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.