BrainStorm Inc.'s Computer-Based Training (CBT) modules provide up to 10 hours each of instructor-led tutorials that can be customized and installed on an organization's network or loaned out in its CD versions. These Flash-based CBTs do not require any extra software installation, can be viewed categorically and users can search tutorials through easy-to-use interfaces.
Figure A: BrainStorm Inc.'s Computer-Based Training (CBT) modules
Titles are available for many Microsoft applications, including Windows Vista, Outlook, SharePoint, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Publisher and Project.
Features of Computer-Based Training modules for Microsoft Office 2007 offer trainees the following:
- Pre-defined courses designed specifically to fit their needs.
- Organization-specific courses with the network version of CBT for adding a company's own videos and choosing what users will see when they need more help.
- A "More Help" button links to specific software resources or an organization's help desk if there are questions not answered by the CBT.
System requirements: Single-user and library license -- Windows 2000/XP/Vista, DVD-ROM drive. Soundcard network license. Client (Windows 2000/XP or Linux or Mac OS X, Internet Explorer or Firefox, Flash 7 plug-in or newer, soundcard). Server (IIS running on Windows 2000 Server or 2003 Server or Apache running on any supported Apache platform, 450 MB free disk space, 512 MB RAM recommended).
Pricing: $99 for a single-user license, $299 for a library license. For pricing according to the number of users for a network license, contact BrainStorm directly.
This was first published in January 2008