Create mobile-friendly courses easily.

Including the popular Responsive Course Design features, as well as, an easier to use interface and a contemporary approach when creating eLearning.

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Modern, professional course templates right from the Getting Started ScreenTemplates


With built-in navigation, interactive samples, page layouts, and instructions for use, each focuses on different learning styles and common course types: basic linear navigation,  non-linear navigation, audio and video, pre-test/final exam, and accessibility

New Configurable Stock ButtonsButtons


A new library of Stock Buttons is available in the Media Library. Stock buttons now have configurable backgrounds, shapes, and styles.

Disable tablet or phone views to simplify Responsive Course DesignRCDViews


Build responsive courses more quickly. Just disable tablet or phone views (landscape or portrait) and focus only on the views you want, allowing for normal scaling in the others.

HTML5-only publish optionHTML5


When this option is selected, HTML5-only publishes exclude any Flash fallback elements so there are no issues importing into your LMS.

New for Drag and Drop Questions – limit Drag Items per Drop ZoneDragAndDrop

Choose how many items can be dragged into a particular drop zone. Learners will be warned when they exceed the limit.

Scale to FitScale


For traditional titles published to desktop, easily scale content to fill the browser as long as either of the two existing publish scaling options are checked

Enhanced audio event syncingAudio


View the waveform for audio files when synchronizing events to make the process easier and more precise.

Accessibility ImprovementsAccessibility


Lectora and Lectora Online include support for creating accessible content that meets 508 and WCAG 2.0 AA specifications. This includes visible focus indicators, language declaration for the title and text, reading order control, closed caption ability for audio and video, scope attribute for table headers, and more.

Publish for Seamless Playthumbs-LI001

When the Publish for Seamless Play option is selected, your title will smoothly flow from page to page, eliminating the screen wipe commonly associated with loading HTML pages. Additionally, media files will honour the Auto-Start selection on mobile devices, allowing simplified use of page narration and videos.

Import and Export Question Filesthumbs-LI-004


Use comma-separated value (CSV) files to import and export nine question types, as stand-alone questions or contained within a test or survey. In addition to specifying the correct answer, you can assign a point value, include feedback text, and define options such as randomization of choices and case-sensitivity. These files are useful for SMEs or other parties to create questions and tests to import into Lectora. It’s also a handy way to export and store your test information in a text format for use as an answer key during development, and for review by auditors and stakeholders.

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Intuitive Interface

This sleek, new interface makes it easy to develop courses fast with access to all the tools you need. Use the Title Explorer and thumbnail view to navigate and edit your course quickly.
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Design Wizard

Jump-start course creation with customizable templates and themes. Choose your size, style and theme to design the framework of your course quickly.
Design Wizard

Question Creator

Create tests and quizzes stocked with different question types and styles including drag-and-drop and hotspot. Customize your feedback options and track user attempts.
Question _Creator

Slide-Out Media Library

Tap into endless media, games, characters, animations and our online media gallery. Simply place your cursor on the Media Library tab to instantly browse all your multimedia and resources to drag and drop into your course.
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PowerPoint Import

Have content already created in PowerPoint? Quickly import your file and transform into an engaging e-Learning course. Add custom navigation, buttons and more to give your learners an interactive experience.
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Actions & Variables

Discover the real powerhouse of Lectora. Use Actions and Variables as the building blocks to create custom functionality in your course. The new Action tab provides a simple, visual way to make images, objects and anything else in your course interactive.
actions and variables

Publish your way

Sharing your content is just a click away. Whether it’s to smartphones and tablets or to your LMS, Lectora makes it easy to put your courses in the hands of your learners.


Publish content right from Lectora to the cloud for seamless e-Learning review. It’s the easiest way to get feedback for your courses.

