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All The Right Type 3 Plus
All The Right Type 3 Plus
August 2007
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Contents
Software Licensing Agreement....................................................................................... 3
Introduction to All The Right Type 3 Plus.................................................................... 5
1.1 Welcome to All The Right Type 3 Plus ............................................................. 5
1.2 Your Role as Teacher............................................................................................ 7
1.3 Understanding the Learning Sequence ................................................................. 7
1.4 About This Manual ............................................................................................... 8
System Requirements and Installations .......................................................................... 8
2.1 Minimum System Requirements........................................................................... 8
2.2 Installation Overview – detailed instructions on the Quickstart document .......... 9
A Tour of All The Right Type 3 Plus........................................................................... 10
3.1 Starting the Program ........................................................................................... 10
3.2 Signing On .......................................................................................................... 11
3.3 Campus Orientation ............................................................................................ 15
Getting Started .............................................................................................................. 22
4.1 Teacher’s Password ............................................................................................ 22
4.2 Classes and Student Names ................................................................................ 23
4.3 Custom Drillfiles................................................................................................. 44
Ongoing Operation........................................................................................................ 53
5.1 Security ............................................................................................................... 53
5.2 Student Records (for Teachers) .......................................................................... 56
5.3 Understanding The Learning Sequence .............................................................. 59
5.4 Reviews............................................................................................................... 66
5.5 Large Font........................................................................................................... 67
5.6 Changing the Default Word-Processor ............................................................... 67
5.7 Floppy Disks-Centralizing Student Records....................................................... 68
5.8 Skill Building Puzzles......................................................................................... 69
5.9 Backing Up the Database.................................................................................... 71
5.10 Creating Custom Student Reports- Exporting Student Records ....................... 72
Technical Support ......................................................................................................... 73
6.1 Troubleshooting .................................................................................................. 73
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Software Licensing Agreement
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Section 1
Introduction to All The Right Type 3 Plus
1.1 Welcome to All The Right Type 3 Plus
•
This program is specifically designed for classroom use. All The Right Type 3 Plus
teaches keyboarding (typing) in a logical and straightforward way. The program contains
all the features that classroom teachers require to help students learn proper keyboarding
techniques.
All the Right Type 3 Plus School Version Features
Posture review - Proper technique and posture reduces possible injury.
Hand position review - homerow key review important for touch typing
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"Keyboarding Skills are a Necessity in Our Computer Literate Society!
Keyboarding is as essential as printing skills! It is necessary in all subject areas—since computer
technology can be integrated in all subject areas. Thus, the educational purpose of this software is it
teaches students to become more adept at imputing and retrieving information using the computer.
Efficiency in keyboarding will allow students to work more efficiently on the computer. They will key
assignments in more quickly, research more quickly, communicate with others through email more quickly,
and more! " Pina Sersanti de Rocha Ernest Public School
"Teachers of all students need to be aware of the advantages of teaching efficient touch-typing skills. Just
as learning the alphabet and basic arithmetic facts can be considered basic skills, typing is a fundamental
skill that is no longer reserved for secretaries. It is the preferred method for most written communication in
the electronic age." Rosemary Oakley-Law, University of Phoenix, 2005
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"All in all, All The Right Type accomplishes its educational objectives teaching typing skills successfully,
and is fun to play too.
In my opinion, the program is recommended for developing typing skills for children from grades 2 to
adulthood, and I recommend it to teachers looking for a good typing resource for students with typing and
typing speed problems." New Mexico Educational Software Clearing House
All the Right Type 3 - RECOMMENDED PRIMARY- Elementary Keyboarding — Instructional materials
that are in alignment with content, philosophy and instructional strategies of the Core; may be used by
students as principle sources of study; provide comprehensive coverage of course content; and support UPASS requirements. Utah State Approval 2006 - 2010
“Students must learn to key properly at the time they begin to use PCs. Bad habits are hard to break.
With so many jobs and personal-use activities involving keyboarding input, a person who doesn’t have
these skills is at a distinct disadvantage. Look for a greater emphasis in developing the ability to think and
key (compose) at all levels of keyboarding instruction. With appropriate skill levels, individuals can
prepare material two to three times faster than they can handwrite.” Dr. Bill Mitchell
1.2 Your Role as Teacher
It is important to read the section “Understanding the Learning Sequence” in Section 5.3 in this
manual. It explains the three-step learning sequence used by All The Right Type 3 to present
each lesson and how tests are taken after every third lesson. Teachers play a vital role in helping
students learn. By using All The Right Type 3 Plus in the classroom, teachers are needed to
assist students in:
•
Developing correct posture for keyboarding
•
Correct finger placement
•
Proper key reaches
•
Offering encouragement
•
Using All The Right Type 3 Plus to get the best out of the students
1.3 Understanding the Learning Sequence
It is important for the students and teachers to understand the recommended learning sequence.
If the teacher has selected the Sequence option, when students sign-on they must enter the
building that is flashing. The drill they select will be the first lesson in the lesson list shown in gray
print. The red lessons are completed lessons.
The order of entering the learning buildings is Learning Lab, Practice Pavilion then Skill Builder.
Students complete one lesson in each of these buildings and repeat this cycle three times. When
three lessons (in each of the learning buildings) are complete, students can enter the Test Center
to begin the first test.
When Test 1 is complete, the Learning Lab again flashes to direct students to enter this building
and start the cycle over with the next lessons.
Note: In the Standard Drillfile that comes with All The Right Type, Test 1 has 3 parts (a,b and c). Tests 2 through 6 have
six parts each per test (a,b,c,d,e and f). Please read sections 3.3 and 5.3 in this manual for more information on Drillfiles
and the Learning Sequence.
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1.4 About This Manual
•
Section 2 contains all the technical requirements and detailed installation instructions to
get the program running with your system. Network installers will be most interested in
this section.
•
Section 3 has been designed for evaluators and teachers with limited time. It enables
them to evaluate only the main features of All the Right Type 3 Plus..
•
Section 4 Documents the steps necessary to configure your database files prior to
students starting their classes. This section is provided especially for instructors getting
ready for their classes.
•
Section 5 provides detail and instructions for all other aspects of ATRT. Instructors and
occasionally network installers will find this section useful.
•
Section 6 contains instructions for operating the ATRT Administration Utility. This section
tends to have a more technical approach.
•
Section 7 is the place to look if you cannot resolve problems by reading the other
sections.
Section 2
System Requirements and Installations
2.1 Minimum System Requirements
Student and Teacher Workstations
PC
Macintosh
PC with Pentium 75 MHz processor (133 MHz recommended)
32MB RAM (64MB recommended)
Super VGA graphics monitor
256 color display (high-colour 16-bit recommended)
640 X 480 resolution display or better
CD-ROM drive
Sound Blaster Compatible sound card
Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP or NT4.0 and later
OS 8.6 - OSX 4.x and later
Power Macintosh with a 66 MHz processor (Recommended 133 MHz)
16 MB free RAM
256 color display (thousands recommended)
640 X 480 resolution display or better
CD-ROM drive
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Database Server (for Network/Site License Edition only)
Mac OS 8.6 – OSX 4.x or higher, or Windows 95 or higher (NT, 2000 recommended)
Fixed IP address
ATRT Database Server Application always running
Sufficient free RAM for the number of students: 4MB for up to100 students, 8MB for
up to 400 students, 16MB for up to 1000 students
2.2 Installation Overview – detailed instructions on the Quickstart
document
There are three types of Installation available on the CDROM:
Single, Lab Pack, and Network. While the choice you make is largely dependent on the Edition of
All The Right Type you have purchased, there are some other factors to be considered.
There are 3 types of files which can be installed onto your computer(s) in varying combinations:
•
the Database,
•
the Teacher program files (which allows data file maintenance and class/student
reporting in addition to all student functions),
•
the Student program files (which allows students to perform lessons, tests, and review
their own results). If you have purchased a Single User Edition, you can install on one
computer only. The installation is very simple, and will automatically install all the files
you need in one step. Please go to the Single Install section. This installation will give you
the Teacher program files and a database.
If you have purchased a Lab Pack Edition, you can install on up to 5 computers. Your license
allows any combination of Teachers program files and Students program files on those 5
computers. Perhaps the most common combination is to install the Teacher program files on one
computer, and the Student program files on 4 others. Each computer will have it’s own copy of
the database. In this configuration, the Teacher can create a database of student names, and
then copy the database to all the other computers. Then, at the end of each lesson students
can export their results to diskette for import into the teachers computer for convenience. You
may also want to install the Student program files on the same computer where the Teachers
program is installed, so that a student can use this computer during class without seeing the
teacher’s maintenance functions on the menu. If centralized data gathering is not important, it
might prove easier to have the Teacher program files installed on all 5 computers, allowing for file
maintenance on any computer. With Lab Pack installations, it is usually important that students
always use the same computer each time they come to class. Just make sure that you have
created a password to limit access to the maintenance building. Students log into the program
through the top menu bar under "file".
The School Edition
can be installed on one computer only; however, tracks unlimited number of users records
The Lab Pack Edition
can be installed on up to 5 computers, but does not allow for shared access to data files across a
network.
The Network/Site License Edition
allows for installation on any number of computers within the same building. Shared network access is allowed.
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For those schools with a Network/Site License Edition, there are even more options. In most
cases, the best advantage of the program is the centralized network database. In this setup, the
Database files are installed onto a central file server for shared access from all computers.
System requirements for the database are minimal; therefore, a teacher workstation can be used
to store the database. The Teachers program files are then installed on a small number of
teachers’ computers, and the Student program files are installed on all the students’ computers.
All computers have access to one data file on the server, and centralized records are always
available for the teacher. Follow the instructions in the Network Installation section if this is the
type of installation you want. There are cases, however, where a network installation is either not
viable, or not desirable. In these
situations, an installation as described in the Lab Pack section or even a series of many Single
installations is sometimes desired. Please follow the Lab Pack or Single Install instructions in
these cases.
Section 3
A Tour of All The Right Type 3 Plus
Introduction
All The Right Type 3 Plus is an interactive
program designed to teach keyboarding. It
consists of two modules:
a) Learning buildings for students called
the Learning Lab, Practice Pavilion,
Skill Builder and the Testing Center.
There is also the Records Library
where students can review their
scores, and a Word Processing Plaza
for practicing with a word processing
program.
b) Maintenance Building for teachers is
used to manage the student records
and set the Options for classes and
students. Only the Teacher'
s program
has the Maintenance Building.
