Study 500 LAN and classroom management software and Study 700 and Study 1200 Language Labs

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Study
5
00

LAN and classroom


m
anagement software and

Study 700 and Study 1200 Language Labs



Technical and Operational Specifications,

including
separate specifications for

the
Study 1200

language lab




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The
Study

Platform

Technical and Operational Specifications


Study 1200 / 700 / 500 Teacher Interface


SANAKO Study
platform
is a modular software
-
only teaching solution

useable in any computer lab,
but


with its language
-
study
-
specific interfaces


is most specific to language instruction
. It
combines the use of

multimedia and the internet with a suite of essential classroom management
tools and

a variety of

media sourc
es to help teachers deliver effective instruction in any subject area.


The Study
Teacher

application

The Study
Teacher

learning system includes all the features and functions that are essential for

efficient

and
productive

teaching and learning, such as screen transfer features,
remote control,
audio and

text communication tools, web browsing and program launch capabilities, file functions
and

classroom management and control features.



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The Study
Student

media center
student
interfaces




The Study 500 Student application
, in chat mode


FLEXIBLE AND EVOLVING SOLUTION

The Study
platforms

grow and evolve to suit changing needs
.

Study

may

be enhanced

with
optional

modules that provide specialized
functionality

for specific subject areas
and

examination

tools.


EASY INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE

Study is a software
-
only

system

that does not require any additional hardware and is

easy to install
and maintain. Maintenance is made simple with
downloadable
upgrades,

service patches and fixes.


In addition, SANAKO Software Maintenance offers customers the possibility to

protec
t their
investment

by guaranteeing upgrades for the duration of the
maintenance
agreement.


SYSTEM COMPONENTS

The Study 500 system consists of three different software components.

1.

Study
Teacher


Teachers use the Study
Teacher

application, the main interface to the system. The
Teacher

application allows teachers to instruct with the Study system and to

control the classroom
computers.

2.

Study Student


The Study Student application is installed
on

all student computers. Teachers c
ontrol student
computers, regardless of whether the Student application is visible

on student screens.

3.

SANAKO Crossroad


The SANAKO Crossroad server program is the information center of the SANAKO Study

system. All system data is passed through SANAKO Cros
sroad and it runs the

communication between the
Teacher

and Student components. SANAKO Crossroad can be

installed onto a separate server computer or onto the same computer as Study
Teacher
.


CLASSROOMS

T
o set up two or more Study systems within a network (e.g. two
or more
classrooms

in the same
institution), the systems
are

given different classroom names to prevent interference.



The Study 700 and 1200 student application
includes
dual

tracks (program and student)
,

student r
ecord,
program recap, and voice
-
insert selections

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EASE OF USE

The intuitive interface features everyday classroom terminolo
gy and
serves

differing

levels of IT
literacy among teaching staff. Study includes a brows
e
-
able help file that

guides teachers in the use
of the Study 500 system.


SEATING PLANS





The seating plan and arrangement of student icons
are

easily
set up,
edited
,

and saved as
seating
plans or as
the default classroom.

Student

icons are
color coded

according to the session they
are
working with
in
.

The student names and numbers
are

freely edited
,
at

the console or student
workstation
.

The student layout
ma
y be

rearranged to correspond
to any

classroom

configuration
.



SESSIONS

In Study, students
may

be divided into six
different sessions that can be controlled

separately and that can simultaneously perform
different activities.







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ACTIVITIES

The activity view is where you can select and control the activity
in which a particular

session

(group
)
of students work
.





























Study 500

and 700

each have

three preset learning activities, which can be utilized in the basic
teaching

of any subject. Teachers can start, pause and end the activities and remain in full control

throughout.

Study 1200 has eight programmed Activities
, all specific to langu
ag
e instruction.

In Study 500 and 700:



Self
-
Access


Students have free access to use their workstations and the Study

500
Student
media center
application. Although the students are engaged in individual study,

teachers
may

still communicate with and control the students
when necessary
.




Tutoring



The screen and voice of the teacher or a selected student is transferred

to the
others in the session. This allows the teacher or a student to instruct the

others using any
applications on their computer. The
Tutor

activity is an ideal

tool for presentations and for
illustrating the topic.



Web Browsing


Browsers

are launched on student workstations
,

allowing them to browse
the Internet. Teachers
may

limit th
e students’ access to

Web pages by defining allowed or
denied web sites. Teachers
may

also make the

student browsers follow the teacher’s
browser
;

students will

see
only
the Web pages that the teacher
navigates

to and will not be
able to browse

elsewhere.
These features keep students focused on the teacher’s choice of

Web
-
based material.

In Study 700

(in addition to above)
:



Self
-
Access


Students
have free access

to

their workstations and the Study
1200
language
-
study
-
specific student media center
. Although the students are
working

independently
, teachers
may

intervene

and control student

workstation
s
at any time
.

Study 500 and 700 Activities
.
Study 700 also includes
discussion activity.

