Lectora

Web-based, easy-to-use interactive content authoring softwar

About Lectora

Lectora is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, web-based content authoring tool that helps organizations 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.

With Lectora you can jump-start course creation by converting your files from PowerPoint, using the AI Course Wizard to instantly generate courses for you, or by integrating templates or assets. All courses are easily customizable, with accessibility functions, meeting the Section 508 & WCAG 2.2 requirements, and a responsive design, to ensure an optimal learning experience for everyone.

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. With Lectora, you can also collaborate or integrate VR, games, screen recordings, and other assets. Administrators can provide a secure user experience by setting up role-based permission rights and maintaining compliance with web content accessibility guidelines (WCAG).


Key benefits of Lectora

Jump-start your course with:
- PowerPoint Conversion: Convert PowerPoint files into courses instantly!
- AI Course Wizard: Crank out a rough draft of the course in 3 easy steps
- Integrated Templates & Assets: Millions of templates & assets integrated into the tool

Customize your courses
- Accessibility: Ensure an optimal learning experience for everyone
- Responsive Design: Control the best view for each device

Enhance your workflow
- Collaboration: ReviewLink®, version control, asset sharing, & assignments
- Integrations: VR, games/arcades, BranchTrack, screen recorder

Analyze and improve your content
- Assessments & Analytics: Measure effectiveness & impact
- Extensibility: Expand features and capabilities without changing tools


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Starting Price

US$1 398,00
year
€150,00
month

Pricing Options

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Ease of Use

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Customer Service

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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
Heidi
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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.

Alternatives Considered

Articulate 360

Reasons for Switching to Lectora

We use both Lectora and Storyline, but my personal preference is Lectora.

Response from ELB Learning

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
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • 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 ELB Learning

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.

Nick
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  • Used for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

A more advanced authoring tool that requires more know how than industry leading tools.

Reviewed on 2017/06/27

It was the first authoring tool I used in the industry, as a previous web developer, I loved the...

It was the first authoring tool I used in the industry, as a previous web developer, I loved the ability to hack lectora and make it do things that I can't do in other software. Review Link is a nice benefit, however it's missing a few features that keep it from being our go-to review tool. I also enjoy the cutout library subscription to eLearning brothers that comes with our maintenance program.

Pros

There are some features (best in class xAPI implementation, hack-ability of the output) that allows for really crazy complex output. The action groups are a killer feature, as well as the ability to inherit items on chapters, scenes, pages, etc.

Cons

The UI is a little kludgy, the learning curve is steeper than a lot of other authoring tools such as Storyline.

Chrisanna
Chrisanna
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Easiest Tool to Meet Current and Future eLearning (Accessible & Responsive)

Reviewed on 2023/06/05

Pros

The biggest pro to Lectora is the committment to accessiblity. Lectora makes meeting DHS Trusted Tester requirements easy! I also love that you can truly develop responsive courses rather than just a player being responsive and shrinking things down as that isn't accesssible.

Cons

The QuickLaunch Toolbar on the new interface can be a bit difficult to see what is what as it is very dark and blends in.

Alternatives Considered

Adobe Captivate and Articulate 360

Reasons for Switching to Lectora

My focus is on accessiblity and responsiveness and these items are just so much easier in Lectora than 360 or Captivate. I can technically "pass" using the other tools, but it isn't a pleasant experience for someone using a screenreader.
Tyson
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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.

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Lectora FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Lectora.

Lectora offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$1 398,00/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 has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Lectora supports the following languages:

Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish

Lectora supports the following devices:

Lectora integrates with the following applications:

Docebo, HealthStream Learning Center, Rockstar Learning Platform, SCORM Cloud, Saba Cloud

Lectora offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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