Click2learn Introduces comprehensive certification program

May 3, 2001

BELLEVUE, WA – Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) introduced today a comprehensive certification program for standards-based learning management systems to certify that they are fully compatible with its award-winning ToolBook authoring software.

The ToolBook Open Standards Certification Program will test learning management systems that comply with AICC (Aviation Industry CBT Committee) and SCORM (Sharable Content Object Reference Model) specifications, to officially verify that they can seamlessly integrate courses created in ToolBook.

ToolBook, which is both AICC-certified and SCORM-compliant, is the most widely used course content authoring tool in the e-Learning industry. As such, Click2learn’s program will serve as an important piece of verification for e-Learning developers who rely on ToolBook to create fully interactive, standards-compliant learning content that needs to integrate with a learning management system, said Brad Crain, Vice President, Learning Tools, for Click2learn.

“The bulk of the learning content that companies want to deliver through their learning management systems is custom content – courses unique to an organization’s knowledge development needs. And a large part of that custom content today is created by ToolBook, the most widely used learning development software in the industry,” Crain said.

“Through this certification program, Click2learn will verify which standards-based learning management systems can seamlessly handle the content developers create with ToolBook. The ToolBook Open Standards Certification Program will serve as an important verification that a specific learning management system an organization is using or is considering will work seamlessly with the leading authoring tool to ensure a better return on their e-Learning investment.”

Compliance testing for Click2learn’s ToolBook Open Standards Certification Program is open now in the United States. Click2learn’s European division will offer testing later in June for learning management system vendors outside of the United States.

To become certified, learning management systems providers must pass the ToolBook Open Standards Certification testing, now in version 1.0. The test suites and corresponding verification enable the learning management system provider to perform the test at their own facility and are free of charge. The suite of tests verify the technical framework established by AICC and SCORM for interoperability between assignable content and learning management systems.

To receive the test suites or request more information about the ToolBook Open Standards Certification Program, contact Click2learn at

About Click2learn

Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) is the leading integrated e-Learning solutions provider to Global 2000 organizations. The company provides comprehensive solutions that include content creation services and tools, integrated learning management and delivery systems, and e-Learning design and delivery expertise to improve workforce performance and commercialize intellectual property. Click2learn is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, with offices in other U.S. cities, Europe and Japan. The company’s customers represent a wide variety of industries, and include Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo, Morningstar, American Airlines, ADC Telecommunications, Deloitte and Touche and GE. For more information about Click2learn’s e-Learning solutions, call (800) 448-6543 or (425) 462-0501 or visit