseMill field in Lectora Online is not fully saving and reverts back to the default setting

 

Lectora Online 5.2.3 Release Notes

Released on:

Oct 15, 2022

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.2.3 (151)

Issues Fixed:

  • LO-7888 Saba Publisher Online has no ReviewLink tab in the user's Preferences window so they can't change RL email or password
  • LO-7940 CLONE - Update AICC publish to copy files in the CRS folder to the root folder when publishing
  • LO-7834 LO/RL Platform Upgrades
  • LO-7889 User cannot select text in published projects  regardless of the Protect content option checked
  • LO-7900 Illustrated Cut Out Characters cannot be downloaded from LO
  • LO-7928 Preferences, Apps, ReviewLink, Cannot remove password from field plus old value comes back.
  • LO-7935 Audio Closed caption text appears in wrong place up the page from the closed caption black box
  • LO-3338 YouTube closed captioning does not display via LO, does display via LD.
  • LO-7892 Publish to RL - Account Settings button not working right
  • LO-7925 Closed caption background flag is not correct if importing PKG from LD

Lectora Online 5.2 Release Notes

Released on:

Dec 12, 2021

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.2 (86)

Enhancements:

Publish to The Training Arcade Activity List

Publish your Lectora Online SCORM content as an activity within your arcade, such as a Task, Mission, or Journey. (requires an Arcades® subscription)

Publish to Rockstar Learning Platform

Publish Lectora courses directly to your platform.  Don't have a platform? Contact us for a free demo!

Publish to Docebo

Enjoy easy integration with the Docebo LMS. Publish your Lectora courses directly to the Docebo Content Library in a few clicks.

Add CenarioVR content.

Drop in your zipped scenario in a few clicks
Trigger an event when the scenario completes (on-done)

Upon completion of the CVR content, the following 3 variables are set. 
Duration
Result (passed, failed, & completed status)
Score

New Focus Action to set the keyboard focus to any Lectora object

Focus an element on the fly to improve the navigation experience for screen reader learners. (Coming soon to Desktop!)

Issues Fixed:

LO-7682 Fonts are now retained when importing a Question/Test CSV 
LO-7676 Video controller buttons no longer overlap with RTL (right to left) languages

Lectora Online 5.1 Release Notes

Released on:

Oct 22, 2021

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.1 (126)

Enhancements:

Training Arcade Integration

Allows Authors to insert Training Arcade Games directly into their Lectora Course and retrieve user interaction information from the Game object

    • Insert a Training Arcade Game directly into a Lectora Online course
    • Training Arcade Game variables provide information to the Lectora course on the Learner's interaction with the embedded Training Arcade Game (where xxx is the numeric ID of the object)

Duration (in seconds from game beginning to end)

Variable Name: Object_Name_xxx_Duration


Result (passed, failed or completed - set after end of game)

Variable Name: Object_Name_xxx_Result


Score (percent correct, not the game score)

Variable Name: Object_Name_xxx_Score


Points (points accumulated in the game)

Variable Name: Object_Name_xxx_Points

    • New "OnDone Playing" trigger for Training Arcade Games

Issues Fixed:

LO-7672 Textbox formatting lost when switching content

LO-7686 The auto start media tap/click page now uses a play button for better appeal. The play button is always visible, providing a better user experience, even for taller pages or smaller devices.

LO-7678 Older style Legacy Lectora buttons and shapes have no icon

 

Lectora Online 5.0.2 Release Notes

Released on:

Sep 13, 2021

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.0.2 (86)

Enhancements:

This release includes several system performance improvements. 

Issues Fixed:

The OnShowPlay action will wait for an initially hidden video to be displayed.

PowerPoint files with certain m4a audio files are now supported.

Lectora Online 5.0.1 Release Notes

Released on:

Aug 1, 2021

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.0.1 (71)

Enhancements:

UI text size increased to improve usability

Issues Fixed:

When deleting a progress bar, custom variables are now retained

Publish to HTML: HTTP 500 error and zip file failure 

Find/Replace ".<space><space>" with ".<space>"

Error Code 1004 with custom colors

Lectora Online 5.0

Released on:

Jul 11, 2021

Current Version:

Lectora Online 5.0 (55)

Drawing upon thousands of documented use cases from our Customer Success and Lectora’s product teams, a new authoring methodology, called rapid Modular Development (ModDev), evolved and it provides the foundation for Lectora.

These Modular Development tools, which dramatically reduce time, save money, and extend resources with repeatable, scalable processes include:

  • Ready-made instructional design frameworks
  • Mobile-ready themes & style packs
  • Interactive wireframe templates
  • New library of templatized interactions

With these new ModDev elements, instructional designers can customize and brand once, and blast their branded modular templates across a global organization for consistent, professional results.

Enhancements:

Modernized User Interface and Experience

Lectora ModDev rapid modular development system

New Mobile-Ready Themes & Style Packs

Interactive Wireframe Templates

Custom Color Palettes Save & Import

Visual Style Preview

Improved Media Event Synchronization

Greater Control of Closed Captioning

Improved video editing capabilities of Screen Recorder Tool

Issues Fixed:

Text block with a hide by float transition will now reappear when a show action is applied. 