Figure 3.1 When the All The Right Type 3 Plus “Start-up”
screen is finished loading files,
click anywhere to continue.
All The Right Type 3 Plus comes with a default
"drillfile" (a set of lessons, skill builders and
tests) called the ATRT Standard Drillfile.
3.1 Starting the Program
Start the program on the teachers
computer by double-clicking on the All The
Right Type 3 icon
on the desktop. The shortcut/alias icon was
automatically created during installation.
Figure 3.2 The Teacher'
s Campus.
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When the All the Right Type 3 Plus Start-up
screen is finished loading files, click anywhere
to continue. (Figure 3.1)
The campus is the first screen that displays.
The manual section Campus Orientation
describes the Campus Buildings and their
functions.(Figure 3.2)
3.2 Signing On
Teachers Program
The Teacher'
s Program provides four possible
ways to sign on.
As a (Student) Guest
Generally students choose the appropriate
student name from the class records and open
it to sign-on. All the Right Type 3 Plus loads
and configures the proper options for the
students and keeps progress records
automatically updated in the system.
If the teacher or student does not want records
to be kept from one session to another or if
student records have not been set up, users
can sign-on as a Student Guest.
To sign on as a Guest:
1. In the campus, click File from the menu bar
(top of screen) and select Sign-On from the
drop down menu. (Figure 3.3)
2. Click Guest. There are two types of Guest Student and Evaluator. (Figure 3.4)
3. Students select Student Guest which
presents the available drillfiles, including ATRT
standard and any custom drillfiles added by
teachers. The program uses only the default
student options that teachers have selected in
the Maintenance Building (Option screens).
Figure 3.4 There are two types of ‘Guest’ – ‘Student’ and
‘Evaluator’
Figure 3.3 Accessing the File menu from the Campus
screen.
Note: Records for Guests are maintained for the current
session only. They are cleared out when the leaving the
campus. User record functions are enabled in licensed
copies of All The Right Type.
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As a Teacher Evaluator
Before continuing, or while assessing the
program prior to purchase, teachers may want
to sign on to All the Right Type 3 Plus as a
Teacher Evaluator Guest to discover how the
program behaves when various student options
are changed.
To do this:
1. In the campus, click File from the menu bar
(top of screen) and select Sign-On from the
drop down menu. (Figure 3.5)
2. Click Guest. There are two types of Guest Student and Evaluator. (Figure 3.6)
3. Teachers select Evaluator. As an evaluator,
teachers become acquainted with all aspects of
All the Right Type 3 Plus by trying out the
student options. This is done without running
the separate Maintenance Building program
that is normally used to assign these options to
students. Students are not affected by changes
made here.
4. A dialog box will appear describing the
Evaluator mode. Click Edit to proceed to setup
your desired option.
5. The Options dialog box will appear, allowing
the user to change any of the settings. Click
OK when you have made the desired
adjustments.
This mode provides teachers with a way to try
all lessons and to change any options without
affecting the program students are using. Try
changing the various options and seeing the
effect it has on the student lessons. When
signed on as and Evaluator, you can always
select Options from the top menu bar.
Figure 3.5 Accessing the File menu from the Campus
screen.
Figure 3.6 To sign on as a teacher evaluator choose
Evaluator.
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As a Teacher
It is not normally necessary for the teacher to
actually Sign on as Teacher as the Teachers
Program will always start with the Teacher
already signed in. If, however, the program has
been signed in as Guest or Student, there will
be a Sign on as Teacher caption on the Title
Bar. Just click on that caption to return to
Teacher sign on status.
Teachers Signing-On to Student Records
Teachers can sign-on to student records from
the teachers campus using the same
procedure as the students although there is not
usually any need to do this. A student is not
able to sign-on to a lesson until the teacher has
exited from his/her student record.
To sign on :
Figure 3.7 Accessing the File menu from the Campus
screen.
1. From the campus, click File from the
menu bar (top of screen) and select
Sign-On from the drop down menu.
(Figure 3.7)
The Maintenance Building is the management
utility provided to teachers to view and print
student progress and to set options that control
how the program reacts. It is not displayed
while signed in as a student.
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Student Program
The Student Program provides the same
capability to sign on as a Guest or Evaluator,
but most commonly students will sign on using
their own name records.
Students Signing-On to Student Records
Once Student Records have been created by
teachers, students can sign-on to the lesson
and start having their progress recorded.
To sign-on to the students campus:
1. Select the appropriate class name
from the Sign-On dialog box and click
Open. (Figure 3.7)
2.
Select the student name from the
Student Selection dialog box and
click Select. Students names display
in the top menu bar both in the
campus and during the lesson.
3.
The Learning Lab building flashes to
indicate to students that this is the
building to enter for the first lesson.
(This occurs when the Sequence
option is selected.)
Figure 3.8 Select the appropriate class name from the
Sign-On dialog box.
Note: If teachers have entered a message into the Class
Option or Student Option dialog box, the message displays
to students before they begin their lessons.
Figure 3.9 Select the student name from the Student
Selection dialog box.
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Figure 3.8 Teachers’ Campus Overview
3.3 Campus Orientation
Start the program on the teacher'
s computer by double clicking on the All the Right Type 3 Plus
icon on the desktop. The shortcut/alias icon was automatically created when the installation was
performed.
When the All the Right Type 3 Plus Start-up screen is finished loading files, it indicates to “click
anywhere to continue”.
The campus is the first screen that displays and by running the mouse over the buildings the
names of the buildings become visible.
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Maintenance Building
The Maintenance Building is only present on the Teacher'
s Campus, and users running the
Student program should never see this building. The presence of this building is the major
distinguishing feature between the two programs.
Class and Student Records
A database is a collection of records, in this case storing Student Records and individual program
options for each student. Student Records contain the student name, class name, options
selected, progress records and scores. There is no limit (other than hard drive space) to the
number of Student Records that can be created.
All The Right Type has the Student Records organized within Classes. The Teacher can create a
record for each Class, and associate default options with the Class record. Then, as Student
records are created within each class, they will take on the default class option. Of course, these
options can be over-ridden for individual students as desired.
The Maintenance Building is the utility teachers use to:
Manage student records by:
• Creating and naming student records
• Importing lists of student names
• Customizing and setting student options
Evaluate student results by:
• Monitoring progress for Learning Lab, Practice Pavilion, Skill Builders and Tests
• Printing results either graphically or in text format
• Presenting Award Certificates
• Monitoring progress through the entire course
Drillfiles
A Drillfile is a set of Lessons, Skill Builders and Tests for use with All the Right Type 3 Plus. Think
of drillfiles simply as typing exercises for each specific building. There is no limit (other than hard
drive space) to the number of custom drillfiles that can be created and stored.
When working with Drillfiles, teachers use the Maintenance Building utility to:
•
•
•
•
Create a custom drillfile (Lessons, Skill Builders, and Tests)
Edit the custom material
Cut and paste drills from another source (such as a word processor)
Print the custom lessons, skill builders and tests
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Learning Lab - for New Key Lessons
In the Learning Lab, students learn proper
posture, hand positioning and mouse control.
The first time students enter the Learning Lab,
the Posture Review and Hand Position Review
tutorials automatically play. When these
Reviews are complete, lesson 1 from the
Learning Lab lessons begins.
When students enter the Learning Lab again,
the Review tutorials do not play, but they are
available optionally. Students can select the
appropriate button on the Learning Lab dialog
box and run either one as required. It is
important that students review these segments
at the beginning of the first few lessons.
Figure 3.9 In the Learning Lab, students learn proper
posture, hand positioning and mouse control.
1. Click on the Learning Lab building on
the Campus.
2. Select the first lesson and click Select.
The first lesson students choose is the
first lesson shown in gray print. (Red
lines indicate that the lessons have
been completed.)
Students follow the instructions at the bottom of
the screen, working their way through the
lesson. If an error is made in the sections "Lets
learn new keys", the program displays the
correct reach and finger positions and pauses
until the correct character is typed. These
lessons are not timed.
When the lesson is completed, a fireworks
display appears on the screen. Students can
check their results by clicking Show Results
from the menu bar.
Results are recorded in the Records Library.
Figure 3.10 When the lesson is completed in the Learning
Lab, a fireworks display appears on the screen
Note: The Keypad Review can be run at any time. It
provides a tutorial for learning numbers on the keypad.
Results are not recorded for these lessons.
Note: The Mouse Review is a way to teach students
dexterity and accuracy when using the mouse. It provides a
fun way to practice mouse skills. Results are not recorded.
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Practice Pavilion - for Developing
Speed and Reinforcement
The Practice Pavilion uses the same drill
material as Learning Lab, but with a speed
goal. The presentation method is preset by
teachers (in the Options screens) to be
Standard lines, (the default) or an animated
Game.
1. Click on Practice Pavilion building on the
Campus.
2. Select the first lesson in gray print and this
should also be the same lesson number as
completed in the Learning Lab. Click Select.
3. Students click on any of the pre-selected
speed buttons or click Set my own speed and
enter a WPM speed. Click OK. (Figure 3.11)
4. When a lesson is complete in the Practice
Pavilion, a Congratulations screen displays.
Click Show Results from the menu bar and a
Results Report is displayed on the screen.
(Figure 3.12)
Click Error Details to review the lesson just
typed to see where the errors occurred. This
helps students understand where they need
more practice. (Figure 3.13)
Results are recorded in the Records Library
when a lesson is completed.
Figure 3.11 Students practice their skills in the practice
Pavilion.
Figure 3.12 When a lesson is complete in the Practice
Pavilion, a ‘Congratulations’ screen displays.
Figure 3.13 Error Details helps students understand where
they need more practice.
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Skill Building - for Building Skills
In the Skill Builder building, students build
speed and accuracy with a series of graduated
drills containing three sections - isolated words,
sentences, and a short paragraph.
1. Click on the Skill Building on the
Campus.
2. Select the next lesson, which will be
the first line in gray print. (Figures 3.14)
(Lesson lines printed in red are
completed lessons.) It will be the same
lesson number that was completed in
the Learning Lab and the Practice
Pavilion. (Figure 3.15)
Figure 3.14 Selecting a Skill Builder lesson.
3. Upon completion of the "Isolated
Words" section, an Isolated WordsResults Report displays to allow
students to review speed and accuracy
accomplished in this lesson. Select
Next Section.