Study 1200

Activities

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Discussion


Students practice conversational skills and learn to express ideas and
opinions in groups whose size
may

be set from two t
o all students.
Teachers

create groups
manually or the Study 1200
can
form the groups, either according to student
workstation
numbers or randomly. The teacher
may

listen to or take part in student conversations. Group
members are shown in the classroom vi
ew and
on

a list on the student screens
.

In Study 1200



Self
-
Access


Students
are

able to use their workstations and the Study
language
-
study
-
specific s
tudent
media center
. Although the students are engaged in individual studies,
teachers
may

communicate with and control the student

workstation
s whenever needed.



Tutoring



The screen and voice of the
teacher

or a selected student will be transferred to
the others in the session. This allows the
teacher

or a student to instruct the others using
any applications on their computer.



Web Browsing


Internet Explorer browsers are launched on student workstations allowing
them to browse the Internet.
Teachers

may

define allowed or denied web sites, as well as

have

the student browsers follow the teacher’s browser
, and

preventing the students from
browsing independently.

See Focused Web Browser Activity below.



Listening Comprehension


Students listen to the selected media source and teachers
may
, for example,

give
students

different exercises relating to the audio material
,

and
then
select students to answer questions. The teacher let
s

the students work with the source
material independently at their own pace
,

or lock their player controls.



Discussion


Students practice conversational skills and learn to express ideas and
opinions in groups whose size
may

be set from two to all students.
Teachers

create the
groups manually or the Study 1200 form
s

the groups, either according to student numbers or
randomly. The teacher
may

listen to or take part in student conversations. Group members
are shown in the classroom view and a
s a list on the student screens
.



Model Imitation


Students listen to and repe
at after a model track to practice the stress
,

rhythm
,

and intonation of a foreign language, while their voices are recorded
to

the student
track.
Teachers

either use sources with ready
-
made pauses or manually pause the audio
source during the activity.



R
eading Practice


Students read
and are

recorded
to the student track. Students
can then
go over their work independently to improve their proficiency. Reading aloud is a useful way
of practicing intonation, rhythm and pronunciation and is ideal for stude
nts’ individual
practice.

Before starting the activity,
the
teacher
may

browse for a text document
that

may

be displayed for the students

immediately

when

the teacher starts the activity.



AP Exam
®



With Study 1200
,

teachers may

quickly and efficiently

accomplish externally
-
certified
exams, such as
AP
®

oral exams

and IB oral exams
. The

Study 1200 student
application provides a quick, easy and efficient exam vehicle.
AP Exam activity was
developed in conjunction with College Entrance Examination Board.



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FOCUSED
WEB BROWSER ACTIVITY

Teachers launch Web browsers for the students and either let them browse the Web

freely, limit their
access to selected Web pages, or take full control
of

the Web browsing.

Teachers

open the Web
browser for all students, for a session, or for a single student.

The Study Web browser contains all
the functions of a standard browser, as well as

additional control features.



Teacher’s Web browser
, with Study advanced functionality


Additional features let teachers choose level of control

Study Web browser
includes

a
F
ollow mode
that allows teachers to have students follow along as
the teacher navigates

sites
that are
open on the teacher’s browser. The students control buttons are
hid
den from their browsers
, they cannot access other sites as you instruct
.

Once the presentation is
over, students continue with

independent study
, after the Follow key is deselected
.


Teachers may also
close

the student’s browsers at the teacher’s discreti
on.

Teachers may

limit

to students’ navigation by defining allowed or denied web pages.

The allowed or
disallowed sites may be stored in separate files, by class, session, or student.
The lists
may
be
edited at

any time.

Teachers

may
also block pop
-
up wi
ndows
,

and hide the toolbar on
the
student
browsers to

prevent individual surfing activities
.



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COMMUNICATION

Audio communication

The teacher
may

talk to the entire class,
to a
selected
session,
or

discuss with a selecte
d
student.

Students
may

talk with other students in their session
(when permitted by the teacher)
and

/ or

call
the teacher

when they need assistance. S
tudents
who

want to talk with the teacher are indicated

on
the
teacher’s
classroom view.


Messages

The teacher
may

send
text
me
ssages to a single student, to a session
,

or to all students
,

and
students
may

send messages to the teacher.








Message from a student


Chat




The text chat feature
may

be used by
teachers and students, by session,
for quick and easy

communication, without disturbing students

in other sessions
. Study has separate chat rooms

for all
sessions and
teachers

either view the chat history of a single room or monitor all chat rooms
sim
ultaneously in a
single

window.

The teacher enable
s

the

chat function and
may
save, print, or
clear chat histories.


Chats may be in any text characters supported by the computer.



The teacher
(left)
and student chat windows

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MONITORING STUDENT

SCREEN
S


Thumbnails

Teachers
may

choose to display

student icons or

thumbnail images of student screens

on the
teacher interface
.

