Installing Applications Using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana

Installing Applications Using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana
Table of Contents
Introduction......................................................................................................................... 1
General Installation Instructions ......................................................................................... 2
Specific Installation Instructions by Application................................................................ 2
Dana Internet Solutions Pack:......................................................................................... 2
Documents to Go ............................................................................................................ 3
Filemaker ........................................................................................................................ 4
GoKnow.......................................................................................................................... 4
HanDBase Pro................................................................................................................. 5
ImagiWorks ImagiProbe v3.0......................................................................................... 5
Inspiration for Dana ........................................................................................................ 6
LearnStar......................................................................................................................... 6
OutWriter ........................................................................................................................ 7
Pitch Solo/Duo ................................................................................................................ 7
powerOne Graph............................................................................................................. 8
QuickOffice Pro 7 ........................................................................................................... 8
UltraKey.......................................................................................................................... 9
Vernier Data Pro v1.1 ..................................................................................................... 9
Write:OutLoud To Go................................................................................................... 10
Introduction
AlphaSmart Manager for Dana can install applications on thirty Danas at a time, which
greatly simplifies installation of an application for a classroom of students. However,
most software companies don't design their CDs in a way that makes it easy for
AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to get to the actual files that need to be installed. A few
extra steps are often needed to make those files available.
The general procedure involves running the application's installer and having it place the
necessary files somewhere that AlphaSmart Manager for Dana can access. This is done
by creating a new user name in Palm Desktop, installing the application to that user name
and then using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to distribute the files that the installer
placed there .
Additionally, some applications have desktop components that are used to create Dana
compatible data files (i.e. databases, outlines, etc.). You can easily use AlphaSmart
Manager for Dana to distribute those converted files to multiple Danas, as well.
General Installation Instructions
The general method for installing an application is usually the same for all applications,
but there are some variations. The following steps can be used as a starting place for any
application.
To install an application using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. In Palm Desktop, create a user name using the application's name. If the name is
more than six characters, use an abbreviation because Palm Desktop cryptically
shortens names greater than six characters.
a. In Palm Desktop, choose Tools > Users.
b. Click New and enter a user name. Click OK.
c. Click OK.
2. Install the application per the manufacturer's instructions to the newly created user
name, but do not HotSync.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the installed files to Dana.
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\UserNameCreatedInStep1\Install. (The
installed files can usually be found here, but be aware that some
applications may install the program files to a different folder.)
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
Specific Installation Instructions by Application
Although general installation instructions are given above, specific instructions for a
number of applications are detailed below. Instructions for creating a user name in Palm
Desktop can be found in Step 1 of General Installation Instructions, above.
Dana Internet Solutions Pack:
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a DISP user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install Dana Internet Solutions Pack. When prompted to select user account,
choose DISP and click OK.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the DISP\Install folder
to Danas:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\DISP\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
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f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
Documents to Go
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a DTG user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install Documents To Go:
a. When prompted to Choose the handheld user, select DTG.
b. Click Next.
c. Do not HotSync Dana when prompted; instead, click Skip and then follow
the on-screen instructions to finish the installation.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the DTG\Install folder
to Danas:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\DTG\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
To transfer documents to Dana using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Convert the document to a Dana-compatible format:
a. Open the Documents To Go program on your computer.
b. Choose File > Add Item.
c. Browse to the folder containing the desired document. Select the
document and click Open. Alternately, you can drag and drop a document
onto the handheld section of the Documents To Go program.
2. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the DTG\Install folder
to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\DTG\DocsToGo\TranDocs.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
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Filemaker
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Install Filemaker Mobile to your computer. You will be asked to enter your
license key. (You must have a desktop version of FileMaker, such as FileMaker
Pro or FileMaker Developer, installed to create databases.) Choose "Anyone who
uses this computer" under Install this application for.
2. Create a FileMa user name in Palm Desktop.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the FileMa\Install
folder to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\FileMaker\FileMaker Mobile 7\Palm.
d. Select FileMaker Mobile 7.prc and click Add.
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
h. Run FileMaker on Dana and enter a valid license key when prompted.
GoKnow
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a GoKnow user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install GoKnow:
a. Run GoKnow Learning Tools.exe on the GoKnow CD.
b. When prompted to select a user, choose GoKnow. Click OK.
c. Click Done to exit the install tool.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the GoKnow\Install
folder to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\GoKnow\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
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HanDBase Pro
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a HDBase user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install HanDBase:
a. Run Setup.exe on the HanDBase CD. Follow the onscreen installation
instructions.
b. When prompted to Select the handheld device to install to, select HDBase.
c. Follow the instructions to finish the setup program.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the HanDBase files to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\HDBase\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
To install a database to Dana using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
HanDBase saves its databases in Palm compatible format, so transferring a database to
Dana is accomplished by simply selecting the database in AlphaSmart Manager for Dana
and sending it to Danas:
1. Use the HanDBase Desktop application to create a database. You can either
create a database from scratch (File > New) or import a file (File > Import).
2. After you've created the database, save it by choosing File > Save, then enter a
filename.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the HanDBase files to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to the database file (filename.pdb), select it and click Add.
d. Click the Send List tab.
e. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
f. Click Send.
ImagiWorks ImagiProbe v3.0
ImagiProbe application and license files must be installed using the SD Card that is
included with the ImagiProbe package. Note that Dana must have a name (assigned
during the first HotSync) for the installer to assign a license.
