LUC 2017 Agenda


2017 Lectora User Conference
Mission: Possible

Cincinnati, Ohio, May 3-4, 2017

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2017 Lectora User Conference Agenda

Put these dates in your planner—you won’t want to miss any of the exciting Lectora, CourseMill, and ReviewLink breakout sessions, keynote speakers, eLearning exhibitors, and events we have planned for the 2017 Lectora User Conference.

Plus, evenings are all yours, so you’ll have plenty of time to explore Cincinnati and see why it was named one of Esquire Magazine's "Top 10 Cities That Rock." Keep an eye on our blog—we’ll be sharing our team’s favorite things to do, see, and eat in Cincinnati to get you ready.

New sessions are being added every day! Check out the tentative LUC agenda below.


Tuesday, May 2, 2017

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM | Pre-Conference Training

The Lectora experts are in the house! Prep for Mission: Possible by signing up for one of these great training classes the day before. Learn development secrets straight from the Lectora training team.

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Space is limited in our pre-conference training, so register early to reserve your seat! This year we're offering the following classes:

Lectora Intermediate

This class goes above and beyond the basic uses of Lectora, focusing primarily on the use of variables and conditional actions within a title. In this course, you’ll learn how to take your Lectora knowledge to the next level. You’ll use variables to track user interactivity, display both generic and user information, and conditionally branch within a title. Finally, you’ll learn how to publish a title to AICC/SCORM, for use within a learning management system. (Before taking this course, you should be comfortable with creating a course structure, adding content to a title, creating buttons, and have an overall understanding of Lectora’s book metaphor, inheritance, and modes. These concepts are covered in the Lectora Fundamentals training.)

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Room: Buckeye A

Lectora Extreme/Games

This class focuses on advanced uses of objects, variables, and conditional action groups to create sophisticated eLearning content and games. You will learn how to build on existing knowledge and experience and combine seemingly unrelated functionality in advanced ways, including:

  • Using user-defined variables and random value variables to create complex conditional actions
  • Creating action groups to perform multiple actions and repetitive sequences needed for gaming logic
  • Using non-typical combinations of tests and questions to create instructional review games

Before taking the Lectora Extreme/Games course, you should have a solid understanding of:

  • Actions (e.g., triggers, actions, sequencing, delays)
  • Questions (e.g., choices, properties, point values, feedback)
  • Tests (e.g., test properties, behavior, results)

…and some experience with User-defined Variables and conditional actions.

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Room: Buckeye B

Extending Lectora With Scripting

Conducted by John Blackmon, Trivantis founder and CTO, this class takes you as deep as you want to go with Lectora, integrating Lectora with custom JavaScript, server side scripting, and databases. You’ll learn how to make Lectora do things you never thought possible, from updating course information live from a database, to integrating with custom coded JavaScript interactions and Games. (Before taking this course, you should be familiar with JavaScript, and have some exposure to server side scripting and databases.)

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Room: Bluegrass A


Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mission: Possible Launches

9:00 AM - 9:15 | Welcome / Introduction

Room: Ballroom

9:15 AM - 10:30 | Opening Keynote - Dr. Karl Kapp, Bloomsburg’s Institute for Interactive Technologies

Room: Ballroom

10:30 AM -10:45 | Coffee Break

10:45 AM -11:45 AM | Concurrent Sessions 1

Just Announced! Going Minimal: How Swedish Design Lessons Help You Build Responsive Content Faster

Sergey Snegirev, BranchTrack

Room: Regency E

Put More Bark in Your Bite-Sized Video: GoAnimate and Microlearning

Amanda Morgan, GoAnimate

Room: Regency F

Gamification Goes Mobile

Vicki Mueller, Northwestern Medicine

Room: Regency G

Making CourseMill Work Harder for You—the CourseMill Roadmap

The CourseMill Team, Trivantis

Room: Buckeye AB

11:45 AM - 1:15 | Lunch

Room: Sungarden

1:15 - 3:30 | Hands-on Workshop

Just Announced! Rapid Course Development With the eLearning Brothers

Tim Ball, eLearning Brothers

Room: Buckeye AB

1:15 PM - 2:15 | Concurrent Sessions 2

Audio Basics for eLearning and Media Production

Rick Zanotti, RELATE

Room: Regency E

Just Announced! Using Lectora with Google Docs to simulate xAPI

Domenic Caloia, Tyco International / Johnson Controls

Room: Regency F

Communicate Using CourseMill

Michelle Shefveland, Anoka County

Room: Regency G

2:15PM - 2:30 | Snack Break

2:30 PM - 3:30 | Concurrent Sessions 3

Using Conditions on your Actions

Keith Gallacher, American Red Cross

Room: Regency E

Just Announced! A Behind the Scenes Tour with the CourseMill Web Service APIs

Tim Sukta, Auto-Owners Insurance

Room: Regency F

Just Announced! Got Accessibility? Accessibility Tips and Tricks in Lectora Inspire and Lectora Online

Karen Ngowe, Senior Instructional Technologist, CDC
Dan Richards, Chief Learning Strategy Officer, Interactive Advantage

Room: Regency G

3:30 PM - 3:45 | Networking Break

3:45 PM - 4:15 | Ask the Experts

Room: Ballroom

4:15 PM - 4:30 | Closing Remarks

Room: Ballroom

4:45 PM - 5:45 | One-on-One Sessions (Advance sign up required)

One-on-ones with the Lectora and CourseMill developers. Reservations will open closer to the conference date.