Teachers immediately see student screens, and, by clicking on the student icon,
immediately hear what the student is hearing and saying.




Classroom view with thumbnails



M
onitoring
individual
student screen
s

Teachers may

view a thumbnail of a single student’s screen

by selecting the student icon
.

Student is
heard, and screen is shown, regardless of whether or not Thumbnails has been selected







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Full
-
screen computer
and audio monitoring

of a student workstation


The teacher
may

monitor screen activity and audio of a selected student in real time, or

monitor
students automatically and consecutively.

When monitoring several students, teachers
may

define
the time that a single student

screen is displayed, manually change to the next or previous student
screen,
and

fit

the monitored student screen automatically into the
teacher’s
monitoring window.


IMMEDIATE STUDENT FEEDBACK

Voting Module

The
Voting Module provides teachers with a
n immediate

snapshot

of student understanding of a
particular

subject, allowing them to

immediately correct mistakes and misconceptions.

The Voting
Module
includes

functionality for
Live F
eedback and Voting.


In Live

F
eedback, students let teachers

know
immediately
if they are following or if they are
confused, which helps the teacher
match the teaching speed

with the
student’s

skill level.


Voting allows teachers to
conduct

on
-
the
-
spot

multiple choice queries

to det
ermine student
engagement and to test

students’ understanding of the subject.

Live Feedback

/

Voting

Teacher screen


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Live Feedback

Student Response screen











On the teacher interface, the teacher sees
aggregate total of
students who are on
task, confused, or lost. Each student icon
reflects individual feedback.




Voting

Teacher selects “Voting,”
and
pop
-
up

Screen
allows teacher to author a
multiple
-
choice question
and send the

query to the students.




Teacher sees aggregate total of number

of students who get the question correct

or incorrect.









Teacher may send answer to students,
so each sees whether or not they got it
correct.




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FILE FUNCTIONS

All the file functions of Study are available

in a single window.

Study has separate file areas
specific
to sessions, classes, and teachers
.
Teachers

use the session file areas to provide the students with
material that they access

themselves and
a

file area to store
and access teacher
-
specific
material
that
may be used

during the lesson.





The teacher
may
:



A
dd and remove
files to

/

from selected session file areas and the teacher file area



C
opy
files to and from selected session
file areas



L
aunch and close
files for selected sessions



P
review
files before launching
and /
or copying them to students


MEDIA SOURCES

A media source is what the students hear
from the teacher console
during an activity.

An audio (or
multimedia) source may also be a digital file launched through the File function.














Study 500 and 700 Media Source
Selections

Study
1200

Media Source
Selections


Study files window




Session

files









Tutor

files


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The Study 500 and 700 Media sources



None


The activity will

be run without a media source.



Teacher



The teacher
may

talk to the students during the activity.



Student


A selected student can talk to the others during the activity.


The Study
1200

Media sources



None


The activity wil
l be run without a media
source. Default, self
-
access setting.



Teacher



Teacher

speaks to a microphone and the audio will be delivered to the students
participating in the session



Student


Teacher

select
s

a student whose audio will be delivered to the students
participating in
the same session



Audio CD


Teacher

use
s

the CD drive in teacher’s PC to play CD audio for the students
participating in the session



File


Teacher

use media files from the school’s
network

or from a local drive to deliver an
audio file to the students.
Video files
may

be played locally on student PCs

thru Files
.



External Source


Teacher

use
s

an external source connected to line in socket in the
Teacher’s PC to play audio for the students participating in the session. External source can
be e.g. MP3 pla
yer, CD player, Cassette player, etc.



Teacher

Player


Teacher

play
s

files using the
Teacher

Player. The audio file played on
Teacher

Player
is transferred

to the students in the session
. The player

may

be
pre
set in
preferences and
may

be

any media player accessible by the computer
.



Video Stream


T
eacher

stream
s

live analog or digital
video to students in the session
(Video Live Module required)

SCREEN SHARING WITH
AUDIO

Screen sharing lets
teachers display any application

on the teacher computer

and
to visually

point
out to students as the teacher explains through the headsets
.
Screen

sharing
also allows one
particular student to
instruct
or present to
others
in the session.

Study 700 and 1200 platforms
include voic
e tran
sfer with screen sharing.

Student screens, keyboards, and/or mouse may be disabled during screen sharing function
s
.

Study 500 has a separate voice “discuss” mode

between a student and teacher.


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FUNCTION BUTTONS
at the
TEACHER CONSOLE

FUNCTION

BUTTON
S


TO CONTROL

A SINGLE STUDENT

To
access

functions for a single student, click on

the student icon.

A

monitoring window

opens (and
you hear the student)
with
a menu

of functions
that
apply

to the selected student.

A thumbnail of the
student screen is displayed. Except for remote control, the functions are the same as those
explained below for a class or session.


















