Docebo for Lectora®

Learn how to integrate your Docebo LMS with authoring tool Lectora®.

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May 5th, 2020

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Your Docebo learning platform integrates with Lectora®, an E-Learning authoring tool used to create online training courses, assessments, and presentations. This integration allows you to skip several tedious steps when publishing content in your platform.

Activating Lectora® in Docebo

To begin the integration, log into your LMS as the Superadmin, then access the Admin Menu from the gear icon in the top right corner of your platform. In the Admin Menu, press the Add New Apps buttonIn order to activate the Lectora® Online App, select the Third Party Integrations tab. Find the app from the list of apps, then press the Activate App button in the app’s row.

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Read the description, then press Install Now. The app has now been added to My AppsIt’s important to note that once this app has been activated in your LMS, a PENS connection will automatically be configured without you needing to do any additional configuration. Docebo’s PENS (Package Exchange Notification System) App streamlines the development and publishing process for authoring courses. PENS is a standard that provides a protocol for authoring tools to directly send courses packages to an LMS.

Please note that you must activate this app if you want to integrate any authoring tool with your LMS. This means that any authoring tool in which you would like to integrate with Docebo MUST support the PENS protocol.

Configuring Lectora® in Docebo

To begin the configuration, access the Admin Menu, then find the Lectora® section and press the Manage subitem. On the management page, add your Lectora® Online platform URL in the corresponding text box. Your platform URL should be, but please note it will change depending on the region from which you are using the platform. For example, United States customers would use

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Select the destination category for Lectora® objects that will land in the CLOR from the dropdown menu, then review your account information. When you’re finished, press Save ChangesNow, you need to copy your account information into Lectora® to complete the integration. Log into your Lectora® platform as the Admin. Then, on the left side of the page, select the Organization Settings item under the Administration section.

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Then, find the Property and Value Section. In the Property column, find the following rows:

  • Publish to Docebo: Server URL
  • Publish to Docebo: Username
  • Publish to Docebo: Password

In each of these rows, you need to add the corresponding values in the Value row. This information is the account information that you saw on the management page for the app in your LMS.

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When you’ve entered the information in the Value row, press Save. Your Lectora® Online Account has now been configured with your Docebo LMS. After you’ve completed the integration, it’s important to know that a PENS Standard configuration automatically took place in the background.  You can view this configuration by going to the Admin Menu, then selecting the Advanced Settings item.

On the Advanced Settings page, select the PENS tab. On the PENS page, you will see the app has been added to the list of applications. You do not have the option to edit or delete this configuration.

Publishing Lectora® Content in Docebo

Once Lectora® has been configured properly, you can begin uploading Lectora® content into Docebo. You must do so from the Central Learning Object Repository. You cannot upload Lectora® content directly into courses. To start, reach the Admin Menu, then click on the Central Repository item.

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Then, on the main CLOR page, press the Add Training Material button and select Lectora® from the dropdown menu. You will then be redirected to your Lectora® platform. Log into your Lectora® account, then find the item you wish to publish on your LMS. When you click on the content to open it, find the Publish button in the top right corner.

Confirm all of the information in the pop up box, the press OK when you’re ready. The content has now been copied into your LMS. You will find it in your CLOR. To learn how to push items from the CLOR to specific courses, please refer to this article.