LUC 2017 Agenda


2017 Lectora User Conference
Mission: Possible

Cincinnati, Ohio, May 3-4, 2017

2017 Lectora User Conference Agenda

Put these dates in your planner—you won’t want to miss any of the exciting Lectora, CourseMill, and ReviewLink breakout sessions, keynote speakers, eLearning exhibitors, and events we have planned for the 2017 Lectora User Conference.

Plus, evenings are all yours, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore Cincinnati and see why it was named one of Esquire Magazine's "Top 10 Cities That Rock." Keep an eye on our blog—we’ll be sharing our team’s favorite things to do, see, and eat in Cincinnati to get you ready.

New sessions are being added every day! Check out the tentative LUC agenda below.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Pre-Conference Training

The Lectora experts are in the house! Prep for Mission: Possible by signing up for one of these great training classes the day before. Learn development secrets straight from the Lectora training team.

Space is limited in our pre-conference training, so register early to reserve your seat! This year we're offering the following classes: 

Lectora Intermediate

This class goes above and beyond the basic uses of Lectora, focusing primarily on the use of variables and conditional actions within a title. In this course, you’ll learn how to take your Lectora knowledge to the next level. You’ll use variables to track user interactivity, display both generic and user information, and conditionally branch within a title. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish a title to AICC/SCORM, for use within a learning management system. (Before taking this course, you should be comfortable with creating a course structure, adding content to a title, creating buttons, and have an overall understanding of Lectora’s book metaphor, inheritance, and modes. These concepts are covered in the Lectora Fundamentals training.)

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Lectora Extreme/Games

This class focuses on advanced uses of objects, variables, and conditional action groups to create sophisticated eLearning content and games. You will learn how to build on existing knowledge and experience and combine seemingly unrelated functionality in advanced ways, including:

  • Using user-defined variables and random value variables to create complex conditional actions
  • Creating action groups to perform multiple actions and repetitive sequences needed for gaming logic
  • Using non-typical combinations of tests and questions to create instructional review games

Before taking the Lectora Extreme/Games course, you should have a solid understanding of:

  • Actions (e.g., triggers, actions, sequencing, delays)
  • Questions (e.g., choices, properties, point values, feedback)
  • Tests (e.g., test properties, behavior, results)

…and some experience with User-defined Variables and conditional actions.

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Extending Lectora With Scripting

Conducted by John Blackmon, Trivantis founder and CTO, this class takes you as deep as you want to go with Lectora, integrating Lectora with custom JavaScript, server side scripting, and databases. You’ll learn how to make Lectora do things you never thought possible, from updating course information live from a database, to integrating with custom coded JavaScript interactions and Games. (Before taking this course, you should be familiar with JavaScript, and have some exposure to server side scripting and databases.)

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Mission: Possible Launches

9:00 AM - 9:15 | Welcome / Introduction 

9:15 AM - 10:30 | Opening Keynote - Dr. Karl Kapp, Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies

10:30 AM -10:45 | Coffee Break

10:45 AM -12:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions 1

Just Announced! Going Minimal: How Swedish Design Lessons Help You Build Responsive Content Faster

Sergey Snegirev, BranchTrack

Put More Bark in Your Bite-Sized Video: GoAnimate and Microlearning

Amanda Morgan, GoAnimate

Gamification Goes Mobile

Vicki Mueller, Northwestern Medicine

Making CourseMill Work Harder for You—the CourseMill Roadmap

 The CourseMill Team, Trivantis

12:00 PM - 1:15 | Lunch

1:15 - 4:00 | Hands-on Workshop

Just Announced! Rapid Course Development With the eLearning Brothers

Tim Ball, eLearning Brothers

1:15 PM - 2:30 | Concurrent Sessions 2

Audio Basics for eLearning and Media Production

Rick Zanotti, RELATE

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Gaming

Andy Lockwood, Auto-Owners Insurance

Communicate Using CourseMill

Michelle Shefveland, Anoka County

2:30 PM - 2:45 | Snack Break

2:45 PM - 4:00 | Concurrent Sessions 3

Using Conditions on your Actions

Keith Gallacher, American Red Cross

Mission: Accessibility...Code Name: WCAG 2.0 AA - What Does That Even Mean?

