Posts by Wendy Miller

Skinning Lectora’s New HTML5-based Media Player

Something many of our users have been asking for in recent months is the ability to run video and audio media via HTML5 rather than with a Flash-based media player, as well as the ability to use Closed Captioning with media on mobile devices. Our developers listened and have made this wish come true with…

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Customizing Test Results in Your eLearning

One of the most exciting new features of Lectora® 16.1 is the new Test Results Object with Results Designer. Prior to Lectora 16.1, you could check the Use Customized Test Results checkbox on the Test Results ribbon and get an automatically generated page within your test that showed the test results. But any kind of…

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Lectora Advanced: Creating a Student Notes Feature

Want to increase the interaction between your learners and your course material? Taking notes has long been considered a way to increase engagement and retention. What if your course included a feature that enabled learners to take notes directly inside the course and then print them out later? Open up Lectora® and follow the easy step-by-step instructions below (or steal…

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Lectora Basics: How to Use the Resource Manager

In the last blog, we covered the Variable Manager in Lectora®. Now we will talk about the other important management tool, the Resource Manager. This is also found in the Manage group of the Tools ribbon right next to the Variable Manager. The Resource Manager As the name implies, the Resource Manager is used to manage…

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Lectora Basics: How to Use the Variable Manager

On the Manage group of the Tools ribbon, you will find two very useful tools for managing aspects of your Lectora® titles, the Variable Manager and the Resource Manager. In this post, we will talk about the Variable Manager. We’ll cover the Resource Manager in a future post.  The Variable Manager      The Variable…

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Lectora Basics: About Question Variables

Quite often, we get questions from our Lectora® users wondering how they can provide some kind of customized behavior based on a learner’s response to a question, such as showing a checkmark or an X next to each option of a drag and drop or matching question. And most often, the answer involves querying the…

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Lectora Basics: Using User-Defined Variables

In my last blog, I described what a variable is. It’s just a named container in which you can store a value. But why would you ever want to create your own user-defined variables? The simple answer is when you need to store a value for later use and there is currently nowhere else to…

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Lectora Basics: What Is a Variable?

“I don’t get variables! I’d rather be nibbled to death by ducks than try to deal with them!” Are you a Lectora® user who cringes at the mere mention of the word “variable?” You are not alone! The concept of variables is very simple, but for whatever reason, is difficult to grasp for a lot…

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