4. The "Sentences" section displays an
exercise and when students have
completed this section, clicking Next
Section starts the "Paragraph" section.
Figure 3.15 Students develop skills in the Skill Building.
When all three sections are complete, the first
2 portions of a puzzle are uncovered revealing
a small portion of a picture. As each of the Skill
Builder lessons are completed 2 more portions
are uncovered until the last lesson completed
reveals the entire picture. (Figure 3.16)
Results of the Skill builder lessons are
recorded in the Records Library.
Figure 3.16 As students complete the skill builder lessons,
the puzzle picture is gradually revealed.
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Testing Center - for Testing
Progress
Tests are marked in accordance with rules
used by leading typing authorities. Testing
methods, goals and time limits can be
configured by teachers. See Section 4-Getting
Ready for Class-Options and Their
implications. Notice that test lesson 1 has only
three tests to complete, but all subsequent
lessons have six tests each.
1. Click on the Testing Center building on
the Campus.
2. Select the first lesson in gray print in
the lesson list. (The lessons in red and
blue indicate completed lessons.) Click
Select. (Figure 3.17)
Figure 3.17 Select the first lesson in gray print in the
lesson list.
If Speed Goal mode and a goal value were
selected by the teacher on the Options screen,
the program displays this goal in a message
box when the test is selected. It should be
noted that the goal, if selected, is just a goal.
The program will not treat it as a minimum
threshold.
When OK is clicked to start the selected
lesson, the program calculates the one-minute
mark and highlights the target word. This is the
word the students need to be at to accomplish
meeting the words per minute goal in the 1
minute time period. There is a warning sound
when the time is up. Students need to finish the
test, even after the warning sound, to have
scores recorded. (Figure 3.18)
Figure 3.18 Testing in progress. The test and practice
environments are similar, so students can focus on
demonstrating their ability.
Important: In the Testing Center, students take tests after
three lessons are complete in all three of the learning
buildings. (Learning buildings are the Learning Lab,
practice Pavilion and Skill Builder.)
Important: The time does not begin until the first letter of
the exercise is typed. This gives students time to get ready.
Results of Tests are recorded in the Records
Library.
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Word-Processing Plaza
1. Click on the Word-Processing Plaza.
A blank word-processing document opens on
screen. Students can learn to use a wordprocessing document as an additional skill or
teachers can prepare exercises as added
practice. This is an optional building and not
part of the learning sequence.
Note: By default, the Word-Processing Plaza uses the
built-in Macintosh word processor SimpleText, and
WordPad is used for Windows. (Windows NT systems
default to Note Pad.)
Tip: It is recommended to use the default word-processors.
Tip: If changing the default word processor, it is
recommended that teachers agree on one word-processor
application to use for all classes. Otherwise, each teacher
will need to reset this each time, prior to the class starting
the lesson.
Progress and scores are not recorded for the
Word-Processing Plaza.
If you want to change the default word
processor setting, refer to Section 5.6- Ongoing
Operation-Changing the Default WordProcessor, for details on how to change the
default setting to access another word
processor application.
Records Library - for Reports
Click on the Records Library.
Students can examine their own progress
records at any time by clicking on the Records
Library. (Figure 3.19)
Figure 3.19 Students can examine their own progress
records at any time by clicking on the Records Library.
If students have signed-on by selecting their
class and student name, all lessons they have
complete in the Learning Lab, Practice
Pavilion, Skill Builder and Test Center are
available for review or print.
When they sign-on as a Student Guest, the
results for the current session only will be
recorded. Once they sign off the marks are
cleared out.
By default, reports display in text format.
Students can also view the reports in a bar
graph format by clicking Graphics. (Figure
3.20)
Figure 3.20 Students can also view the reports in a bar
graph format by clicking Graphics.
Students move through the different pages of
the report by clicking Next and Previous and
they print their record by clicking Print.
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Section 4
Getting Started
Note: To access the Maintenance Building it is
recommended that teachers be assigned a password. This
is to prevent students from accessing the Maintenance
Building and potentially deleting records or drills.
This section is intended primarily for the
teacher(s) responsible for preparing All The
Right Type 3 Plus for use by students. We will
cover most of the functions that must be
considered before students start using the
program.
Throughout this section, it is assumed that the
user is already signed on to the Teachers
Program.
4.1 Teacher’s Password
To create the Teacher’s password:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.1)
2. A Teacher Password dialog box
opens. Click Change. (Figure 4.2)
3.
If a password has not yet been
created, use the Tab key to by-pass
the Old Password and to move to the
next field.
4.
In the New Password field, type a
password. This password will apply to
all teachers entering the Maintenance
Building.
5.
Press the Tab key again to move to the
Confirm Password field and re-type
the new password. This confirms that it
was typed in correctly the first time.
6.
Figure 4.1 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
Tip: Launching All the Right Type 3 Plus on the teacher'
s
computer will display the teacher'
s campus. The
Maintenance Building is included as one of the buildings on
the screen whereas on the students’ campus, the
Maintenance Building is not displayed.
Figure 4.2 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Click OK.
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4.2 Classes and Student Names
All The Right Type 3 Plus stores records in a
hierarchical database of Student Names stored
within Classes. The first step in setting up your
system for use is to create the list of Classes,
and then record the individual Student Names
within those Classes.
Tip: In the teachers'campus, teachers can enter the
buildings and try the features to discover how the program
is organized. Options set here do not affect the students.
Marks are recorded only for the current session and when
the program is exited the recorded marks are removed.
Whenever a new Class is created, you have the
option to establish the default options that will
be used by Students within that class. The
Class Options (and Student Options) control the
way lessons are presented to students.
Before creating classes, teachers should be
aware of the options and their effects.
Figure 4.3 The Class Options dialog box.
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Options and Their Implications
Class Name
Class names must be unique and can be a maximum of 30 characters long. It is helpful to give
the class names a meaningful name. An example would be Mr. Jones class 1A-Grd 5.
Student Name
Student Names must be unique within each class but a student name can be repeated in any
number of classes. The name entered is displayed at the top of the program at all times while the
student is signed on.
Import Student Names
If you have a list of student names that you want to import into a Class, use this button to import a
list of student names in text format. Only student names can be imported, not passwords. If
teachers choose to have the password option turned on, then the student can create their own
password the first time they log on to the program.
Drillfile
Drillfile option specifies which drillfile students use when they run All the Right Type 3 Plus. The
default built-in drillfile is called ATRT Standard Drillfile. Additional drillfiles which are entered by
teachers are called custom drillfiles. (See Section 4.3 D Adding Custom Drillfiles.) To change the
drillfile, click on Drillfile and select a new one from the list of available drillfiles. The program
contains three custom drill files already created for you. Fun Facts, Pre and Post-tests and
Keypad reviews. Fun Facts and Pre and Post tests are "test" type lessons only and Keypad
reviews should be used within the "Learning Lab" only. Keypad drill files are only to keep track of
accuracy and record into the database. The animation for numbers does not correspond with the
keypad review.
Lesson Error Threshold
Lesson Error Threshold sets the accuracy needed to automatically proceed to the next line by
activating the default button to be Next Line. Pressing the Enter/Return key will display the next
line to be typed in the current lesson. Depending on the percentage of errors set, this number of
errors is accepted before changing the Redo button becomes the default (this line). This option
controls the Learning Lab and Skill Building in All The Right Type 3 Plus.
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Penalty
Penalty option specifies the WPM deducted for each error in a Skill Builder or Test. You may
select an error penalty between 1 and 10. For beginning students, we recommend leaving the
error penalty at "1". Words Per Minute (WPM) are calculated as follows:
WPM
=
(keystrokes/5) - (errors x penalty)
--------------------------------------------Time in minutes
Lesson Error Event
Lesson Error Event option controls whether a sound or a title bar flash will occur when a student
makes an error in the Learning Lab. The continual beeps may be disruptive to some classes.
Some students may feel uncomfortable if everyone knows when they are making mistakes. To
substitute the beeping sounds, select Caption Flash.
Keyboard Style
Keyboard Style option sets the type of keyboard being used at the workstation. The choices are
Mini, Standard or Ergonomic.
Practice Mode
Practice Mode refers to the way drills are presented in the Practice Pavilion. The teacher sets
whether a student will use the Standard method or the animated Games exercises. This depends
on the age and motivation level of students. The program defaults in the Game mode.
Standard mode - Students are presented with text lines to type until the drill is completed. The
students select the speed-goal needed to proceed automatically to the next line. Since this
section is for practice, students can set their own speed to challenge themselves in a nonthreatening environment.
Game mode - Unlike games in other keyboarding programs, the Games mode does not distract
students with falling letters or random letters popping up on the screen. Nonetheless it is highly
motivating and helps increase the attention span of students.
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Test Mode
Test Mode refers to the method of testing in the
Testing Center. There are two options. For
each of these options the teacher can preset
the Speed Goal (words per minute) or the
Timed Writing time limit. The teacher can also
allow the students to make the choice by
specifying User Prompt.
Speed Goal mode requires that students
complete all the text presented in the test. It is
recommended that the teacher choose User
Prompt. This permits students to set their own
speed goal. The tests are automatically and
accurately marked. Failure to meet a goal will
not stop the student from completing the test.
The goal is only used as a way to provide
positive encouragement for the attainment of
the goal.
Tip: It is recommended that the Backspace option be
unselected so students can concentrate on their typing
speed and not be slowed down by the backspace
corrections.
Tip: Speed Goal mode is the preferred method of doing
tests.
Tip: Most people are most comfortable with the Word Wrap
option enabled. Once the end of a line is reached, Word
Wrap moves the cursor to the next line automatically, just
as word processors do.
Timed Writing mode requires that students
type for a specific period of time. This system
was designed for a time when there were
rooms full of typewriters and there were few
computers. The only way to mark fairly was to
stop everyone at the same time, collect papers
and mark them manually. Some teachers
prefer this more traditional system. A display
clock will appear when the students start
typing.
Word Wrap
If Word Wrap is selected, text is automatically
wrapped at the end of a line in the Skill Builder
and Testing Center. The text functions the
same as a word processor, moving the student
to the next line automatically. Some teachers
may prefer to simulate the old fashioned
typewriters which required the carriage having
to be pulled back between each line.
Backspace Key
If Backspace Key is selected it will allow users
to correct errors using the Backspace key. If
not selected corrections will not be allowed.
