Extensive Expert Training on Instructor 6.5

Learning & Mastering ToolBook Instructor™ gives you state-of-the-art training on today's premier Computer-Based Training (CBT) authoring environment - Instructor™ 6.5.   In depth yet easy to understand, Learning & Mastering ToolBook Instructor™ gives you almost 20 hours of training on all aspects of using Instructor.  It is ideally suited for every developer from beginner to advanced.


Training for all levels of ToolBook User
This training application contains information and exercises designed to help the student both Learn Instructor™ and Master it.   Whether you are just starting out or have been using ToolBook for a long time, the depth of the training will give you what you need.

Table of Contents
Detailed Demonstrations
Students can "look over the shoulder" of expert developers as they accomplish specific tasks.

The Show Me Screen (Used for Demos)
Hands-On Exercises
Moving beyond simple hot-spot based training.  The hands-on exercises place you in a fully functioning simulation of the Instructor™ environment.  Menus, short-cut keys, and ToolBar buttons all work.

The Let Me Try Screen (Used for Practices)
Expert Tips
The training contains tons of real-world tips from expert ToolBook developers.  These tips go beyond the manual, beyond the official party line.  Hear experts' favorite tips on a subject related to your training screen.  Or browse the whole list of tips for the information you are looking for.

The Expert Tips Screen
OpenScript Tips
Learn the power of ToolBook's scripting capabilities through numerous fully-commented openScript samples ready to be copied in to your application.
When you're ready, take the certification exam.  At the end of the exam, you'll be able to print out a certificate showing your certification score.
Customizable and fully animated narrator. Choose your favorite narrator in the control panel, set whether you want to hear his words, read them, or both (or neither).

Merlin blowing his own horn
How did they do that?
If you own Instructor™ 6, you'll be able to operate the training using either runtime or author-level Instructor.  Author-level Instructor™ will give you you the ability to look "behind the scenes" and see how each part of the training was accomplished.   Let's say that you're on a page with an interaction that you like.  You can simply go to Author and look at the script for the page to see our techniques. 

System Requirements

Learning & Mastering ToolBook II Instructor 6.5 may run on any system that can run ToolBook. If you would like to open the training in Author mode to see how the training was created, you will need Instructor 6.X.

Availability & Pricing

Learning and Mastering ToolBook Instructor 6.5™ is available right now!

You can buy this directly from Platte Canyon worldwide
Call: 1-888-ToolBK-1 (1-888-866-5251) or 719-548-1110.
or use the  Platte Canyon Web Order Form  to place your order on-line!

The CBT is priced at $165 per CD.

This courseware was developed using Instructor, Progress Tracker™ and Plug-In Pro™.

User Comments

  • It's an amazing piece of work; you all should be very proud.
  • I was getting ready to start a big conversion project at the time (4 courses from Lectora to ToolBook) and was in desperate need of quick training. I was looking at either getting training from SumTotal or purchasing your CD. The CD gave me exactly what I needed to complete the course. Thanks for putting out such a great product.
  • Definitely get Platte Canyon's Learning & Mastering ToolBook CD-ROM training course. The great thing about it is that it covers beginner to advanced topics so while you will find it valuable today in getting started with ToolBook, you will also refer to it in the future when you are interested in learning more about OpenScript and some of the more complicated aspects of ToolBook.
  • I would like to add that I think the Learning & Mastering CD is one of the best tools for learning all the aspects of ToolBook I've ever seen. I've been through the ToolBook course with an approved instructor and the CD. I feel that this CD is worth a lot more than the asking price. It would behoove and organization to purchase this CD and I hardly ever use the word behoove.
  • You all do such extremely high quality work. Your Learning & Mastering series is phenomenal. I know that it has benefited me. In fact I'm going to revisit it over the next month or so.
  • From an instructional design standpoint, I think it's a wonderful example of one school of instructional design: Laying out objectives, making sure you teach to them, using testing points along the way to make sure people are focusing on the important concepts, providing summary views, practice exercises, show me examples, along with a summative evaluation. I think there are other instructional design models, some relying upon more inferential and exploratory techniques, but I think they've chosen a very good approach given the topic. And I think they've done it in a way that works.
View all comments