ToolBook 10.5: Comprehensive solution for fast, easy content authoring by Tom Hall

Learning Solutions Magazine

SumTotal Systems ToolBook 10.5 Here is a comprehensive guide to ToolBook, including how. Quiz Summary feature, and deploy ToolBook content to an LMS. adds more authoring support for mobile devices and geolocation, and. enhancements for Section 508 compliance. to customize interactions and create branching, use the Actions Editor, the Simulation Editor, and the.

eLearning Content to the iPhone - Toolbook Releases Instructor Beta

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Well, now that didn't take very long. Nice job Asymetr.I mean click2.wait.I mean SumTotal. Can anyone point me to some good sample content created with the beta preview? Or let me know if you are an Instructor user and plan to create some content soon. I'd love to check it out. Brad Crain, VP and GM of Sumtotal, released this Announcement on the Instructor blog. They are holding webinars this week to get you up to speed

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Be Wary of Authoring Tool Comparisons

Adobe Captivate

This authoring tool was Toolbook, and I believe it was version 9. Based on that, you might think that I would be qualified to at least offer my opinion with a comparison between Toolbook and Captivate, but I feel differently. I’ve not actively used Toolbook in many years. Most of what I learned about Toolbook has faded from memory. The best comparison I could give is to compare Toolbook from ten years ago with Adobe Captivate 2017 Release.

Articulate, Captivate, Dreamweaver and Lectora Tops in eLearning Authoring Tool Satisfaction

Tony Karrer

While tools such as Toolbook and Authorware are down a bit. I was somewhat surprised that my post: Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction didn't generate more interest. You can see the detailed view of the sat numbers here. This data shows that the Articulate tools, Adobe Captivate and Dreamweaver and Lectora are near the top for elearning course authoring. What surprised me is that there wasn't more discussion around this. Is this just common knowledge these days?

iPhone Authoring - Seems Simple Enough

Vignettes Learning

I am not suggesting you should buy Toolbook. Examples from By ToolBook Scroll two-thirds of the page to view some examples. How you can construct by using an Authoring Tool for iPhones (from SumTotal) To author the course for Toolbook, view the introduction video. link] View Toolbook version to publish the iPhone content online. Personally, I am glad Toolbook provides this. I once did authoring many years ago using Toolbook 1, 2, 3 and 7.

There is No "PowerPoint"

eLearning Cyclops

For example, Captivate, Flash, ToolBook, Storyline, etc. So often I get a call from subject matter experts (SME) and other stakeholders regarding elearning courses asking, "Can''t you just send me the PowerPoint?" My answer of "There is no PowerPoint" is usually not received well and followed by a tone of disbelief. I don''t deny them a PowerPoint because they will probably compromise the instructional integrity of the courses, which is possible, or because I am selfish.

My e-Learning Toolbox

eLearning Cyclops

ToolBook authoring tool - this is the DHTML authoring tool used at my company, but prior to this I used TrainerSoft (now Outstart Trainer), which is my preference. Every so often I see my fellow bloggers posting lists of what they have in their e-learning toolbox. These posts are always interesting and helpful. It is a glimpse not just into their development tool preferences, but it also provides some reflection into the approaches they take in creating courses.

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The Cost of E-Learning Development – Time & Money

ICDTranslation

It is fair to say that e-learning design and development is closer to art than to science and it is hard to measure what exactly it takes to develop an interesting, successful and rewarding course. Nevertheless, the process still needs to be timed and budgeted and therefore questions like: How long does it take? o r How much does it cost? need a concrete answer.

Instructional Design Orthodoxy

Xyleme

I will be dating myself here, but so much of the orthodoxy in the instructional design process was forged back in the late 80’s and early 90’s when the only Computer-Based Training (CBT) tools were Toolbook for the PC, and Hypercard for the Mac. Back then, the metaphor was a deck of cards and each card was a 640×480 screen’s worth of content. Due to the technical constraints it became a law that “pages must not scroll”.

Rapid eLearning Tools

Tony Karrer

Rapid eLearning Tools Satisfaction from the eLearningGuild Research reported Feb 2007 - Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Tool Satisfaction See also Software Simulation Tools. Page update Mar 2008. When the above graphic was taken, it shows the overall satisfaction reported by eLearningGuild members about various tools. I was reminded of the various Brandon Hall shoot-outs.

Development Tools - Should I Cut Out the Middle Guy?

eLearning Cyclops

Over the years, I have used ToolBook, Trainersoft, and even Dreamweaver with Coursebuilder. Back when I first started developing e-learning courses, I used Macromedia's Authorware. For more interactive elements, I used Flash and imported the SWFs into Authorware. Almost every course involved using Flash for interactive elements (animations, games, quizzes, simulations, video, etc.).

