LUC – Sessions 2014

Lectora User Conference 2014 Sessions

Beverly Hilton Hotel – Beverly Hills
9:00am – 5:00pm


Pre-Conference Training

Lectora Fundamentals Training

Conquering Camtasia for Lectora

Santa Monica Suite

Wilshire Ballroom
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Hotel Lobby
9:00am – 5:00pm


Pre-Conference Training

Lectora Intermediate Training

Flypaper Interactions Development Training

Wilshire Ballroom

Santa Monica Suite
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Registration Hotel Lobby
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Welcome Reception International Ballroom
7:30 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast & Registration Beverly Hills Ballroom
8:30 am – 9:45 am Keynote #1 – Details coming soon! International Ballroom
9:45 am – 10:00 am Refreshment Break
Concurrent Sessions 1
10:00 am – 11:15 am Lectora Session – Product Team International Ballroom

Novice – Advanced
  Camtasia to the Max! Engaging & Interactive Video

James Anderson III, RTS, LLC, a Xerox Company

Learn how you can use Camtasia to make interactive and engaging training videos. Camtasia is more than a simple screen capture tool—it’s a robust non-linear video editor. This session will cover how to use Camtasia’s built-in tools to employ animation strategies that make your content come to life. Watch your learners go from bored video viewers to engaged learners interacting with your content!

Wilshire Ballroom

Novice – Advanced
  Templating an App-Like Experience on Smartphones

Ben Short & Steven Mowat, PwC

Lectora has long been capable of publishing content for high-end smartphones, but it can be hard to achieve the dynamic experience that users want from their favorite apps. Less experienced developers shouldn’t have to sacrifice Lectora’s drag and drop ease of use to try to create what advanced developers do with HTML5 and CSS3. In this session, you’ll see how to create a mobile template that developers with basic Lectora skills can use to achieve high-end results on smartphones.

This session will cover:
• The challenge and opportunities of an increasingly diverse device landscape
• One approach to creating a basic mobile template
• Adding retina graphics to your navigation interface
• Adding plug and play advanced effects and functionality
• Lessons learned from developing a mobile template


Intermediate – Advanced
  Developing a Simulation with Multiple Interactions and Dependencies

Mary Word, MicroAssist

See how Lectora was used to create an interactive simulation, demonstrating how to input electronic health record data in a web portal. Learn how to create branching scenarios that are synched with narration! The scenarios shown in this session will provide fictitious patient data and require users to enter information in the training simulator exactly as it would be entered in the web portal. You will receive tips and hear lessons learned for building screens that contain more than 80 variables and actions while maintaining accurate mapping to the user experience in the actual tool.

Santa Monica Suite

Concurrent Sessions 2
11:15 am – 12:30 am Lectora Session – Product Team International Ballroom

Novice – Advanced
  Creating a Video-Based e-Learning Course in Lectora

Andra Serzans, Pfizer, Inc.

Learn how a Training Team at Pfizer’s Andover, Massachusetts, site used Lectora to create their very own TV station… AND deliver mandatory training to over 800 employees! Searching for a fresh and innovative solution to yearly training, the team harnessed the power of Lectora and Camtasia to easily create a virtual TV station that hosted short instructive “TV shows” on a training theme. A real-world user interface, including a TV screen and a remote, was developed to play and navigate the content. Video footage was edited with Camtasia to create video clips that spoofed popular TV shows to deliver the training content. Creative instructional design, coupled with the technical capabilities of Lectora and Camtasia, resulted in an increase in both employee training completion as well as engagement.


  Presenting with Pizazz: Using Mind Mapping, Storyboarding and Inspire Tools to Develop Quality e-Learning Quickly

Karin Ewing, Cincinnati Bell

Learn how to quickly and easily create fun, attractive and educational courses, using the extra tools that come with Lectora Inspire. By gathering information about the client and the topic, you can take your courses up a notch, without having to be fluent in Flash, HTML or photo editing. Everything you need to quickly produce fantastic results is included with Camtasia, Flypaper, and Snagit!

