|ToolBook II Instructor v8 Features
Authoring with the Catalog
The Catalog is designed for ease of use. The intuitive browsing environment and drag-and-drop capabilities make it easy to build the pages of your book. You can add objects to the Catalog or remove them.
New to the Catalog in ToolBook II Instructor 8:
The Catalog is now dock-able anywhere on your ToolBook II application.
The Catalog in faster and easier to use due to the new design.
The Actions Editor is a visual programming tool in ToolBook II Instructor. It features familiar interface elements-such as menus and a toolbar- that you can use to add sophisticated interactive behavior to objects in your Instructor applications.
Action Editor functionality added to ToolBook II Instructor 8:
"Actions Palette" - allows you to drag and drop actions into your action sequence.
"In-place Editing" - allows you to modify common properties of actions without going into the action properties dialog.
Keyboard support - allows you to respond to keyDown, keyUp and keyChar events, so you can respond to user keyboard input.
New actions - "Set URL Parameter" and "HTTP Post".
"Set URL Parameter allows you to set name/values pairs that will be passed with the HTTP post.
An HTTP Post passes the information to a particular URL and stores the returned value in a variable. This allows communication between your ToolBook II application and other items on your Web-site.
Distribute an application in a variety of formats
Instructor users can deliver courses over the Internet, an intranet, or on CD-ROM. Students can view your courses in a Web browser that displays the DHTML (Dynamic HTML) file format. Alternatively, students can use the ToolBook II Neuron browser plug-in to view courses in a native ToolBook II Book (TBK file) in a Web browser.
DHTML improvements for ToolBook II Instructor 8:
Allows you to export a range of pages or recently changed pages.
Overall performance increase for the export process.
Learning Management System (LMS)
A Learning Management System is a platform that allows you to launch, track, and analyze e-Learning.
ToolBook II Instructor 8 now offers a learning management system via the e-Learning Network Connection
ToolBook II users can upload content into their own e-LMS (ASP offering)
1 year free license
click2learn.manager and click2learn.publisher are included
Unlimited storage for one year
Customize the look and feel
If you have specialized needs, Instructor includes the powerful OpenScript programming language for preparing simulations, utilizing ActiveX controls, and creating other types of object behavior.
Designed for AICC
Ability to use third-party ActiveX controls and DLLs
Make use of your own or third party Java applets, and ActiveX objects.
Question objects provide securely encrypted answers
Provide encrypted answers and feedback to your users to test them on their understanding of your content.
Compatible with a variety of file formats
Include a variety of file formats in courses that will be distributed on the Internet, such as Flash, MP3, avi, MIDI, RealPlayer, Windows Media, Microsoft Word documents, Microsoft Powerpoint, and much more.