We often get asked about the benefits of using SMS for the distribution of our e-learning courses. The answer to that question has two aspects:

  1. With SMS, we have a phone number, which allows us to directly identify the learner. As a result, a login procedure is no longer necessary. The phone number serves as the login. This makes it easy and straightforward to enable hard-to-reach employees to engage in learning.
  2. The second reason is more technical. SMS distribution channels (the mobile phone providers) provide us with immediate delivery data. This means that we receive information about the delivered message – the e-learning content – right away. We can see when the message was sent and when it was delivered to the phone. We combine this data with the e-learning course data and log it into our Learning Management System (LMS). This gives us insight into the entire distribution process, which is valuable for compliance, and also helps us track results!

Curious about how this works? We’d be happy to provide you with a demo.

Recently, in a Product Demo from LesLinq (sign up here), we received the following question:
“If someone provides an incorrect answer in LesLinq, can I include a link in the feedback to more information on the topic?”

Scenario-Based Learning:
Yes, in LesLinq, you can design ‘scenario-based learning.’ Because LesLinq offers 100% freedom in design and interaction (the ‘flow’ of the lesson), there are even multiple options available in this scenario.

In LesLinq, you can link an ‘action’ to everything. When you want to use scenario-based learning, you set up an action based on the given answer. If an answer is correct (or incorrect), you can set up a specific flow to, for example, a certain series of slides with more information, a video, images with or without audio, a piece of text, etc. The possibilities are vast.

How does this work?


scenario based learning in LesLinq
The action can be:

  • Navigate To URL (external link)
  • Navigate to Page (internal series of slides or individual slide with information)
  • Change Property (visibility/placement/scale, etc.)
  • Change Style (color/formatting)
  • Play Animation (slide/fade/zoom)
  • Play/Pause/Stop Audio
  • Play/Pause/Stop Video
scenario based learning in leslinq

At the end of the flow, you can go back to the question, continue with the learning, or proceed with another learning path within the learning, and so on—whatever you prefer.

Yes, the online tool is completely in English.

Yes, LesLinq enables users to share a project or to or collaborate on a project.


For sharing your project, you have 2 options:

  • share a preview of your project via a public or restriced weblink / URL
  • share a copy of your project that the other user can edit


When collaborating on a project, you work together effectively in the same project.

Grant acces to another LesLinq user for collaboration and work together (not simultaneously) on the same project.

Check out this tutorial that explains how to share and collaborate in LesLinq.

It sometimes happens that the projects don’t load properly after you’ve logged in. The best thing to do then is to clear your browser cache and delete cookies.

Why Clear Cache and Cookies?

Clearing the cache and cookies from a web browser is an important first-step for almost any troubleshooting for internet browsing. The ‘cache’ is a tool used by your internet browser to speed up the page loading process. However, sometimes it can cause a problem when websites are updated and developed as files saved in the cache may conflict with what’s actually coded into the website. Clearing cache and cookies is often the first step you take to solve problems. By clearing your cache regularly, you force your browser to start over and you can be sure to see the latest pages and data.

Keyboard Shortcut for Most Browsers

If you are using Internet Explorer, Edge, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox you can quickly clear cache with a keyboard shortcut. While in your browser, press Ctrl + Shift + Delete simultaneously on the keyboard to open the appropriate window.

IMPORTANT: Be sure and close/quit the browser and restart it after clearing the cache and cookies.

Of course, you want the loading time of your project to be as short as possible. No one has the sense and time to wait for a page to load. Using images that are too large is a major cause of long loading time. Reducing your images will make the web page load and display faster in web browsers.

There are several ways to resize an image without losing image quality. Our 2 (free) favorites:

  • Ctrl + s -> Save
  • Ctrl + z -> Undo
  • Ctrl + Shift + z -> Redo
  • Ctrl + a -> Select all
  • Arrow keys -> Move elements by 1 px
  • Shift + Arrow keys -> Move elements by 10 px
  • Ctrl + g -> Group selected elements
  • Ctrl + Shift + g -> Ungroup slected group
  • Ctrl + c -> Copy element
  • Ctrl + v -> Paste element
  • Ctrl + Shift + v -> Paste element in place

If you hold down the CTRL key, you can select an upper layer

When you are logged into LesLinq, you will see ‘My Contacts’ in the navigation menu at the top of the page. Click on it.

To be able to add a contact, you first need to create a group. This can be done by clicking on ‘Create Group’. You fill in the name of the group and click on ‘Add’. You can now add new contacts via the ‘Create contact’ function. Select the group the contact should be added to.

You can add contacts manually or import an Excel list with contacts. You can download a template Excel file via the button ‘Download Excel Template’.

Yes, you can share a project. This can be done in multiple ways:

  1. Share a link to the project by email or SMS. The recipient can only view the project and can’t change anything.
  2. Share the URL of the published project. Everyone with the link can view the project and can’t change anything.
  3. Share the project with another user to work on it together
  4. Share the project with another user to work on it independently

Sharing a project can be done from the Dashboard, by clicking at the ‘share’ icon in your project overview or directly from within your project by clicking on the share icon in the top right of your screen.

