2Sanako Study 1200 Interactive Language Learning Environment Enjoyable and productive language teaching at all levelsEasy to use and dynamic –pure SW solutionFully scalable to meet teaching needs large or small environmentsMany ways to make classes attractive and interactive, simulating real life situations: group discussions, role plays, mock interviews, voting games, text messaging and chat exercises, translation exercises...Less time used to organize and do exercises – more practice achieved without jeopardizing the overall study planAny content is possible to use – not restricted to certain suppliersAny language can be taught
3User-friendly Hi-tech Integrate with existing IT resourcesCompatible with Windows® 7 and soon Windows® 8Compatible with the Microsoft®.NET platformOnly MP3 Certified Language Lab Software providerTechnical aspects of SANAKO Study 1200The intelligent design of the software ensures that it’s compatible with the latest commonly used computer operating systems, and with everyday usage tools such as Microsoft® Word. Users can also get updates online to ensure that it offers the maximum performance.Software is compatible with the Microsoft®.NET platformIt offers a unique dynamic licensing system. SW can be installed on as many or as few student PCs as you need to ensure for effective learning across the institutionIt has a modulary structure. Modules can be added according to specific needs, for example creating exams, using live video material etc.
4Windows 7 CertifiedStudy 1200 is both Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit compatible as noted on Microsoft’s Website:Study 1200 does not need to run in XP compatibility mode within as it runs on the native Windows 7 32 and 64 bit operating systemsSoon Study 1200 will be Windows 8 compatible.
5.netStudy 1200 runs on the most current .net platform thus providing the latest and greatest development tools and functions.Advantages of .net for language learning software:SecurityInteroperabilitySimplified deployment.net was developed by Microsoft specifically for Windows and thus makes updating Study a simple process.
6MP3 LicensedSanako is the only MP3 licensed language learning software manufacturer, therefore, only Sanako can use MP3 encoding in our solutions.MP3 encoding enables our solutions to use the most common audio format used on virtually all modern audio devices from iPods to PCs to MACs, etc.Don’t take our word for it. Please go to
7Tools for TeachingOffers listening-based as well as intensive voice-based activitiesFamiliar communication tools for students and teacherUses variety of teaching content: Files, CD/DVD, InternetMonitor and managestudents’ PCswhat to do with Study 1200?The aim of SANAKO Study 1200 is to make language teaching and learning as effective and motivating as possible. Its preset activities are designed in cooperation with language instruction specialists to ensure that the features of the program fit the needs and motives of the actual users.In addition to basic features of listening comprehension, pair discussion and model imitation, it includes possibilities for recording the speech, recapping, and placing bookmarks on the audio material. Saving the material as files facilitates storing the information that is necessary for giving feedback, monitoring, and assessing students’ performance.SANAKO Study 1200 allows teachers to use teaching contents in all existing forms: files, CD, DVD, multimedia, Internet. It promotes interaction and collaborative learning by chat, messages and discussion features, and provides means for grouping students and differentiating, according to students’ individual needs and abilities.Monitoring and controlling students’ PCs offers an excellent way to keep track on students’ performance and learning process. Even the use of Internet can be controlled and restricted in appropriate ways.The teacher will always stay in charge of the learning situation.
8Activity Based Makes teaching with technology easier not harder. Easy to learn. Buttons are kept to a minimum.Fun. Keeps students engaged in learning through individual and collaborative tools.Modern. Familiar and simple appearance to teachers and students.Flexible. Advanced users can go beyond the activity approach or customize activities as desired.
