Lectora Version 9 Now Available

Posted by at 12:24 am on November 16, 2008

Trivantis Corporation has announced the release of Lectora Version 9. Major new enhancements include:

  • Flash and games library with animated male and females characters; foot race, jigsaw puzzle, matching pairs and tic tac toe games; and various components such as photo viewers, card flips and arrow highlights
  • Publish to iPhone and iPod Touch – Courses can now be published to iPhone and iPod Touch so mobile workers can learn on the go
  • Chart Creator – Users can now create editable chart images directly in Lectora using standard spreadsheets

“This release takes Lectora to a higher level, with rapid development support that includes new animated and interactive components that can be quickly customized and deployed. It’s now possible to address mobile Apple users with eLearning and create charts from within the program,” said Peter Bray, Chief Marketing Officer. “Lectora continues to lead in the authoring category with world-class product innovation, incorporating the most progressive eLearning technologies. We are excited to put this powerful authoring tool-”now with richer content and capabilities for mobile learners-”into the hands of content creators.”

Other notable enhancements improve the appearance and performance of video incorporated into training courses developed in Lectora. These include:

  • Enhanced media open dialog box for previewing of audio or video before adding to a title
  • Streaming YouTube videos directly in Lectora titles
  • Skinnable Flash player; and, browser-based AJAX windows for enhanced visual experience with pop-ups.
  • Note reports that provide quick, printable references for improved content management
  • Enhanced “move to” and “size to”actions give users the ability to animate objects within Lectora
  • Enhanced edit mode navigation; new object search function and  an enhanced custom color palette.

“Lectora gives eLearning developers a jumpstart. Rather than relying solely on text and images-”or custom development-”eLearning content creators can leverage these features to create visually impactful training with more resources for Flash, games, charts and outstanding video,” said Bray. “Publishing to iPhone and iPod Touch are the first planned additions to Lectora which address the emerging mobile learning market.”

Lectora Version 9 builds on over 50 new features released earlier this year-”including automatic Flash conversion, advanced content management features, and video help agents for rapid development-”underscoring the company’s commitment to keep pace with technological changes for eLearning. The company has changed its naming convention for Lectora to accommodate major version releases with more frequent feature enhancements-”available as maintenance releases-”throughout the year.

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