Lectora Installation Checklist and Instructions

Getting Started Checklist

  1. A copy of the Lectora setup file
    You will need a copy of the Lectora Inspire or Lectora Publisher setup file. You can download the latest copies of our install files from our website:

    *Remember to note where you save the Lectora setup file on your computer.

  2. Your Lectora License Key
    Lectora license keys are a 13 to 17 character-long mix of numbers and letters. Please contact your Account Representative if you have not received your license key. License keys for Lectora are different for each version. A Lectora 17 license key will only work with Lectora 17. Lectora 12 license keys only work with Lectora 12, Lectora 16 keys with Lectora 16, etc.
  3. Ability to “Run as Administrator” or login as Windows Administrator
    Lectora must be installed by right-clicking the setup file and choosing “Run as Administrator” from the menu. Even if your personal account has administrative privileges, you will still need to right-click and choose “Run as Administrator”. Please contact your IT Support if you do not have access to run the installer with the Windows Administrator account.
  4. Reboot your computer and close any running programs
    Please reboot your computer and make sure to close any open programs. In particular, check that SnagIt, Camtasia, Flypaper, and any Microsoft Office applications (including Outlook) are closed. Many programs will run in the background in your system tray. You can close them by right-clicking their icons in the system tray.
  5. Re-Installing or Moving Lectora
    Your Lectora license key can only be used on one computer at a time. If you need to re-install Lectora or move Lectora to another computer you must uninstall it from the current computer first. Use Add/Remove Programs within your Control Panel while connected to the Internet to uninstall Lectora.

Existing Lectora Installations

If a previous installation of Lectora is detected on your system, Lectora will prompt you to uninstall. Click Yes to uninstall your current version and install your new copy of Lectora. If you have an existing version of Lectora that you would like to keep on your system, click No. Note: if you click Yes while installing Lectora 12 it will overwrite your previous version. Lectora 16 will not overwrite a previous version, and Lectora 17 will not overwrite a previous version.

To continue using your existing version of Lectora while installing Lectora, you will need to specify a different location from the provided default. Specify a new install location in the Destination Folder field. Note that if you do not change the installation location, Lectora 12 will replace your existing version of Lectora and you will be unable to continue to use your existing version. Lectora 16 and Lectora 17 will not overwrite existing content.

Trial Users

If you have an active Lectora trial:

  1. If Lectora is open, click the Help drop-down in the upper-right corner and select Activate.
  2. Provide your purchased license key and contact information to activate the product.
  3. Click Activate Now. You’ll receive a confirmation when your activation is valid.

If you have an expired Lectora trial:

  1. Follow the on-screen instructions displayed when you attempt to run Lectora.
  2. Provide your purchased license key and contact information to activate the product.
  3. Click Activate Now. You’ll receive a confirmation when your activation is valid.

Note: You will need to run Lectora as an administrator for activation to complete.

System Requirements

Make sure you meet the following system requirements before you install Lectora:

  • Intel® or AMD® class processor
  • 500MB free RAM
  • 1.1 GB free hard disk space for the application
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 (required to install Camtasia & Snagit; not required for the Lectora Publisher)
  • A monitor with a minimum resolution of 1024×768

Lectora runs on the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8

Lectora Inspire Specific:

  • Snagit: support 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • Camtasia: support 64 bit versions of Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
  • BranchTrack and eLearning Brothers integrations: require Internet access.

Courses created for the web require Internet Explorer® 8.0 or newer or any version of Mozilla Firefox™, Google Chrome™ or Apple Safari®.

Titles published for offline use can be written to external media such as CD-ROMs and Flash drives and require one of the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Microsoft Windows 7
  • Microsoft Windows 8

The program supports publishing to:

  • External media (CD-ROMs and Flash drives, for example) – offline use
  • Web servers (HTML)
  • Learning Management Systems (cmi5, AICC, SCORM 1.1, SCORM 1.2, SCORM 2004 3rd edition)
  • Learning Record Store (xAPI)

Contacting Support

If you need additional help installing or registering, please contact Trivantis Support through our form: http://trivantis/contact-support.

Please have your license key and Lectora version number available.

Support hours are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET Monday through Friday.

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    Mikki Teneyuca

    Is there a way to change your user name?

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    If lectora is installed in German, is it possible to change the interface language to English…and how?

  3. PAm McLeod

    Can I reinstall just SnagIt? ( I don’t want to reinstall my whole suite and risk impacting the courses I have in development)

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      Jennifer Valley

      Yes, you can choose the “custom” option which gives you the choice of which programs you want to install.

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    Trivantis Support Post author

    Yes, you can re-install just Snagit. But you need to use the regular Lectora installer .exe file and select a “Custom” install, not the default.

  5. Mario

    Good Day

    PLease advise if the Lectora Inspire license is registered to an e-mail address. If so , is it possible to transfer or assign to a new user/e-mail address?


  6. Michael Laymon

    Please explain what is offered in terms of User and Group administration concerning off-site access to Coursemill. We would like to be able to control who can access as well as when (for hourly employees).

  7. Olabisi Awoyele


    I’ve installed the Lectora suite with Camtasia, SnagIt etc for one of my users. I ran it with my admin account and put all the details including activation key in the boxes. I set up the proxy appropriately and when I click ‘activate now’ it returns the error ‘the certificate authority is invalid or incorrect’ Please advice

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