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Display Lines
If Display Lines is not selected, the drill
material will not be displayed on the screen
during a Skill Builder or Test. A printed copy of
the drill material will need to be provided to
each student to complete the test.
Use WAM
If Use WAM is selected, the program will
replace the WPM (Words Per Minute)
abbreviation with WAM (Words a Minute) on
printed reports and on screen messages.
Sequence
If the Sequence option is selected students will
be allowed to enter the buildings only in order
of the Flashing buildings. The program will not
allow students to enter buildings at random.
Tip: It is recommended that one space after a period be
used. This is the standard.
The story behind one or two spaces after a period:
There was a time when you could identify a professionally
typed page by simply checking to see if it had two spaces
after periods. Mechanical typewriters allotted the same
space for every letter, whether it was a wide m or a narrow
i. The period, being narrow, looked out of place if only one
space was typed at ends of sentences, therefore typing
tests recommended two spaces.
On today'
s computers unless a mono spaced font is used,
such as Courier to replicate the look of mechanical
typewritten work, the characters are proportional. This
means the letter m takes up more space than the letter I.
With proportionally spaced letters, one space after a period
is now the accepted rule.
Password
If the Password option is selected, a password
will be required when the students sign on to
any student name. If it is not checked students
can sign on to any of the student records.
Space After Period: One/Two
Space After Period option determines the
number of spaces between sentences in the
built-in ATRT Standard drill material. This is for
sentences that are not at the end of a
paragraph. Here students should be pressing
the Enter/Return key.
Messages to Students
In the Class Options dialog box, this field is for
teachers wanting to type a message that will
display to all students in a specific class. The
message appears when students sign on to All
the Right Type 3 Plus.
Messages can be entered that will display to
specific students only. These are entered into
the Student Option
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Creating Classes
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by clicking
on its image on the Campus screen
(Figure 4.4)
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you are
not using a password yet, just click OK).
(Figure 4.5)
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to Select
an Option. Click Student Records.
(Figure 4.6)
Figure 4.4 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
4. A Class Records box displays. Click
Add. (Figure 4.7)
5. The Class Options dialog box opens.
Type a class name. (Figure 4.8)
Tip: It is best to create a name that easily identifies a class
such as Mr. Smith, Period 1A so students can locate their
names faster.
Figure 4.5 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Figure 4.6 When entering student names, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.8 The Class Options dialog box. Type in a class
name, Click Save.
Figure 4.7 The Class Records dialog box displays. Click
Add.
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6. Most schools use the suggested
options, however all options can be
changed. Whatever values you set on
this screen will be used as the default
values for each student added into this
Class.
Tip: It is best to create a name that easily identifies a class
such as ‘Mr. Smith, Period 1A in order that students can
locate their names faster.
Note: The default options are recommended for setting up
your actual classes and student names.
7. Click Save.
8. The class name that was just entered
will be listed in the Class Records
dialog box (Figure 4.9).
Creating Class and Student Records
(for non-networked computers)
Teachers create Student Records on their
computer for all students.
1. Copy the database file (data.v12) to a
floppy disk and go to each individual
student workstation.
2. Using the standard method for
Windows or Macintosh computers,
copy the data.v12 file to each student
workstation’s hard drive into the
Database folder. It will overwrite the
existing file. The student database is
now copied to each of the workstations
and can be used to sign-on.
Figure 4.9 The Class Records dialog box.
Note: For a discussion of the Class Options, see Options
and Their Implications at the beginning of Section 4.2, or
click Help.
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Deleting Classes
To delete a Class Record:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.10)
2. Enter the Teacher’s Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.11)
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
select an Option. Click Student
Records. (Figure 4.12)
Figure 4.10 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
4. The Class Records Dialog opens.
Select a class name from the list and
click Delete. (Figure 4.13)
5.
A message box opens indicating that a
Class Record is about to be deleted.
Important: All progress records and student marks for
this class will be deleted.
6.
Click Delete to continue or click
Cancel to stop the delete.
Figure 4.12 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.11 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Figure 4.13 Select a class name to delete.
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Copying Classes
There may be a group of student names that
teachers want to copy to another class record.
To do this:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.14)
2.
Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.15)
Figure 4.15 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
select an Option. Click Student
Records. (Figure 4.16)
4.
The Class Records dialog box opens.
Select a class name with the student
names to be copied. Click Copy.
(Figure 4.17)
5.
The Class Options dialog box opens
with the class names from the selected
class listed. Enter a new Class Name.
(Figure 4.18)
6.
Click Save
7.
The original class is duplicated under
the new name.
Figure 4.14 Start in the Maintenance Building.
Figure 4.16 When entering student names, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.18 Copying a class. Enter a new Class Name and
click Save.
Figure 4.17 Select a class, Click Copy.
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Creating Student Records
Adding students one at a time
This section describes how to add individual
students to your class.
To add students to a class, you need an
existing class. If you need to create a new
class, first go to Creating Classes.
To Add a Student to a Class
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen. (Figure 4.19)
Figure 4.19 Start in the Maintenance Building.
2. Type in the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.20)
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records. (Figure 4.21)
4. The Class Records dialog opens.
Select your class by name and click
Open.(Figure 4.22)
5. The Class Name/Student Name
dialog box opens with the Class Name
at the top and the Student Name
section in the lower window. (Figure
4.23)
Figure 4.20 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
6. Click Add.
Figure 4.21 When entering student names. click Student
Records.
Figure 4.23 Click Add to add students to a class.
Figure 4.22 Select a class, Click Copy.
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7. The Student Options dialog box
opens. Type the Student Name into the
appropriate field. (Figure 4.24)
8. Click OK. The student name entered is
now listed in the Class Name dialog
box. (Figure 4.25)
9. To return to the Campus, click File on
the menu bar and select Return to
Campus from the drop-down menu. Or
click Exit or Cancel to back out of each
screen.
Options
The options control the way the All the Right
Type 3 Plus lessons are presented to students.
See Section 4.2-Getting Started-Options and
Their Implications, or click Help.
Figure 4.24 Type a student name and click OK. If you are
adding more students, Click Multi-Add.
Figure 4.25 The student name you added appears in the
list.
Tip: If you have a group of students to be added to the
same class, see Using Multi-Add to Speed Entry in the
following section.
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Using Multi-Add to speed entry
Where a large list of student names need to be
added, All the Right Type 3 Plus provides a
capability to quickly enter all the names, with
reduced waiting for processing.
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.26)
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.27)
Figure 4.26 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records. (Figure 4.28)
4. A Class Records box displays. The
class names that have been entered
will be listed in the Class Records
dialog box. Select the class name for
the students to be added, and click
Open. (Figure 4.29)
Figure 4.27 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Figure 4.28 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.29 Select a class name to delete.
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5. The Class Name/Student Name dialog
box appears with the class name at the
top and an empty Student Name
section. Click Add. (Figure 4.30)
6. The Student Options dialog box opens.
Type the first student name into the
appropriate field. Click MultiAdd.(Figure 4.31)
7. You will now be ready to add another
student name. Continue typing names
and after each student name is added
click Multi-Add. When all names are
entered, click OK.
Figure 4.30 Click Add to add students to a class.
8. There will be a short delay while the
program processes your list of names.
All the names entered will then appear
under Student Names in the Class
Name/Student Name dialog box.
9. Click Exit to back out of each screen to
get back to the campus or click Return
on the menu bar and select Return to
Campus from the drop-down menu.
Figure 4.31 Type a student name and click OK. If you are
adding more students, Click Multi-Add. When all names
have been added, Click OK.
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Importing student lists from a text file
If teachers have an existing list of student
names stored in another document, it is
possible to import all the names at one time.
The document must be in text format and
should be formatted with each student’s name
on a separate line followed by a carriage return
<enter key>.
Example class files in the correct format for
importing are included on the All the Right
Type 3 Plus CD-ROM. The files are called
<mac_Import_Ex_Class.txt> and
<pc_Import_Ex_Class.txt> You can open a
copy of one of these files and follow its
example to format your own class
files for importing.
Student name lists throughout All The Right
Type 3 Plus will be sorted alphabetically by the
names you provide, so to sort by the students’
given name (first name), record names with the
students’ given name (first name) first, followed
by the surname (family name). If you prefer,
though, names can be entered with the
surname first, in which case, lists will be sorted
by the students’ family names. Names can
include a limited amount of other information
(such as student numbers) if necessary. A
maximum of 30 characters is allowed for each
student name.
Each Class must be imported from a separate
text file, and the text files should not contain
any extra records, such as blank lines or
‘comment’ lines, as these extra lines will result
in extra student name records being created in
the Class list.
Figure 4.32 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
Figure 4.34 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.33 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
To import the student names:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.32)
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.33)
3.
A dialog box opens, asking you to
select an Option. Click Student
Records. (Figure 4.34)
4.
The Class Records dialog box opens.
Click Add. (Figure 4.35)
Figure 4.35 Click Add.
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5. In the Class Options dialog box, enter a
class name.
6. Click Import Student Name and a
Windows or Mac dialog box opens to
browse to the student name document.
Select your text file and click Open
(Windows: Figure 4.36, Macintosh,
Figure 4.37).
7. There will be a short delay while the
program processes your list of names.
All the names entered will then appear
under Student Names in the Class
Name/Student Name dialog box (Figure
4.38).
8.
Figure 4.36 Browse to the text file containing the class
list and click Open.
Click Save.
Figure 4.37 Browse to the text file containing the class
list and click Open.
Figure 4.38 Importing a class list. Click Import Student Name
to browse to the text file containing your class list.
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Deleting Student Records
To delete an individual student record:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.39)
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.40)
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records. (Figure 4.41)
Figure 4.39 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
4. The Class Records dialog box opens.
Select a class name from the list and
click Open (Figure 4.42).
Figure 4.41To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.40 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Figure 4.42 Select a class name to delete, and click Open.
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5. The Class Name/Student Name
dialog box opens. Select a Student
Name(s) from the list of students and
click Delete (Figure 4.43).
6. A message box opens indicating that a
Student Record is about to be deleted
and to advise that all progress records
and student marks will be deleted.
7. Click Delete to continue or click
Cancel to stop the delete process.
Figure 4.43 Select a Student Name(s) from the list of
students and click Delete.
Changing Class Options
It is sometimes desirable to change all of the
options for every member of the class so that
all students will be set the same.