Wilshire Ballroom

  Integrating Lectora and Ad Hoc Reporting with Moodle LMS

Patricia Britt, & Aimee Greene, University of Louisville

This session will walk you through setting up custom reporting within the Moodle LMS environment using Lectora, PHP, MySQL and Moodle LMS. Get Lectora-specific examples on how to create custom reports in the Moodle LMS environment outside of SCORM elements. Patricia Britt and Aimee Greene will describe what SCORM elements they used and how to create custom tables and PHP forms for the custom reports.

Santa Monica Suite

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm Lunch
Concurrent Sessions 3
1:15 pm – 2:30 pm Lectora Session – Product Team International Ballroom

Novice – Advanced
  Storyboarding Made Simple and Effective – A Case Study Comparison

Michele Megan & Veronica Rodriguez, Frost Bank

Explore a simple and practical approach for a highly effective and efficient way of creating storyboards when you’re the developer and the designer. Two case studies will be used to compare how this approach works when content is already available and when content needs to be developed first. This approach to storyboarding cuts down on time wasted re-working training in the development process by providing a clear picture for SMEs, clients and your development team.

Santa Monica Suite

  Lectora + Google Drive + Flash = A Measureable Interactive Experience

Brett Radlicki, Trinity Health

Have you ever wanted to use Lectora’s built-in capabilities to create a branching course that offers variety every time you take it?

Have you wondered if you could use Lectora’s variables and interactions to gamify content and track your users’ scores in a way that keeps them engaged?

Perhaps you’ve even wanted to anonymously track whether your course is actually teaching people (but you can’t seem to do it with your LMS)?

What if you could learn a unique method of rapidly developing animated sequences in Adobe Flash and delivering them seamlessly within the Lectora environment?

See how Trinity Health did all of this in a single course! Using Lectora Inspire, they were able to bring in animation assets from Flash and use native functionality to create a branching experience with unique interactive engagements. They tracked each learner’s awareness behind the scenes using Google Drive. See how they leveraged the flexibility of Lectora in a collaborative development process that had people from diverse disciplines working together to make something unexpected.

Wilshire Ballroom

  Developing Multi-Use Instructional Solutions with Lectora

Dhanni Sukhai, AT&T

Explore an example of a Multi-Use Instructional Solution developed with Lectora. Watch a complete demo of the multi-use program with the following outputs:
• SCORM version for an LMS
• m-Learning version
• Instructor version for classroom presentation and instructor preparation
• Student version viewed in classroom on a tablet
• PDF version for print or table

In this session, Dhanni Sukhai will also explain how the solution improves efficiency in different ADDIE phases.


Intermediate – Advanced
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm Ask the Lectora Experts  
3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Keynote: Lectora Power Users Showcase

Lisa Jones, Diane Elkins and Bradley Fredrick are teaming up to wow you with new possibilities for creativity with Lectora. At the 2014 Lectora User Conference, these Lectora power users will show off their skills and expertise. And you get to take in all of their knowledge! Join Lisa, Diane and Bradley on Wednesday, April 2, during the Lectora Power Users Showcase and be prepared to be blown away!

International Ballroom
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm One-on-One Sessions with the Lectora Developers

Sit down one-on-one with the developers to get answers to your specific questions or issues, troubleshoot and get the tips you need to create the e-Learning you imagine.

Wilshire Ballroom
7:30 am – 8:15 am Continental Breakfast Beverly Hills Ballroom
8:15 am – 9:15 am Keynote: Jane Hart – Next Generation Learning Practices in the Age of Knowledge Sharing and Collaboration

Workplace learning is changing! Jane Hart will explain the shifts in workplace learning, drawing on evidence from her own work that shows how smart workers are making use of a range of new tools to work and learn in new ways. Jane will also demonstrate how L&D departments are responding and rethinking their approaches to e-Learning by expanding their services to more broadly support learning and performance in the workplace. In addition, Jane will provide examples of emerging new approaches to workplace learning, including new content design, performance support and enabling knowledge sharing and collaboration in the workflow.

International Ballroom
Concurrent Sessions 4
9:15 am – 10:30 am Lectora Session – Product Team
  CourseMill Overview – Managing Your Very Own LMS and Integrating Lectora!

