To open and use this template package you need to have Trivantis Lectora authoring tool.

This Guide consists of two parts: how to edit information in the pages and – what types of template pages you can find in this template package.

How to edit information in templates

This file is a reference guide to our template package. By having this guide you will gain a better understanding about our templates and be able to create your own Lectora courses.
We will guide you through the template pages and you will be able to create, for example, new chapters and pages. It will be an easy process because these template pages are already pre-designed and pre-programmed for your use.

Add new chapters and sections

To add new parts to your course, you need to use the “Add Structure” area (see below) on the Home tab. For example, at first, you add a chapter and then you can add pages and sections to it. You can add as many chapters and pages as you want.Fastercourse Oceanside Template Home tab Ribbon
Here we have added a new chapter by pressing “Chapter” on the Home tab ribbon. Every chapter is created with a single page in it. You can later delete this page, if you will not use it.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template New Chapter menu page

 Add pages from the list of the available templates

Now we want to add one of the sample pages to the Chapter 2. To add, for example, “Text and Image” template page, you need to select it (already done) and choose “Copy” option from the right-click menu or press Ctrl+C. Then select Chapter 2 and Paste the page in it by using the right-click menu or pressing Ctrl+V. The page will be added to the chapter and you will only need to edit the information.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Right click menu page

 Reorganise pages or chapters

In order to reorganise the pages or chapters you need to select the section(s) you want to move and drag it to the desired place. For example, on the left side you can see that the “Text and Image” page will be moved to the place after the “Assessment” page.
If you drag and drop one page, only that page will be moved along with the objects embedded in it. If you drag and drop whole section or chapter, it comes together with all the pages beneath it.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Move page

Delete an object, page, section or chapter

To delete an item, you need to select and delete it by pressing Delete or Backspace on the keyboard or you can do it by choosing the relevant option from the right-click menu.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Right click menu page

Change a text field

Here you can see a “Course Intro Blue” page with all of the objects in it. To edit, for example “Content” you need to double-click the field on the preview page or choose “Edit” option from the right-click menu on the Title Explorer.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Course intro page

Change an image or background

If you want to change an image, you need to select the relevant object on the Title Explorer (in this case, it’s “case_sample_image1”) and then on the Ribbon under the Properties tab you can load a different image from your computer (see the highlighted area).

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Change image menu page

The images and background are changed much the same in Lectora – to change a background, you need to select the background image and under the Properties tab you can find the corresponding field where to either browse from your computer or choose an image that is already stored in Lectora files.

Change a video

To change a video you also need to select the object you want to change and then under the Properties tab in the Video group (see highlighted) browse for a new video or use an existing one.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Change video menu page

Change an audio file

Similarly as for image and video files for changing an audio you need to select the object and then change it from the Properties tab.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Change audio menu page

To change the logo, you need to find the “ButtonLogo” group in the File Explorer (the upper of the menu). Open the group by clicking on the plus sign and then select “gui_logo”. Then under the Properties tab browse or select a new logo file. A logo is, of course, just a regular image; the only difference is that it is placed in the upper section of the File Explorer – it then will be visible in all of the course pages.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Change logo menu page

Change course title

To change the course title you need to select the {Course title} and click once more on it. Then you will be able to write your course’s title.
After you have changed the course title, it will be automatically updated on every page (you will see it once you have published the course).

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Change course title menu page

Changing titles for a chapter, page or any other element

To change a chapter’s title (currently the titles are named sequentially as Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and so on) you need to select the right object on the File Explorer and then under the Properties tab change it. The same applies for pages, sections and all the other content.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Change chapter name menu page

 Add or remove a hotspot

To add a new hotspot to your page, you need to add a new hotspot group where you will select and copy one of the existing hotspot’s objects and then paste them in that new group. In this case we want to copy the Hotspot_3, so we have selected the “Audio_3”, “Hotspot_3”, and “HotspotPopup_3”.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Hotspot menu

To properly copy the hotspot so it functions afterwards, you need to go to the “reset_stage” and copy the ”Hide_HotspotPopup_3” and “Hide_hotspot3_click” to place them after existing ones. That hotspot should work properly without a name change, but it is better to rename new objects so that there is a unique name for each of them.

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Hotspot reset menu
To remove the hotspot, you need to select elements as you would do to make a new hotspot. After you have selected the related object groups, delete them.

You can also change the location of the hotspot to a more appropriate one by selecting the right object on the preview page and moving it around the page.

Change the settings of a question

To change the settings (for example, if you want to change which of answers is the right one), you need to select the “Question 1” object on the File Explorer and then go to the Properties tab ribbon and select “Edit Question”.

 FasterCourse Oceanside Template Edit question menu

In the screenshot below, you can see that you can edit the question text as well as the answer choices in the “Question Creator” window. Here you can choose which of the choices will be added as the correct one (the “Correct” column).

FasterCourse Oceanside Template Edit question menu3

If you have a drag and drop question, you can also select the “Question 1” from the File Explorer and go to the Properties tab to access the question’s properties. For Drag and Drop questions the “Question Creator” looks a bit different (see below).

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