Frequently asked questions about Lectora Publisher
What languages does Lectora Publisher support?
Lectora is available in the following languages:
- Chinese (Mandarin)
- Brazilian Portuguese
Can you use Lectora to create forms and surveys?
Yes. Lectora supports the creation of forms and surveys. Lectora’s surveys are similar to tests and can include question types such as multiple choice, true false, Likert and ordinal. Survey results can be sent to a Learning Management System, a custom database or even a Google Drive spreadsheet. Similarly, forms using controls such as entry fields, drop-down lists, check boxes and radio buttons can be created for collecting user information. Form data can be sent to a specified Google Drive spreadsheet or can be submitted to a custom script for processing.
Can you create tests with Lectora and how are they handled?
You can include graded tests within your Lectora titles. Tests can include question types such as multiple choice, true false, matching, fill in the blank, hot spot, and drag-and-drop. If you are publishing your title to a Learning Management System (LMS), test results are sent automatically to the LMS. Otherwise, you can configure your test results to be stored in a custom database or sent to a Google Drive spreadsheet.
What kind of published formats are supported?
Titles you create with Lectora can be published to the Web, Tin Can or to an AICC- or SCORM-conformant learning management system (SCORM 2004, 1.2 and earlier are supported), to a CD or to a single, executable file (.exe). Titles that include tests and questions that are published to a Learning Management System (LMS) will automatically send test results to the LMS.
How do I publish content for a smartphone or tablet?
Lectora’s Web-based publishing options produce HTML pages that can be viewed through a smartphone or tablet browser such as Safari. Host your published content on a Website or a Learning Management System, and access the content through the smartphone or tablet’s browser as you would any other Website.
What kind of multimedia can I add to my Lectora titles and how do I add them?
Lectora supports nearly all types of digital image, audio and video formats, flash animations (.swf) and rich text and text documents (.rtf, .txt). These types of files can be dragged and dropped directly from your computer’s files into the Lectora workspace. Reference the Tec Specs page to see the full list of supported media types.
What is a Lectora title?
Projects that you create with Lectora are referred to as titles. Your title is a file with an AWT extension. Titles are stored in your \My Documents\My Titles folder by default. Each title is comprised of the AWT file along with any images or additional media that have been added to it. When you drag and drop media into your title, Lectora copies the media file from its original location into an appropriate folder, for example images, which is stored in the same location as the AWT file.
Is Lectora an HTML editor and do I need programming skills?
No. Lectora is not an HTML editor. Lectora is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) application that enables you to drag-and-drop items into your title, reposition and resize them using your mouse, add and format textual content, and create interactivity using the Lectora interface. No programming is required. If you publish your content to a Web-based format, Lectora will create the appropriate HTML code that can be interpreted by Web browsers such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla® FireFox®, and Apple Safari®.
Where can I go to get more information about using Lectora Publisher?
There are a number of ways you can learn more about Lectora:
Lectora Information Centre
Lectora’s integrated help system is a comprehensive guide about all that you can do within Lectora. From within Lectora, select Contents from the Help menu icon to access the Lectora Information Centre and view information by topic or search for information by keyword.
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The Community Forum
Search the Lectora community for answers to your questions. The Community Forum is visited regularly by Lectora users around the globe and posts are frequently answered within a short time period.
Can Lectora publish content to an iPhone?
Lectora includes a number of iPhone templates that can be used to create content specifically designed for the size and functionality of an iPhone. Content created for the iPhone must be published to the Web and accessible from a Web address through the iPhone’s Safari browser.
What kind of interactivity can be created within a Lectora title?
Lectora’s action object enables you to create actions that can be triggered by buttons, hyperlinks, form objects, mouse-overs, keystrokes or simply when a page appears. You can use actions to create small games, flash cards, trivia game shows and more. You can use actions to trigger things like the movement of an object on a page, the submitting of a form or test, and navigating within the title. You do not need any programming knowledge.
Does Lectora have word processing capabilities?
Yes. The text block object in Lectora can be used to type text directly into your title or copy and paste text into your title from an existing document. Text attributes such as font style, size, colour and more can be configured directly within your title, similarly to how you use a typical word processing application. You can spell check your title and export the text for reviewers, subject-matter experts and translators.
How do I get technical support?
You can purchase annual Lectora Publisher support for a minimal fee. If you do not already have technical support, contact your Lectora sales representative. You can contact the technical support team by email email@example.com, or by phone 01908 508777. Be sure to have your serial number available to give to your support representative.
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