LaShondra Thorne, LogistiCare

Get an overview of CourseMill functions and learn how to integrate Lectora projects into CourseMill. Plus, view a helpful sample LMS setup. You’ll also learn how to text and task demonstrations on the following:

Admin Tasks
• Manage Admins
• Manage Documents
• Manage Notifications
• Manage Properties
• Manage Scheduled Tasks
• View Logged-In Users

• Manage Curriculums
• Manage Courses
• Manage Users
• Manage Reporters

• Status
• Interactions
• Transcripts

Lectora Publishing to CourseMill
• Course/Curriculum Set Up in LMS
• Publishing Options
• Publishing Process
• Reviewing in the LMS

Course Q&A


  Don’t Bore Your Learners! Create a Truly Engaging Lesson

Joe Ganci, eLearning Joe

Ask almost any corporate worker who has had to take e-Learning in his or her organization, and you’ll likely get an eye roll and this reaction: “OMG, it was sooo boring. I hated it. I just hit ‘Next’ as fast as I could!” Is it any wonder when the majority of e-Learning created is just a slightly amped-up version of a PowerPoint file? PowerPoint is great when used for the right reasons, but it doesn’t always create the most engaging e-Learning. Can’t we create learning that puts a smile on learners’ faces and makes them excited about your course? This session will show you how to create an engaging lesson that will keep the learner from yawning!

Santa Monica Suite

Novice – Intermediate
  Engaging Games for Technical Learning Problems

Demetrius Bonin, Haemonetics

Learn the design steps for creating an engaging game to bring surgeons and medical professionals up to speed on a new technology. Check out the finished product—a game created by Haemonetics that takes a complex analysis for surgery and turns it into a competition with a bit of humor. Although it’s a game on the surface, it incorporates elements of speed and accuracy that are necessary when performing patient analysis.

Explore the design process that you can use to create your own game:
• State concrete learning objectives (key objective and focus of the program)
• Identify learner characteristics (general type of learner and what will engage them)
• Storyboard and create prototype in Lectora
• Test prototype


  Onboarding a Diverse Team of Adult Learners with Lectora

Patricia Mulberry & Kasa Wahl, Professional Development Program of the University of Albany

In this session, you’ll learn techniques you can use to onboard new or reluctant team members to the Lectora program and the online course development process. Patricia Mulberry and Kasa Wahl will discuss methodology for design as well as motivational techniques and training initiatives to analyze and accommodate adult learning styles based on Malcolm Knowles Adult Learning Principles and Meyers-Briggs personality indicators.

You’ll also learn what to consider when onboarding an employee, including:
• Capacity level
• Interest and motivation to learn
• Resistance to new methods
• Change management
• Strength based leadership
• Personal and professional benefits on online learning

Wilshire Ballroom

10:30 am – 10:45 am Refreshment Break
Concurrent Sessions 5
10:45 am – 12:00 pm Variables – What They Are and How to Use Them

James Thompson & James Rice, Powell Industries, Inc.

Have you ever heard someone say “I just don’t understand variables or how they work?” Or perhaps you’ve heard someone say “If-then-else statements make my head hurt!”

Trying to use variables without understanding them can be frustrating. In fact, many developers avoid using variables simply because they don’t understand how useful they can be. This session removes the mystery from variables and turns them into user-friendly tools by:
• Breaking down variables to a simplistic level
• Explaining the different types of variables that Lectora uses
• Showing how to access variables in Lectora
• Showing how to use variables in Lectora
• Showing how to use resources like Lectora University to master variables and other Lectora components

Wilshire Ballroom

  Making Your Lectora Title Accessible for Real World Users

Erica Hunter & Edward Skawinski, Professional Development Program at State University of New York at Albany

About 5 percent of the population—more than 13 million Americans—uses assistive technology online. In order to meet the needs of these users with disabilities, your e-Learning courses need to be accessible for real learners who use assistive technologies. After Erica Hunter and Edward Skawinski observed learners using assistive technologies in their courses, they saw that learners still had difficulty completing courses when using assistive technologies. In this session, they’ll share what they’ve learned from these accessibility tests and conversations with real learners, and how they changed their e-Learning to create a better accessibility model.

