Behind the Scenes of a Winning eLearning Course


Karlis Sprogis and the team behind created a fantastic responsive game for one of our Trivantis® Community contests. This course got such great response from viewers that it won the 2016 Lectora® User Conference Community Course Template Contest! And luckily for our readers, Karlis agreed to sit down for a Q&A about the development…

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LUC Recap: Concrete Strategies for Building Interactive Courses


Want to make your eLearning awesome and interactive? Erica Hunter and Penny Kurtz showed us some great tips at the 2016 Lectora® User Conference this year. They discussed using organized content, game-like activities, evaluations that don’t feel like tests, and applied scenarios and stories—simple ways to make courses interactive. “Lectora’s really fantastic because you can do…

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Freebie Friday: Storyboard Template


When was the last time you made a storyboard? I love making storyboards because they align perfectly with my level of drawing skills—arrows and stick figures! Our Community Manager and resident instructional design guru, Jennifer Valley, says, “I try to storyboard everything I do.  Sometimes it’s formal (in PowerPoint, scribbled on a piece of paper,…

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LUC 2016 Session Recap: Virtual Reality


At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Aldebaran Canacasco, Senior Manager of Learning Technologies, and German Gonzalez, Graphic Designer for Multimedia and eLearning, both from OPENTEC, talked about the bright idea of using virtual reality in a course. In the session they talked about tech, limitations, and best practices. Since virtual reality is…

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Tips From Laura Overton at LUC 2016


Laura Overton joined us in Fort Lauderdale this year as the keynote speaker for the 2016 Lectora® User Conference. Laura is the Founder and CEO of Towards Maturity, supporting overall business productivity, learner engagement, and staff engagement. Laura presented on the bright future of learning and how to be ready for it. She shared how…

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LUC 2016 Recap: Lectora Inspire Power Tools


At this year’s Lectora® User Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Leslie Fisher, MS Administrator and Staff Development for the Kansas Department of Transportation, talked about the bright idea of using Inspire tools. For those of you that don’t know, Lectora is available as a package called Inspire which includes Snagit® (image capture and editing), Camtasia® (audio…

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Surviving Cold Weather With the Swedish Defense


The 2016 Lectora® User Conference brought together Lectora users from around the world—including Sweden! We were thrilled to welcome Fredrik Christiansson from Lexicon Interactive and Major Tony Gustafsson from the Swedish Armed Forces for a fantastic breakout session at LUC 2016. Major Tony Gustafsson shared how they used Lectora to train the Swedish Armed Forces Unit…

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The Best of eLearning in June 2016


Ah June—the month of summer vacations here in the States. It’s also the month of high humidity here in Cincinnati, great webinars, and Trivantis® Community contests! Take a look below at what’s been going on in the eLearning world this month. Featured Community Post: Contest 11 The challenge: create a custom, interactive resume in Lectora®.…

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Freebie Friday


There once was a hard-working eLearning developer, just trying to catch a break. She loved creating engaging courses for her learners, but her company’s budget was tight, and development time was short. Where can an eLearning developer turn to for help? Free downloads in the Trivantis® Community, of course. We’re always working to bring you…

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Tuesday Tip: eLearning Project Discovery Checklist


Discovery. Scope of work. Creative brief. Analysis. The planning stage. Estimate. Whatever you call it, those initial moments before a project truly begins are crucial. Knowing the full scope of the project ahead of you helps you estimate your time, and rate, accordingly. While it might seem pushy to be demanding a plethora of details…

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