LUC 2016 Session Sneak Peek


Are you getting excited for the 2016 Lectora® User Conference? We can’t wait to see you in Fort Lauderdale this May 18-19, and we wanted to give you a taste of some of the sessions you can attend. There’s a great mix this year, and we know you’ll find many sessions you’ll want to attend. View the session list here.For the beginning Lectora user, look no further than this great session by American Red Cross Senior Instructional Designer, Keith Gallacher.Basics of Variables, Actions, and TriggersIn this session, you will learn how to:

  1. Define a variable and be able to use one in a course
  2. Recognize how triggers, actions, and variables work together
  3. Remember to consider what you want to do and why, before you start to create triggers, actions, and variables

Learners are not always fans of linear training. They want control: to be able to navigate how and when they want. We cannot always give them this luxury, but often times we can, while still maintaining control of what they see and ensuring they see it all! “Many people are afraid of variables,” says Keith. You don’t have to be! Come to his session to discover a simple way to use variables effectively.For the intermediate user who wants to incorporate more JavaScript, check out this session by John Williford of Baptist Health South Florida.How to Train Your Draggin’ – Expanding Interactions With JavaScript Learn how to:

  1. Include external JavaScript libraries into your Lectora project
  2. Enhance drag and drop functionality with jQuery and jQuery-UI
  3. Create sequencing interactions with jQuery-UI’s Sortable function, and how to achieve greater audio control with the Buzz JavaScript library

Lectora has a great built-in drag and drop question type. But with the help of external JavaScript libraries, like jQuery, jQuery-UI, Buzz, and others, you can expand the functionality of Lectora in many interesting ways. You’ll see examples of how to build expanded drag and drop interactions using the Draggable and Droppable functions from jQuery-UI. You'll also see how to use the Sortable function to create simple but engaging sequencing interactions. Finally, you'll be introduced to Buzz, a JavaScript library for audio control that provides useful tools for dealing with sound.For the pro who wants to get hands-on, make sure to attend this workshop by Windy Schneider and Znar Zebari from CACI, Inc. Their session last year was very popular!Game On: Working Smarter, Not Harder by Modifying Templates to Gamify Your eLearningDuring this workshop, you will:

  1. Learn to modify an existing template to create an interactive module
  2. Create badges using and import to gamify the module
  3. Develop a unique, fun, and memorable module by working smarter, not harder

This session will show participants how they can use Lectora Inspire to create a gamified/interactive module by modifying an eLearning Brothers “Lectora Click and Reveal: Squares Surround” Interaction and adding in badges created in Requirements for this session will be at least an intermediate to advanced level of experience with Inspire. Technologies: Lectora Inspire, eLearning Brothers,’t registered for the LUC 2016 yet? What are you waiting for—register now!