Award Nominee Reveals His eLearning Authoring Toolkit [Guest Post]

eLearning Weekly

I’ve expanded to using Toolbook and other software. So far my personal experience is limited to Toolbook and Articulate as authoring tools. For the more advanced user, or anyone authoring eLearning full time, Toolbook, Adobe , and Lectora offer suites of software that are state-of-the-art. Larry Ober has been nominated as Best eLearning Designer in the Maestro eLearning Awards , dubbed the OSCARS of the eLearning industry.

eLearning Guild Authoring & Development Tools Research Report (2008)

Learning Visions

WebEx 7% Also on this list ToolBook Instructor Rapid Intake – Flashform Camtasia ToolBook Assistant Raptivity Firefly Skillsoft Lectora (Open Office) Keynote Brainshark Presentations Captivate’s at the top of the list of what’s IN someone’s toolbox, but it’s not the one that’s necessarily used the most. After my session at ISPI earlier this week, someone commented that what would have really been useful is a list of the top 10 authoring tools in the market.

Lessons from the past

dVinci Interactive

Other technological improvements followed rapidly – Windows 95 was a game-changer, as was the introduction of the PC authoring system Toolbook along with cross-platform tools like Director and Authorware. My great aunt, who was a teacher in a one-room school, used to tell me about the evolution of technology she’d witnessed in her life. By the time she retired she had watched society move from horse-drawn carriages to automobiles to the Wright brothers to astronauts landing on the moon.

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Top Tools for Developing Simulation Based E-learning Courses – Part 2

CommLab India

ToolBook Instructor . The ToolBook Instructor is a powerful Authoring tool which allows subject matter experts (SMEs) and learning professionals to easily and quickly create interactive software simulations. In the previous blog , we looked at the top 10 Authoring tools used for developing simulation based e-learning courses.

Mars Colony 01: A Journey Into JavaScript and Gamification

Adobe Captivate

Back in the day, this was basically how we set up OpenScript within the Toolbook object hierarchy. Launch the Mission: Mars Colony 01 Project: . Adobe Captivate 2019 incorporates a rich variety of accessible features and functions that allow developers to produce effective eLearning courses. However, whether the result of client requirements, or your own professional development goals, you may want to extend Captivate’s capabilities through the use of JavaScript or JQuery.

My Journey to Apple Products

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

We could learn Hypercard or we could learn Toolbook. I had chosen the corporate track so I selected Toolbook. But luckily the other student that knew toolbook knew it REALLY well and I learned a lot. This post was influenced by Aaron Silvers and his post Influence. I didn't join the computer revolution until college. And even then I did not have my own. I had to wait in long lines at the school's computer lab just to "type up" my report from the handwritten rough draft.

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How to Become a Digital CLO

CLO Magazine

In 1994, software company Asymetrix released ToolBook, a computer-based training authoring tool that made it possible for virtually anyone to create web-based training programs. It was a defining moment that changed the way companies think about how and where employees learn. Since then, online learning has gotten cheaper and easier to create and store, making it possible for learning groups to disseminate millions of pieces of content to serve every learner’s needs.

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A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training

Litmos

ith Windows based PCs dominating the workplace, the cofounder of Microsoft Paul Allen launched an authoring tool business called Asymetrix with their flagship product Toolbook. I’ve been working in this industry for almost 25 years, but like everyone, the other 25 years were also spent in the learning industry: elementary school, high school, college, etc. As I get older, new professionals fresh out of Ed Tech programs look younger and younger.

GeoLearning Acquired by SumTotal: The mLearning Impact?

mLearning Trends

SumTotal's ToolBook authoring tool, now in version 10.x, The enterprise learning market witnessed another big consolidation event today as SumTotal Systems announced it acquired GeoLearning thus further positioning SumTotal as the largest platform provider for LMS and talent management solutions in the industry. According to leading analyst Josh Bersin , the combined entity will grow SumTotal's "total market share to 12.5%.

Development Tools I Would Learn If I Were You - June's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

e-Learning web-based training (WBT) development tool : This will most likely be your "go to" tool for developing asynchronous online courses and/or assessments (OutStart Trainer, Articulate, ToolBook, etc., June's Big Question over at the Learning Circuits blog is regarding tools one should ".learn learn today in order to be a valuable eLearning professional in 2015." So you know my perspective, since my start in e-learning I have always been both a designer and developer.

What Do We Mean When We Say HTML5?

The Learning Circuits

But HTML output that you can create with tools like Lectora and ToolBook is usually so… static. No doubt you’ve heard at least a whisper about HTML5 over the last year. It’s a Flash-killer. It’s the only way to get multimedia on mobile devices. It’s not going to be ready for use until 2022. It’s going to save the world. There’s a lot of hype.

Keeping Up - April's Big Question

eLearning Cyclops

April's Big Question from Learning Circuits is "How to Keep up?" This is in reference the immense and rapidly expanding technology tools. It is tough to stay on top of all the emerging tools. However, being involved in an e-learning community is a big help. For me it is a blog community and following many experts on Twitter. Not only am I often made aware of new tools, but also get opinions, tips, and examples of their use.

