Frequently Asked Questions about MicroLector2019-09-11T16:02:28+00:00

Frequently asked questions about MicroLector

What features are planned for the future of MicroLector?2019-09-11T14:02:48+00:00

We are striving to become the easiest to use microlearning and microteaching tool possible. Many features will be coming up, but we do change priorities according to our customers preferences. Please check our newsletter or Facebook page for more feature announcements.

We are a school class/company and would like to create many lessons and playlists, but have some questions. Who do we need to contact?2019-09-11T16:05:24+00:00

Feel free to contact the support and we will get back in touch as fast as we can.

Some lesson are not free on MicroLector. How come?2019-09-11T16:07:09+00:00

Some lessons have been carefully developed by experts in their field. This costs time and money. We want to give this people a chance to get reimbursed for their efforts, which is why we offert premium lessons.

How can I adjust the settings so my lesson is private or public?2019-09-11T16:09:23+00:00

Every lesson you create will be private per default and only visible to you. If you share the lesson, it is now visible for anyone with the link. If you use it for a group, it is now visible for every member of that group. If you would like to make a lesson public, because you believe many people might benefit, please contact our support.

How can I change the language settings?2019-09-11T16:11:48+00:00

The language of the app (navigation, menu, buttons etc.) is always English, unless the device is set in German. Currently we offer those 2 languages. However, you are also able to play through lessons which have German content if you adjust it in your profile settings. By the way: Voice Play will not work properly if your device is set in German and you are trying it with an English content lesson.

How can I as a teacher or instructor create a study group?2019-09-11T16:13:47+00:00

You can create a study group in less than 2 minutes by going to “Groups” and clicking on “Create”. You will need the e-mail addresses of the participants and a lesson or playlist. You can use lessons which you created for groups.

How can I create my own playlist?2019-09-11T16:15:11+00:00

Unfortunately, that functionality is not yet available. It is planned to be released soon.

What is a playlist?2019-09-11T16:16:30+00:00

A playlist is a collection of lessons. Depending on the settings lessons have to be played in sequence or can be accessed in no particular order.

Voice Play sounds terrible. What’s wrong?2019-09-11T16:23:24+00:00

If you are using voice play with German content on a phone which is set to English, the iPhone/iPad will try to read it nevertheless. This means it will read German as if it were English and that won’t sound good. Please use voice play only if the language of the device is also the same as the language of the lesson content.

How can I activate the voice play feature?2019-09-11T16:26:49+00:00

Voice play is available for selected content. In the lessons overview there is a small speaker symbol to mark all voice play enabled lessons. You will also see 2 start buttons instead of 1 if you go to the start page of the lesson.

How can I share my progress with other people?2019-09-11T16:31:42+00:00

You can share your progress with teachers, friends or parents. Go to “Settings” -> “Result Sharing” to add anyone to the result sharing list. The people on this list will receive an e-mail whenever you finished a lesson, daily or when you finished a lesson successfully (depending on your settings).

Where can I find my statistics?2019-09-11T16:33:50+00:00

You can find your statistics in “Settings -> My statistics”. Please note that statistics are only tracked for users who are signed in.

How many questions are in a lesson?2019-09-11T16:34:39+00:00

A lesson can have anything between 1 and 100 questions.

Sometimes I can’t see the entire question/image. What’s wrong here?2019-09-11T16:37:11+00:00

Some smaller devices (older iPhones) sometimes won’t be able to show you the entire question or image without scrolling. This is because the MicroLector app is optimized for iPhone X and newer devices. Nevertheless, all lessons are fully playable with scrolling. If you still have a problem to play the lessons, please contact our support.

Where can I report an error in a question or answer?2019-09-11T16:38:28+00:00

Please contact our support and provide the name of the lesson as well as the question text.

There are 4 possible answers to each question. How many are correct?2019-09-11T16:39:49+00:00

The creator of the lesson decides how many are correct. At least 1 has to be correct, but it can also be that 2, 3 or 4 answers are correct.

Is the sequence of the questions within a lesson always the same?2019-09-11T16:42:20+00:00

The question sequence can be random or all in sequence (1,2,3,4..). The lesson creator can adjust this feature.

Are the answers in lessons always in the same order?2019-09-11T17:35:54+00:00

No. The sequence is always random.

Does MicroLector have a Facebook or Instagram presence?2019-09-11T17:37:42+00:00
How can I let my friends know about MicroLector?2019-09-11T17:39:36+00:00

There is a share button on the start page of each lesson. Additionally, you can share private lessons which you created below “Create” by swiping from left to right.

How do I create my first lesson?2019-09-11T17:43:47+00:00

You can create a lesson on the “Create” tab once you are logged in. Check out our tutorial in the help center.

Are there video tutorials or walk throughs on how to use MicroLector?2019-09-11T17:46:09+00:00

You can find all the tutorials you need in the help center.

Who can I contact if I need support?2019-09-11T17:47:37+00:00

Please use our contact form and we will get back to you as fast as we can.

What does MicroLector cost?2019-09-11T17:49:47+00:00

The main features of the app such as creating lessons, study groups and import functionality are free. Some fees will apply for premium content.

Is MicroLector available in any other language than German or English?2019-09-11T17:52:27+00:00

Currently, English and German are supported.

Several languages more are planned to become available soon.

Which mobile phones or operating systems does MicroLector support?2019-09-11T17:55:46+00:00

Currently the MicroLector app is available for all iOS devices which are above iOS 12.

We are planning an Android version soon.

Can I pause a lesson and continue later?2019-09-11T17:57:59+00:00

Most lessons have been created for short learning sessions and should not take more than a few minutes. If you take a call or switch to another app, you will be able to pick off where you left the app unless you rebooted your device.

What can I do if I forgot my username or password?2019-09-11T17:59:34+00:00

If you forgot your password, you can reset it on the login page. If you forgot your username, please contact our support.

What benefits will I get for getting a MicroLector account?2019-09-11T18:04:58+00:00

Most lessons can be played without an account. With an account you can create unlimited lessons, create and manage unlimited study groups and get statistics on your progress.

Can I make money with my MicroLector lessons?2019-09-11T18:08:16+00:00

MicroLector enables you to create your own premium lessons. You can already sell a 20 question lesson. Please check the help center for more information.

Can I create my own lessons?2019-09-11T18:10:34+00:00

Yes. With MicroLector you can create your own lessons with a small introduction and a quiz part. You can add unlimited questions, voice play and images. Find out more at our help center.

Which lessons are already available on MicroLector?2019-09-11T18:12:38+00:00

You can already access dozens of lessons on the MicroLector app and the number is growing steadily. We offer many math lessons, exam preparations, history and much more.

Which OS are supported?2019-09-11T18:14:25+00:00

Currently we offer MicroLector for iOS. An Android and web version are coming soon.

Where can I download the app?2019-09-11T18:17:15+00:00

Download MicroLector for free on the app store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/microlector/id1462850247

Why should I use MicroLector?2019-09-11T18:23:30+00:00

MicroLector helps you to learn or teach. The app is optimized for small learning units (“microlearning”) and is best used for preparing for specific exams, improve knowledge or learning a small skill. You can create lessons and study groups and get detailed statistics on your own progress or the progress of the group. If you have valuable knowledge, you can get paid for it by creating premium content.

Can I use MicroLector in Flight Mode or offline?2019-09-13T06:31:33+00:00

Currently, you need to be connected to the internet to use most MicroLector features. Because of that, connection costs from your service provider may apply. We are planning an offline mode soon.