When a project is shared, the Editor, Recipient or Viewer receives an automatic notification. 

Yes, you can! With LesLinq you can work super fast with (many) video files. You can also add layers over a (playing) video, including video over video. In addition, you can zoom and animate in a (playing) video. Would you like to know more? Ask for a free demo.

How to

The LesLinq microlearning platform offers various ways to share e-learning and microlearning content, including through email, SMS, or (private) QR codes.

To distribute your project via QR code you do the following:

When you’re logged in, click on ‘My Projects’ in the top bar. Now select the project you want to distribute via QR code, click on the 3 dots and select ‘Share’.

In the screen that follows, click on ‘Distribute’ in the top right corner. Now you see all distribution options. Click on QR. When using QR codes for distribution, you have two choices: public or private. If you opt for the public setting, your content becomes accessible to anyone who scans the QR code. On the other hand, the private setting restricts content access to authorized learners only. When a learner scans a private QR code, a screen pops up in which the user needs to enter 4 digits of his/her phone number in order to get access to the learning content.

Video tutorial distribution via QR code

In this video, we’ll demonstrate how to distribute LesLinq microlearning content via QR codes.

The LesLinq Question Module allows you to seamlessly add questions throughout your microlearning content. Whether within videos, dispersed sections, or as end assessments, the Question Module offers extensive styling capabilities, allowing you the freedom to align it with your unique branding. Check out these interactive tutorials:

LesLinq offers multiple ways to navigate between different pages. For example through the functions ‘Swipe Through’ and ‘Next/Previous’ (you can turn these on and off in the Project Settings). You also have an option in the Actions to navigate to the previous or next page.

You might, however, want to exclude a particular page from the default “navigation flow. This is possible. You can set this per page in the Page Settings. This can be done by checking the ‘Skip Navigation Flow’ checkbox. When the box is ticked, the page is removed from the navigation flow. It will now only be shown when you specifically link to this page (for example by setting the Actions box to navigate to this specific page in case of a certain action).

Adding a hyperlink to an element works as follows:

  • In the canvas, double-click the element you want to add the hyperlink to (the image, button, shape, video, etc). The propery panel will now open.
  • In Actions, click the VIEW button next to On Mouse Click.
  • Select ‘ADD KEYFRAME’.
    Select ‘ADD ACTION’. Optionally, under Time you can enter a time when you want the action to happen. When adding a hyperlink, Time will usually be set to 00:00:00.

  • Select ‘Navigate to URL’
  • If desired, you can give the action a name (optional).
  • Enter the URL you want to link to.
  • Klick on ‘Confirm’.
  • The hyperlink is now added and automatically opens in a new tab.
add a hyperlink in LesLinq

Having text scroll automatically when you open a page often gives a nice effect. This is also possible in LesLinq. See an example here.

Scrolling text in LesLinq

We made this example as follows:

  • Open a new project
  • Add a fullwidth image to your canvas
  • Add a text block. If you want all text to scroll out of the screen, place the text block at the top of the screen, just outside the canvas. In the properties panel, you will see a negative Y value at ‘Position and Size’.
  • Go to the properties of the textblock (select the text box and click in the bottom left corner at the properties icon). Use the following setting for Initial Animation (you can play with these values to get your desired result):
    • Animation: Slide in from bottom
    • Duration: 30 seconds
    • Delay: 1 second
    • Easing: none

See here the live result!

scrolling text LesLinq

When you’ve added a video or an audio file to a page and you want it to play automatically when the page is viewed, use the following setting.

  • Open the page settings of the page where your video or audio file is placed. You can do this by doubleclicking on the page at the right side of your screen. Click on the ‘VIEW’ button next to ‘Timeline’.
  • Click on ‘Add keyframe’
  • Select the time at which you want the video or audio file to start playing. By chosing 00:00:00 it starts directly when the page is active. If you want to have it started with a delay, fill in the delay time.
  • Click on ‘ADD ACTION’
  • Select ‘Play video’ or ‘Play audio’
  • Give your action a name (optional)
  • Select the file you want to autoplay
  • Save your action by clicking on ‘CONFIRM’

Please note: Several browsers (Chrome, Edge, Firefox, etc.) do not allow autoplay. In that case the user must provide a so-called ”manual interaction” before a video or audio will consistently play properly. In that case permission must be given to autoplay the media files. Once the permission has been given, the other videos and audio files are (mostly) played automatically.

That you can use YouTube videos in LesLinq you may already know. But did you also know that you can choose to share not the whole video, but only a fragment of a video? This works as follows:

  • Place the YouTube video in your canvas by copying and pasting the link;
  • In the editor of the video player, enter the start and end time of the desired segment;
  • Click on ‘Save’.

Through this link you can find more explanations in LesLinq and see an example of the final result.

In the LesLinq canvas, you will see an overview of your pages on the right. Click on the + sign at the top and a new page will be created.


