Min-e-Con is Here!
As the statement below says, we have ended our annual conference in its original format. However, we have just created the 2011 Min-e-Con to be held May 24 - 26, 2011 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Click here to learn all the details.
Statement from Jeff Rhodes
President, Platte Canyon Multimedia Software Corporation
We have reluctantly decided to end The ToolBook User’s Conference/e-Learning
Authoring Conference. While we know that this conference has been a
professional highlight for many of you, we feel the need to concentrate on our
core strengths, namely creating software for Improving the Lives of Training
It has been a joy to get to know all of you who have attended the conference
over the past twelve years. Thank you for all your support. Rest assured, we’ll
spend the time that we would have used on the conference making our product
line even stronger. We also may try to organize some webinars or other online
events as well.
Learning & Mastering ToolBook 11.5 Available
Completely updated for ToolBook 11.5, this popular CBT adds new content on publishing to the web, new tools, updated screens and interface, and more. "Learning & Mastering ToolBook" contains over 30 hours of training with 81 Show Me demonstrations, 61 Let Me Try simulations, 434 Expert Information topics, 186 Web Hints, and 186 OpenScript Tips. Also includes extensive content on the Quiz Summary, Importing from PowerPoint, Voice Recordings, SmartPages/SmartStyles, Certificates, Actions Editor, OpenScript, Flash™, XML, HTTP Post, ADO, Automation, REST calls, and much more.
ToolBook 11.5 Available for Purchase from Platte Canyon
ToolBook developers may now upgrade to the exciting new ToolBook 11.5 release. This version adds an improved publishing to the web wizard, an expanded Resource Manager, enhanced clip art, additional tools, and much more. Receive a $50 credit off any Platte Canyon product with each upgrade. Or receive $100 for each full version purchased!
TBK Tracker 4 Allows Native Tracking of ToolBook and HTML Content
Version 4 of the leading Learning Management System (LMS) for native content, the Platte Canyon® TBK Tracker, features the a new Player application for hosting HTML content written in Exam Engine™, Training Studio™, and other tools. The Administrator application has been completely rewritten in .NET 4.0 and features expanded batch import and other capabilities. The Reporter program has also been rewritten with .NET and the Microsoft Report Viewer. It includes 61 reports and 75 graphs. Its architecture supports the modification and adding of new reports.
Storyboarder Version 2 Exports ToolBook Screen Captures and Content to PowerPoint or Word
This innovative tool creates a Microsoft Word or PowerPoint storyboard document/presentation from an existing ToolBook book. This includes an optional screen capture of each page, field, button, and other text, question answers/feedback, simulation information, and other content. The PowerPoint export can show the content in speaker notes and/or a textbox on each slide. It can also include a configurable "Comments" box for use by reviewers. Storyboarder is available for ToolBook 11, 10.5, and/or 10.
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2010 e-Learning Authoring Conference "Archives For Attendees" Available
Download the sample applications and presentations from the 40+ e-Learning Conference sessions. At only $50, this is a real steal!
2010 e-Learning Authoring Conference Resources
While the 2010 edition of The e-Learning Authoring Conference is over, you can still get a taste of it by viewing the group photo, Hack Ack winners, and more.
Fantastic - hats off to Jeff and his family.
This TB community is very collegial. I'm glad I finally got to attend TBCON.
The best parts were the interaction with attendees from all over the world. Plus, alll of the instructors were great and eager to help.
What a Great Time I had at TBCON. The degree of professionalism demonstrated by the entire staff was awesome and it was a pleasure seeing the masters at work.
I have to say you can tell you folks put in a lot of effort making the conference a success. Thank you for all you did. I really enjoyed it and hope to return.
My favorite part was the atmosphere and being able to talk and have discussions with the TBK experts and SumTotal Systems staff.
It kind of reminds me of something Johnny Carson used to do with the "Amazing Karnack" where he would hold the envelope up to his head and name the content inside based on some clue written on the outside. In this case I could envision the outside saying "Sex and Platte Canyon' s ToolBook Conference". The inside would say "name two great experiences you have to personally be a player in order to appreciate". Words do not describe the value and rewards from attending this conference. I continue to tell my management that if there is only one thing we get to attend due to budgetary issues I want it to be this conference.
The conference was so beneficial that one of our team members paid for everything out of their pocket because our company said conferences aren't helpful. That person is planning on writing a letter explaining the experience and the information and knowledge gained by attending this "unexplainable" mind-blowing conference.
The conference was great! It was nice being among other TBK developers and swapping stories and experiences.
A sincere thank you to Jeff Rhodes and the gang at Platte Canyon, including Chris Bell's Mom, for sponsoring a first class conference. It is now and in the years to come THE conference to attend specifically for developers.
Not like the typical stuffy conference. Probably because there were no vendors trying to impress others with flashy exhibits.