Lectora 18.2 Release Notes

Lectora 18.2

Released on:  

September 16, 2019

Current Version:

Lectora Inspire 18.2 (11777)
Lectora Publisher 18.2 (11776)

Supported Browsers:   

NOTE: Lectora 18.2 will no longer support Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0. 

If you are not ready to upgrade, you can turn off Auto Update notifications in your Lectora Preferences. If you need to revert to an earlier version of Lectora 18, please contact support@itclearning.com.au.

New Features:

Lectora 18.2 includes a number of media enhancements:

  • Closed Captions for Text to Speech: Lectora will automatically generate a closed caption file with the resulting mp3 audio file.
  • Updated Media Player: Toggle closed captions on or off with the CC button on the controller.
  • Set Time action: Jump to a specific time in an audio or video file by triggering this action.
  • Support for high-quality streaming of media content in HTML5 (via HLS and M(PEG)-DASH over HTTP) in order to remove the dependency on Adobe Flash

Security Updates:

  • Lectora was updated to use the Microsoft Visual C++ 2019 libraries to ensure ongoing security support.
  • jQuery was updated to v3.4.1 to remediate security vulnerabilities in the previous version, resulting in discontinued support of Internet Explorer 8 in this release.

Issues Fixed: 

LD-6924: MediaElement.js has been updated to resolve any dependency on Flash for media streaming services.

LD-6927: Images were not displaying when published with scaling on.

LD-6953: Resource Manager no longer enables media conversion for m4v and f4v video.

LD-6891: SCORM titles with “Disable browser resize of published content” and “Scale content to fill window” no longer launch as a white page.

LD-6920: Autostart resolved for Firefox, Safari, and Chrome when media is present on the first page of the course.

LD-6856: Format Painter incorrectly enabled for the QR Code object.

Lectora 18.1.4 Release Notes

Lectora 18.1.4

Released on:  

July 23, 2019

Current Version:

Lectora Inspire 18.1.4 (11720)
Lectora Publisher 18.1.4 (11719)

Issues Fixed:

LD-6834: Last question in randomized test with feedback is not going to next page when you close the feedback message.

LD-6942: Table of Contents would not load in certain circumstances in Firefox.

LD-4535: Randomized test section prevents score value to be set in course variable/passed to LMS.

Lectora 18.1.2 Release Notes

Lectora 18.1.2

Released on:  

May 24, 2019

Current Version:

Lectora Inspire 18.1.2 (11678)

Lectora Publisher 18.1.2 (11677)

Issues Fixed:

LD-6893: Downloading an image from eLearning Brothers Stock Assets closing Lectora Inspire

LD-6896: Dynamic Text showing up as HTML instead of text

LD-6838: Commas in correct responses are not showing in the cmi interactions

LD-6890: Lectora now give guidance in solving internet connection problems

Lectora 18.1.1 Release Notes

Lectora 18.1.1

Released on:  

May 13, 2019

Current Version:

Lectora Inspire 18.1 (11660)

Lectora Publisher 18.1 (11659)

Supported Browsers:   

Published content is cross-platform compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher, or any recent version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge.

Lectora 18.1.1 includes the following updates and fixes:

New Features:

The primary new features of Lectora 18.1.1 are the following:

  • Convert text to speech: Lectora will create an mp3 audio file based on text
  • Style Painter: Quickly copy and paste Style properties for images, text, shapes, buttons, and characters
  • Accessibility enhancement: Screen readers will announce initially hidden text when shown

Issues Fixed:

LD-6840: Accessible titles with buttons will use the shape as the click area

LD-6763 Accessible titles will no longer show focus indicators for hidden audio with closed captions

LD-6844: Reset Matching questions will now remove lines properly from the page

LD-6742: Bookmarking issues when closing a course using the browser’s ‘x’ button have been resolved

LD-6121: AICC titles on ScormCloud will now exit using an Exit button in the course

LD-6880: SPP publish on Safari browser pages without transitions look like fly in from right