To change all options globally for an entire
class of students:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.44)
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.45)
Figure 4.44 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records. (Figure 4.46)
Figure 4.46 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.45 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
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4. The Class Records dialog box opens.
Select a Class Name from the list and
click Edit (Figure 4.47).
5. The Class Options dialog box opens.
Make changes as needed and click Save
(Figure 4.48).
Figure 4.47 Select a class name to delete.
Note: Changes made here are ‘global’ and automatically
change the options for all students in the selected class.
See Section 4-Getting Ready for Class-Options and
Their Implications.
Important: By using this function, all options for all
students in the class will be set to the values on the
Class Options screen.
Figure 4.48 Changing Class Options. Make Changes as
needed and click Save.
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Changing Student Options
To change the options for a single student
within a class:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.49)
2.
Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.50)
3.
A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records. (Figure 4.51)
4.
In the Class Records dialog box select
a class name from the list and click
Open (Figure 4.52).
Figure 4.49 To change options, start in the Maintenance
Building.
Figure 4.51 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.50 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Figure 4.52 Select a class name to delete.
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5. Select a student name from the Class
Name/Student Names dialog box and
click Edit (Figure 4.53)
6. The Student Options dialog box
opens. Make changes as needed and
click Save (Figure 4.54).
Figure 4.53 Select a student name from the Class Name
dialog box and click Edit.
Figure 4.54 The Student Options dialog box. Make
changes as needed and click Save.
Note: The changes made here will affect only the selected
students.
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Moving Student Names
If students are to be moved to another class,
teachers can easily move the student name(s)
accordingly. To do so:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen.
2. Enter the Teacher’s Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK).
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records.
Figure 4.55 Select a class name to move students to or
from.
4. In the Class Records dialog box select
one of the class names that the
students are being moved from or to,
and click Open. (Figure 4.55)
5. Click Move from the Class
Name/Student Names dialog box.
(Figure 4.56)
6. In the Transfer Class dialog box, class
and student names will display in the
left column. (Figure 4.57)
Figure 4.56 Click Move from the class Name dialog box.
7. At the top of the right column, select
the destination class name. The
destination class list displays.
9.
Select student name(s) from one of the
two columns (selected names will turn
red) and click on the > or the < button
to move the highlighted students over.
10. Click Close when done.
Figure 4.57 The Transfer Class dialog box provides a way
to move students from one class to another.
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4.3 Custom Drillfiles
Teachers can create custom drillfiles for use with All the Right Type 3 Plus. A drillfile is a
collection of lessons, skill building exercises and/or tests.
Using the Sequence Option
The Sequence option is a valuable tool for guiding students through the process of learning skills.
Drillfiles that are used with the Sequence option turned on must conform to specific structure. The
ATRT Standard Drillfile follows the structure for Sequencing.
You can create Custom Drillfiles with the structure to enable Sequencing. If you want students to
follow the Learning Sequence with your custom drillfiles, the custom drillfiles must conform to the
structure described in this section.
NOTE: If the custom Drillfiles do not follow the rules for Sequencing, the Sequence option will be
automatically turned off.
The rules for Sequenced Custom Drillfiles require that a set of Learning Lab, Practice Pavilion,
and Skill Builder Exercises be matched to tests in specific ways. Exercises and tests must be set
in specific ratios. In addition, exercises and tests should be labeled carefully to keep them
organized and working together.
First, there must be three Learning Lab Exercises, three Practice Pavilion Exercises, and three
Skill Builder Exercises. This 3:3:3 set of exercises is the exercise sequence. Keep in mind that
the exercises you create through the Lesson(Practice) mode are used as both Learning lab
Exercises and as Practice Pavilion Exercises.
Then, a minimum of one test and a maximum of twenty-six tests can be set to follow the exercise
sequence in that drillfile. ATRT automatically labels the first test 1a. When the first test has been
entered, you can enter more tests to work in sequence as part of the same custom drillfile. To
do so, override the automatic labeling for the second and subsequent tests by typing 1b, 1c, 1c,
... 1z as you create each test. In this way, the digit 1 associates the test with the custom drillfile,
and allows sequencing to remain on while students complete all the tests in the 1a-1z set.
Note: The All the Right Type 3 Plus Standard drillfile that is included with the program cannot be edited. It can be opened,
copied and saved with a new file name.
This new drillfile can then be edited as required. All the Right Type 3 Plus uses drillfiles located in the Databases folder.
Note: There is no limit other than hard drive space, to the number of drillfiles that can be created.
Note: If the lessons are not in Sets of 3,3,3,1, then the Sequence option will be turned off automatically by the program.
You may fill in any combination of isolated words, sentences or paragraphs but in order for sequence to work there must
be 3 Skill Building exercises.
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Important: There are a small number of non alphabetical
characters that are not accepted in drillfiles. A warning will
appear if any of these are entered.
A Custom Drillfile that does not comply to these
rules will still work, but Sequencing will not be
allowed. For example, if three Lesson(Practice)
exercises are created, but only two Skill
Builders, you will not be able to activate
Sequencing for that drillfile. When Sequencing
is off, students are not guided through the
sequence of flashing buildings.
There are limits on the number of custom
drillfiles. If all custom drillfiles were structured
for sequencing, (in the 3:3:3:1a-1z ratio), and
all custom drillfiles used twenty-six tests, then a
maximum of nine custom drillfiles could be
created, for a total of 234 tests labeled 1a, 1b,
1c,...1z, 2a..2z, and so on through to 9z. The
numerical digit keeps the tests with their own
drillfile. The letter following allows you to add
additional tests to the same drillfile while using
Sequencing.
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Creating Custom Drillfiles
To create a custom drillfile:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen
Figure 4.58 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK).
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click
Drillfiles.(Figure 4.58)
4. The Drillfiles dialog box opens. Click
Add.
5. New Drillfile dialog box opens. Enter a
unique name for this drillfile. An
example might be Mrs.Jones-Gr5 The
name can be 1 - 30 characters long.
(Figure 4.59)
Figure 4.59 Enter a unique name for your new drillfile
6. Click Save to continue.
7. In the Drillfiles dialog box select the
new drillfile name and click Edit. The
file name entered is now recorded on
the Drillfile Maintenance screen.
8. To create a new Lesson, click Lesson.
Type the text for the custom drillfile.
Each line will stop at 40 characters and
the <enter> or <return> key will be
required to continue to the next line.
Lessons are used in the Learning Lab
and Practice Pavilion.
Figure 4.60 Select the new drillfile name and click Edit.
9. To enter a new Skill Builder, click on
Skill Builder and then select the type
of Skill Builder being entered. There
are three choices: Isolated Words,
Sentences, or Paragraph. Select one
and enter the appropriate text. The
words at the end of the line will
automatically wrap.
10. To enter a new Test, click on Test and
type in the text. The words at the end
of the line will automatically wrap.
11. Click on Save.
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Drillfile Rules
• There are maximum lines and
maximum characters that can be
added to a custom drillfile. These are
shown on the dialog boxes for each
Lesson, skill Builder, or Test being
created.
•
Lesson exercises are limited to 20 lines
with a maximum of 40 characters per
line. The Enter key must be pressed at
the end of each line. There can be 800
characters total. The exercise can
contain no blank lines in the text
added. The program will automatically
remove all blank lines when saving.
•
Skill Builder exercises + (Isolated
Words) are limited to 6 lines of words
and 240 characters total. Words will
wrap to the next line.
•
Skill Builder exercises + (Sentences)
and (Paragraph) are limited to 6 lines
of sentences or 240 characters total.
Words will wrap to the next line.
•
Test exercises are limited to 50 lines or
2000 characters.
Important: The document being copied must conform to
the Drill Rules (see above) or they will cause error
messages.
Note: Lessons must be given a number from 1 to 27, and a
name up to 30 characters long.
Note: Skill Builders must be given a number from 1 to 27,
and a name up to 30 characters long.
Note: Tests must be given a number-letter label, with a
digit from 1 to 9 in the first position, and a letter from a-z in
the second position, as well as a name up to 30 characters
long.
Creating Custom Drillfiles from a Word
Processor Document
If specific text is already saved in a word
processor file, teachers can use this text as a
custom drillfile. The document must be in text
format and conform to the drillfile maximum
character rules listed above.
To copy text:
1. Open the document in the application
in which it was created.
2. Copy the text to the clipboard. (Ctrl-C
on Windows, Command-C on Mac)
3. Open the Maintenance drill file dialog
box to where the text will be copied.
4. Paste it into the appropriate Drillfile
Maintenance field. (Ctrl-V on Windows,
Command-V on Mac)
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Using Custom Drillfiles
Students and Evaluators can choose any
Drillfile when they sign on as a Guest.
When students sign on using their student
records, a drillfile is automatically selected.
Teachers will already have selected the drillfile
in the Class Options or Student Options dialog
box. (See Section 4.2 - Classes and Student
Records). When students sign on and use the
specified drillfile it is marked and recorded in
the same way as the ATRT 3 Standard drillfile.
Note: Student Records are protected when changing
drillfiles. Previous versions of All the Right Type required
special measures to protect student records when
changing drill files in mid session. All the Right Type 3 Plus
allows students to change drill files in mid session while still
preserving records for the abandoned drill file. A student
may return to the abandoned drill file any time and resume
the previous session with the record intact.
Tip: There is no procedure required to protect student
records when changing drill files. Records are protected
automatically when changing drill files.
Student Record Considerations
A student can only be set to use one drillfile at
any one time. If the teacher switches a student
from one drillfile to another, the student’s
results will be retained on file for both drillfiles.
Reports, however, will only show the results for
the drillfile the student is current set to use.
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Editing Drillfiles
Note: If major changes are made to a drillfile, significant
confusion can result for students who are already using that
drillfile. For this reason, it is not recommended that you
make major changes except between school terms. Minor
changes should not cause any difficulty.
Teachers can edit lessons, skill builders and
tests of a custom drillfile.
To do this:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.61)
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you are
not using a password yet, just click OK).
(Figure 4.62)
Figure 4.61 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Drillfiles.
(Figure 4.63)
4. In the Drillfile dialog box, select the
drillfile name to be edited and click Edit.
(Figure 4.64)
5. The Drillfile Maintenance dialog box
opens. Click on the type of drill to be
changed, (Lesson, Skill Builder or Test)
and select the exercise from the list that
displays in the list. (Figure 4.65)
6. Click Edit to display the text and make
the changes as needed.
