Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Lectora Inspire Review: User Satisfaction Positive

Lectora Inspire Satisfaction Meter

Lectora Inspire

User Satisfaction Index: 3

In our latest User Satisfaction Survey we took a look at another eLearning authoring tool, Lectora Inspire.  As usual, we asked professionals like yourself, what they think of the software and it's features.  Cincinnati based Lectora publishes a suite of eLearning related products for a variety of users.  Ease of use, flexibility and an intuitive user interface are touted as key benefits.  We received dozens of responses and have carefully analyzed the results. We found that as our exclusive "User Satisfaction Meter" indicates, the overall rating of 3 suggests somewhat positive overall user satisfaction. Many Lectora users noted how powerful and flexible the software is for authoring e-learning courses. However, most of the negative feedback focused on the steep learning curve when using advanced features of the tool.

How They Rate Lectora Inspire

Lectora received an average overall rating of 8.2 from respondents, where 0 is "Not at all likely to recommend it" and 10 is "Extremely likely to recommend it".  32% of respondents gave Lectora a rating of 6 or less. 34% of respondents gave Lectora a rating or 7 or 8, while 34% of respondents gave Lectora a rating of 9 or 10.

What They Like about Lectora Inspire

Overall people liked the software's flexibility and feature set, with many saying that while Lectora allows them to work intuitively, the product can still incorporate more advanced functions as necessary.  Among the comments we received:

"The software is fairly intuitive."
"Great balance of ease-of-use and power."
"Very useful and intuitive."

What They Don't like about Lectora Inspire

There were very few negative comments about Lectora Inspire. In fact we didn't receive any negative comments about the features and usability of Inspire.  The most common reason people gave for giving Lectora Inspire a low rating is that they preferred another elearning authoring tool.  Among the comments we received:

"i like Storyline."
"Lots of features for building elearning, but the learning curve is a bit high"

When They Recommend Lectora Inspire

Even though Lectora was touted as intuitive and powerful, it appears to be suited towards professional instructional designers rather than novice course developers.  Among the comments we received:

"Lectora caters to a wide audience, from novice to expert. It is an excellent and diverse tool"
"I think it is a good site for getting professional development courses"

User Satisfaction Index Calculation

The User Satisfaction Index measures overall user satisfaction based on survey responses. The User Satisfaction Index ranges from -100 to 100, where -100 represents total user dissatisfaction and 100 represents total user satisfaction. A User Satisfaction Index of 0 represents neutral or split user satisfaction. The User Satisfaction Index is calculated by taking the percentage of survey responses with a "9" or "10" and subtracting the percentage of survey responses with a "6" or less.

Let us know what you think about Lectora Inspire

Latitude Learning LMS Helps BER Teach

SALINE, Mich., June 10, 2013 - Latitude Learning, provider of the industry leading, cloud-based learning management system (LMS), has welcomed Bureau of Education & Research as a new client. BER is a respected provider of staff development training programs for a variety of organizations and institutions. They offer seminars, conferences and other staff development training resources for educators. “We were looking for a something established, yet flexible, that didn’t require us to start from scratch and could grow with us. We found that Latitude was a good fit for us.” says Janica Rogers, Marketing Manager at BER. Latitude Learning CEO, Jeff Walter explains, “BER is a wonderful new business partner whose training and education expertise is a perfect complement to Latitude's skill in training delivery.”

About BER
Bureau of Education & Research (BER) is the leading provider of staff development and training resources for educators in North America. Founded by educators in 1976, the Bureau has grown to provide national and regional training programs across the entire United States and Canada. The Bureau is especially proud of its outstanding presenters, all of whom have extensive practical experience in their content areas and many of whom are national and international leaders in their respective fields. In addition to sponsoring seminars and conferences and producing on-site seminars, the Bureau also provides online courses, video training programs and audio seminars. Our goal is to provide high quality programs based on sound research, with an emphasis on practical strategies and techniques that can be immediately implemented. We stand behind every program and training product we provide. For more information, contact Bureau of Education & Research at 1-800-735-3503 or visit

About Latitude Learning
Latitude Learning LLC is the provider of the world-class cloud-based learning management system, Initially built for Fortune 50 companies, the Latitude Learning LMS helps organizations of all sizes cost effectively manage training, compliance and certification programs. Over 3 million people across 3,000 organizations have used our learning management system. Please visit us at for additional information.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

LatitudeU News: Office 2010, Oracle and other Technical Course Updates from Partner SkillSoft