Your presenters will demonstrate concrete techniques for creating an accessible e-Learning product that go beyond the Section 508 guidelines. They’ll share images and videos of actual accessibility tests with common and not-so-common screen readers. You’ll learn concrete techniques for creating a highly accessible e-Learning product in Lectora without having to remove the bells and whistles. Hear the Professional Development Program’s current methodology, including how to set up titles, optimize page layout and reading order, present content and create accessible activities. These changes result in a Lectora title that accommodates all users—without sacrificing aesthetics and interactivity.


  Story-Bored to Story-Floored: Using Camtasia and Actions

Sara Faas, Nationwide Insurance

Learn how to take a traditional static storyboard and turn it into interactive, energetic and memorable training with Lectora actions and Camtasia. Sara Faas will present this session in a blended case study/how-to format, using a real-life example of work recently produced at Nationwide Insurance and following it from inception as a storyboard to distribution as an online learning lesson. You’ll see how screenshots became an interactive desktop video with the help of Camtasia, as well as how actions were used to create energy with static images.


Intermediate – Advanced
  Creating a Reusable Memory Game Using Variables and Action Groups

Vicki Mueller & Stephanie Gregory, Cadence Health

Games are a fabulous way to learn, and Lectora is the best development tool out there to create them! Vicki Mueller and Stephanie Gregory were inspired to create a new game while attending the 2013 Lectora User Conference in San Antonio! Check out their new game—it incorporates levels, badges, competition and even works on an iPad! See how a Memory game was created in Lectora Inspire to help student interns recognize the physicians and unit leaders they would meet during their rotations. The presenters will share lessons learned during the design, development and testing phases. Finally, they will demonstrate how quickly they were able reuse the template to create a new Memory game for New Leader Orientation.

International Ballroom

Intermediate – Advanced
  Put Your Employees in the Driver’s Seat with Lectora Talent Management

Andrew Nash, Trivantis

Learn how to drive your talent management initiatives and leverage your current e-Learning content with Lectora Talent Management, which you can easily use with CourseMill or another LMS. In this session, Andrew Nash will show how to automate the creation and management of role profiles in your organization, and quickly create responsibilities, challenges, knowledge and skills necessary for success in each role. Easily establish links to current e-Learning and other role-appropriate resources, and automate processes to review goals with management. Lectora Talent Management can also automate your organization’s current performance management process or help establish one. Andrew will share specific examples, and you’re encouraged to ask questions!

Santa Monica Suite

Novice – Advanced
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm Lunch The Oasis Courtyard
Concurrent Sessions 6
12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Zombie Apocalypse! If the CDC Can Help Us Survive It, So Can Lectora!

Angel Tracy & Rebekah Ostrander, Grays Harbor Community Hospital

When it comes to lengthy subjects that are dubbed “boring,” engaging learners can become challenging. Many organizations have chosen interesting themes to appeal to their learners, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). In the past the CDC has used a Zombie theme as a means of engaging learners.

See how using Lectora to build a module on HICS (Hospital Incident Command System) with a Zombie outbreak increases user learning about this vital part of disaster preparedness. In this session, you’ll explore how Lectora can build scenario-based learning. Actions, layering of screen shots and chapter branching are used to create an interactive and engaging module. This presentation shows how you can create an interactive educational module with limited resources on a tight budget.


  Presenting Concepts with Interactions

Margaret Eldridge, Drake International

Interactions tend to be reserved for quizzes and tests. New concepts are typically introduced with some text and a photo, at best. But concepts don’t have to be boring! You can teach new concepts and vocabulary words with flip cards, clickable animations or other interactions. See creative ideas for presenting concepts and share your own ideas with the group. Sample interactions will be shared during the presentation, and these will be available for you to put into your Lectora Object Library and reuse in your courses.

Santa Monica Suite

  Let’s be realistic. All that in one training solution?

