WELCOME TO THE FASTERCOURSE LECTORA TEMPLATE PACKAGE “START UP” GUIDE!

To open and use this template package you need to have Lectora 11 or a newer version of 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.
This course has 4 chapters and right now each chapter contains one page.

Add new chapters and sections

To add new parts to your course, you need to use the highlighted 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 Start Up Template Home tab Ribbon menu

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 Start Up Template New Chapter menu

 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 Start Up Template Right Click menu

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, below you can see that the “Text and Image” page will be moved to the place after the “Assessment” page. FasterCourse Start Up Template Change Location menu
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.

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 Start Up Template Right Click menu2

 Change a text field

Here you can see a “Info menu” 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. To make it easier for you, all text objects are marked as a “T” symbol.FasterCourse Start Up Template Info Menu 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 Start Up Template Change Image menu

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 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 Start Up Template Change Audo menu

To change the logo, you need to find the “gui_logo” group in the File Explorer (the upper of the menu) under “Gui_buttons_do_not_edit”. 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. All three states – Normal, Down, Over – needs to have the same image. 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 Start Up Template Change Logo menu

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 Start Up Template Change Course Title menu

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 Start Up Template Change Chapter Name menu

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 Start Up 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. FasterCourse Start Up Template Hotspot Reset Stage menuThat 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.
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.

What types of templates are included in this package?

Help page

You don’t need to make any changes to this page. It is an info page with guidelines about the course and navigation in it. FasterCourse Start Up Template Help page

Menu page

You also don’t need to make any adjustments to this page, except changing background, if you prefer other images. This page automatically reads your chapters and adds the chapter title to the menu. As you can see on the File Explorer, there are three menu columns, so after the first column is filled, you’ll see the second column with chapter titles. FasterCourse Start Up Template Main Menu page

Info menu

In this template page different menu options are made as hotspots. By clicking one of the three menu options, you get a large popup at the right side of the page. The image you see, appears only on the start of the page, when you click on any of the menu titles, the image is changed to popup text. FasterCourse Start Up Template Info Menu page

Choice 2 images

This template consists of a text block and two images side by side. Each image represents a choice user can make. After clicking an image, a popup text is shown, as can be seen in a screenshot below.FasterCourse Start Up Template Choice 2 Images page

Timeline

A timeline page consists of 8 steps – each one is a hotspot with small popups. To add more steps or remove some, you do the same as for a regular hotspot – mark the corresponding objects and delete or copy them. Remember, you can also change the hotspot location on the arrow by simply selecting and moving a hotspot on the preview screen. FasterCourse Start Up Template Timeline page

Question

This template is used as a quiz page, you have a question text and two possible answers. After the user has chosen one of the answer options, he gets a feedback, showing “Correct!” or “Incorrect!” and an explanation. To edit the question, you need to select the “Question” text object, but to edit the answer, you need to go under “Button_x” and edit “Label_x” text object. If you want to change the feedback, you need to select either “Feedback_title” or “Feedback_content” under the “Feedback_x” object group.FasterCourse Start Up Template Question page

Thank you for using FasterCourse templates!
If you have any questions please contact us at service@fastercourse.com

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