REMOTE
CONTROL

Teachers have two options
after

remotely accessing student workstation

computers
:



Collaborate

Teacher sees the student screen and shares mouse and keyboard control
simultaneously

wit
h the student. This is useful,
for example, when instructing a student in the
use of an

application

or in demonstrating the proper use of diacritical marks
.




Remote Control
:
Teacher sees the student screen and has full mouse and keyboard control.
The student’s

mouse and keyboard are locked during Remote Control.

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FUNCTION BUTTONS



FOR AN ENTIRE CLASS
OR SESSION

The function

selection
s
are used to work

with

either all the students

in the class
or the students of a
particular

session.





.












TALK



To talk to
members of
a

S
ession
, select a session and in the Function

Buttons click the icon
next to the
Talk
button.



To talk to the entire

C
lass
, click
Talk
on

the
Button
.


PC CONTROL









SHUTDOWN OPERATIONS

Remote access by session or class to:



Shut down
student
computers



Log off
student
computers



Restart
student
computers


SWITCH ON STUDENT PC

Remote access
allows teacher
to
turn

on student computers by session or class
.


Clicking on the icons will
perform the function for the
selected, color
-
coded
session

Clicking on the button will
perform the function for the
entire class.

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FUNCTION BUTTONS


FOR AN ENTIRE CLASS
OR SESSION

(CONT.)

LOCK STUDENT COMPUTERS

The teacher
has

different locking options to draw student

s attention to a given task.



Lock PC


Students’ screens are blacked out
and stu
dents are unable to use either
their

keyboard
or mouse.
Teachers may

launch files or applications on top of the blank screen.



Lock screen


Students’ screens are blacked out, but students
may

use their mouse

and
keyboard to work with anything launch
ed

to

their screen.



Lock keyboard and mouse


Students are able to view their screens, but
are

not able to
use
the

keyboard or mouse.



Locked student screen with an open application















LAUNCH

PROGRAM

Teachers launch and close applications for

individual students, a session
,

or for

all students.
The access screen allows users to

create
shortcuts to programs that are frequently used.

Program Launch gets students onto task fast,
when they are expected to get to a particular
program (PowerPoint)
, for example.




SHOW STUDENT APPLICATION

Opens the student
Study
media center interface on the student computer, by session or class
.




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FUNCTION BUTTONS


FOR AN ENTIRE CLASS
OR SESSION

(CONT.)

BLOCK APPLICATIONS

Block

applications allows
teachers

to select
the

applications students are allowed to access and use.



TO ALLOW OR DENY APPLICATIONS



Select all students, a group, or a single student
and

prevent or allow applications

through the
Block Applications menu.




Includes

Denied
and

Allowed
applications

list
ings that may be easily edited on the fly



Click either
Prevent
or
Allow
to activate the

selections


DISABLE INTERNET

Selecting
Disable Internet
prevents the students from

opening and using Web browsers on the
student

workstations.



SCREEN

CONTROL



Autoscan
: Select for automatic, hands
-
off, monitoring of

students for a predetermined amount of time.



Thumbnails
: Select to see thumbnail image of student

computer screen on teacher interface.



Teacher

screen to students
: Select to send teacher’s screen to

students.



Model screen to students
: Select to send one student’s screen

to other students.




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FUNCTION BUTTONS


FOR AN ENTIRE CLASS
OR SESSION

(CONT.)

HOMEWORK


Homework
allows teachers to distribute material to students for independent
work. Students are then free to save these files on a
Jump or Flash drive
, for
example, and work on

the material
at another time
.






Adding and Removing Homework files

When handing out homework material to students,
teachers

first select
the student(s) to whom

the homework files
are to be given

by using

the
Target

drop
-
down menu.

Teachers then browse
to files,

save and/or

open them and send them to student computers.

To collect completed homework files, the teacher selects Allow Returning, which opens a file
save window on the student computers
. Students then copy the file into the open window.

ONE NOTE

If the campus subscribes to Microsoft One Note, One Note is inco
rporated into the Function Buttons,
and teachers may open One Note access for a Session or the entire class.

WEB BROWSER

Select

Web Browser
to open

the browser on student computers, by session or entire class.
Deselect
the button to close the browsers.



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VIDEO STREAM

When a video server is connected to the Study system, Video Stream allows access to the server to
stream video to students. Sanako Video Streamer server is available for schools that want to
incorporate an analog / digital video streaming fun
ctionality with the lab.


WHITEBOARD


Whiteboard allows the teacher to open / send a
marker board
file to which
students may contribute
with special characters, images, text, or free hand drawing. Students may add descriptions in the
target language to
a schematic or drawing with callout lines, for instance.


MESSAGES


Messages may be sent to individuals, sessions, or to the entire class. Teachers may elect to have
the message displayed for a certain amount of time, have the students close it, or close

it from the
console.

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CHAT








Teacher chat window,

left, and
student chat screen
,

below.