Annette Williams, United Airlines

Downright Sneaky Tricks for Actions, Groups, and Transitions

John Mortenson, The Fresh Market

Just Announced! Responsive Design - Fit and Retrofit

Dan Richards, Interactive Advantage

4:00 PM - 4:15 | Networking Break

4:15 PM - 4:45 | Ask the Experts

4:45 PM - 5:00 | Closing Remarks

5:10 PM - 6:10 | One-on-One Sessions

This is your chance to sit down one-on-one with the Lectora and CourseMill developers while you’re at LUC 2017. You can discuss functionality you’re creating or an issue you’re encountering and get the answers you need. By reservation only. Reservations will open closer to the conference date.

8:00 PM - 10:00 | Networking Reception and NEW User Showcase

The user showcase is not a breakout session, but rather a more intimate opportunity for you to show people one-on-one what you’re doing in Lectora, CourseMill, and ReviewLink. As part of the Networking Reception, you can mingle and walk around and check out what people are doing. Kind of like a science fair, but for eLearning. Don’t worry, there will still be drinks and snacks, but this year, if you need an ice breaker at the reception, you can say “Hey, wanna see this cool thing I built in Lectora?” or "Check out what I'm using CourseMill Advanced Reports to track!"

Thursday, May 4, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | The Mission Continues 

9:00 AM - 9:15 | Welcome/Introduction  

9:15 AM - 10:30 | Trivantis: What's New and What's Upcoming

10:30 AM - 10:45 | Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions 1

Just Announced! Accessibility Secrets

Karen Ngowe, Senior Instructional Technologist , CDC
Dan Richards, Chief Learning Strategy Officer, Interactive Advantage

Things Learning Pros Should Steal from the Marketing Department

Mike Taylor and Briavel Schultz, Mindset Digital

 The Game of Tax

Nick Elliott and Justin Ball, H&R Block

mLearning Mastery: Developing and Delivering Mobile-friendly Learning With Lectora and CourseMill

John Blackmon, Trivantis

12:00 PM - 1:15 | Lunch 

1:15 - 1:45 | NEW Lightning Talks

What are lightning talks? A series of short, rapid-fire presentations from several different speakers. We’ll be organizing the lightning talks into themed tracks—so you can attend a series of lightning talks all about mobile development, for example.

Track 1: Lectora Tips & Tricks

Track 2: Expand Your Toolbox

Track 3: Coming soon!

 1:45 PM - 2:00 | Networking Break

2:00 PM - 3:15 | Concurrent Sessions 2 

Is Silence Really Golden? How to Use Audio and Video to Bring Life to your Lectora Course

Heidi deCastro, TriHealth

Case Study: Designing a Responsive Lectora Template for Huntington Bank

Randy Meredith and Jay Russo, Huntington Bank

 Throw Them Right In: Using Game Mechanics and Performance Support to Promote User Engagement 

Carly Germann and Adriane Zonker, TiER1 Performance Solutions

CourseMill Advanced Reports: Sifting Through Data Is Easier Than You Think!

Jane Erwin, MPHI

3:15 PM - 3:30 | Snack Break

3:30 PM - 4:00 | Closing Remarks and Giveaways  

Note: Session times, titles, and locations are subject to change. Agenda will be continuously updated as sessions are added. Sessions will be available for all skill levels of Lectora, CourseMill, and/or ReviewLink on a range of topics including:

  • Instructional Design
  • Mobile Learning/Responsive Course Design
  • Gaming/Interactivity
  • Social Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Business Initiatives/Case Studies
  • How-To/Development Techniques
  • Rapid eLearning Development

Your session could be here! Submit a proposal today.


And when you really must call it a night...

We’ve secured an exclusive conference room rate of $159/night at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati for LUC 2017 attendees. All keynotes and breakout sessions will be at the Hyatt Regency. So you can roll out of bed and be ready for eLearning goodness!

The Hyatt Regency is located in the heart of downtown, steps away from fantastic events at Fountain Square, great restaurants, and entertainment. Read Mission Report: Your LUC 2017 Guide to Cincinnati - Downtown for suggestions on where to eat and explore within walking distance of the hotel.


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