About Lectora Online

Lectora Online is a cloud-based learning management solution that provides small to large enterprises with authoring tools to design, publish and deliver courses on multiple platforms. It enables users to collaborate with team members and automatically track revised content using versioning capabilities.

Lectora Online allows businesses to import/export question banks on the platform and embed quizzes or media files into formative assessments. Managers can access various digital assets including photos, videos, templates and sound effects from the in-built media library. Additionally, it comes with an administrative dashboard, which lets users assign projects to reviewers and send request notifications to team members, streamlining approval processes.


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Supported Operating System(s):

Web browser (OS agnostic)

48 Reviews of Lectora Online

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.31 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.5

Ratings Snapshot

5 stars

(25)

25

4 stars

(17)

17

3 stars

(3)

3

2 stars

(2)

2

1 stars

(1)

1

Likelihood to Recommend

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Showing 1 - 5 of 48 results

February 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

5.0

February 2018

Lectora Inspire comes with a lot of great add-ins that make creating a course quick and easy.

The great add-ins from buying the software: BranchTrack, eLearning Brothers, Camtasia, Snagit, and Reviewlink. They also seem to be the best software for 508 compliance.

Pros

Probably the add-ins that come along with your purchase of Lectora. This includes eLearning Brothers that has templates, cut out people, and stock images that you can easily add to your course. They also have BranchTrack where you can create scenarios quickly. Camtasia is great for all your audio needs. Cutting and editing video has never been so easy. Reviewlink is a great way to show your end product to your stakeholders. They can offer feedback per slide and you can easily remediate.

Cons

My representative doesn't always get back to me in a timely manner. There seems to be a lot of back-and-forth when it comes to emailing customer support. Knowing that every slide inherits properties, images, etc. from the parent slide can be a pain because you have to tell the software what NOT to inherit.

October 2018

Tyson from Kansas Department of Health and Environment

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Government Administration

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

October 2018

Lectora Inspire for Online Course Development

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.

June 2020

Maria from Büro für Berufsstrategie

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Industry: Professional Training & Coaching

Time Used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

2.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

4.0

June 2020

Wenig intuitiv, holprig. veraltert. Übersetzung ins Deutsche ist ein Witz.

Pros

Viele Gestaltungsmöglichkeiten, Responsive Design. Funktionsumfang und Testmöglichkeiten sind gut.

Cons

Die Übersetzung ins Deutsche ist mehr als mangelhaft. So gibt es z. B. die Funktion: "Staaten einstellen" - gemeint ist damit die Möglichkeit, den Status eines Objektes zu setzen. Die absolut unbrauchbare Hilfetexte wurden offenbar hin und her übersetzt. Ergebnis: ein völlig unverständlicher Textsalat, der jeder Beschreibung spottet. Ein Beispiel: wo im deutschen Satz der Artikel "die" stehen müsste, findet man stattdessen regelmäßig das Wort "sterben". So heißt es, Studenten sterben... etc. anstelle von "die Studenten". Wer Lust auf eine außergewöhnliche Herausforderung seiner sprachlichen Intelligenz hat, kann sich gerne mit diesen unglaublichen Texten befassen. Die Funktionen sind nicht stabil nutzbar, an der Software wird offenbar gearbeitet. Mal kann man keine Lerneinheiten aus eigenen Vorlagen erstellen, mal kann man eigenen Vorlagen nicht mehr speichern. Fehler 500/Upgrade-Fehler mit der Unmöglichkeit der Nutzung inklusive. Die Funktionen sind so platziert, dass man diese intuitiv nicht finden kann. Insgesamt gesehen macht die Software den Eindruck, aus verschiedenen, z. T. deutlich veralteten Modulen zusammengesetzt worden zu sein. Die Nutzung ist holprig. Beim responsive Design muss man alle 5 Ansichten einzeln anpassen. Das wäre eigentlich nur zeitaufwändig - nicht schlimm. Aber: Beim Erstellen einer der 5 Ansichten passiert sehr oft, dass die Änderungen sich auch auf andere (nicht alle) Ansichten übertragen. Dann kann man wieder von vorne beginnen...

Reasons for Choosing Lectora Online

Auf Empfehlung eines IT-lers, der damals das Programm für uns ausgesucht hatte.

May 2020

Chris from D3 Training Solutions

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: E-Learning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

May 2020

Lectora Inspire is the ONLY tool needed for eLearning Development

With Lectora Inspire, I can create 508 compliant courses and feel 100% confident that it will work the way it should with the various readers. I also love the ease in using Lectora; I don't need to know a lot of JavaScript to make the software do particular things, like I do if a client insists that I use different software.

Pros

I love Lectora. I have been using the software for over 16 years and it is hands down the easiest and most complete elearning software on the market.

Cons

I would like to see the Community User group be more involved and active like it was years ago.

Reasons for Choosing Lectora Online

The biggest thing is that it is EASY to create elearning without it looking like I've adjusted a template that everyone else is using! In addition, as stated earlier, I can create 508 compliant courses and feel 100% confident that it will work the way it should with the various readers and I don't need to know a lot of JavaScript to make the software do particular things, like I do if a client insists that I use different software.

June 2017

Christine from e-Learning Designs, Inc.

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: E-Learning

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

June 2017

As I long-time developer I have always felt the flexibility and power of Lectora is second to none.

The ability to create realistic learner-centric e-Learning modules.

Pros

I like having the freedom to develop the way I need to for a realistic design that stimulates learning. In other words, I should only be limited by what the learner can do in a real-life situation (on-the-job). Lectora allows me to take that 'reality' goal, and blend it with creative and practical designs that are easily programmed in an e-Learning module, because it gives me the ability to touch any object in order to achieve the design. At the same time, it doesn't 'mess with my stuff' - like how I've labeled objects etc.

Cons

I miss having the Properties dialogue box from earlier versions, but I'm getting used to the Ribbon.