First steps with the teacher-training-setup for Sanako Study 1200 v7 in a deepfrozen computer lab environment
- I remember a time when the vendor travelled onsite to provide faculty induction into the Sanako Lab300, they set up the student PCs with a special version of the tutor software that multiple faculty could gain hands-on experience during a workshop.
- I have sorely missed this facility during my own 8 years’ of experience training faculty in using the successor product, Sanako Study 1200. No longer: With Sanako 7, Sanako provides to the digital audio lab manager an installer that sets up a similar environment for faculty in a Sanako Study 1200 lab. Below are some observations how to get this to run what should be a fairly typical HE language lab environment
- Install, in frozen state, as admin:
- Uninstall Sanako student recorder from appwiz.cpl
- Install "S:\COAS\LCS\MYDEPT\LRC\Secure\software\Sanako\7\TeacherTrainingSETUP.EXE" (right-click, run as admin)
- Is mostly hands-free, but I’d prefer an MSI with a /quiet install option, then I could automate that.
- One could write AutoIt script compiled to .exe that uninstalls student recorder? Need to know the msicache location ?
- Neither Uninstall of student recorder nor install of teacher-training-setup require a restart - is suitable for installation on otherwise frozen lab installation
- Additional setup required:
- I got an error about corrupt student settings file, but it worked.
- Loading students from "corridor"
- On unfrozen office computer, I got an error about student settings corrupt, but teacher could load students
- On frozen lab computer, I get no error, but teacher does not see students, although 5 have been started – Is an original student settings hanging around?
- After tutor setup (do not require tutor login) and restart, I get this error on the tutor:
- And this crash of the student:
- But now is see these signs of success :
- We have to unblock tutor in firewall twice:
- Set Collection path:
- Initiate a homework collection , set collect path to a suitable folder (here S:\COAS\LCS\LRC\sanako\student).
- Not needed for audio collection.
- Other observations:
- Uses file download, not stream audio, to students: You can see the tutor and the student applications at the same time, monitoring the effects your tutor operations would have in the classroom
- Remote control:
- Note that screen sharing will switch aero off on your computer
- Note that button:"collaborate" does weird things to your mouse, make sure you can even get back to the button:"monitor" to turn it off.
- Setup TeacherTrainingSETUP for each workshop participant.
- The msi packages contained in teacher training setup as of Fall 2013, in case you ever get around automating the installer using AutoIt that you can deploy it from teacher station instead of having to touch each machine, please share:
This special Help desk will be sign-posted in the LRC on the day of the events. For now, consult the calendar of the iMacsand Group Room1, 2 (see https://thomasplagwitz.com/2012/11/04/how-to-view-lrc-hoursevents/).Here is the documentation:
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- To keep things simple (and, at least in our work environment, free) during smaller Animated GIF projects (larger projects may warrant use of ImageMagick, scriptable image editor), you can use
- MS-OneNote screen clipping (configured right, it seems the fastest way to collect source material)
- Update: I recommend now screenshotcaptor instead, if you do screenshot projects more than occasionally. MS-Paint (or pretty much any image editor) to mark up your images
- IrfanView to batch convert to GIF:
- UnFreez to easily create animated GIFs in differing speeds: , which can be automated.