In Run Mode, Mute now will persist across pages 

 


Lectora Online 4.10

Released on:

Nov 6, 2020

Current Version:

Lectora Online 4.10 (198)

Enhancements:

  • Organizations can now set their own Password Policy  LO-7241
    • Now organization administrators can set a password policy
      Number of failed login attempts before user is locked out
    • Lockout time period
    • Password length
    • Number of numbers required in a password
    • Number of uppercase characters required in a password
    • Number of lowercase characters required in a password
    • Number of special characters required in a password
    • Do not allow username or names in a password
    • Do not allow consecutive characters
    • Check against a list of common bad passwords (blacklist)
    • Translate courses using the XLIFF file format  LO-7244
      The translation tool now produces XLIFF files for translation
    • Closed Captions can be added to any video with the video editor LO-7239
      See Video 
  • Videos can be created in a structured way with the video editor Scripted option LO-7228
    See Video

Issues Fixed:

  • 211970271 Test saving values in question variable
  • 217724132 Error during executing action an action [Video Close] Safari
  • 231213806 YouTube Video video does not show if initially hidden
  • 204156323 Media Events not working in Safari on MacOS since last LO update
  • 200307824 Manage Titles dialog, Right Click not working
  • Support - Closed Caption box in video player has lost its background that helps the text stand out from the video
  • Support - Closed Caption <span> text formatting doesn't work
  • Support - Edit question text control in Question Editor does not work on Mac
  • Community - M4A audio files not playing on v4.9
  • Support - YouTube auto-start issue
  • Support  - xAPI course description causes JS error if it contains a newline char

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Lectora Online 4.9

Released on:

Sept 11, 2020

Current Version:

Lectora Online 4.9 (548)

Enhancements:

Audio and Video Player Updated  LO-6831
    • Stream your videos with the latest technologies
    • More authors are using media streaming services that utilize Browser native streaming protocols such as HLS and MPEG-Dash.  We have updated the media player so you can take advantage of these modern streaming protocols natively in Lectora.
See Your Changes Update in Real-Time - Modify Variable Action  LO-6612
    • Now when you update a variable you will see any associated objects update. 
    • Variables that are used inline in Text Blocks are now updated when the variable is modified with a Modify Variable action.  Similarly when you use Modify Variable to update Question, Form Element, or Progress Bar variables the UI of those objects will change to the new value.
jQuery was updated - your published content is more secure LO-6613
    • We upgraded the jQuery library used by Lectora to jQuery 3.5.1. 
    • With this update we drop support for Internet Explorer 9 and less for published courses. 
    • The internal jQuery library can be accessed through scripting using the triv$ object.  
    • This update ensures the latest security fixes for jQuery will be included in your published content.
The Send Email Action has returned LO-6539
    • You asked and we listened.  Back by popular demand the Send Email action has returned!  
    • We highly recommend you submit results or responses through our Submit Form Action or Submit Test Results to a server side script or Google Forms.  However, if you have a use case where you want your students to use email, this action is back in Lectora for you to use.
 WCAG-compliant Auto-Start  LO-6717
    • The Click / Tap here start page is now Accessible (WCAG compliant), it uses a standard button object. The text for this page can be configured in the Publish String Sets. You can also find some secret styling tips for this page in our community forum.
Higher Quality Course Narration LO-6873
    • For Text to Speech a sample rate of 8000Hz is just not enough.  We have listened and with this release higher sample rates are now available!
Easier Publish Options and Scaling Width Limit  LO-6314 LO-6847
    • We’ve made our publishing options easier to understand
    • When scaling to fill up the browser window you can now also set a limit so your content is not expanded beyond a reasonable size.

Issues Fixed:

LO-7146: Google Fonts Format Updated

Google changed the way they package their fonts (https://fonts.google.com/) and as such we have made adjustments so you can use their new format.  In Lectora Online you will want to follow these instructions for installing custom fonts.

LO-7137: Text Wrapping Improvement

Text Wrapping improvement for mobile views.  Text blocks would sometimes grow too large on mobile device views making the page taller than it needed to be. This fix shows our commitment to evolving our industry leading exclusive Responsive Course Design system.


LO-7154: Object Transitions Improved

We noticed that some of the object transitions were not working properly and so we put some effort into ensuring that they work as expected.  Please take advantage of object transitions when hiding and showing objects to add even more excitement to your training


LO-6792: On mobile devices a Change Contents action would not allow media auto-start.

Case 175884


LO-7163: An event can not be created when it is greater than 1 hour into the media.

Case 179675 


LO-7164:  If the normal state of a Button has a Picture fill then it cannot be removed 

When customizing a different state of the Button.  It appeared to remove the Picture fill but upon save close and reopen the Picture fill would reappear on the Button state.
Case 179723

This article last reviewed December 2021. The software may have changed since the last review. Please visit our Release Notes to learn more about version updates.