Content is available to install via AlphaSmart Manager for Dana.
1. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
2. Click Add to List.
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Browse to [CD drive]:\GS ImagiLab\ImagiProbe Content Versions
Select the content file you want to add.
Click the Send List tab.
To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices, check
the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To send to all
connected devices, skip this step.)
7. Click Send.
8. On Dana, run ImagiProbe. You will be informed that new information is
available to be installed. Click OK to install.
Inspiration for Dana
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a Inspir user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install Inspiration for Dana. When prompted, enter the serial number that came
with Inspiration.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the Inspir\Install folder
to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\Inspir\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
LearnStar
To install the LearnStar Student Client to Dana using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Install LearnStar from the CD. At the Setup Type prompt, choose both LearnStar
SC Lab and LearnStar Input Server.
2. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the \Program
Files\LearnStar LP\LearnStar SC\Clients\Dana folder to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to \Program Files\LearnStar LP\LearnStar SC\Clients\Dana.
d. Select LSPalmClient.prc and click Add.
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
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OutWriter
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a OutWri user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install OutWriter to the OutWri user name.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the OutWri\Install
folder to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\OutWri\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
Pitch Solo/Duo
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a Pitch user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install Pitch to the Pitch user name:
a. Click Install iGo iPresent & iDisplay from the installation menu. (If the
installation menu did not run automatically, run setup.exe from the CD.)
b. Follow the onscreen instructions. Choose PalmOS installation when
prompted.
c. Select Pitch as the user name when prompted. Click OK.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the Pitch files to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\Pitch\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click Add to List. Browse to [CD drive]\skins. Select CtrlPad_dana.pdb
and click Add.
f. Click the Send List tab.
g. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
h. Click Send.
To install a slideshow using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Run iPresent for PalmOS on your computer.
2. Click Select File, browse for the PowerPoint slideshow and click Open or simply
drag and drop the slideshow onto the iPresent application.
3. Select the Pitch user name and click OK.
4. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the slideshow to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
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c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\Pitch\Install.
d. Select the slideshow that you just converted. It will have the same
filename, but have a .pdb extension instead of the normal .ppt extension.
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
powerOne Graph
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a Power1 user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install powerOne Graph.
a. Insert CD and click Install Handheld Version.
b. Follow installation instructions, including the options you want. Make
sure you keep Handheld version checked.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the Power1\Install
folder to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\Power1\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
QuickOffice Pro 7
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Create a QOPro user name in Palm Desktop.
2. Install QuickOffice Pro. Select QOPro as the user when prompted.
3. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the QOPro\Install folder
to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\QOPro\Install.
d. Select all files and click Add. (Pressing Ctrl+A selects all files.)
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
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UltraKey
To install UltraKey using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the UltraKey.prc file on the CD to
the Danas:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to your CD drive.
d. Select UltraKey.prc and click Add.
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
2. Activate each UltraKey. There are two ways to do this:
a. Beam licenses to each Dana from UltraKey Manager installed on the
teacher's Dana:
i. Run UltraKey on a Dana.
ii. Tap Trial, fill out the form and tap OK on dialogs to finish.
iii. Tap Receive on the main screen.
iv. On the teacher's Dana, start UltraKey Manager.
v. Position the teacher's Dana and the student's Dana in proper
beaming position.
vi. On the teacher's Dana, press the menu key and tap Beam License.
b. Manually activate UltraKey on each Dana:
i. Run UltraKey.
ii. Tap Activate.
iii. Type in the serial number and access code and tap OK.
iv. Fill out activation form and tap OK.
To install UltraKey Manager using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana (you can also
install this program using HotSync or SD Card):
1. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
2. Click Add to List.
3. Browse to your CD drive.
4. Select UltraKeyManager.prc and click Add.
5. Click the Send List tab.
6. Click Select Devices, click Select None and then select only the device number
that the teacher's Dana is plugged into. Click OK.
7. Click Send.
Vernier Data Pro v1.1
Data Pro can't be installed using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana. To install, follow the
instructions included with Data Pro.
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Write:OutLoud To Go
To install using AlphaSmart Manager for Dana:
1. Check the version of PrintBoy on Dana:
a. From the Applications Launcher, tap Print.
b. Press the menu key and choose Options > About. The first line will tell
which version of PrintBoy is on Dana.
2. Create a WOLTG user name in Palm Desktop.
3. Install Write:OutLoud To Go:
a. Choose the WOLTG user name when prompted and click Select.
b. At the Setup Type screen, choose Custom.
c. If your PrintBoy version is 6 or later uncheck Printer Drivers.
d. Optionally, you may uncheck the Font option. This option installs some
large font files on Dana that provide you more printing functionality, but
take up additional memory on Dana.
e. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the
installation.
4. Use AlphaSmart Manager for Dana to transfer the files in the WOLTG\Backup
folder to Dana:
a. In AlphaSmart Manager for Dana, click the Add Other Files/Apps tab.
b. Click Add to List.
c. Browse to Program Files\Palm\WOLTG\Backup.
d. Select all files and click Add.
e. Click the Send List tab.
f. To send the files or applications to specific devices, click Select Devices,
check the devices to which you want to send the files, then click OK. (To
send to all connected devices, skip this step.)
g. Click Send.
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