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Lectora Installation Checklist and Instructions

Lectora Installation Checklist and Instructions

Getting Started Checklist

  1. A copy of the Lectora setup file
    You will need a copy of the Lectora setup file. You can download the latest copies of our install files from our website:  Lectora Installation File
  2. *Remember to note where you save the Lectora setup file on your computer.
  3. Your Lectora License Key
    Lectora license keys are a 13 to 17 character-long mix of numbers and letters. Please contact your Account Representative if you have not received your license key. License keys for Lectora are different for each version. A Lectora 19 license key will only work with Lectora 19. Lectora 18 license keys only work with Lectora 18, etc.
  4. Ability to “Run as Administrator” or login as Windows Administrator
    Lectora must be installed by right-clicking the setup file and choosing “Run as Administrator” from the menu. Even if your personal account has administrative privileges, you will still need to right-click and choose “Run as Administrator”. Please contact your IT Support if you do not have access to run the installer with the Windows Administrator account.
  5. Reboot your computer and close any running programs
    Please reboot your computer and make sure to close any open programs. In particular, check that SnagIt, Camtasia, and any Microsoft Office applications (including Outlook) are closed. Many programs will run in the background in your system tray. You can close them by right-clicking their icons in the system tray.
  6. Re-Installing or Moving Lectora
    Your Lectora license key can only be used on one computer at a time. If you need to re-install Lectora or move Lectora to another computer you must uninstall it from the current computer first. Use Add/Remove Programs within your Control Panel while connected to the Internet to uninstall Lectora. This will release your license for use with the next installation.

Existing Lectora Installations

Lectora 19 will not overwrite any current installation of Lectora 18 or older.

Trial Users

If you have an active Lectora trial:

  1. If Lectora is open, click the Help drop-down in the upper-right corner and select Activate.
  2. Provide your purchased license key and contact information to activate the product.
  3. Click Activate Now. You’ll receive a confirmation when your activation is valid.

If you have an expired Lectora trial:

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions displayed when you attempt to run Lectora.
  2. Provide your purchased license key and contact information to activate the product.
  3. Click Activate Now. You’ll receive a confirmation when your activation is valid.

Note: You will need to run Lectora as an administrator for activation to complete.

System Requirements

Make sure you meet the following system requirements before you install Lectora:

  • Intel® or AMD® class processor
  • 500MB free RAM
  • 1.1 GB free hard disk space for the application
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 (required to install Camtasia & Snagit; not required for the Lectora Publisher)
  • A monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024×768

Lectora runs on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8

Lectora Inspire version 18 and older Specific:

  • Snagit: support 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • Camtasia: support 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.

Internet Access Requirements

  • BranchTrack and eLearning Brothers integrations: require Internet access.
  • Courses created for the web require Internet Explorer® 10.0 or newer or any version of Mozilla Firefox™, Google Chrome™ or Apple Safari®.

Titles published for offline use can be written to external media such as CD-ROMs and Flash drives and require one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8

The program supports publishing to:

  • External media (CD-ROMs and Flash drives, for example) – offline use
  • Web servers (HTML)
  • Learning Management Systems (cmi5, AICC, SCORM 1.1, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 3rd edition)
  • Learning Record Store (xAPI)