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Toolbook is currently only a Windows product, although many applications will run in Firefox on a Mac. A new version due in a few months, will be able to be packaged for Safari on the Mac, as well as for the iPhone for mobile learning. All authoring, however, will remain only on the Windows PC platform.


Toolbook is an application that enables faculty and instructional designers to create interactive e-learning activities for both classroom presentation and quizzing.

Toolbook Instructor is for developers and enables them to create simulations and interactive exercises with multimedia. Custom code writing, using Toolbook’s “Action Script” allows complex interactivity.

Why Use Toolbook?

  • Toolbook allows highly engaging interaction and feedback during presentation, self-study, and quizzes.
  • The software is free, under campus site license.
  • There is full-time expertise on staff to assist you or to create modules for you.

Getting Started

The detailed steps listed below will guide you through the process.

  1. Complete the form on the Request an Account webpage to download Toolbook. An email with details about how to download and install the software will be emailed to you within 24 hours of submitting a form. Our license allows Faculty at Sac State to install the software.

  2. Install Toolbook on your computer.

  3. Gather your content that you want to place in the interactive exercise or simulation.

  4. Create an interactive exercise or simulation.


Last updated: October 29, 2013