9Easy Class Management for Teachers All the functions and features needed for teaching can be used through the same user friendly Tutor interface.Classroom ViewActivity ViewStudy 1200 Tutor interface:On the right-hand side, we have the classroom view. To facilitate classroom management, the student icons can be named, and the layout organised to correspond the actual seating and classroom. Study 1200 allows teacher to to save multiple Classroom layouts so lessons get started without any delays.On the left-hand side, we have the activity view. Teachers can choose from a variety of preset teaching activities to start lessons without struggling with complicated menu options – intelligent design of Study learning activities makes only those buttons and selections visible which are essential for the current learning activity
10Easy Class Management for Teachers Divide students into color-coded sessionsand start different activities for the sessions
11Variety of Preset Teaching Activities Self-AccessAP ExamDiscussionListening ComprehensionModel ImitationReading PracticeRound Table DiscussionTEM 4 oral testTEM 8 oral testTutoringVocabulary TestWeb BrowsingAbout the actual activitiesBy default, the students will be in Self-Access mode which allows students to work on a variety of different kind of files at their own paceStudy 1200 contains all the activities that are necessary for language teaching: Listening Comprehension, Discussion, Model Imitation,Reading Practice and Round table discussion. The selection of activities is made simple with a drop-down menu. Once the activity is selected, additional functions appear for example for pairing the students for a discussion, or choosing a media source for listening comprehension or model imitation.In addition to specific activities for language teaching, Study 1200 contains activities that can be used not only in language teaching but also in teaching of any other subject in the curriculum:Web browsing allows the teacher to direct students to specific web-pages and also define the pages that they cannot access.On the Tutoring activity, the teacher’s or model student’s screen is transferred to students.These features make Study 1200 a flexible, multipurpose tool for all the teachers of the school or institution.
12Wide Range of Media Sources Deliver audio/video for the students using variety of different media sourcesTutor – teacher’s voice to studentsTutor PC – teacher’s computerStudent – model student’s voice to studentsFile – stream/copy/share files to studentsExternal source – plugged into Tutor PCAudio CD – PC CD driveVideo stream – DVD, VHS, fileTutor player - file playback / controlIn language teaching, all kinds of audio material is commonly used for advancing students ability to understand the spoken language.A media source drop-down menu appears automatically on the left hand side of the tutor interface, when choosing an activity that might require a media source.With Study 1200, the tutor can use several different media sources for spreading audio material for the students. For this purpose, the tutor can use audio or video files, CD’s, DVD’s, and any material coming from a device that is plugged into the tutor PC – for example a cassette recorder or MP3 player. Also teacher’s or model student’s voice can be used as a media source during different study activities.
13Easy Way to Distribute Files Efficient file management: prepare - deliver - manageSession filesStudy files areaStudy 1200 offers an easy way to organize teaching content and spread it for students.Tutor Files area can be used to create subject or lesson folders and is a way for a teacher to keep the most-common files together.Session files area shows all the files that are accessible for students according to which session they belong.Spreading the files can be done via Study files area. Teacher can share or copy files for the students in order to let them open the files independently via Student interface. Additionally Teacher may use launch or Copy and launch to open files automatically for the students.Copy and launch is very useful in a situation where the teacher wants to ensure that the delivery of the audio or video is smooth and fast. By copying the file to a local drive the delivery is assured.For example: the teacher wants the students to work in groups for making presentations on different English-speaking countries. Prior to the actual lesson, the teacher may collect suitable files that contain information on Ireland, Canada, and New Zealand, for example. In the beginning of the lesson, the class will be divided into three groups that each take a country. The tutor will then point the specific country files for each group by using the files window.Tutor files
14Guided and Controlled Web Browsing Strict policyOpen policyThe ideal way of keeping students focused on teacher's choice of webbased material!Study 1200 Web browser activity contains all the functions of a standard browser, as well as additional features, which allow the teacher to control students’ navigation.When beginning the lesson, the tutor can easily launch the internet browser and direct students to specific pages; this saves time and energy as writing the web addresses on blackboard is no longer necessary.By using Web browser functionality teacher can launch web browsers for the students and browse the web while students’ browsers follow teacher’s web navigation (follow mode). Once the presentation is over, students can be left at a prescribed point to continue with independent studyThe tutor can also create a list of denied or allowed web pages by using Web policy selection in Study Web browsing activity.
