About Lectora

Lectora is a web-based content authoring tool that helps businesses design, publish, and deliver assignments, quizzes, and surveys across multiple learning management platforms. It enables content developers to collaborate on tasks, add reviews, and create interactive, video, and scenario-based assignments.

Lectora's conditional branching functionality allows tutors to automatically track learners’ behavior based on multiple criteria, such as custom conditions, variables, triggers, and actions. It lets educators use the built-in versioning tool to revise and create multiple course versions based on individual preferences and requirements. Lectora also enables authors to add and customize the content with images, fonts, shapes, and buttons.

Lectora allows organizations to use SCORM, xAPI, HTML5, AICC, and cmi5 to publish content across multiple external platforms, such as CourseMill, Healthstream, Docebo, and SABA. Administrators can provide a secure user experience by setting up role-based permission rights and maintaining compliance with web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG).

Pricing starting from:

US$899,00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Devices

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Markets

United States

Supported Languages

English

Pricing starting from:

US$899,00/year

  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Features

Total features of Lectora: 35

  • AICC Compliance
  • API
  • Access Control
  • Assignment Management
  • Categorization
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Review
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Content Management
  • Course Authoring
  • Customizable Categories
  • Customizable Questions
  • Customizable Templates
  • Data Import
  • Data Import/Export
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Gamification
  • Image Editing
  • Image Library
  • Interactive Content
  • Learning Management
  • Multimedia Support
  • Permission Management
  • Progress Tracking
  • Question Branching
  • Question Library
  • Role Management
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • Status Reporting
  • Status Tracking
  • Survey Management
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integration

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,4 /5
(61)
Value for Money
4,2/5
Features
4,5/5
Ease of Use
4,1/5
Customer Support
4,2/5

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Heidi S.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Lectora Review

Reviewed on 2020/11/05

We have used Lectora for over 10 years and find it to be the most stable authoring software, and...

We have used Lectora for over 10 years and find it to be the most stable authoring software, and the most flexible if we need to add additional programming outside of what is available within Lectora.

Pros

This is the most powerful and flexible authoring software, although there is a learning curve. It is great for those that are responsible for developing eLearning.

Cons

Support has not been as responsive as they used to be. However, now that ELB is in charge, I'm sure that will change for the better. When new updates are released, there can be problems when updating older courses because the new programming does not always match to previous programming.

Response from eLearning Brothers

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and for highlighting one of Lectora's greatest strengths, the flexibility to meet any learning need. Customer support is also very important to us. In addition to making continuous improvements to Lectora, we are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience, and look forward to demonstrating that commitment first hand.

Domenic C.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Power to Unleash Your Potential

Reviewed on 2020/11/10

The Lectora support team and community is very helpful.

The Lectora support team and community is very helpful.

Pros

The interface is super easy to use and provides quick access to advanced features. I usually work from a blank page or corporate template where I have complete control of design and programming. Adding actions to objects is very helpful. The properties ribbon gives me quick access to all the information I need.

There is often many ways to do something and I can easily experiment to find the best method. Adding exams, surveys, knowledge checks, progress bars, custom menus, variables, HTML windows, and JavaScript, are all easy to do. If you want to create adaptive courses to personalize learning, Lectora is by far the easiest program to use.

Cons

With power comes a few caveats. Occasionally a deleted action does not get deleted. The solution is to rebuild the action using a different name. Moving an object using xy coordinates is easy, but there is no easy way of detecting those coordinates. Having that feature would make designing games much easier. The recent addition of Elearning Brothers assets is great. I just wish the search feature worked better. After each search you have to start from the beginning. There is no way to select multiple objects or save searches.

Response from eLearning Brothers

Thank you for underscoring the flexibility of Lectora to build content in multiple ways and the extensibility to incorporate other web technologies. Your points are fantastic! We also forwarded your feedback to our product team. We greatly value long-time users like you and want you to know we are committed to continuous innovation and improvement.

Dave O.
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  • Industry: Banking
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Lectora Online used Globally

Reviewed on 2020/11/09

I really enjoy Lectora Online. I wish I could spend more of my time developing and organizing the...

