Lectora

2. Getting Started In Lectora Online - Stage Tour

Lectora Training Plan: Everything You Need to Know Getting Started

 

At first glance, the Lectora workspace may feel a bit overwhelming. But look again. 

You’ll see the Lectora workspace is organized into logical groups of tools and functions that eLearning developers need -- and many will already be familiar to you. 

Stage

The Stage is where you’ll build your course. 

Objects on the stage will appear in your published course. 

Objects (or parts of objects) that are offstage will stay hidden -- just like on a PowerPoint slide. 

Here’s a tip: Whenever you open a Lectora template, look for instructions offstage. Since items offstage don’t publish, you can also add your own notes there for future reference. 

Title Explorer

To the far left of the stage you’ll find the Title Explorer. Think of the Title Explorer as a collapsible outline of your course -- with chapters, sections, and pages -- and all the objects and media contained within them. 

You can copy and paste within the Title Explorer, or drag-and-drop Objects from one level of your course to another. 

Here’s a tip: Objects in the Title Explorer stack like layers in many popular graphic design programs, but from the bottom up. That is, an item at the top of a group of elements in the Title Explorer is actually at the bottom most visual layer of that group.

One notable exception is inherited objects -- but that’s a topic for a separate tutorial. 

Ribbon Bar

The Ribbon Bar at the top of the Lectora Workspace uses a familiar tab interface to organize related groups of buttons or commands. 

Microsoft Office users will find many of the file management, design, and editing commands familiar. 

Other ribbon commands, like those found under Test and Survey or Tools, are specific to authoring eLearning. 

Once you start working in Lectora, you will develop your own preferred way of navigating between the Stage, the Title Explorer, and the commands on the Ribbon Bar. 

Take our Hands-on Tutorial

Now that you’re familiar with the Lectora workspace, you’re ready to start rocking your own learning in Lectora! 

This article last reviewed Nov, 2020. The software may have changed since the last review. Please visit our Release Notes to learn more about version updates.

 


View the training plan here: Lectora Online Training Plan

To see the previous video in the series go here: 1. Getting Started In Lectora Online - Ready? Set. Rock!

To see the next video in the series go here: 3. Create a Screencast Using Lectora