Responsive Course Design in Lectora

Responsive Course Design is coming to Lectora! You will be able to develop new titles—and modify existing ones—for the best viewing experience across all devices and orientations, including:

  • Desktop monitors/laptops,
  • Tablets (landscape or portrait) and
  • Smartphones (landscape or portrait).

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    1. Profile photo of Lance C. Healy
      Lance C. Healy

      Hi Sergey,

      Hope all is well! I will check into this for you. If you need anything additional, please let me know.

      Cheers!

      Lance

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      Stephanie Ivec

      Sergey, we can add you to our email list. We send out emails each week the Monday before the Inspiration Wednesday, and they’re often listed in our monthly eNewsletter, as well.

      We also post upcoming webinars on our site here http://trivantis.com/live-webinars/, we just haven’t announced the September ones yet.

    1. Profile photo of Lance C. Healy
      Lance C. Healy

      Hi Germán,

      The beta for Responsive Course Design (RCD) in Lectora Online has just begun. Our development team is expecting that RCD will be available for Lectora Publisher and Lectora Inspire (our desktop products) before the end of the year. If you need anything additional, please feel free to contact me.

      Cheers!

      Lance

    1. Profile photo of Lance C. Healy
      Lance C. Healy

      Hi Sachin,

      The beta for Responsive Course Design (RCD) in Lectora Online has just begun. Our development team is expecting that RCD will be available for Lectora Publisher and Lectora Inspire (our desktop products) before the end of the year. If you need anything additional, please feel free to contact me.

      Cheers!

      Lance

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    KineoUK

    This looks great. Really looking forward to using this. Question: I generally create my own “themes” (not the out of box Lectora ones) to match the Art Direction, and page layouts to how my designers script them… I’m guessing the principle will be the same as page layouts where I will have to create a “theme” for each device and potrait/landscape view?

    1. Profile photo of Lance C. Healy
      Lance C. Healy

      Hi Mark,

      I hope that you are doing well! I believe you are correct in your assumption, but I will confirm and get back to you. If you need anything additional, please let me know.

      Cheers!

      Lance

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      Tara Medeiros

      Hi Mark – Assuming you created a real theme using the theme creation process (not just objects on the page so to speak), that theme will work with RCD in Lectora desktop. If you create a new theme, you will still need to create the different sizes for the themes (as part of the SDK) as you did before.

      Let me know if you didn’t use the theme creation tool and we can discuss further.

      Thanks!

      1. Profile photo of KineoUK
        KineoUK

        Hi,

        Thank you Lance – maybe Tara is answering this for you.

        Thanks for getting back to me Tara. No, I don’t use the theme creator. I (and always have from my early days of learning Lectora) place objects at the top level of a build, to inherit throughout, to create the look and theme. Maybe I should start looking at this theme creator.

        But for now, “Let me know if you didn’t use the theme creation tool and we can discuss further. ” – be great to discuss this further. Thanks again.

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    meerkatlookout

    This does look promising. Great work.

    My main concern though is that (from the demo at least) it still appears we’re trapped in a world of fixed height?

    In other words is there any way to have content on a mobile device that goes “below the fold” where the user can scroll up/down? It’s near impossible to squish say an image with a multichoice question with several options onto a small handheld device height. The text scaling option might suffice in some cases but then I expect a course might look weird with varying font sizes across pages just to fit each page in.

    Cheers

    1. Profile photo of KineoUK
      KineoUK

      Hi,

      Hope I’ve understood you right here… Even now before this RCD Lectora release, courses can be set to any height so the user can/has to scroll to see content (if the course is taller then the window viewed in). If courses are set to a default of say 650px high, you can then set individual page heights, in the page properties, to be taller e.g. 1500 high so the user will have to scroll to see the bottom.

      I was watching the video whilst “working” and I’m sure it mentioned when text, for example, runs bigger than the screen, it will automatically increase the height of that page which would mean the user would have to scroll to see the bottom (so no fixed height).

      Maybe Ive got this badly wrong – In which I case I’ll return to “working” and keep schtum 🙂

      Hope Ive got this right though and it helps.

      Thanks, Mark.

  3. Profile photo of Daryl Fleary
    Daryl Fleary

    KineoUK is correct. You can manually set the page height if needed. However Lectora will automatically grow the height in a mobile view if needed, based on the content in the parent view. In other words, low content on the desktop will cause the tablet landscape and phone landscape page height to grow. Low content on the tablet landscape will cause the phone landscape page height to grow.

    As for the Themes question.. if you are not creating real, swap-able “Themes” (using the SDK instructions) then you are really just creating a look that you like and saving it as a title template. So when you bring in your existing template (or create a new one) the objects from the desktop view will scale to fit the other views. You may or may not need to adjust them or replace them on those other views.

    Daryl
    Lectora/Lectora Online Product Manager

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    hanna

    I can’t open this video from IE 11, Google Chrome and FireFox, please help!

  5. Profile photo of Gaurav Goel
    Gaurav Goel

    Hi,

    I am excited about this new version that provides responsive content features. I also have a question. Will the RCD output be SPA i.e. Single Page Application or will it still load every page individually? If RCD generated from Lectora turns out to be SPA, will be a killer feature I believe. Appreciate the great work you guys are doing.

    Thanks.

    1. Profile photo of John Blackmon
      John Blackmon

      Content produced by Lectora for RCD produces individual HTML pages, much like it does today. Each page itself is responsive and loads on demand as you progress through the content.

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    maryword

    What is this theme creation tool and how do I find it or use it? Our courses generally have had a custom background (single image the size of the course page) and I want to learn how to recreate these types of backgrounds for responsive courses. I could see using a built-in template and editing each graphic for each size (header/footer/background) but it sounds like there is a less labor-intensive way to do it. I have been searching around but found nothing but the comments in this post.
    Can you explain this to me?
    Thanks, Mary

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