7. Click Save to continue.
Figure 4.62 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Note: If Skill Builder is selected, click on the type of Skill
Builder from the Skill Builder Maintenance dialog box
(Isolated Word, Sentences or Paragraph).
Figure 4.63 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
Figure 4.65 Select the type of drill name to be changed, and
select the exercise from the list, then click Edit
Figure 4.64 Click Edit in the Drillfiles dialog box.
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Deleting Custom Drillfiles
Important: If a custom drillfile is selected for deletion,
associated student scores and records are also deleted.
Make a hard copy of the scores you want to save and then
proceed to delete the drillfile.
To delete a custom drillfile:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.66)
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.67)
Figure 4.66 To add students, start in the Maintenance
Building.
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Drillfiles.
(Figure 4.68)
4. In the Drillfiles dialog box, select the
drillfile name to be deleted and click
Delete to remove the entire drillfile and
all lessons. (Figure 4.69)
5. A message will appear to confirm that
you want to delete the drillfile, scores
and student records. Click
Delete.
Copying Custom Drillfiles
To create a new drillfile, it is often much easier
to start by copying any existing drillfile.
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen (Figure 4.66)
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.67)
Figure 4.67 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Figure 4.68 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Drillfiles.
(Figure 4.68)
4. In the Drillfiles dialog box, select the
drillfile name to be copied and click
Copy. (Figure 4.69)
Figure 4.69 The Drillfiles dialog box.
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5. A New Drillfile dialog box will display.
Enter a unique name for this drillfile. An
example might be Mrs. ones-Gr5 The
name can be 1 - 30 characters long.
Click Save. (Figure 4.70)
6.
There will be a short delay while the
program processes your new drillfile.
The new name entered will then
appear in the Drillfiles dialog box.
Figure 4.70 Enter a unique, meaningful name for the new
Drillfile and click Save.
Note: Exercises exist within Drillfiles. You can delete an
Exercise without deleting the whole Drillfile.
Note: If major changes are made to a drillfile, significant
confusion can result for students who are already using
that drillfile. For this reason, it is not recommended that you
make major changes except between school terms. Minor
changes should not cause any difficulty.
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Deleting a Custom Drillfile Exercise
To select a specific exercise within a custom
drillfile to delete:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 4.71)
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Drillfiles.
(Figure 4.72)
4. In the Drillfiles dialog box, select the
drillfile from which exercises are to be
deleted and click Edit. (Figure 4.73)
5. Click on the type of drill to be edited
(Lesson, Skill Builder or Test).
Figure 4.71 Enter your teacher'
s password. If you are not
using one yet, click OK.
Figure 4.72 To access Class Records, click Student
Records.
6. Select the exercise name from the list
that appears in the Drillfile
Maintenance dialog box. (Figure 4.74)
7. 7. Click Delete. A message displays
indicating that you will also delete any
reference to this lesson, including
student scores.
8. Click Delete.
Figure 4.73 The Drillfiles dialog box.
9. Click Save to continue.
Figure 4.74 Select the drillfile name from which exercises
are to be deleted and click Edit.
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SectIon 5
Ongoing Operation
5.1 Security
All The Right Type 3 Plus provides security on several levels to protect the integrity of the
records. Of course, as always, the best security system is a good backup. For instructions on
backing up your data files, see Section 5.9 - Backing Up the Database.
Security on Non-networked Computers
On non-networked computers, the best way to deal with security is to prevent access to the
Maintenance Building. We recommend not installing the Teacher Program on student
workstations. Have students hand in their Student Record files to the teacher on floppy disks. The
Teachers Program (which is the only one which contains the Maintenance Building) should only
be installed on the teachers computer. See the discussion of Lab Pack installation in Section 2.4 Installation.
We also recommend the use of the built-in Teacher'
s password system to set the Teacher'
s
password. See the discussions of teacher'
s passwords in this section.
If you are running on a single workstation, or a series of stand-alone workstations, backup should
be performed on each workstation on a regular basis. If you are running in a Lab-Pack type of
installation, the backup of the teachers workstation is the most important, as a copy of the
database from that workstation can always be used to refresh a damaged database on a
student'
s workstation. For instructions on backing up your data files, see Section 5.9 - Backing Up
the Database.
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Security on Networked Computers
Networked computers present special security
concerns. As the networked version of All The
Right Type uses TCP/IP for communication
between student workstations and the
database (via the database server application
running on the server), is it not necessary for
students or teachers to have any access rights
to the actual database files. We strongly
recommend that NO rights be given to the
database folder, except for the administrator ID
that runs the database server.
It is also important to ensure that students are
not given access to the Maintenance Building.
The best way to ensure this is to install only the
student program on student workstations.
Further, by using a Teachers password on the
teachers workstation, access can be further
controlled in situations where students might
be able to gain physical access to the teacher'
s
workstation.
Figure 5.1 The Teacher Password dialog box.
As no data is stored on student workstations,
backup is not necessary at the student
workstation level. However, as all data for a
great number of students is stored in the one
central database, backup of that data is more
important than ever. For instructions on
backing up your data files, see Section 5.9 D
Backing Up the Database.
Setting/Changing Teachers Password
To set the password for all teachers in order to
limit entry into the Maintenance Center:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen.
Figure 5.2 Changing the Teacher Password.
2. A Teacher Password dialog box
opens. Click Change. (Figure 5.1)
3. The Change Teacher Password
dialog box opens. Enter the Current
Password. (Figure 5.2)
If one has not yet been created press
the Tab key to move forward to the
next field.
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4. Enter a New Password.
5. Enter the Password again to confirm in
the Confirmed Password field.
6. Click OK.
Setting Student Passwords
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK). (Figure 5.2, previous page)
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records.
4. The Class Records dialog box opens.
Select a class name and click Open.
Figure 5.3 Setting Student Passwords.
5. The Class Name/Student Names
dialog box opens. Select a student
name and click Edit.
6. Turn the Password Option on by
clicking on the Password box, so there
is an x in the box. (Figure 5.3)
7. Type a Student Password for this
student and click OK.
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5.2 Student Records (for
Teachers)
Teachers can view and print records for entire
classes or for individual students.
Viewing and Printing Class Records
Teachers can see how an entire class is
performing in any of the buildings for any
lesson. To view results in a specific building:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK).
3.
Figure 5.5 The Graphic button creates a bar chart of class
progress.
A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records.
4. The Class Records dialog box opens.
Select a class name and click on one
of the Results buttons-Learning Lab
Results, Practice Pavilion Results,
Skill Building Results, or Test
Results. (Figure 5.4)
5. Select the lesson to be reviewed and
click OK.
Figure 5.5 Teachers can view or print results for a class.
6. A report will be displayed on-screen in
text format for the student requested.
Click Print to print a copy or click
Graphic to see the results in a bar
chart format. (Figures 5.6 and 5.6)
7. Repeat this process to view reports for
the other learning buildings (Learning
Lab, Practice Pavilion and Skill
Building) by selecting the appropriate
button from the Class Records dialog
box.
8. Click Exit to return to the Learning Lab
Results dialog box and click Cancel to
return to the Class Name dialog box or
select another lesson to review.
Figure 5.4 Click on any of the Results buttons to see how
the class is performing.
9. To back out of the dialog boxes click
Cancel or select Return to Campus to
go directly to the campus.
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Viewing and Printing Student Records
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK).
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records.
4. The Class Records dialog box opens.
Select a class name and click Open.
Figure 5.7 Individual Student Records in text format.
5. The Class Name/Student Names
dialog box opens. Select a student
name and click Student Record
Result.
6. A report will be displayed on-screen in
text format for the student requested.
Select Print to print a copy or, click
Graphic to see the results on a bar
graph. (Figures 5.7 and 5.8)
7. Click Exit to back out of the reports
screen. Click Cancel to back out of
each screen or click Return on the
menubar and select Return to Campus.
Award Certificates
Award Certificates may be printed for a class,
or for a student, or for a selected group. Blank
background or framed design styles are
available. To display or print an Award
Certificate:
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the Campus
screen
Figure 5.8 Clicking Graphic in the Results screen produces
a bar graph of student results.
Tip: Teachers can select a list of award recipients from the
class list. Follow the Create Awards procedure as
described in the manual, but use the list windows to Add
Students to Print.
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK).
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records.
4. The Class Records dialog box opens.
Select a class name and click Open.
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5. The Class Name/Student Names
dialog box opens. Select a student
name and click Create Awards.
6. The Awards dialog box opens. Select
recipients from the upper window and
click Add for each. Awards will print
for all students in the lower list.
7. Select the Frame Style: Classic, Key,
or None. (Figure 5.9)
Figure 5.9 Creating Award Certificates.
8. Enter the information into the Date,
Title of the Award, Person Signing the
Award and Additional Text fields.
9. Click OK to preview the document on
screen.
10. Click Print to print awards for the list
of students.
Deleting a Student Lesson
You might need to remove the record of a
particular lesson for a student. Perhaps a
student scored an unrealistically high WPM
score, but with too many errors. In such cases,
it can be difficult for the student to attain a
higher WPM score to cause an update of the
records.
1. Enter the Maintenance Building.
2. Enter the Teachers Password (If you
are not using a password yet, just click
OK).
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records.
4. The Class Records dialog box opens.
Select a class name and click Open.
5. The Class Name/Student Names
dialog box opens. Select a student
name and click Student Record
Result.
6. Click Delete in the Student Records
dialog box.
7. The Delete Records dialog box
opens. Select the drillfile, building and
lesson to be removed. (Figure 5.10)
8. Click Delete. The lesson is now
removed records. Click Exit to leave
this screen.
Figure 5.10 Deleting a lesson from a student'
s record.
Tip: If you want a preview of an award, hold down CTRL-K
when you click Print. The image will print to the screen.
(Mac and Windows)
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5.3 Understanding The Learning
Sequence
Note: In the ATRT Standard drillfile, test 1 has 3 parts (a,
b, and c). Tests 2 through 6 have six parts each per test (a,
b, c, d, e, and f).
It is important for the students and teachers to
understand the recommended learning
sequence.
If the Sequence option is turned on in the
Student Options Dialog Box, when students
sign-on and enter the campus they will have to
enter the building that is flashing. In this
building, the drill they select will be the first
lesson in the lesson list shown in gray print.
The red lessons are completed lessons.
