Click2learn Expands ToolBook for Learning-Enabled Software Simulations

March 8, 2002

BELLEVUE, Wash.–March 6, 2002–Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) today introduced

new tools for learning-enabled software simulations in the latest edition of

its highly acclaimed ToolBook™ desktop authoring software.ToolBook Instructor

8.5 allows learning content developers to easily create software simulations

that can automatically assess and record user performance, without the need

for special programming skills. The new technology provides assessment capabilities

beyond other software simulation production tools on the market today, which

automate the process of capturing and demonstrating software. With ToolBook

8.5, learning content developers gain a simple point-and-click interface to

create interactive simulations and customize how performance is tracked. Simulations

can be set to provide simple demonstrations, practice sessions that offer user

feedback, or even formal certifications, in which users’ performance is fully

tracked and recorded.

Simulations created using ToolBook integrate well with Click2learn’s Aspen

Enterprise Learning Platform™, allowing content developers to manage simulation

objects as part of their learning content management (LCMS) program, and allowing

learning management system (LMS) administrators to track skills acquired through

simulated sessions.Because ToolBook supports the industry’s latest learning

standards, including SCORM 1.2, these simulations can be delivered and tracked

via any standards-compliant learning management server. "ToolBook 8.5 is

an important advance for the interactive authoring of e-Learning content,"

said ToolBook user John Chapman, president of On-line Training Corporation.

"Click2learn has made software simulation authoring capabilities accessible

to training managers and instructional designers, making it quick and easy to

create software simulations without special programming skills. This is important

to any training developer managing today’s rapid product rollout cycles."

In recent Click2learn surveys of the e-Learning authoring market, 80 percent

of e-Learning developers were tasked with creating simulations, and nearly 90

percent predicted that this element would prove critical for future learning


"Creating software simulations is one of the most frequently required tasks

in learning content development today. Because of its complexity, it has also

been one of the most time-consuming tasks. This is especially true for companies

that are looking to go beyond simple product demonstrations to find out how

well their customers or employees understand and use their software," said

Srinivas Chandrasekar, Click2learn’s senior vice president of technology.

"ToolBook 8.5 allows you to dramatically reduce the time it takes to create

performance-based software simulations; and with Aspen LCMS, you can manage

them like any other learning object or asset you have." Click2learn’s ToolBook

has been named one of the best desktop authoring software packages on the market

today by e-Learning analysts, training and human resource publications. Thousands

of companies and organizations – representing more than 120,000 licensed users

– rely upon ToolBook for their creation of SCORM – and AICC-compliant content.

This long-term user base includes 13,000 major global corporations, hundreds

of military and government organizations, and more than 500 colleges, universities

and K-12 schools.

Pricing and Availability

ToolBook Instructor 8.5 will begin shipping March 15 and is available for purchase

today. The desktop authoring software is priced at $2,599 for first-time purchases;

upgrade prices start at $695. Discounts are available for quantity purchases

and education and government customers. ToolBook may be purchased directly through

Click2learn or through Click2learn’s global network of value-added resellers

serving 22 regions in Europe, Japan, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Please

contact the company at 800/448-6543 from North America, or 425/462-0501 from

outside the United States or online at

About Click2learn

Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS) is a provider of enterprise software for Global 2000

organizations seeking to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge throughout

their extended enterprise. Using Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform,

organizations can deploy highly interactive, personalized learning initiatives

to achieve strategic business objectives. Many of the world’s best-known corporations

use Click2learn’s technology and award-winning content development services

to improve workforce performance, educate customers, and publish large volumes

of learning content. Click2learn’s clients include Microsoft, Fidelity Investments,

Wells Fargo, Symantec, Prudential, American Airlines, ADC Telecommunications,

Ernst & Young and the New York Stock Exchange. Based in Bellevue, Wash.,

Click2learn (,

800/448-6543) operates offices in the United States and Europe.

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Click2learn’s solutions and increase revenues, the ability to successfully address

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CONTACT: Click2learn

Sara Britton, 425/637-5872


Jeff Howlett, 425/637-1514