Chat allows text messaging within sessions or the entire class. Chat supports any keyboard
characters
supported by the computer, so students work in the target language. Regardless of who
is in the conversation, all chat messages go through the teacher console. Teachers may save, print,
or delete chat sessions.


The teacher
(left)
and student chat windows

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STUDY STUDENT MEDIA CENTERS

Study

500
Student Media

Player


The student application
s

include a Study Player for playing media files in commonly found formats,
such as WAV, AVI and MP3, as wel
l as in SANAKO’s own file
formats
,

MFF and MAA.
Study media
centers also playback

material created with

the SANAKO
Lab 300

and Media Assistant.


The Study 500 Player has all

media player
functions:

play, stop, pause
,
and repeat, as well
as bookmark

s
ettings
.


Students
may

isolate a segment of the media
file to be played separately.


The player window gives students access to
his

or her
personal file area where they store
files
, as well as to their session
s file area.








Study 700 and Study 1200 Student Media Players



The Study 700 and 1200
media player is
a full
-
function,
language
-
study
-
specific media
center designed to allow
students to easily listen
-
record
-
compare
-
correct, and
featuring:

o

D
ual tracks (Program and
Studen
t),

o

Separate Play / Record
selections
,

o

Recap to send the file
back to the last audio gap,

o

Bookmark selections to
mark a place on the file,

o

Voice Insert to allow
students to put a space for
student recording on any
media file,

o

Looping for hands
-
free
operation of a segment,

o

Audio Graph to show a visual representation of Program and Student tracks.

Study 500 student media player
, showing Session file
and chat screen areas.


Study 700 and 1200 student media player
, showing Session file and
chat screen areas

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The
Study

player play
s
back media files in commonly used formats, suc
h as WAV, AVI and
MP3, as well as in SANAKO’s own file formats MFF and MAA.



The player is compatible with material that is created with the SANAKO Authoring tool and
SANAKO Media Assistant.



The player has all the essential functions,
including,
play, sto
p, pause
,

recap, and repeat, as
well as bookmark

s
ettings
.



Analog media sources, such as audio and video cassettes, are automatically digitized when
they are transferred to students. The Study
700 and
1200 Player also have a separate function
for digitizi
ng analog material. Digitizing allows institutions to build up a digital library of learning
material, saving both time and space when searching for and storing lesson content.



In Audio Graph mode, the Study Player displays visual representations of both
the program
and student tracks. The audio graphs allow students to view and compare their recorded
output with the program source. This is especially useful during pronunciation exercises.

Advanced player settings



The media player allow
s

users to define
the default audio levels for the student player.



The current audio levels
may

be saved as a registry file and the registry file
may

be copied to
equalize the audio levels on all computers.


OTHER MEDIA PLAYER F
EATURES

--

MINIMIZED

Player and files

Opens
or closes the expanded media player / file / chat area.


Feedback



Regardless of the application on the student computer

or the type of
Study player
, students may provide immediate feedback
to the teacher

through the Feedback feature.




Students indicate whether or not they are confused or totally lost.

No response indicates the student is
following
.




Teachers see student feedback by
student
at each student icon
as
well as
percentages of the entire
class by on task, confused, or lost
o
n a bar graph.



Call

Indicate to the teacher that the student wants to talk with the teacher with the Call button.

Message

Send a text message to the teacher.

Volume Contro
l

Slider adjusts volume level, mic icon allows muting of student voice.

Connected

Shows student that the
student’s
computer is included in the Study class, the Session (A)
in which
the
student is
working
, if the student is in a discussion mode,
is
a model student, and whether or not
the student
’s

media center controls are locked.


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SANAKO Study 1200
, language
-
teaching specific software lab


Technical and Operational Specifications

GENERAL

A
complete

multimedia language learning environment


1.

The SANAKO Study 1200 is an advanced software
-
only language learning environment.

It combines

the
use of multimedia and the I
nternet with a suite of essential classroom management tools and
a variety of

media sources to help teachers deliver effective and

motivating instruction.

2.

The Study 1200 learning system includes all the features and functions that are essential for effective
and
efficient

teaching and learning, such as screen transfer features, audio and text communication tools,
web browsing and pr
ogram launch capabilities, file
transfer
functions
,

and classroom management and
control features.

3.

Study 1200 operates
on Windows®
-
based PCs and over a local area network


no additional software or
hardware (other than quality headsets) will be required.



Easy Installation and maintenance



The system
is

a pure software solution that does not require any additional hardware.



Product support, updates, service patches and bug fixes
are

available online.



A software maintenance contract guarantee
s

upgrades for the duration of the agreement.


SYSTEM

FEATURES

System settings



Study

includes settings that are specific to a particular teac
her and/or class, including:

o

Session
-

and teacher
-
specific files access, save, and launch areas

o

Save / access
areas for:



Class directories (Seating Plans)
, see below



Media Files



Web site allow


disallow site files



Application Lists



Documents Lists



Exam Retrieval and Collect folder



Recording Collect Folder



Study includes settings that are specific to all users of
the system, including

o

U
pgrade u
pdate
s

and
auto
-
scan order and i
nterval time settings

o

Audio, Internet lock out / access, and Screen Transfer settings



Login options for students joining the class / session, including student name, login name,
computer name,

IP address, or student input nomenclature.