The order of entering the buildings is Learning
Lab, Practice Pavilion then Skill Building.
Students complete one lesson in each of these
buildings and repeat this cycle three times.
When three lessons (in each of the learning
buildings) are complete, students can enter the
Test Center to begin the first test.
Figure 5.11 The Learning Lab menu.
Note: The first time students enter the Learning Lab, the
Posture Review and Hand Position Review play
automatically. Later, students can select these reviews any
time from the Learning Lab menu.
Once Test 1 is complete, the Learning Lab
again flashes to direct students to enter this
building and start the cycle over.
The All the Right Type 3 Plus
Campus Buildings
Learning Lab
In the Learning Lab, the goal is to practice
correct posture, hand and finger positions and
the proper finger reaches used in keyboarding.
Time is not an issue for lessons in the Learning
Lab. It is important for the teacher to
encourage students to work carefully, ensuring
they always use the correct finger placement
and posture techniques. Progress in the
Learning Lab is based only on accuracy, not on
typing speed.
The first time students enter the Learning Lab,
the Posture Review and Hand Position Review
tutorials automatically play. The first lesson in
the list of lessons begins after these 1-2 minute
reviews.
When students enter the Learning Lab the
second time these tutorials do not come up but
are available, optionally, by selecting the
appropriate button on the Learning Lab menu.
(Figure 5.11)
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Students follow the instructions at the bottom
of the screen, working their way through the
lesson. If an error is made in the "Lets Learn
New Keys" section, the program shows the
correct reach and finger movement and
pauses until the correct character is typed.
(Figure 5.12)
See Section 5.4-Reviews for information on
all the Reviews available in All the Right Type
3 Plus.
When a lesson is completed, the student sees
a fireworks display. (Figure 5.13)
Certain Class Options and Student Options
affect certain buildings. The options that affect
the Learning Lab are:
-Lesson Error Effect
-Lesson Error Threshold
-Space after period
Tip: It is important that students review this segment at the
beginning of the first few lessons. Instruct students to
periodically look at the Posture Review and the Hand
Position Review to ensure that they are sitting properly and
holding their hands in the correct fashion.
Note: The Number Keypad Review can be included at any
time in the course. This feature provides a tutorial for
learning numbers on the keypad.
Note: The Mouse Review teaches students dexterity and
accuracy using the mouse. It provides a fun way to practice
mouse skills.
Figure 5.12 A Learning Lab exercise in progress.
Figure 5.13 When a lesson is completed, the student sees a
fireworks display.
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Practice Pavilion
When students enter the Practice Pavilion, the
next lesson in the recommended learning
sequence is the first lesson in gray print. The
red lessons indicate completed lessons.
(Figure 5.14)
Note: All the Right Type 3 Plus plans to have other games
available on our website in the near future. Check
http://www.ingenuityworks.com.
Students select the same lesson number as
completed in the Learning Lab and click OK.
They can choose one of the optional speed
buttons, or choose their own speed.
The Practice Pavilion uses the same drill
material as the Learning Lab but with a speed
goal. There are two methods of practice that
can be preset by teachers, but regardless of
the mode selected, the same exercises are
presented to the students, and scores are kept
in the same way.
a) Standard Mode prompts students for a
minimum speed goal that will automatically
highlight Next Line as the default if the goal is
met. Students can press the enter key to
automatically continue to the next line. If they
type less than this speed the Redo button
becomes the default when the enter/return key
is pressed. (Figure 5.15)
Figure 5.14 Entering the Practice Pavilion.
Figure 5.15 Setting the Practice Pavilion speed goal.
Standard Mode displays regular lines of text to
be typed. The practice lines appear one at a
time. After each line students get an on-screen
results report showing their speed and number
of errors for the line. (Figure 5.16)
Figure 5.16 Working in the Practice Pavilion in Standard
Mode.
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b) Game Mode will display a menu of four
possible games for the student to play. There
are no falling letters or random letters popping
on the screen to distract the students. These
games are highly motivating and help increase
attention span.
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The Racing Sculls game displays two
sculls, the upper one representing the
student. Text appears in a panel onscreen, and is eaten up as the student
types. There is a visual indicator of the
student and the opponent'
s relative
positions at the bottom of the screen.
In the Space Race game, two racing
spaceships appear on-screen, and
again, the upper one represents the
student. Text appears just ahead of the
student'
s spaceship and is eaten up as
the student types. (Figure 5.17)
The Space Crisis game shows a
space ship in urgent need of repair.
Only by typing the words displayed on
the panel within time limits can the
student save the ship from crashing
into the surface of a planet. By meeting
the challenge, the student will pilot the
ship safely back into space.
Finally, the Cargo Loader Challenge
shows a remote cargo loading station.
Data is scanned from the parcels
moving along the conveyor, and by
typing the data in time, the student
prevents the cargo from being '
zapped'
on it'
s way to the cargo hold of the
space ship. If the student gets all the
packages loaded into the hold, the
cargo carrier lifts off.
As students complete the lessons, a
Congratulations screen displays and an option
is available to Show Results. A Results Report
is displayed on the screen. Click Details to see
what has been typed. (Figures 5.18, 5.19)
Figure 5.17 Space Race, One of the learning games in the
Practice Pavilion.
Figure 5.18 When a lesson is complete in the Practice
Pavilion, a ‘Congratulations’ screen displays.
Figure 5.19 Error Details shows students where they need
more practice.
Completed lessons are recorded in the
Records Library.
Certain Class Options and Student Options
affect certain buildings. The options that affect
the Practice Pavilion are:
• Practice Mode (Standard or Game)
• Backspace Key
• Space after period
•
Penalty
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Skill Building
The goal in the Skill Building is to build speed
and accuracy.
Each Skill Building consists of three sections:
Isolated Words, Sentences and Paragraphs.
Students choose their own speed goal and
work through the material. (Figure 5.20)
Students select the first lesson in gray print
from the list of lessons. Completed lessons are
shown in red. Typing exercises are presented
in two or three lines, with the student'
s work
appearing below the first line. As each line is
completed, the lines scroll up. (Figure 5.21)
Students are first presented with Isolated
Words containing the letters being learned.
Upon completion of the Isolated Words section,
an on-screen report appears. Students can
check speed and errors and proceed to the
Next Section.
Figure 5.20 Entering the Skill Building.
The Sentences section appears and finally the
Paragraph section displays.
The results of the Skill Building lessons
showing words per minute and errors, are
recorded in the Records Library building.
When the first lesson is completed, the first 2
portions of a puzzle are uncovered. When the
final Skill Building lesson is finished, the last 2
portions are uncovered revealing the picture.
(Figure 5.22)
Class Options and Student Options that affect
the Skill Building are:
-Penalty
-Word Wrap
-Backspace Key
-Display Lines
-Space after period
Figure 5.21 Working in the Skill Building.
Figure 5.22 Parts of the puzzle are revealed as the Skill
Builder lessons are completed.
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Testing Center
All the Right Type 3 Plus has built-in tests that
come with the program referred to as the ATRT
Standard drillfile. When using this drillfile, the
Testing Center runs a selection of tests to be
used after three lessons are completed in all
three of the Learning Lab, Practice Pavilion
and Skill Building.
Note: The Speed Goal will only be used as a goal, to
provide positive feedback to the student when the goal is
met. It is not treated as a minimum speed that must be
attained before progressing to the next lesson or test.
Students select the first lesson in gray print
from the list of lessons. (Figure 5.23) The
lessons in red are completed lessons. Notice
that for Test 1 there are three sections (a, b,
and c) to complete, but the remaining Lessons
each have six sections (a-f).
Tests are presented in two or three lines, with
the student'
s work appearing below the first
line. As each line as completed, the lines scroll
up. (Figure 5.24)
If Speed Goal mode and a goal of 10 WPM
were selected on the Options screen, the
program reminds the students of that goal
when they begin the lesson. When the test first
displays, the program calculates where
students should be in exactly one minute. A
sound occurs at that time to give warning that
the time is up. Students should finish the test,
even if they get the warning sound.
Figure 5.23 Entering the Center.
Results of Tests are recorded in the Record file
and can be viewed in the Records Library.
Class Options and Student Options that control
the Testing Center are:
-Test Mode Speed Goal (Standard or Timed
Writing)
-Penalty
-Word Wrap
-Backspace Key
-Display lines
-Space after period
Figure 5.24 A test in progress.
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Word-Processing Plaza
The Word-Processing Plaza, opens a blank
document from a word processing application.
The default application for Windows is
WordPad, for Macintosh it is SimpleText and
for Windows NT the default is NotePad.
Important: Teachers should agree on a default word
processor to be used for all classes. See Section 5.6Ongoing
Operation-Changing the Default Word Processor.
When students click on the Word-Processing
Plaza, All the Right Type 3 Plus opens the
default word processor. unless the teacher
previously chose a different one.
Records Library
The Records Library contains students'
progress data. Signed-on students who have
their Student Records set up can obtain their
records by clicking on the Records Library. The
records are viewable in a text or graphics
format. Students can also print a record at any
time.
Figure 5.25 Students can examine their own progress
records at any time by clicking on the Records Library.
Clicking Graphics displays a bar graph of the record.
If teachers wish to see the student or class
progress, the records and marks can be
obtained through the Maintenance Building in
the teacher'
s program. See Section 5.2Ongoing Operation-Student Records
(Teachers)
Viewing and Printing Student Records
(Students)
Students can review their own results and
progress in any building:
1. Students Sign-On to their student
records.
2. Click the Records Library.
Figure 5.26 Students can also view the reports in a bar
graph format by clicking Graphics.
A report opens on screen allowing students to
review their marks from any building. It also
shows which lessons they have completed.
On initial entry, the display will show the
Learning Lab and the Practice Pavilion in text
mode. (Figure 5.25) By clicking Next, the
student can view the Skill Building and Testing
Center. There is also a Graphic button to view
the results as a bar graph (Figure 5.26), and a
Print button to
print the results.
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5.4 Reviews
Reviews are optional and provide either review
or extra practice, depending on the level of the
students. No results are retained in the student
records for any of the reviews. (Figure 5.27)
Hand Position Review
The Hand Position Review automatically runs
the first time students enter the Learning Lab.
After this, it becomes an optional review as
needed. It is recommended that students run
this program frequently during the first several
lessons as confirmation that they are using the
correct technique.(Figure 5.28)
Figure 5.27 Students access optional Reviews in the
Learning Lab.