Tin Can API

Track and record your learners with the next generation of SCORM. The Tin Can API allows you to see how your learners interact with your courses anywhere – even on multiple devices. Lectora also makes it easy to publish to AICC and SCORM for your LMS, Flash and HTML5 for the web or to a CD.
tin can api

Social Media

Allow learners to share content on popular social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter using share buttons and other Lectora objects.
social media

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Ease of use

Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an expert to use Lectora. With Lectora’s intuitive, easy-to-use tools, you’ll be up and running in no time.

Truly Rapid e-Learning – Experience the easiest, fastest way to create e-learning content.

  • Intuitive Interface – Whether you’re new to e-Learning or are experienced, you won’t have to spend a lot of time learning how to use Lectora. Everything you need is easy to access and easy to use.
  • Templates & Themes – Get started quickly with Lectora’s professionally-designed templates and themes. You’ll save you tons of development time and have a great looking course fast.
  • Title Explorer – Who knew with just a few clicks you could make one big change? With the Title Explorer, you can view the entire structure of your content and make global changes across your whole course – it’s as easy as that.
  • Multi-Object Editing – Easily edit, update and move multiple objects at the same time to boost efficiency.

Timesaving Tools and Wizards

Spend less time and do more. Develop at rapid speeds using Lectora’s handy tools and wizards.

  • Design Wizard – It’s the easiest way to design the look and feel of your course. Choose your size, style and theme to create a great-looking course fast.
  • PowerPoint Import – Why start from scratch if you don’t have to? Quickly import your PowerPoint content right into Lectora and make it interactive and engaging for your learners with animations, games and more.
  • Button Wizards – With this tool, you can customise Lectora’s animations to create engaging elements to fit your course perfectly.
  • Progress Bar Tool – Show your learners how much they’ve accomplished in your course, test or survey. Track their progress and even show how much time they have left to complete.
  • Table of Contents and Menu Builder – Create customisable table of contents and menus in Lectora. These helpful tools make it easy to design a simple navigation for your learners
  • Translation Tool – Localise your content quickly. Export all the text you would like to translate in Lectora – even ALT tags in published HTML – and import right back into your course.

Engaging Multimedia

Need graphics? Animations? Games? Lectora has these too. Don’t spend time searching for the perfect media to keep your learners engaged. Lectora has everything you need right there.

  • Slide-Out Media Library – This is where you’ll find just what you need to keep your learners interested. Tap into endless media, games, characters, animations and even examples and inspiration in our online media gallery.
  • Characters – Bring your courses to life. Stocked with more than 300 photos of real-life professionals, Lectora includes 33 models from a variety of backgrounds and professions to fit any e-Learning scenario.
  • Video – Don’t worry about compatibility or functionality of your videos – Lectora supports all the major formats. Embed, stream or record and edit your own video. You can even play the world’s most popular video content from YouTube right in your courses.
  • Web Windows – Give your learners the examples and resources they need from the web right in your courses. Embed a web window and bring the web-browsing experience right to your learners.

Interactivity Made Easy

Your course content should be dynamic and interactive. Lectora has all the power you want and the flexibility you need to get the job done.

  • Actions & Variables – If you want interactive content, actions and variables are your building blocks for truly powerful development. Transform the custom, dynamic course you imagine into a reality.
  • Pop-ups & Scroll Bars – Sometimes all it takes is a simple, eye-catching way to increase interactivity. Easily add pop-up windows and scroll bars to display information and engage learners.

Publish & Review

Sharing you e-Learning should be simple. Lectora has seamless, worry-free ways to share your content any way you like.

  • ReviewLink™ – Experience easy e-Learning review in the cloud. Instantly publish your Lectora content to ReviewLink and get feedback. It’s that simple.
  • HTML5 for Mobile Devices – Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, Lectora makes it easy to extend your content to learners on the go. Use our pre-created mobile templates and simple publishing options specially designed for tablets and smartphones.
  • Tin Can, AICC & SCORM – Integration with your LMS should be easy. Lectora seamlessly publishes to AICC, SCORM and Tin Can so you can track and record your learners without a hassle.
  • Social Media – Allow learners to share their e-Learning content on popular social media platforms including Facebook® and Twitter™ using share buttons and other Lectora objects.
  • Multi-Language Content – Localise your content easily by publishing your courses to all the languages you need at the same time.
  • 508 Compliant Publishing – Make your e-Learning courses fully accessible in a single click. The 508 Compliance Checker allows you to easily meet all accessibility guidelines.