15Live Interaction and Communication StudentTeacherGroupEntire ClassTalk / DiscussMessagesChatStudy 1200 offers all the possibilities for communicatingTeacher can use Talk or Discuss functionalities to give instructions to all students, to a specific group of student, or a single student.Teacher can send messages and receive them from studentsChat can be allowed by teacherStudents may ask for help discretely by using call functionalityTeacher and students can discuss privately or teacher can set up pair or group DiscussionA teacher-student discussion may also be shared with others in the classroom. Allowing others to observe a discussion between the teacher and a student combines communicative exercises with peer evaluation.
16Whiteboard for collaboration between students and Teacher Study 1200 Whiteboard offers teachers all the benefits of a traditional blackboard – and even more.Pictures, text and graphical annotations can be drawn to the whiteboard by anyone who is participating in whiteboard session.Whiteboard content can be saved as a project which can then be edited afterwards.It is also possible to set a background picture or attach separate images to whiteboard
17Screen Transfer with Audio and Marker Tool Study 1200 allows the teacher to share the contents of the teacher screen and talk to the students at the same time - instruct students how to use PC applications etc.The screen image and audio can be transferred to a group of students or the entire classTeacher may choose whether to send his/her own screen or model student’s screenThe Marker Tool allows teachers to highlight screen items in order to make sure that students are concentrating on essentials.
18Monitor, Collaborate & Remote Control With Screen control activities, the tutor can monitor, remote control and collaborate with the students by following their screens.The teacher can collaborate with selected students by accessing their computers to help with a task on the student screen and at the same time communicate with the student.Monitoring students allows teachers to listen to selected students’ work and view their screens. Screen monitoring allows the teacher to view the screen activity of multiple student workstations in real time, automatically and consecutively.Tutors are able to select whether the classroom layout displays student icons or thumbnail images of the student screens.Tutors can at any time view a snapshot of a selected student screen.
19Full Control of Student PCs Tutor can switch on student PCs, use Shutdown Operations, Lock PCs, Launch programs, and Disable the internetThis can be done in order to get attention, to redirect attention or action, to help in using the pc, or to shut down all pcs in the end of the lesson.If the computers seem to distract the students, teacher canlock the screen,lock keyboard and mouse,or lock the screen, keyboard and mouse of the student PC’s.Teacher is able to launch files and programs in lock mode.Teacher can also Switch on student PCs and restart the computers if necessary.
20Application Blocking Easier management of class and student activity Easy elimination of distractionsBetter focusing of student attention on key tasks or lessonsGreater support for differentiated learning by allowing or blocking selected applications for individual students or selected sessions.Application blocking provides teachers with an additional tool that helps eliminate distractions and improve student focus. The function allows teachers to select which applications students are allowed to access and use. They can simply view all applications in use by students and then select which applications will be enabled or disabled on student computers.Application blocking includes lists of allowed and denied applications, which can be freely edited and saved. The lists can even be compiled before lessons begin to create the ideal environment for learning, executing assignments or administering tests.
21HomeworkEasy and convenient distribution and collection of homework assignmentsThe Homework feature provides teachers with an easy and convenient process for the distribution and collection of homework assignments. The Homework function features a separate homework file area, in which teachers can make files available for students’ home assignments and then collect the student work back to a selected location.Students can access the homework files that have been assigned for them in a homework file area in their own Student Player. Students are then free to save these files on a USB stick, for example, and work on the material at school or at home. At the start of the next lesson teachers can then activate a “Homework Return” window, where students can hand in their completed assignments.
22Text-to-SpeechCopy and paste text from any source, such as a Web page and convert automatically into an audio file in the target language.Bookmarks and subtitles for each sentence.Created audio files are added to the Study Playlist.Benefit from native voices even in the absence of native staff. Tireless language teacher.Selection of high-quality voices for different target languages availableText-to-Speech is a powerful addition to Study learning tools, allowing users to easily create high quality audio material in their target language from any text, as well as benefit from native voices even in the absence of native staff.The conversion is quick, simple and there is no need to record in advance. You can simply copy and paste any text from any source, such as a Web page, and create an audio file with bookmarks and subtitles for your students to work on independently. Created audio files are added to the Study Playlist.The Text-to-Speech feature employs the default Windows voice synthesizer. However, we are also able to offer a selection of high-quality Text-to-Speech voices for different target languages developed by IVONA.