When you add an image to the canvas, you can add various actions to it. You can choose from the following actions:

  • Navigate to URL
  • Navigate to Page
  • Change Property (move across x and y axis, scale, rotate, transparency or invisible)
  • Change Style (switch to another image, change fill or stroke colour)
  • Play Animation (blur, zoom and various options to move the image)
  • Play Audio
  • Stop Audio
  • Pause Audio
  • Play Video
  • Stop Video
  • Pause Video

In the Keyframes you can set at what time the action should occur.

When you want to set up an Action, you have to deal with Keyframes. Simply put, a Keyframe is a time when one or more actions can be performed. You can add a Keyframe (with Action) to an element (image, button, shape, video, etc) as well as to a page. You can set multiple Keyframes at different times. You can link one or more Actions to each Keyframe. For example, you can set an element to play a video at 1 second, stop the video at 20 seconds and navigate to a certain page at 21 seconds.

Actions you can link to a Keyframe are:

  • Navigate to URL
  • Navigate to Page
  • Change Property
  • Change Style
  • Play Animation
  • Play audio
  • Stop Audio
  • Pause Audio
  • Play Video
  • Stop Video
  • Pause Video

When you have set up multiple Keyframes with Actions, you can see them at a glance in the Action Settings. In short, a hugely useful feature, giving you many opportunities to create interactive content

For each element (image, button, shape, video, etc.) that you add to your canvas, you can control how it appears on screen. You set this via Initial Animation. The settings of Initial Animation can be found in the ‘Properties’ of the element. You open the Properties by double clicking on the element in the canvas, or by selecting the element and clicking on the cogwheel icon in the lower left corner. The property panel will now open.

Scroll down to the Inital Animation Settings and select:

  • None
  • Slide in Left
  • Slide Out Left
  • Slide in Right
  • Slide Out Right
  • Slide in Top
  • Slide Out Top
  • Slide in Bottom
  • Slide Out Bottom
  • Fade in
  • Fade Out
  • Zoom In
  • Zoom Out
  • Custom Fade
  • Custom Zoom

At ‘Duration’, set the duration of the animation
At ‘Delay’ you determine at what time the animation starts
At ‘Ease’ you determine the animation settings at the beginning or end of the animation. You can choose from:

  • None
  • Ease on Start
  • Ease on End
  • Ease on Start and End
  • Back on Start
  • Back on End
  • Back on Start and End

In this way you can set the Inital Animation of each element separately.

By adding actions you can make a video even more interactive and keep the attention of your audience. Possible actions you can add are:

  • Navigate to URL
  • Navigate to Page
  • Change Property
  • Change Style
  • Play Animation
  • Play Audio
  • Stop Audio
  • Pause Audio
  • Play video
  • Stop video

You can ad dan action by doubleclicking on the video in your canvas. Click on the ‘VIEW’ button next to Timeline. Select ‘ADD KEYFRAME’. Select the time at which you want the ation to happen. Click on ADD ACTION and select the desired action. Give your action a name (optional). It is possible to add multiple actions at the same time or to add multiple actions at different times.


LesLinq now incorporates Read Speaker, a text-to-speech technology that automatically narrates on-screen text. With a multitude of languages and diverse voice options, you can choose between live streaming the audio or separate audio production for voice-overs. All conveniently available within LesLinq, catering to users in any language. Check out a short demo here or watch this tutorial to find out how to integrate the Read Speaker technology in your project.

LesLinq has a separate feature for importing Photoshop (PSD) files. When you create a project or open an existing one, you can upload Powerpoint files from the Uploads section, at the left menu bar.

Click on UPLOADS, select UPLOAD media and select the PSD file from your computer. The Photoshop file now becomes visible in the uploads panel.

To add the PSD file to your project, click on the 3 dots in the PPT file and select ‘Use in this project’ Each Photoshop layer is imported as a separate element. This gives you as a user tremendous flexibility to further edit the separate layers in LesLinq. The maximum file size for importing a PSD file is 20 MB.

Yes, there are several ways to integrate LesLinq with an LMS. The way this is done depends on the LMS you are working with. It is possible to download projects as HTML5 for use in your own LMS, or to link LesLinq with an LMS via an API link. Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

LesLinq has a separate feature for importing PowerPoint (PPT) files. When you create a project or open an existing one, you can upload Powerpoint files from the Uploads section, at the left menu bar.
Click on UPLOADS, select UPLOAD media and select the PPT file from your computer. The Powerpoint file now becomes visible in the uploads panel.
To add the Powerpoint file to your project, click on the 3 dots in the PPT file and select ‘Use in this project’

LesLinq has a separate feature for importing PDF files. When you create a project or open an existing one, you can upload PDF files from the Uploads section, at the left menu bar.
Click on UPLOADS, select UPLOAD media and select the PDF file from your computer. The PDF file now becomes visible in the uploads panel.
To add the PDF file to your project, click on the 3 dots in the PDF file and select ‘Use in this project’

Is your question not listed?

Let us know. We’d be happy to help.