Separate menu functionality allows teachers to


on the fly


ask students to input their seating
plan name, move / align student workstations (for various classroom configurations allowed by
dynamic licensing),
change student workstation
identifiers
, and add/remove tutors.

Seating Plans


Seating Plans, assigning a specific nomenclature to a workstation,
are
specific to each teacher, are
accessed through drop down menus
, and may include one of five different
workstation identifiers.
Plans may be input on the fly or programmed prior to using the system.



The seating plan and student icon layout
may

be easily edited
, even initially input by students
.

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The classroom layout
/ seating plan
may

be saved as the defau
lt classroom.



The student icons
are

color
-
coded according to the sessions they are in.

Optional System add on Modules

The system may be extended with optional extension modules available now or in the future.


Study Video Live module

The SANAKO Video Live Module enables teachers to stream video directly to students from a variety of analog
sources, including DVD and VHS players, or from
digital video

files.

The module consists of a SANAKO video streaming hardware server with SANAKO so
ftware, and a simple
browser interface for administration and video stream management. The SANAKO Video Streaming Module is
ready to be used once the video streamer is installed on the LAN, and one or more video sources are
connected to the video streamer.


The module allows teachers to display video to students, or to simultaneously send the video material, digitize it
and then save the video content as a media file for future use.

The teacher can launch a video stream to
student screens with a simple cli
ck of a Video Stream button in the SANAKO Study interface, or by selecting it
as a media source in language learning activities.

Study 1200 supports any commercial video streamer.


Study Examination Module

The Examination Module is a valuable teaching to
ol that simplifies the creation and administering of tests.

The Examination Module includes a 6
-
step “wizard” application that assists and guides teachers in the creation
of tests.

The flexibility of the Examination Module allows teachers to easily vary
the types of test questions and
to edit any existing tests.

The Examination Wizard allows instructors to design any type of questions to test a particular skill or student
ability. Teachers may set the time and outline instructions for tests before admini
stering them,
and

preview
entire exams

before they are administered
.

The Examination Module provides important follow
-
up by generating results for both student and teacher,
allowing students to receive immediate feedback.

The teacher may also choose not
to show the students their
results immediately.

Students answer easily and conveniently using the SANAKO Exam Player and teachers use the regular activity
selection procedure in the Study 1200 to launch exam files for students.

Students may also use the
Exam
Player in stand
-
alone mode for additional exam practice or review.


Study Lite Recorder Module

The SANAKO Study Lite Recorder is a digital language learning tool that provides students with the optimum
opportunity to develop their language skills in
dependently both on
-

and off
-
campus.

The SANAKO Study Lite Recorder is a standalone application intended for students’ independent language
studies.

It is a

language
-
study
-
specific, dual
-
track
(program
-
student)
recorder with specialized language
learning

features similar to those in the Study 1200 Student recorder.


OPERATIONAL FEATURES

Monitoring students

Thumbnails



Teacher
s
are

able to select whether the classroom layout displays student icons or thumbnail images of
student screens.



Teacher
s
may

at any time view a thumbnail of a selected student screen.

Monitoring student screens



Teacher

may

monitor the screen activity and audio of a selected student in real time.



Teacher

may

either change the monitored student manually or go through the stude
nts automatically and
consecutively.

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When monitoring several students, teachers can define the time that a single student screen is displayed
and fit the monitored student screen automatically into the monitoring window.

Focused Web Browsing



Teacher

may

launch and close Web browsers for the students and take full control of the Web browsing
at any time by having the student browsers follow the
teacher
’s navigation.



Teacher

may

send websites to student browsers without limiting student control to web browser



Teacher

may

create lists of allowed and denied Web sites.



T
eacher

may

block pop
-
up windows and hide the toolbar on student browsers.



T
eacher

may

deny

Internet
access to
the students when

necessary




T
eacher
may

prevent students from opening other browsers during Study web activities


Screen sharing with Audio

Teacher screen to students



The
teacher

screen
may

be displayed to a selected student, a session, or to all students while the
teacher

is also able to talk to them

via the headsets
.



If needed, the students
may be locked out of the

use
of
their keyboard or mouse.



Teacher

may

use a marker tool to highligh
t objects on screen.

If students are not locked

out,

they
may

respond with their marker tool.

Student screen to students



A selected student’s screen
may

be displayed to other students in a session or to all students
,

and the
model student
may

simultaneo
usly

talk to the others

via the headsets
.



If needed, the students
may be locked out of the

use
of
their keyboard or mouse.