I really enjoy Lectora Online. I wish I could spend more of my time developing and organizing the tool for our global training teams because this tool has the capability to make a huge impact on leading a Global training organization like no other.

Pros

Having a tool that can allow teams globally to work on projects is invaluable. Auto back up of all projects is great. Adding the text to speech is a nice touch. Now having the ability to import PPT slides inside a title using a corporate template was a much appreciated addition.

Cons

Syncing audio with on screen animations (having a timeline similar to Articulate/Storyline) would be great.
Having built in functionality to add the audio script to each slide to be able to be read. Having some built in games again (jeopardy, basketball, skiing down a slope, etc.) like the flash games that was in previous versions. The responsive design is a bit clunky at times and could use some improvement. I have had a couple internal teams say that tools like Articulate 360 handles responsive design better.

Response from eLearning Brothers

Hi Dave, thank you so much for your review! I passed on your comments to Joe (chief architect) and rest assured, a timeline is coming!

Tyson R.
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  • Industry: Government Administration
  • Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Lectora Inspire for Online Course Development

Reviewed on 2018/10/04

We use Lectora Inspire to create all of our online training. There is a learning curve for the...

We use Lectora Inspire to create all of our online training. There is a learning curve for the system but I found it very intuitive once I began creating content. I have used a few other authoring tools in my career and Lectora is my personal preference.

The downfalls of the system are offset by the additional software that comes included in this package. While there are some changes I would love to see, my overall experience with Lectora is positive and I would recommend it over the other tools I have used.

Pros

- Makes great courses
- Can output projects to a number of formats (scorm, AIC, etc).
- Continuous updates
- Software fits the needs of any experience level
- Allows for total customization of courses
- Responsive design feature allows you to optimize your course for different hardware (tablets, phones, and PC) without having to create three entirely different courses
- The Lectora Inspire package also includes the a screen capture and image editing software called Snagit and the video recording/editing software Camtasia. These are great additions and I use Snagit many times throughout the day.
- Reviewlink is another addition to the software package that allows courses to be easily shared among stakeholders and evaluators before the course is uploaded to our learning management system.

Cons

- Terrible customer support. The one time I've actually been able to get ahold of someone, they insisted that the problem was due to my computer. Thankfully, every time I encountered a problem, I was able to solve it using Google.
- Many of the advanced features are inaccessible meaning they do not meet Section 508 requirements.
- The training that they provide on the software is very overpriced. Hundreds of dollars just to have someone walk you through a manual page by page.
- Compared to competitors, the price for the Inspire package is justified. However, it is still expensive in general than I believe it really should be.

Art O.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Features and Flexibilty

Reviewed on 2020/12/24

Lectora has allowed me to publish eLearning. It is the bedrock of my business.

Lectora has allowed me to publish eLearning. It is the bedrock of my business.

Pros

The use of variables allow me to do just about anything I can imagine. there are several built in but I can add as many as I want and then reference them when building actions.

Cons

A few years back Lectora changbed the way I can add "events" in an audio file. I used to be able to open up the audio file and place a trigger in the wave form in the exact spot where I needed it. I can't do that anymore and it is not as accurate.

Response from eLearning Brothers

Hi Art, we are so sorry you are running into issues with the audio files. We reached out to see if you can meet with us one-on-one. I think you will also see a huge improvement with support since Lectora is now owned by eLearning Brothers. We truly appreciate your loyalty and our clients are our top priority. We're looking forward to meeting with you.

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Lectora FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Lectora.

Lectora offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$899,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Lectora is available across three pricing plans, outlined below. It also offers a free trial. Silver Suite: $899/annually Gold Suite: $1,299/annually Platinum Suite: $1,599/annually

Lectora offers the following features:

  • AICC Compliance
  • Content Management
  • Gamification
  • Interactive Content
  • Stand-Alone
  • Template Management

Lectora has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Lectora supports the following languages:

English

We do not have any information about what devices Lectora supports

Lectora integrates with the following applications:

Docebo, HealthStream Learning Center, Saba Cloud

Lectora offers the following support options:

Phone Support, Online Support, FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials

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