23Sanako Study 1200 Student Application Additionalpanels open(Media Recorder, File Area, Chat)Call teacher /Send messageto teacherAll status informationVolumeWhen teachers starts Tutor application all the students included to classroom layout will join Study classroom automatically and lesson gets started without any delaysOn the lower part of study student interface, we can see that the student is in Self-Access mode, which has been defined by the tutor.In this mode, the student may use all computer files and programs freely.By clicking the call button, the student may get the teacher’s attention by calling or sending a message.Additional panels open up when accessing media recorder, file area, and chat.
24Sanako Study 1200 Student Application Media RecorderFile areaStudy 1200 student application - features for learningFull window of Study Student application opens up when the student clicks on the ’Player and Files’ or ’Chat’ button on the small window of the interface. Full view is also opened when Teacher starts an activity or uses functionality which requires Study student recorder to be used.SANAKO Study 1200 Digital RecorderThe built-in digital recorder in Study student application allows them to use a wide range of compatible media file formats. Students can play, stop, rewind, fast forward and pause a file and their voices. They can also set and remove bookmarks that can be used to locate places in the file for review and additional practice.Voice GraphA graph can be viewed for both the program and student tracks. This visual representation of the voice track allows students to compare their recorded output to the original or model track for detailed speech analysis.Recap FunctionalityThe Recap function is designed to quickly repeat the previous sentence or part of the file. It permits students to review examples of authentic or native speakers in the target language.Voice InsertIn the Voice Insert mode, gaps can be inserted automatically into source material, while students are recording their voices. This unique feature allows for the creation of exercises during playback.The file area shows the files that are directed to students’ use by the tutor.The chat area is located on the lower part of the student interface. Students will have an access to the chat area only when allowed by the tutor. Students do not have a free access to chat by themselves.Chat
25Subtitling and instructions Teachers and students can add subtitles using the Study player
26Subtitling and instructions Teacher can include instructions in .mff filesThe instructions will be displayed when the .mff file is launched
27Ripping ToolCopy media content directly onto the Playlist from a CD, an Internet source, or from an external source.Content is ready for use in Study lessons and added to digital library.Eliminates need for separate time-consuming ripping software as the tool is integrated into Study 1200The audio Ripping Tool (available in Study 1200 and Study Solo) allows teachers to copy their favorite content as media files onto the Study playlist from a CD, an Internet source, or from an external source. The Ripping Tool is a great help in building a digital teaching material library and eliminates the need for separate time-consuming ripping software.
28Learning content for Study A selection of ready-made content modules for English readily available.Sanako provides Service for creation of customized content packages to match requirements of local curriculum.Sanako has available a selection of ready-made content modules for English. This modular content includes different types of exercises supporting all four key skills of language learning. Content modules can be downloaded over the Internet and quickly installed into the Study content library.In addition to ready-made content modules, we are able to offer customized content packages. This content is then integrated into the Study player. Custom content creation requires that we work in cooperation with content providers or hire local professionals to build a material package to match the local curriculum.Modular content is integrated into Study and includes different types of exercises supporting all four key skills of language learning.
29Sanako Study SoloStudy Solo – Interactive multimedia content and language learning application in one package. One solution for independent and teacher-led learning.Sanako Study Solo is a powerful language learning software application with integrated content for improving language skills either independently or in the language classroom.Study Solo is based on the Study Player but adds a content library and integrated tools for content creation making it optimal also for independent learning. Ready-made content packages can be purchased from Sanako.Integrated multimedia elements support all four key skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
30Wi-Fi compatibilityStudy software optimized for new generation n wireless networks.Well suited for popular laptop-cart applications as well as for “one laptop per learner” -type educational environments.Sanako Study 1200 v.6.0 has full functionality in a wireless environment and does not lose features in a wireless enviromentNew educational premises are increasingly choosing to adopt wireless system environments. Sanako Study has been optimized to suit the new generation n wireless networks. This means that Study is well suited for popular laptop-cart applications as well as for “one laptop per learner” -type educational environments.
