Today, Trivantis Lectora Inspire 17 is one of the leading authoring tools used for responsive eLearning development. In this article, I pick its top 10 features and show you how you can further enhance its capability with customization.
In contrast to the previous version (Lectora 16), Lectora Inspire 17 power packs the following new aspects:
The Lectora Inspire 17 offers several significant enhancements over its predecessor and aspects that help its competitive positioning. I pick its top 10 features here.
While my top 10 list shows the key features of Lectora Inspire 17 that can help you create fabulous responsive eLearning design, however, there is more that can be achieved through customization.
At EI Design, we have been enhancing the learning experience through our capability to customize certain templates that can meet the needs to create specific learning experiences.
Here are 6 features for Lectora Inspire 17 that have been customized by us (that is, these are not available by default):
What does the standard feature offer: The default quiz results page shows the results question by question in a single column.
What does the standard feature offer: The standard resume popup comes with a default text and skin.
Our value–add: We have customized the skinning for Lectora Inspire 17 resume popup to match with customer-specific design standards. This custom feature allows us to customize the popup in line with the course skin/theme.
What does the standard feature offer: The default menu available on Lectora Inspire 17 allows the user to select the menu items in any order.
Our value–add: We have created the custom dropdown menu with features that give higher control like:
Using this custom feature, we can have custom control over menu and inline branding with the course skin/theme.
What does the standard feature offer: There is closed captions for inline videos and audio files.
Our value–add: We have created custom transcript panel for screen background audio files, which import the text from XML. This allows us to:
What does the standard feature offer: In Lectora, we have controls for audio files individually. (If an eLearning course has 5 audio files in different pages, we need to provide controls for all the 5 pages.)
Our value–add: We have created custom audio play/pause which can control all the audios files. With this, there is no need to keep these buttons in individual pages.
What does the standard feature offer: The default feature of drag and drop question available in Lectora Inspire 2017 provides feedback upon submitting. However, there is no option to determine which options are correct and which options are incorrect.
Our value–add: We have enhanced the functionality by adding the features shown here. These changes are implemented in the Lectora backend files.
I hope this article provides a good overview of the key features of Lectora Inspire 17. More significantly, hope you can see how you can push its standard capabilities further to achieve highly customized learning experience.
At EI Design, our Lectora expertise is nearly a decade old and we can help you achieve this and more. Do contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any queries or need a specific support.
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