Why Disinheritance Could Save Your eLearning


My brother got all of the musical talent of our parents while I can barely carry a tune in a paper sack. He also got the beautiful, bouncy, curly hair while I got the lank, straight hair that won’t hold a curl longer than 5 minutes. Not fair! Wouldn’t it be nice if we could…

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The Best of eLearning in November 2015


The Best of eLearning post is a bit early this month. Next week we’ll be busy being thankful for family, turkey, eLearning, etc. November has been busy here at Trivantis® too—from the release of Responsive Course Design™ in Lectora® Online to choosing a 2016 Lectora User Conference location. But we haven’t been too busy to…

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Design Dos & Don’ts: Great Tips


The Trivantis® designers are back with more great tips for your eLearning course design. Today’s “Design Dos & Don’ts” post is full of helpful advice for getting inspired and making your course look professional. Keep these dos and don’ts in mind as you’re designing eLearning courses: Do: Find inspiration. Art Director Tony Cavalier says, “Nothing…

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Why Inheritance Makes a Huge Time-saving Difference


If you’re just getting started with Lectora® or Lectora® Online, the most time-saving feature that you’ll want to use right away is a concept called inheritance. Inheritance allows you to place an object at the Title level, where it is inherited to all the Chapters, Sections, and Pages in your course. Take a look at…

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Adapting ADDIE into a Quicker and Sustainable Process


In recent and ongoing arguments in the eLearning industry, the question “Are models like ADDIE still up to the challenges of modern day development?” keeps appearing. (ADDIE is an instructional design model that stands for Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation.) While parts of ADDIE are helpful, the model on its own lacks efficiency and…

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eLearning Standards—What They Are and Why They Matter


Just like humans need a common language to communicate with each other, eLearning courses and learning management systems (LMS) need a common language so that courses can send information back to the LMS from students taking those courses. To accomplish this, the industry has come up with several eLearning standards that allow courses created by…

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Announcing Lectora Online 3 with Responsive Course Design


We’re pleased to announce that Lectora® Online 3 with Responsive Course Design™ (RCD) is now available. In addition to the benefits of collaborative, cloud-based authoring, you can now enjoy the timesaving features of RCD. Our unique RCD methodology allows you to design once, in the desktop layout. Content will be automatically sized and positioned on…

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Thursday’s Trending eLearning Topic: Variables


We had a user tweet at Lectora recently, asking how he could become better at using variables. This is one of the biggest questions we get from new Lectora® users, so for this month’s Thursday’s Trending Topic, I’m pulling together a bunch of variable resources for you. You may have noticed that Wendy Miller, our…

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The Best of eLearning in October 2015


It’s almost the end of October, which means two things: It’s almost Halloween! It’s time for the Best of eLearning in October! I know you’ve been waiting all month for our wrap-up of the best eLearning info out there. Or maybe you’ve been waiting all month for Halloween—I must confess I have. Either way, I…

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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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