31System requirements Minimum requirements for Teacher and Student PC As per the requirements for the Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systemMicrosoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systemMicrosoft .NET Framework® 2.0 SP2, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1DirectX 9.0c or higher1.5 GHz processor1 GB of system memory, 2 GB recommended for Tutor PC100 MB of free disk space for installation *1024*768 display resolution with 16-bit colorsAC97 or HDA compatible sound cardNetwork Adapter, TCP/IP support requiredPC Headset – recommended Sanako models to ensure high quality audioQuickTime® or later is required for displaying certain file types and for the Sanako Study Video Live ModuleInternet access during Server component installation***) 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.**) If there is no Internet connection on the Server computer, you may perform an offline activation process. Instructions for offline activation can be found later in this guide.Note: Sanako Study only supports Microsoft OneNote In order to use the OneNote feature, Microsoft OneNote must be installed on the student computers before installing Study Student. Otherwise Study will be unable to connect to OneNote and tutor notes cannot be sent to students’ OneNote applications.Note: Actual requirements may vary based on your system configuration. It is essential to make sure that the operating system runs smoothly on each computer where a Study Tutor or Student application will be installed.These are the Study 1200 System Requirements listed – for the IT support.31
32System requirements Network Requirements The following requirements should be met by the network.Multicast must be enabled in the network.All computers must be in the same TCP/IP sub-net in order to allow multicast transfer of screen and audio to studentsIt is recommended that all workstations within a room are connected to the same network switch with support for multicast transmissionStudent and teacher workstations need to be able to PING each other and the Study Server with TCP/IP packetsIf the computers have multiple network adapters, the adapter used by Sanako Study must be bound first, because Windows operating systems send multicast data to the first adapterIn LAN minimum of 100Mbps speed or greater dedicated to each workstation. For Wi-Fi implementations, please refer to the Sanako Wi-Fi Deployment Guide found on the installation DVD for requirements and suitable wireless hardwareFor optimum performance in file operations, we recommend using a file server for storing media files and collected student recordings. However, the teacher computer may be used for file operations if a separate file server is not available.Teacher and students should have unrestricted access to the serverSchools may use an existing server with Linux, Windows NT or Windows Server operating systemA NAS (Network Attached Storage) server may also be used
33System requirements Firewall settings Sanako Study adds required Windows firewall exceptions automatically during installation.If a non-Windows firewall is used please verify that the following programs have been added to the firewall exceptions list.Tutor.exe (Tutor computer)Student.exe (Student computers)StudyServer.exe (on computer with Study Server software)The default TCP ports used by Sanako are:Port 5060 for audio packetsPort for screen packetsPort for remote control dataPorts 6310, 6311 and 6312 for Study Server operations
34Sanako Study 1200 is Modular Modules enhance language teaching with new functionalitiesAvailable modules:Study Examination ModuleStudy Video LiveStudy SoloStudy 1200 is modular: it allows new functionalities to be added according to the needs of teaching and learning.SANAKO Study Examination Module helps teachers quickly and easily create examinations to test students in a number of different ways.SANAKO Study Video Live Module allows teachers to stream video from a variety of analog sources directly to students, easily and conveniently, providing a a foolproof method for introducing varied video material into teaching programs.Study Solo
35Sanako Study 1200 Product Package Study 1200 Software CDLicensePrinted User GuidePackaged in normal software boxIn addition to standard PC and network hardware, headsets are required.Study 1200 Product Package includesStudy 1200 Software CDLicensePrinted User GuidePackaged in a normal software boxIn addition to standard PC and network hardware, headsets are required.