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.

Features

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.
Certification
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.
Narrator
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

  • You can't go wrong with Platte Canyon's Learning & Mastering ToolBook course.
  • The Platte Canyon CD is your best bet unless you want a brain dump for a senior developer and even then your retention would not be as great.The "guru" would leave eventually and at anywhere between $750 to $1500 a day. The CD is a steal.
  • 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've spent quite a bit of time with it, and I tried to pretend I was a new programmer. I felt, personal opinion, that it did an outstanding job of going over all the basics, while providing an introduction to advanced topics. I came away with the impression that the ideal target audience is someone who has just got a new job and that person needs to work with ToolBook and they've got some media or multimedia experience (maybe with Director) and they are re-tooling. That was my prototypical audience member when I looked at the program. And I thought it did an outstanding job of introducing all topics, with the ability to get additional information or to skip sections I wasn't interested in or found too boring.
  • As a more advanced user (not programmer, just developer), the thing that might be overlooked is Platte Canyon's (I'll just call them PC ... it's so correct ya know) decision to leave the scripts accessible to see how they approached some issues. I found that very instructive in many instances.
  • I realized after the first hour of so of spelunking through the Learning & Mastering CD that I've wasted untold hours previously not knowing what the heck I was doing! Why didn't we buy this stuff sooner? (I'm bruised from kicking myself.) I could not be more impressed with what you've put together here. It has helped me enormously in the brief time I've been able to use it so far!
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