Click2learn’s ToolBook Authoring Software Earns AICC Certification

January 30, 2001

BELLEVUE, WA, January 26th , 2001 – The Aviation Industry CBT Committee (AICC) has certified that click2learn, inc. (NASDAQ: CLKS) ToolBook II Instructor and Assistant – the e-Learning industry’s leading web-based authoring software – comply with AICC guidelines for content creation and assessment for computer- and web-based training.

This certification confirms that content created using ToolBook can be seamlessly integrated into any learning management system that is AICC-compliant.

“As an AICC-certified product, ToolBook now gives developers the means to create content that can be easily integrated with any learning management systems that support the AICC guidelines,” said William A. McDonald, Chairman of the AICC Independent Test Lab Committee. “We’re excited to see Click2learn’s leadership in this arena, and we’re convinced it will help spark a growth in top-quality, reusable content.”

“AICC certification is an important milestone for ToolBook, one of the most frequently used e-Learning authoring tools in the world. What we’re doing as a company will give people greater flexibility to customize their learning experiences by combining content and technology from different e-Learning providers,” said Brad Crain, vice president of learning tools for Click2learn. “We are committed to leading the industry’s efforts on standards in order for our customers to realize the benefits of interoperability.”

Click2learn is an active participant in four national e-Learning standards initiatives and has supported and implemented more e-Learning specifications than any other vendor in the industry. Click2learn has been a member of the AICC since 1997, working with the group to standardize learning technologies by defining the structure of courses, learning objects, metadata, glossaries and learning management systems. Other Click2learn technologies that adhere to AICC specifications include the company’s learning management system, Ingenium, and its e-Learning Network – both of which can launch and track AICC-compliant courses.

In addition to its AICC certification, ToolBook II Instructor Version 8.0, released in December, enables developers to create content that complies with virtually every major learning specification existing today – including IMS and Microsoft LRN. ToolBook also complies with to current drafts of the soon-to-be-released SCORM specifications.

About the AICC

The AICC’s mission is to provide and promote information, guidelines and standards that result in the effective implementation of CBT and WBT. The AICC has long been an advocate of interoperable learning technology. More information is available at the organization’s web site at

About Click2learn

Click2learn (NASDAQ: CLKS) is the leading integrated e-Learning solutions provider to Global 2000 organizations. The company provides a comprehensive solution that includes learning management and delivery systems, content creation services and tools, 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, Lucent Technologies, Wells Fargo, Morningstar, American Airlines, ADC Telecommunications, Deloitte and Touche, General Motors, and GE. For more information about Click2learn’s e-Learning solutions, call (800) 448-6543 or (425) 462-0501 or visit

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