Getting Social with Lectora Development


What were you doing five, ten, or sixty minutes ago?  There’s a good possibility that you got a notification on your phone, accessed it on your computer, or used an app on your tablet. The average American checks their Facebook account 14 times per day*, every second 6,000 tweets are sent**, and an average of…

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LUC 2015 Recap: Going Beyond Bling with CourseMill


I’m a big fan of all things sparkly, so when I saw the title of presenter John Mortenson’s Lectora® User Conference session, I knew I had to attend. He did not disappoint—look at those sparkles! John is the mastermind behind Fresh Market University, a beautifully customized CourseMill® experience for The Fresh Market’s employees. Take a…

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The Best of eLearning in June 2015


It’s been one hot month here at the Trivantis Headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. I am definitely envying our partners over at ITC Learning in Australia for the cool weather they are experiencing right now. But as hot as it’s been in Cincinnati, the eLearning articles on the web have been even hotter. I took shelter…

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Tips for Emphasizing the Design in Instructional Design


Effective design in eLearning courses makes courses look professional, supports the learning process, and increases course production efficiency. At the 2015 Lectora® User Conference, Johnny Hamilton from Providence Health and Services spoke about this and shared tips—or design guidelines—for effective instructional design. Here are a few of the tips that Johnny shared for emphasizing the…

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The Ultimate Facebook Guide for eLearning Professionals: 16 Golden Tips to Follow


Facebook may be perceived as a distraction for online learning audiences. However, there are ways that instructional designers can actually use it to their advantage to create immersive and engaging eLearning experiences. In this article, I’ll share a Facebook guide for eLearning professionals explaining why Facebook is such a powerful eLearning tool. You can also…

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Balancing Difficulty in eLearning Games & Simulations


“We’re all built to run from tigers.” This is why learners respond so well to game-based training—where they must complete challenges to get achievement, satisfaction, and recognition—according to Emil Heidkamp from Sonata Learning. Emil presented on gamification and simulations at the 2015 Lectora® User Conference in Nashville this spring. In his session, Emil discussed balance—how…

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Spicing Up the CourseMill Interface


Love your CourseMill® interface, but think it could use a little more… pizazz? I have good news for you! There are many upgrade options to choose from that include custom pages, additional graphics, and more in-depth tab design. Let me show you a few examples to help inspire you! To start, you can take your…

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Building Mobile Apps with Lectora


Down in Nashville this past spring, secret Lectora® tricks were revealed, sneak peeks were given of future products, and the crowd went wild… especially during the presentation “How the LUC15 app was built in Lectora.” Sergey Snegirev shared his insights into the—sometimes frustrating, but ultimately rewarding—process of creating the 2015 Lectora User Conference app in…

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6 Steps to Choosing the Best eLearning Authoring Tool


The mere thought of choosing a new e-Learning authoring tool may make some eLearning professionals cringe, but it doesn’t have to be a stressful and time-consuming task. In this article, I’ll walk you through the process of choosing the best eLearning authoring tool for you. The Steps to Follow When Choosing an eLearning Authoring Tool…

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