Quizzes & Tests

Keep your learners on track with virtually any learning scenario using Lectora’s assessment tools.

    • Question Creator – Create tests and quizzes with a variety of question types including drag and drop and hot spot. You can even customise your feedback options and track user attempts.
    • Assignable Unit Prerequisites – Design custom learning paths to navigate your learners to a specific part of the course from a quiz, test or survey. This is a sure way to create a dynamic learning experience.
    • Submit Tests and Survey to Google Drive– Submit test and survey results to a pre-created spreadsheet in Google Drive to track and review question interactions as an alternative to an LMS
    • Create Certificates – Present your learners a customised certificate upon test or course completion with one of our pre-made templates.

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Tech Spec

Learn what you need to get started with Lectora Publisher

Languages Supported

Lectora Inspire is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Brazilian Portuguese
System Requirements

Make sure you meet the following system requirements before you install Lectora:

  • Intel® or AMD® class processor
  • 500MB RAM
  • 1.1GB free hard disk space for the application

Lectora runs on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista®
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8

Courses created for the web require Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer or any version of Mozilla Firefox™, Google Chrome™ or Apple Safari®. CD-ROM courses produced by Lectora require one of the following operating systems and a CD-ROM drive:

  • · Microsoft Windows® NT
  • · Microsoft Windows XP
  • · Microsoft Windows Vista®
  • · Microsoft Windows 7
  • · Microsoft Windows 8
Supported Media Types


  • GIF (.gif)
  • Flash files (.swf, .spl)


  • AIFF (.aiff, .aif)
  • AU Format (.au)
  • M4A (.m3a)
  • MIDI (.mid, .midi, .mi)
  • MP3 (.mp3)
  • RealAudio (.ra, .ram, .rm, .rmm)
  • Wave (.wav)
  • Windows Media Audio (.wma)
  • Advanced Streaming Format (.asf)
  • Flash Video (.flv)

Streaming Audio

  • Standard Streaming Audio (.mp3, .m4a, .flv)
  • Windows Media Services


  • Rich Text (.rtf)
  • Text (.txt)


  • Window BMP (.bmp)
  • Graphic Interchange Format (.gif)
  • JPEG (.jpeg, .jpg)
  • Portable Network Graphics (.png)
  • TIFF (.tif)
  • Window Media Format (.wmf)
  • Enhanced Media Format (.emf)


  • Windows Video (.avi)
  • Quicktime Movie (.mov)
  • MPEG (.mpg, .mpeg, .mp4, .m4v)
  • Real Video (.ram, .rm)
  • Windows Media Video (wmv)
  • Advanced Streaming Format (.asf)
  • Flash Video (.flv, .f4v)

Streaming Video

  • Youtube Video
  • Standard Streaming Video (.mp4, .m4v, .f4v, .flv)
  • Windows Media Services

HTML Extensions In addition to the supported media types, Lectora enables you to extend the functionality of your course by adding HTML Extension objects. With the use of HTML Extensions, you can add:

  • Java Applets
  • Header Scripting (JavaScript)
  • Shockwave Movies
  • Custom HTML
  • ASP Scripts
  • JSP Scripts
  • Meta Tags
  • Top of File Scripting
  • PHP Scripts
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • ColdFusion
  • ASP .NET (.aspx)

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Frequently asked questions about Lectora Publisher

What languages does Lectora Publisher support?

Lectora is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • 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.


We offer both online and face-to-face courses to provide you with the skills you need to quickly become a Lectora guru (contact for more information).

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, or by phone 01908 508777. Be sure to have your serial number available to give to your support representative.

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