Lectora

What Is It?

Lectora gives the ability to create quality videos, Flash content, and engage learners with Flash animation. [It allows the user to] add professional quality screen illustrations, and use complete editing suite [that] includes audio recording and editing, image editing, and video editing and synchronization.

—Trivanti's Lectora Website 2011-10-31

 

Developer

  • Trivantis Corporation Inc

Open Source

No

Supported Languages

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Chinese - Mandarin

Supported Platforms

  • Microsoft Windows XP
  • Microsoft Windows Vista®
  • Microsoft Windows 7

Requirements

  • Intel® or AMD® class processor
  • 500 MB of RAM
  • 1.1 GB free hard disk space for the application
  • Microsoft DirectX 9 or later (required to install Camtasia)
  • Adobe Flash Player version 9.0.115.0 or later (required to install Flypaper)
  • Microsoft® .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (required to install Flypaper)

Versions

  • 10.5: Lastest Version as of 2011/10/31

Cost

  • Free 30-Day trial
  • Lectora Inspire X.5: $2,790
  • Lectora Online: $1,290
  • Lectora Publisher X.5: $1,790
  • Lectora Integrator for MS Powerpoint X.5: $395

Features

  • Rapid e-Learning Features
  • Helpful Wizards and Tools
  • Rapid Development
  • Sharing and Reviewing Content
  • Interactivity
  • Content Accuracy and Protection
  • Tests and Surveys
  • Publishing
  • eLearning Standards & 508 Compliance
  • Specialized Features
  • Lectora Inspire Multimedia Features
Pros Cons
  • Pre-defined templates makes it very straightforward to create a structured e-learning programme with a menu, sections and pages within each section.
  • Use of context sensitive help
  • Incorporate a wide range of existing content from powerpoint to audio, swfs and images
  • Allows you to publish dynamic html whereas some of the other tools only generate Flash output
  • Learning the interface may take 3-5 days