Model student
may

use marker tool and other students and
teacher

can interact with each other

Remote Control



Teacher
s have two op
tions for remotely accessing student workstations:



Collaborate


Teacher

see
s

the student screen and share
s

mouse and keyboard control simultaneously
with the student.



Remote Control


Teacher

see
s

the student screen and
has

full mouse and keyboard control.

The
student’s mouse and keyboard are
disabled
.

Locking Student computers



The
teacher

may

lock the student screens, controls, or the student computers entirely in order to draw
students’ attention to a given task.



Any a
pplications and files can be opened onto a locked student computer.

Shutdown functions



The
teacher

may
remotely
control student computers

to:

o

S
hut down

o

R
estart

o

L
og off

A
ny combination of student computers

may be controlled, including individuals, group, or entire class
.

PC power function

The
teacher

may

switch students PC power on by using PC control (Wake
-
on
-
LAN)

File functions



All file
browse, save, copy, and transfer
functions are available in a single window.



The system has file areas
that are
specific to a
session

and / or teacher
.




The students
are

able to access
a

personal file area, as well as their session
-
s
pecific

file area.

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The
teacher

may
:

o

Add and
move
files to

/

from selected session file areas and the
teacher

file area

o

C
opy files to and from selected session file areas

o

L
aunch and close files for selected sessions

o

P
review files before launching or copying them to students

o

Copy and launch files for s
elected sessions.

Files copied on students PCs can also be closed and
removed by
Teacher


Program launch



The
teacher

may

launch and close applications for students, as well as create shortcuts to programs that
are frequently used.



Programs
may

be launched even when student PC is locked.

The program will launch on top of the
locked screen.



The
teacher

is

able to add parameters to the launched program.

This allows the
teacher

to start the
programs in some desired mode for the Students. Paramet
ers can also be saved to program shortcuts.

White board



Teacher

may

use the white board and transfer it to student screen



Teacher

may

insert any picture to the white board



Teacher

may

write text and use drawing tools with the white board



Teacher

may

save the white board for later use

Integration with Microsoft™ Office OneNote

With OneNote, the
teacher

may

share classroom notes to students with a single mouse click


Communication

Audio communication



The
teacher

may

talk to the entire class or session, as well as discuss with a selected student.



Students
may

talk with other students in their session and call the teacher
for

assistance.



Students
who

want to talk with the teacher are indicted on the classroom view.

Messages

The
teacher

may

send messages to a single student, to a session or to all students and the students can send
messages to the teacher.

Chat



The system include
s

a text chat feature that
may

be used by both teachers and students.

The chat
feature will include separate chat rooms for all sessions.



Teacher
s
may

view the chat history of a single
session

or monitor all the chat rooms simultaneously.



The
teacher

may

enable and disable the chat function for the students.



Chat

historie
s can be saved, printed, or cleared.



Chat supports any keyboard character sets that the local computer supports.

Immediate Feedback



Voting Module provides teachers with an immediate snapshot of student understanding of a particular

subject
. The Voting Module includes functionality for Live Feedback and Voting.



Live Feedback, students
select option to
let
the teacher

know immediately if they are following or
confused
.

Teacher then

may
match the teaching speed with the
student’s

skill level.



Voting allows teachers to conduct on
-
the
-
spot multiple choice queries to determine student engagement
and to test students’ understanding.



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SETTING UP THE CLASS

The
Study
system is set up in a Sessions
-
Activities format. Teachers
select s
tudents who work within a specific
pre
-
programmed, teacher
-
selected activity or have independent, self
-
access at their workstations. Regardless
of the activity or mode, teachers maintain total monitoring and remote control capabilities of the student
work
station.

Sessions



The students
may

be divided into six different sessions.



The sessions
may

be controlled separately and simultaneously perform different activities.

Activities



It is possible to collect student recordings at any point of activity and is
a default setting

after ending
certain
stimulus
-
response

activities.



The system
may

pre
-
set learning activities that
may

be used in the basic teaching of any subject.



The
teache
r

may

start, pause, and end the activities and remain
s

in full control throughout.



The system include
s

the following activities:

Self
-
Access


Students use their workstations and the Study Student application.

Although the
students are engaged in
independent

study
, teachers
may

communicate with and control the students
whenever
appropriate
.

Tutoring



The screen and voice of the
teacher

or a selected student
is

transferred to others in the
session.

The

teacher

or student instruct
s

the others using any applications on their computer.

Web Browsing


B
rowsers are launched on student workstations allowing them to browse the
Internet.

Teacher
s
may

define allowed or denied web sites,
or

make student browsers follow the
teacher’s browse
r
,

preventing the students from browsing independently.

Student browsers may be
closed at the end of the activity.

Listening Comprehension


Students listen to the selected media source and teachers
may
, for
example, give them exercises
related

to the aud
io material
while selecting individuals

to answer
questions.

The teacher
may

let the students work with the source material independently at their own
pace or
simultaneously as a session, while student player
controls

are locked
.

