Tips and Tricks for Maximizing Development Time


Lectora User Conference Sessions

Tips and Tricks for Maximizing Development Time


Mrs. Megan Odom, Curriculum Coordinator 

Texas A&M Engineering Extension

Session Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the power of copying elements together in order to maintain actions and links between objects
  2. Show the power of including reusable objects at the chapter/title level
  3. Teach the power of change contents for images, text, and gifs



The majority of projects I work on require me to develop interactive courses in shortened timelines. Through experience, I've learned a few tips and tricks to help maximize my development time. These are tips like copying and pasting objects together to maintain links in actions, including reusable elements at the title or chapter level, making significant use of change contents for text and image.

This session will combine the how-to of each of these skills with examples of how I've used them. This will provide the audience knowledge of the skill, a range of examples to get them thinking of ways they can apply the skill in their own development, and various examples of what is possible in Lectora. While these skills are basic, they can be used in very robust ways.

Presenter Bio:

Megan has 8 years' experience in training/curriculum development and instructional design. She's worked as a Corporate Training Specialist for Butterball turkey and for the City of Fayetteville, NC. While at the City, she co-developed a supervisory leadership course named National Association for Government Training and Development's (NAGTAD) 2011 Program of the Year. She currently works for Texas A&M Engineering Extension (TEEX) at the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) developing training for first responders, primarily those in fire and search & rescue. She has her bachelor's degree in HRD and will complete her master's degree in HRD with a specialization in eLearning from Texas A&M in May 2016.




Mrs. Megan Odom

Curriculum Coordinator
Texas A&M Engineering Extension