Shelley Etzenhouser & Lisa Richards-Jones, Sprint

You used your instructional design skills to identify the performance objectives. Do you follow the status quo and create training that consists of pages of the text and bullets provided (and often dictated) by your SMEs? Do you expect your learners to click though the content and retain what you’ve dumped on them?

Let’s be honest. Anyone can memorize some content long enough to take a quiz at the end. What about a month later when you really need the “not so memorable” details. This session gives ideas for complete performance solutions beyond a one and done. We will answer the questions and provide examples to answer the questions:
• How can I get your stakeholders excited about a performance-based approach in training compared to heavily knowledge-based?
• How can I provide the content for access in real time?
• What creative alternatives can I use in lieu of pages of text and bullets?
• Where can I find examples and inspiration?

International Ballroom

Novice – Advanced
  A Case Study on Implementing a Large Scle Content Conversion to Lectora

Jeanette Cereske & Zareen Levien, Teachscape

Teachscape is an educational technology company with a focus on professional learning to enhance teaching effectiveness. In January 2013, Teachscape launched a new platform with a new LMS. This transition required converting over 100 existing HTML courses for a new SCORM-compliant course design using Lectora Online. In this case study, we will explain the steps and best practices that contributed to our success as well as “lessons learned” that have informed our practices moving forward. Topics include:
• Making the decision to convert from HTML to SCORM-compliant content
• Selecting an authoring tool, conversion partner and LMS
• Course design including template, status tracking, assessments and knowledge checks
• Enhancing interactivity with additional scripting
• Cross-platform and cross-browser challenges
• iPad challenges
• Collaborating with external vendors (Trivantis, MRCC, Saba, contractors) and internal resources (Production, QA, IT, Engineering)


Intermediate – Advanced
Concurrent Sessions 7
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm Innovative Ways to Use Lectora to Solve Non-Traditional Training Needs

Jennifer Platt, Yum Brands

In this how-to presentation, you’ll view two examples of how to use Lectora to solve non-traditional training needs. The first example will include a looped demo of a course that can be used for presentations or during tradeshows. This demo includes automated page advancing, embedded audio and video, use of Flypaper, hot spots, matching and drag & drop interactions. The second example is an automated form completion process, in which you’ll learn how to create an automated process to complete a paper-based form using basic branching.


  You Need a Test to Do What? No Problem!

Mike Penman, AT&T

Learn some simple test creation techniques using variables in Lectora:
• Create a course with a simple acknowledgement button
• Create a course with a course acknowledgement code
• Create a course with a test that allows the learner to only retake questions missed until a satisfactory completion is achieved
• Create a course using prescriptive learning
• Create a scenario-based test that allows you to randomly select a scenario (from multiple scenarios) for testing


Novice – Advanced
  Creating a Software Simulation Using Lectora and Snagit

Cody Carlton & Brenda Calhoun, Branagh Information Group

Hear your presenters share the knowledge they gained creating a software simulation for new client training using only Lectora and Snagit. Up until now, Branagh Information Group’s clients have been trained using a training version of their data system. With Lectora V11, the company has eliminated the training version and created a simulated environment for its clients. This session will focus on the issues leading up to this decision and the process of creating the simulation, as well as lessons learned along the way.

International Ballroom

  Creating Custom Access to Content in Lectora

Carol Dawson, Nationwide Insurance

For some Lectora users, “variables” is a scary word. In this session, you will receive step-by-step instructions on how to use variables to allow one title to meet the needs of multiple audiences to create custom access to content in Lectora. See how it was successfully implemented in a required course at Nationwide and learn how to password-protect a title, or just pages within a title. This is helpful if you have titles that are used individually and also shared with groups; you can create a facilitator password that allows for greater functionality. Best of all, “variables” will no longer be a scary word.

Santa Monica Suite

  One-on-One Sessions with the Lectora Developers

Sit down one-on-one with the developers to get answers to your specific questions or issues, troubleshoot and get the tips you need to create the e-Learning you imagine.

Wilshire Ballroom
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Post-Conference Training

Games/Extreme Workshop Training

Instructional Design Training

Tools Training

Wilshire Ballroom

Santa Monica Suite