Room: Buckeye AB

8:00 PM - 10:00 | Networking Reception and NEW User Showcase

The user showcase is not a breakout session, but rather a more intimate opportunity for you to show people one-on-one what you’re doing in Lectora, CourseMill, and ReviewLink. As part of the Networking Reception, you can mingle and walk around and check out what people are doing. Kind of like a science fair, but for eLearning.

Room: Sungarden

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Mission Continues

9:00 AM - 9:15 | Welcome/Introduction

Room: Ballroom

9:15 AM - 9:45 | Trivantis: What's New and What's Upcoming

Room: Ballroom

9:45 AM - 10:00 | Coffee Break

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM | Concurrent Sessions 1

Downright Sneaky Tricks for Actions, Groups, and Transitions

John Mortenson, The Fresh Market

Room: Buckeye AB

Things Learning Pros Should Steal from the Marketing Department

Mike Taylor and Briavel Schultz, Mindset Digital

Room: Regency E

The Game of Tax

Nick Elliott and Justin Ball, H&R Block

Room: Regency G

Mission: Accessibility...Code Name: WCAG 2.0 AA - What Does That Even Mean?

Annette Williams, United Airlines

Room: Regency F

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Concurrent Sessions 2

Responsive Design - Fit and Retrofit

Dan Richards, Interactive Advantage

Room: Regency E

mLearning Mastery: Developing and Delivering Mobile-friendly Learning With Lectora and CourseMill

John Blackmon, Trivantis

Room: Regency F

Everything I Need to Know I Learned from Gaming

Andy Lockwood, Auto-Owners Insurance

Room: Regency G

12:00 PM - 1:15 | Lunch

Room: Sungarden

1:15 PM - 1:45 | NEW Lightning Talks

Track 1: Lectora Tips & Tricks

Just because you can, doesn't mean you should!

Keith Gallacher, American Red Cross

Branch Track Power Tips - Combining Multiple Scenarios

Domenic Caloia

The Design of Development

Zoa Bonofiglio

CSV Importing and Exporting

Daryl Fleary

Room: Regency E

Track 2: Expand Your Toolbox

Create an interactive landing page in CourseMill

John Mortenson

Branching Out With BranchTrack (demo)

Sergey Snegirev

Join Your Peeps! Why the Trivantis Community is Awesome for You

Jennifer Valley

Mission: Review Your eLearning

Annette Williams

Room: Regency F

Track 3: eLearning Grab Bag

The Art & Science of E-learning Design

Mike Taylor

Creative Approaches to Tackling Mandatory Training Requirements for ESL Students

Desiree Ehleiter

Camtasia 101

Liz Wilson

Moving to Dedicated Hardware in the Cloud

Nick Haven

Room: Regency G

1:45 PM - 2:00 | Networking Break

2:00 PM - 3:00 | Concurrent Sessions 3

Is Silence Really Golden? How to Use Audio and Video to Bring Life to your Lectora Course

Heidi deCastro, TriHealth

Room: Regency E

Case Study: Designing a Responsive Lectora Template for Huntington Bank

Randy Meredith and Jay Russo, Huntington Bank

Room: Regency F

Throw Them Right In: Using Game Mechanics and Performance Support to Promote User Engagement

Carly Germann and Adriane Zonker, TiER1 Performance Solutions

Room: Regency G

CourseMill Advanced Reports: Sifting Through Data Is Easier Than You Think!

Jane Erwin, MPHI

Room: Buckeye AB

3:00 PM - 3:15 | Snack Break

3:15 PM - 3:45 | Closing Remarks and Giveaways

Room: Ballroom

Register For LUC 2017

Note: Session times, titles, and locations are subject to change. Agenda will be continuously updated as sessions are added. Sessions will be available for all skill levels of Lectora, CourseMill, and/or ReviewLink on a range of topics including:

  • Instructional Design
  • Mobile Learning/Responsive Course Design
  • Gaming/Interactivity
  • Social Learning
  • Learning Management Systems
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Business Initiatives/Case Studies
  • How-To/Development Techniques
  • Rapid eLearning Development

And when you really must call it a night...

Stay at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati—the official location for LUC 2017. All keynotes, breakout sessions, and the Networking Reception will be at the Hyatt Regency. So you can roll out of bed and be ready for eLearning goodness!

The Hyatt Regency is located in the heart of downtown, steps away from fantastic events at Fountain Square, great restaurants, and entertainment. Read Mission Report: Your LUC 2017 Guide to Cincinnati - Downtown for suggestions on where to eat and explore within walking distance of the hotel.

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