Discussion


Students pr
actice conversational skills and learn to express ideas and opinions in
groups whose size
may

be set from two to all students.


Teachers

manually
create the groups or let the
Study program form the groups, either according to student numbers or randomly. The teacher can at
any point listen to or take part in student conversations. Group members are shown in the classroom
view and as a list on the st
udent screens

Model Imitation


Students listen to and repeat after a model track to practice the stress
,

rhythm
,

and
intonation
s

of a foreign language, while their voices are recorded onto the student track.

Teachers use

sources with ready
-
made pauses o
r
may
manually pause the audio source during the activity.

Reading Practice


Students read a text which is
recorded onto the student track. Students may

then
go over their work independently to improve their proficiency
, or collected by the teacher
.

Be
fore
starting the activity,
the
teacher
may

browse for a text document which
may

be displayed
on
the
students’
computers when

the teacher starts the activity.

AP Exam
®



The separate
AP Exam
activity is specific to the procedure used in AP exam oral testi
ng.
Although it is especially practical and efficient during the actual test, the Exam activity is particularly
useful for acclimating students to the AP exam procedures prior to the exam.

Media S
ources



The Media source for an activity
may

be
any

of the following:

Teacher



Teacher

speaks
through

a microphone and the audio
is

sent

to the students participating in
the session

Student


Teacher

may

select a student whose audio
is

sent

to the students participating in the same
session

Audio CD


T
eacher

may

use the CD drive in teacher’s PC to
send

CD audio
to

the students
participating in the session

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File


Teacher

may

use media files from the school’s file system or from a local drive to deliver an
audio file to the students participating in the session. Video files can be played locally on student PCs.

External Source


Teacher

may

use an ex
ternal source connected to

the teacher computer line
-
in
input

to play audio
to

the student
s participating in the session.
External source
may

be
any electronic
audio source, such as,
MP3 player, CD
-
Audio

player,
Audioc
assette player, etc.

Tutor

Player


Teacher

may

play files usi
ng the
Tutor

Player.

The audio file played on
Tutor

Player
is
sent

to the students participating in the session.

Tutor Player default player may

be set in
the system’s
Teacher

preferences
.

Video Stream


Teacher

may

stream
analog or digital
video to the

students participating in the session
(Video Live Module required)

Teacher Player

The media player
is

compatible with material created with the SANAKO Media Assistant.



The media player
has

all the essential player functions, play, stop, pause, recap, and repeat, as well as
an unlimited number of bookmarks.



May

be used to playback media files in commonly used formats, such as WAV, AVI and MP3, as well as
SANAKO’s own
MFF and MAA
file format
s.



Media player includes b
asic re
cording functionality and voice
-
insert functionality for model imitation.



Analog media sources, such as audio and video cassettes, are automatically digitized into media files
when they are transferred to students.

The S
tudy 1200
media player

also has a separate function for
digitizing analog material.




In Audio Graph mode, the Study 1200
media p
layer displays visual representations of both the program
and student tracks. The audio graphs allow students to view and compa
re their recorded output
waveform
with the program source

waveform
.

This is especially useful during pronunciation exercises.

Multiple systems within a network

The software will include the ability to set up multiple systems within a single network without interference.

Licensing

Study 1200 use
s

dynamic licensing with SANAKO License Service Database or standard licensing.

D
ynamic
licensing
means individual

lic
enses are no longer tied to a certain
teacher

application.

Licenses are retrieved
from a

license pool for the time the application is in use. Once the user is finished, the license
is

returned to the
license pool to be used by someone else.



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INSTALLATIO
N REQUIREMENTS

Minimum requirements for Teacher and Student PC

Microsoft® Windows® XP,
Vista
, or Microsoft 7

operating system



Microsoft® .NET Framework® 2.0 or greater



DirectX 9.0c



2 GB recommended for Teacher PC



100 MB of free disk space for installation*



1024

*

768 display resolution with 16
-
bit colors



AC97 or HDA compatible sound card



Network Adapter, TCP/IP support required



Quicktime 7.0.3 or later is required for displaying certain file types and
for the SANAKO Study Video
Live Module


*) The amount of free disk space required during the use of Study 1200 varies primarily according to the use of the recording

functionality
-

longer recording times require more disk space.

Notice: Actual requireme
nts may vary based on your system configuration. It is essential to make sure that the operating
system runs smoothly on each PC where a Study 500/1200
Teacher

or Student application will be installed.

Network Requirements

Student and teacher workstation
s should be located on the same TCP/IP sub
-
net

Firewall settings

The following programs have to be added to the firewall exceptions or the firewall has to be disabled.



Rsrv.exe (Crossroad computer/server)



Teacher
.exe (Teacher computer)



Student.exe (Student computers)

The default TCP ports that are used by SANAKO are



PORT 6100 for command packets



PORT 6131 for screen multicast packets



PORT 5060 for audio packets



PORT 6121 for screen monitoring packets