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from One ID Challenge and HTML5 Authoring Tool Review

E-learning Uncovered

While there is no one tool on the market yet that does even 90% of the most common things we need an authoring tool to do AND publishes to HTML5, major authoring tools that deserve your consideration include SumTotal ToolBook and Trivantis Lectora (in the super-powerful camp) and Rapid Intake’s mLearning Studio, dominKnow Claro, and Luminosity Studio (in the quick-and-templated camp). I was thrilled to be accepted to speak and asked to serve on a panel at my first DevLearn experience!

DevLearn 2011 – Notes from My Presentations

E-learning Uncovered

While there is no one tool on the market yet that does even 90% of the most common things we need an authoring tool to do AND publishes to HTML5, major authoring tools that deserve your consideration include SumTotal ToolBook and Trivantis Lectora (in the super-powerful camp) and Rapid Intake’s mLearning Studio, dominKnow Claro, and Luminosity Studio (in the quick-and-templated camp). I was thrilled to be accepted to speak and asked to serve on a panel at my first DevLearn experience!

Training Standards

Tony Karrer

However, it all settled down to roughly Toolbook, Authorware and IconAuthor. Bill Sawyer posted in response to my Conversation Topics post. You can find posts aggregated via eLearning Learning - 100 Conversations. I've not met Bill before, and this was a great way to start. He is definitely challenged and thinking a lot about training standards. Bill has quite a few questions in his post: eLearning is suffering from the Beta/VHS or Blu-ray/HD-DVD challenge.

Fears of the Course Authoring Tool Market

eLearning 24-7

Platte Canyon – Toolbook 11 (full version) $2,795 per license. Its nearly Halloween and with that comes the shocking and fearful excitement or lack thereof of the scariest things on the plane appearing at the movie theaters, in costumes, television and for us, the course authoring tool market. Fear #1 – Evil Clown Pricing. Just in the past two years the per license cost of authoring tools has skyrocketed.

Shift in eLearning from Pure Courseware towards Reference Hybrids

Tony Karrer

Authorware , Toolbook ) to the new generation of WBT authoring tools (e.g., Just when you've made the transition from the prior generation of CBT authoring tools (e.g., Captivate , Lectora ), it looks like things are slowly shifting again. The shift I'm seeing is away from the design of pure "courseware" solutions and much more to "reference hybrid" solutions. To explain this, I need to step back and deal with the fact that terminology around eLearning Patterns is problematic.

The King is Dead

eLearning 24-7

The weapons including Authorware, Macromedia Director, DazzlerMax, Toolbook were the ones that separated the knights from the common folk. Gazing upon the Tower of London it occurred to me that upon this tower where many folks lost their lives, another one recently had fallen. Chopped by the ax as they would say. Brought down by the tool or tools, another retorted back. Nay, said another person standing near me.

Q&A - eLearning Standards Especially SCORM

Tony Karrer

This does not appear to be a new posting, but one that I recently found for the ToolBook community, but it is relevant for all. Now that I posted about Better Questions for Learning Professionals , I've been receiving questions via email from a variety of people. That's great! I like getting interesting questions. Some of them I just respond with an email. But, I'm going to try to make a practice of creating blog posts around some of the questions.

mLearning Content Types - Level 5: Courseware

mLearning Trends

Hot Lava Mobile ® from OutStart or ToolBook from SumTotal), great care must be taken to optimize all content to reduce file size, thus reducing the time and expense needed to deploy these modules. Level 5: Content and Courseware NOTE: This is part 6 of 7 in a continuing series; please see earlier posts for more background information.

Authoring Tool Trends for 2017

eLearning 24-7

The world of authoring tools started at the advanced level, Authorware, Toolbook and to an extent DazzlerMax. The authoring tool industry continues to evolve. Adapt? Yes in some cases, no in other cases. If you are inquiring adoption across all learning tech capabilities and consumer demand (from the consumer marketplace and learners), then the answer is half yes and half no. .

Rapid Content Authoring Tools: Market, Mayhem and Reality

eLearning 24-7

Toolbook. Toolbook. As the evolution of e-learning continues, the rapid content authoring tools (RCAT) market follows suit. This is a growing market with new vendors showing up, but at the same time, others disappearing. While the assumption would be that all the products are alike, or that fee based tools are superior to their free counterparts, nothing could be farther than the truth.

Bridge over troubled authoring tool waters

eLearning 24-7

SumTotal Toolbook 11 – the irony here is that one of their resellers enables you to buy the product and shows not only the pricing for it, but also various plugins you can get and its pricing. Let’s start of with a scenario. You go into an ice cream store. You look about and see a variety of flavors but can’t decide. You say to yourself, “I wonder if the Raisin Banana is any good?”

Top 10 eLearning Predictions for 2010

Tony Karrer

And the first experiences as you tried to move your Authorware, IconAuthor or Toolbook course to run using their new web delivery solution? Before I start with any of my actual predictions, let me throw in an overall prediction that the year is going to start off slow for most people, but by the end of the year, we will all be thinking: “Wow, 2010 was a crazy year!” When I say that, keep in mind that 90% of what workplace learning is all about will be basically unchanged this year.