The following new SkillSoft course updates are now available on

Microsoft Office

  • Getting Started with Word 2010
  • Formatting and Working with Text in Word 2010
  • Organizing and Arranging Text in Word 2010
  • Moving Around in Word 2010
  • Saving, Sharing and Printing in Word 2010
  • SharePoint 2010 New Features for End Users
  • Getting Started with SharePoint 2010
  • Using SharePoint 2010 with Office 2010

Oracle Database

  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Oracle Partitioning and Security Features
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Backup, Recover, Archive and Repair Data
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Oracle Scheduler and Secure Backup
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Installation and Oracle Restart
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: ASM, Storage and Partitioning Enhancements
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Diagnosability Enhancements
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: SQL Monitoring and Performance Enhancements

Virtual Server Management

  • VMware Workstation 7: Getting Started with Virtual Machines

General Data Storage

  • Storage Security
  • Storage Virtualization
  • Storage Technologies Update

Software Development

  • Agile Programming and Testing
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0: Web Form Controls with VB 2010
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0: Web Applications with Virtual Studio 2010 and Visual Basic 2010
  • Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0: Configuring and Deploying Web Applications with VB 2010

Information Security

  • Information Security Governance: Strategies and Goals
  • Information Security Governance: Developing an Action Plan

These and hundreds of other titles are available through LatitudeU's partner SkillSoft. Learn more at or by contacting the LatitudeU Support Team directly at

Sunday, October 17, 2010

LatitudeU News: InnerGystics uses "Whole Brain Thinking" to Drive Culture Change and Business Growth

LatitudeU is pleased to spotlight its partner InnerGystics. InnerGystics works closely with its clients, specializing in customized programs, group facilitation, coaching, strategy development, organizational assessment, needs assessment and gap analysis, as well as continuous learning programs tailored to match learner preferences. InnerGystics works with organizations to successfully implement and manage programs and assess for desired outcomes. Their expertise encompasses proven:
  • Change Solutions
  • Leadership Solutions
  • Team Solutions
  • Quality, Planning & Implementation Solutions
  • Facilitation & Training Solutions
  • Coaching Solutions
  • Brand Management Solutions
InnerGystics collaborates with Latitude via the LatitudeU Training Partner Program, helping InnerGystics extend its facilitated assessment and change management offerings with online learning and performance support offerings made possible through LatitudeU.

Learn more about our Training Partner Program by visiting us at more about InnerGystics services at

Monday, October 11, 2010

LatitudeU News: LatitudeU Partner Prism Learning Solutions Drives Leadership and Organization Development

LatitudeU is pleased to spotlight its partner Prism Learning Solutions, now in its 20th year helping firms select, refine and implement appropriate change strategies.

Headquartered in southeast Michigan, Prism has extensive expertise in a variety of industries, including banking & service, automotive & manufacturing, utilities, government & education, as well as oil and gas production. It offers its clients:
  • A unique approach that drives integrated change planning across the people, processes and technology components of an organization.
  • A systematic, disciplined and flexble process to expedite organizational change across a wide-range of competitive situations.
  • Tools to measurably accelerate the work done in teams.
  • A full array of supporting services, including award-winning leadership training, consulting/facilitation and project management oversight.

Prism collaborates with Latitude via the LatitudeU Partner Program, allowing Prism's clients to quickly load and deploy training content, whether it be for internal employees or external customers.

Learn more about how Prism is aligning with LatitudeU's unique peer-to-peer platform for both internal and external training needs by visiting their Training Store at, or learn more about the LatitudeU Partner Program at

Monday, October 4, 2010

LatitudeU Update: New Retail Courses from LatitudeU Partner RetailTraining

The following courses are now available from LatitudeU partner RetailTraining on LatitudeU:

RT104 Appearance and Attitude

RT208 Coaching for Retention

RT306 Profit and Loss: The Bottom-Line

RetailTraining is a developer of online and in-store training solutions for retailers. RetailTraining's unique Retail Education Model ensures that courses align to the 'Five P Retail Model'. These courses include a retail perspective from a variety of sectors and are available for store employees, operations managers and independent owners alike. Visit the RetailTraining store on LatitudeU at and learn about the thousands of other courses available night or day at

Monday, September 27, 2010

New News on Monday: Enhance Your Knowledge of Oracle 11g with Latest Updates from LatitudeU Partner SkillSoft

The following new Oracle 11g courses are now available at LatitudeU:
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Using Change Management Solutions
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Intelligent Infrastructure Enhancements
  • Oracle Database 11g Release 2: Application Performance Enhancements

Check out these and dozens of other Oracle 11g courses from LatitudeU partner SkillSoft, which are available for our members day or night at