Hello everyone. For my first entry into the Idxchange blog I thought I would add some information on something that we have been playing with a lot lately here at Troy University. Microsoft Agent Characters… You know the characters that help out when you open office or any other Microsoft product. These guys can be quite helpful if you are into creating tutorials. There are numerous websites that offer characters for download so that you can do something different from the average character (Merlin – The wizard, Genie – a Genie). The program that I actually want to talk about is MASH (Microsoft Agent Scripting Helper). This program can be found at www.bellcraft.com. It is a great tool for creating the scripts that the Agents use to work. We have been adding agents to our tutorials that we build for a few months now. If you would like to see what one can do please go to http://spectrum.troy.edu/~elibrary and there is an agent on the first screen. If you have any questions feel free to email me Mbell19315@troy.edu or go to one of the forums at Bellcraft’s website.
Have a great day!
Instructional Design Specialist
Troy University eCampus