Interactive software training system
Software training system
Method for providing an on line help facility for interactive information handling systems
Method for providing a dynamic tutorial display
Computer game teaching method and system
Method for generating user documentation for an application program by executing commands associated with different aspects of the application program in response to analysis of the application program
Method and apparatus for displaying context sensitive help information on a display
Help provision in a data processing system Patent #: 5179654
ApplicationNo. 326792 filed on 10/20/1994
US Classes:715/709, Coaching (e.g., animated examples, or handholding or show me execution)434/118COMPUTER LOGIC, OPERATION, OR PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTION
ExaminersPrimary: Harrell, Robert B.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG09B 007/00
AbstractAn interactive online tutorial system is disclosed for providing instruction in the use of a software product operating on a data processing device. The data processing device including an instruction processing unit or CPU, a data storage resource, an input system for receiving input from a user via a mouse or keyboard, and an output system for generating output images on a video display. The tutorial system includes a first display control for generating a tutorial window in a first portion of the video display. A second display control is provided for generating a product window in a second portion of the video display. A tutorial presentation system selectively generates a plurality of tutorial text panels in response to input from the input system. The tutorial text panels include one or more lesson panels and one or more step panels associated with each lesson panel. A tutorial panel linking system links the lesson panels through a series of sequential links and links the lesson panels and their associated step panels through a series of hierarchical links. A series of tutorial panel selectors are provided for selectively activating from a lesson or step panel a link to another lesson or step panel in order to display the linked panel.
Field of SearchCOMPUTER LOGIC, OPERATION, OR PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTION