Getting Started

Lectora Training Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Welcome to Lectora Online and Lectora Desktop! This series of videos and articles will give you a brief introduction to the product, so you’ll get up and running as quickly as possible. After watching each tutorial, be sure to jump into Lectora and start creating something of your own. Select the video title to be redirected to the video.

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1.Getting Started in Lectora Online- Ready? Set. Rock!(Duration 2:16)

Explore the “Getting Started” screen and learn how to launch new projects.


2. Getting Started In Lectora Online - Stage  (Duration 2:23)
Explore the four main areas of the Lectora interface.

3.1 Project Explorer  3.2 Layering  3.3 Visibility  3.4 Inheritance (Duration Multiple)
Before you get started with course development in Lectora it’s important to know more about the title explorer, visibility, and inheritance.

4. Design Ribbon (Duration 2:04)
Learn how to use the Design Ribbon as you start your title. Set your page size, select a default background color, and more.

5. Chapters, Sections, Pages (Duration 1:57)
Learn about the organization of your title. Lectora is structured like a book, with chapters, sections, and pages.

6. Text and Links (Duration 3:27)
Lectora can add and format text much like any word processing software. Learn about the texting editing features in this video.

7. Table of Contents (Duration 2:21)
Learn about how to add a table of contents into your course and give the learner an option to quickly navigate in between chapters, sections, or pages within your course.

8. Images (Duration 2:11)
Select from various options to add images into your course.  Then, within Lectora, update the images as needed.

9. Characters (Duration 3:07)
Add characters to your Lectora course to create a scenario, guide your learner through the course, and generate a conversational tone in your eLearning. 

10. Audio and Video (Duration 5:52)
Learn about how to add various types of audio and video including how to stream YouTube within a course.

11. Shapes and Lines (Duration 1:35)
Add interesting design elements with shapes and lines you can customize within Lectora.

12. Buttons (Duration 5:19)
Add interactivity using text, stock, transparent, and image buttons.

13. Actions (Duration 2:07)
Actions are your key to creating interactivity. This video explains the basics of how to apply them.

14. Media Library (Duration 2:14)
The Media Library provide access to the following three areas of the Media Library: Title Resources, My Library, and Stock Library. Lectora Inspire customers will also see the Inspire Tools.

15. Menu, Status Indicators, Progress Bar (Duration 4:20)
Lectora’s menus, status indicators, and progress bars are great ways to give your learners a visual cue as to where they are in a course.

16. Variables (Duration 5:47)
Lectora variables are logical objects within a title that enable you to store, modify, and test values of numbers or strings during the runtime of a published title. You can conditionally perform actions in a title based on variable values, and you can also display variable values to the user. There are two types of variables: reserved and user-defined.

17. Tests and Questions (Duration 5:47)
Tests are a great way to add interactivity to a Lectora course. The test itself is a special chapter that contains the functionality to grade, share results, guide the learner, and more.

18. Work Modes (Duration 2:48)
Lectora includes five work modes that you can use to edit, view, and test your content. Each mode can be accessed from the View tab, status bar, and/or by selecting the corresponding keyboard shortcut.

19. Publishing (SCORM, AICC. HTML) (Duration 5:21)
When you’ve finished your course and are ready to publish, Lectora offers multiple formats. These include ReviewLink, Offline, to the Web or HTML, CourseMill or CourseMill wave, AICC, SCORM, or XAPI. To publish your title you have two options. You can select Publish from the Home ribbon or the Quick Access Toolbar.

20. Responsive Course Design (RCD) (Duration 5:12)
Lectora’s Responsive Course Design, or RCD, is an approach to creating content that allows for an optimal user experience across a wide variety of devices, including phones, tablets, and desktops. The content should be usable across these devices with a minimum of zooming or panning, allowing the user to get the best content experience available on each device.


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