Quick Guides

Migrating to Lectora Online from Lectora Desktop

Why You'll Love Lectora Online:

  • Transfer Projects from Lectora Desktop to Lectora Online
  • Enjoy the same authoring features
  • Access anytime, anywhere
  • Works with Macs, PCs, any OS, or browser
  • Centralized Templates, Library Objects, and Assets
  • Real-time team collaboration

Moving Projects to Lectora Online

  1. In Lectora Desktop (or Lectora Inspire/Publisher), select File › Export › Lectora 
    Online Package File.

  2. In Lectora Online, select "Import Lectora Online Package File" from the Getting Started 

Best Practice: Avoid moving Projects back and forth between Lectora Online and Desktop versions. Once a Project has been optimized for Lectora Online, exporting it again will result in further differences.

Mutimedia Files

Consider making lower-resolution versions of images and breaking video and 
audio files into smaller file sizes. Network connectivity can affect upload times.

Best Practice: Use the Image Compression option when publishing to optimize files for the best 
learner experience, even in low bandwidth situations

Pasting Text

  1. Create a text block first.
  2. Double click to edit.
  3. Use the Ctrl+V keyboard shortcut to paste text.

Best Practice: Use the Ctrl+Shift+V shortcut to paste unformatted text when copying from a Word document. To avoid formatting issues, paste your text into a text editor (e.g. Notepad) first, then copy the text again from within the text editor, and then paste into Lectora.

If your browser prevents you from using the Ctrl+V shortcut, use the Clipboard menu 
to select Paste OSC before pasting

Bulleted Lists

Editing text blocks may change alignment

Best Practice: To reapply formats, simply select the text, remove the bullet application, then re-apply the bullets.


Custom Javascript

Lectora® and Lectora Online handle custom javascript differently.

Best Practice: Use the Resource Manager to identify any external files used along with their location to spotlight potential issues


This article last reviewed June 2023. The software may have changed since the last review.