To start the review, enter the Learning Lab and
click on Hand Position Review on the dialog
box that displays.
Posture Review
The Posture Review automatically runs the first
time students enter the Learning Lab. After
this, it becomes an optional review as needed.
It is recommended that students run this
program frequently during the first several
lessons as confirmation that they are using the
correct technique. (Figure 5.29)
Figure 5.28 The Hand Position Review
To start the review, enter the Learning Lab and
click on Posture Review on the dialog box that
displays.
Mouse Review
The Mouse Review is an optional lesson for
students who have not used a mouse
previously or are not at ease using one. It is
designed as a game. There are 3 levels of
mouse exercises available but if a student can
achieve a comfort level at the first or second
levels of the program, it will be sufficient.
(Figure 5.30)
Figure 5.29 The Posture Review.
To start the review, enter the Learning Lab and
click on Mouse Review on the dialog box that
displays.
Figure 5.30 The Mouse Review.
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Number Keypad Review
The Keypad Review is an optional lesson for
students to learn the proper technique for using
the keypad. When the program is started, it will
run through a short graphical display of how to
position the fingers on the Home Row keys.
(Figure 5.31)
There are 4 lessons available for developing
skill using a keypad. Students follow
instructions on the screen and type what is
displayed.
5.5 Large Font
Figure 5.31 The Number Keypad Review.
In each building of the campus, there is an
option where students can choose to use the
large font.
In the Learning Lab in the section Now, Lets
Practice there is dialog box that opens allowing
students to select the large font. (Figure 5.32)
In the Skill Building, Practice Pavilion and Test
Center, the large font selection button is at the
bottom left of each of the screens. (Figure
5.33)
Figure 5.32 Students can choose to use the large font.
5.6 Changing the Default WordProcessor
To change the Default Word-Processor:
1. Enter the teacher campus, click on File in
the top menu bar and select Word-Processing
from the drop-down menu.
2. A dialog box appears to allow teachers to
browse to the preferred Word Processing
application.
3. When the selection is made and saved the
selected Word Processor application will be the
default until another one is selected by another
teacher.
Figure 5.33 The large font selection button is at the bottom
left of each screen.
Important: Teachers should agree on the Word-Processor
to use as the default. We recommend leaving the default
as is. (Windows defaults to WordPad, Macintosh defaults
to SimpleText and Windows NT defaults to NotePad.)
Once changed, the new word processor will
continue to be the default for all classes until changed to
another.
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5.7 Floppy Disks-Centralizing Student Records
If All the Right Type 3 Plus is installed on a non-networked system where there is not a
centralized database of records and drill material, teachers may want to use floppy disks to move
record files to one database.
When All the Right Type 3 Plus is launched it looks for the database folder that contains the
Student Records. If the program was installed using the Lab Pack installation, there will be a
database on each of the teachers and students computers. See Section 2.3-Installation for a
discussion of the various installation methods.
To have the records centralized on one computer:
1. Teachers create Student Records on their computer for all students as normal.
2. Copy the data.v12 file to a floppy disk and go to each individual student workstation.
Using the standard method for Windows or Macintosh computers, copy the data.v12 file
to each workstations hard drive. The data.v12 file belongs in the Database folder within
the All The Right Type program folder.
3. Students use the program as they normally would, except at the end of the class they will
save their results on the floppy disk. Students do this by clicking File on the menu bar
and selecting Export Student Records from the drop-down menu.
4. On the Mac, the save program will ask the student for a name for the file. They will
accept the default filename (studentname.v12) and save to the '
floppy disk'
. (Student
name being the name that the student has signed on as).
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5. On the PC, the program will save
automatically to the floppy disk with the
filename (studentname.v12).
(Studentname being the name that the
student has signed on as).
6. Students hand the floppy disks back to
the teacher at the end of the class.
7. Teachers click File on the menu bar
and click Import Student Records
from the drop-down menu.
Important: Mac users should not change the filename. If it
is changed, it must end with the .v12 extension.
Important: New picture(s) should be added to the folder at
the beginning of the term before the students have started
their first Skill Builder lesson. If the pictures are added after
this, the students will have already been assigned one of
the three built-in pictures.
Tip: Puzzles are randomly assigned by the program when
students start the first Skill Builder lesson. If a picture is
replaced, using the same file name as the one students are
currently assigned, the new picture will be substituted for
the old one and will show the same number of pieces as
the old picture at the time of replacement.
8. The Student Record
(studentname.v12) is copied to the
centralized database on the teachers
computer.
The file (studentname.v12), is changed to
studentname.bak on the floppy disk to indicate
that the file has been imported to the
centralized database. At any time, the teacher
may delete the filenames ending with .bak, to
free up space on the floppy diskette.
5.8 Skill Building Puzzles
At the end of a Skill Building lesson, two
portions of a picture puzzle are revealed. The
pictures are randomly assigned when a student
first enters the "Skill Building" building. All The
Right Type 3 Plus has three built-in pictures
included with the program.
Adding Skill Building Puzzles
You can add your own picture puzzles. The
pictures must be in .jpg or .bmp formats. They
must be 72 dpi and 640 x 480 resolution. The
pictures must be 256 colors.
To add a custom picture:
1. Copy a picture to the clipboard or
desktop.
2.
Copy or move it into the Puzzles
directory/folder within the All The Right
Type v3 directory/folder.
When All the Right Type 3 Plus chooses a
picture, it will choose randomly from one of the
pictures found in the Puzzles directory folder.
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Viewing Skill Building Puzzles
To examine pictures from the puzzle
database:
1. Select a picture file from the Puzzles
directory/folder, located in the All The
Right Type V3 directory/folder.
Important: If a picture is removed, make sure it is at the
beginning of a term. Removing a picture while it is
assigned to a student will generate an error message.
Important: The contents of the Puzzles directory/folder
should only be changed at the beginning or end of the year
or semester.
2. Make a copy on the desktop and
double-click on the icon to open it.
Removing Skill Building Puzzles
To remove a picture from the Puzzle
database:
1. Select the picture from the Puzzles
directory/folder, located in the All The
Right Type v3 directory/folder.
2.
Drag the picture to the desktop.
3.
The picture can then be dragged to
trash or moved into another
directory/folder for future use.
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5.9 Backing Up the Database
The best security is a good back up. Student Records should be backed up regularly. Files can
be damaged by power failures, system crashes, improperly configured desktop security programs
or by improper exits from the program (turning the power off without exiting the program).
There is no built-in backup facility within All the Right Type 3 Plus. Rather, it is assumed that the
files will be backed up by your own normal backup programs and procedures.
For Single and Lab-Pack installations, all of the data records are kept in a file called data.v12
located in the Database folder within the All the Right Type 3 Plus program folder.
In network installations, the records are kept in a series of files on the server. The required files
are all named with ".dat" extensions. The files are located in a folder (or series of folders) named
after the school(s) installed. These folders are all located within the Database folder on the
server.
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5.10 Creating Custom Student
Reports- Exporting Student
Records
The teacher can create custom reports by
using the Export Student Records feature
now included with All the Right Type 3
Plus.
1. Enter the Maintenance Building by
clicking on its image on the
Campus screen.
2. Enter the Teachers Password (if
you are not using a password yet,
just click OK).
Figure 5.34 Exporting Student Records to a text file.
3. A dialog box opens, asking you to
Select an Option. Click Student
Records.
4. A Class Records dialog displays.
Select the class to be exported,
and click Export to Text File.
(Figure 5.34)
5.
A dialog box displays to allow you
to name the file and point to where
you want to save it. (Figure 5.35a
Mac, Figure 5.35b Windows)
6.
Once data is exported, the teacher
can create custom documents in
Excel, Word, etc. In most
spreadsheet programs, open the
text file from within the
spreadsheet application. Field
names are provided in the first line
of the exported file to describe the
data contained in the file.
Figure
5.35a (Mac) Selecting a destination for the exported student
records text file.
Figure 5.35b (Windows) Selecting a destination for the exported
student records text file.
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Section 7
Technical Support
To obtain Customer Support from Ingenuity Works.
please complete the Registration process when installing the program.
Check the Support section of our website at www.ingenuityworks.com to find posted problems
reported to us by our customers as well as FAQs. It may save you time if a Technical Support
person is not available immediately to answer your questions.
If you cannot find a solution in the manual or on the website, you can call Tech Support at:
Phone: 1-800-665-0667
E-mail to: [email protected]
Platform Changes or Server upgrades
In some cases, a classroom may switch from Macintosh computers to PCs or visa versa. The
steps to do this are:
1. Create a backup copy of your database. (See Section 4-Advanced Features/Creating a
Backup.)
2. On the new server, follow the steps to performing an ‘install’ per Section 1 - Getting
Started.
3. Drag the folder named after the school (contains 7 .dat files) found in the atrtdabase
folder from the old system and move it into the new system atrtdatabase folder. Then
launch the atrtserv application and click the start button.
The original database (student records) has now been installed on the new machine.
6.1 Troubleshooting
PROBLEM: When I type a line and leave a character out or a word out of the sentence, the
Results screen does not automatically display when I finish the line.
This is not a bug. It is in the design of the program. You will need to either press the space bar to
make up to 40 characters on that line or press the ‘Enter’ key to make it return to the next line
immediately. The results report will then display.
PROBLEM: When I type an error at the end of a line, sometimes the program will let me type
past the line without changing to the new line.
This is not a bug. It is in the design of the program. You will need to either press the ‘Enter’ key to
move to the next line or type several characters to make up to 40 characters on that line. It will
then move down.
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PROBLEM: I cannot remember the Teachers’ Password to enter the Maintenance Building.
The teachers’ password is stored in a file called Teacher.iw in the All the Right Type 3 Plus
teacher program folder. If you delete this file, the password will be reset to the default (blank
field). When you launch the program for the first time, on a network, you will be asked to enter in
the IP address of where the server is located. If you don'
t know this, please open the teacher.iw
file using notepad and record the IP address on the second line on a piece of paper. Then delete
the teacher.iw file and launch the teacher application.
If every time you launch the teacher application, you need to enter the IP address, that usually
means that you do not have permissions to write to the All the Right Type teacher program folder.
PROBLEM: Students cannot remember their passwords.
The students’ passwords are stored in the Student Options dialog box. Enter the Maintenance
Building, select Student Records, select a class name and click Open, select the student name.
The password is listed there.
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