Intelligent Tutor™ Recordkeeping System

Intelligent Tutor™ Recordkeeping System
Intelligent Tutor™ Recordkeeping System
Overview
The INTELLIGENT TUTOR™ recordkeeping system is designed for use on a Windows or
Novell compatible network. It will give teachers a complete history of each student's use of the
INTELLIGENT TUTOR™ programs. As students use the programs, the following information
is automatically stored in a file:
* Student name and class name
* Program name
* Date
* Lesson they are studying
* Number of problems attempted
* Number of problems answered correctly on the first try
* Number of minutes spent in the lesson
At any time the teacher will be able to view a cumulative history of the use of the program by
individual students or all students in a class. This information can be seen on screen, or on a
printed listing.
Maximum Number of Classes: 50
Maximum Number of Students Per Class: 50
The following programs/files are used in the recordkeeping system.
TEACHER.EXE
- Main program for displaying/printing student
records, and managing classes and students
LESSONS.DAT
- File specifying the names of lessons.
Additional files are created as teachers create new classes and student rosters, and as students use the
courseware programs. These include:
CLASSES.DAT
- Master file containing the names of classes
STUDENTS.DAT
- Master file containing student rosters
RECORDS.DAT
- Master file of student records
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Installation of INTELLIGENT TUTOR™ Recordkeeping System
and Courseware
General Information
The INTELLIGENT TUTOR™ recordkeeping software (the “TEACHER” program) and the
courseware programs are meant to be installed from the INTELLIGENT TUTOR™ CD-ROM.
Each courseware program, and the TEACHER management program, has its own installation
program on the CD-ROM.
We strongly suggest you use the default directory names that are recommended by the
installation programs.
The programs should be installed on the network server.
The TEACHER management program should be installed in a directory named “TUTOR”. This
directory could be at the root level of the server’s hard drive, or it could be a subdirectory. For
example, the TEACHER program could be installed in either of the following directories:
C:\TUTOR
or
C:\COURSES\TUTOR
The courseware programs must be installed in subdirectories of the “TUTOR” directory. For
example, the six programs in the INTELLIGENT TUTOR “Concepts and Skills Series” could be
installed in these subdirectories:
“Pre-Algebra” could be installed in:
“Algebra 1” could be installed in:
“Geometry” could be installed in:
“Algebra 2” could be installed in:
“Trigonometry” could be installed in:
“Calculus” could be installed in:
C:\TUTOR\CS-PREA
C:\TUTOR\CS-ALG1
C:\TUTOR\CS-GEOM
C:\TUTOR\CS-ALG2
C:\TUTOR\CS-TRIG
C:\TUTOR\CS-CALC
Likewise, the six programs in the INTELLIGENT TUTOR “Practice and Review Series” could
be installed in these subdirectories:
“Pre-Algebra” could be installed in:
“Algebra 1” could be installed in:
“Geometry” could be installed in:
“Algebra 2” could be installed in:
“Trigonometry” could be installed in:
“Calculus” could be installed in:
C:\TUTOR\PR-PREA
C:\TUTOR\PR-ALG1
C:\TUTOR\PR-GEOM
C:\TUTOR\PR-ALG2
C:\TUTOR\PR-TRIG
C:\TUTOR\PR-CALC
Finally, the two programs in the INTELLIGENT TUTOR “Special Topics Series” could be
installed in these subdirectories:
“Learning Business Math” could be installed in:
“SAT Math” could be installed in:
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C:\TUTOR\ST-LBM
C:\TUTOR\ST-SATM
Installation of INTELLIGENT TUTOR™ Recordkeeping System
and Courseware (continued)
Installing the Courseware Programs
NOTE: To install any of the courseware programs, please follow these instructions
and not the instructions in the user manual that accompanies each program.
(1) Insert the INTELLIGENT TUTOR™ CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
Open the CD-ROM to view its contents. One way to do this is by using the “Windows
Explorer” program.
(2) You will see two folders. Open the folder named “Network Versions”.
(3) Inside the “Network Versions” folder, you will see three folders which contain
the courseware programs:
“Concepts & Skills Series”, “Practice & Review Series”, “Special Topics Series”
Open the folder containing the program you wish to install. Then double-click
the program icon.
Example: To install “Algebra 1” in the “Concepts and Skills Series”, open the
“Concepts & Skills Series” folder, and double-click the icon next to
“Algebra 1 Setup.exe”.
NOTE: When the installation program begins, you will be asked to provide a
password. Please see the back of the CD-ROM jewelcase for the
passwords you will require.
(4) During installation, you will be asked to specify where you would like to place the program,
and the name that will appear in the “Programs” section of the “Start” menu. We suggest that
you use the default choices. To accept the default choice on any screen, simply click the
“Next” button at the bottom of the window.
Installing the TEACHER Management Program
To install the TEACHER Management Program, follow the same steps as above, but do the
following instead of Step #3:
- Inside the “Network Versions” folder you will see a folder named “Teacher
Management Program”. Open the “Teacher Management Program” folder, and
double click the icon next to “Teacher Setup.exe”. You will not need a password
to install the program.
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The "TEACHER" Program - General Information
The TEACHER program is the main program in the recordkeeping system. It is used for the
following:
- Adding new classes
- Creating student rosters for each class
- Displaying on the screen, or printing, student records for a single student,
or for all students in a class.
- Displaying diagnostic test results
The TEACHER program is also used for maintenance activities, such as deleting classes,
students, and student records.
Several Comments About the TEACHER program
(1) Before any recordkeeping can occur, the teacher or administrator must first use the
TEACHER program to set up classes, and student rosters for each class. This is necessary
because without a list of classes and student rosters, students would be unable to "log in" with
their class and name.
(2) Students should not use the TEACHER program.
(3) The teacher or administrator should not use the TEACHER program while students are using
the INTELLIGENT TUTOR™ courseware programs. Unpredictable results may occur, and data
may be lost.
To run TEACHER do the following:
Step 1 - Click the Start button on the Windows taskbar. The Start menu opens.
Step 2 - Choose Programs. The Programs folder opens.
Step 3 - Choose Intelligent Tutor.
Step 4 - Click Teacher Management Program. The program will then begin.
Step 5 - Enter the password (9060).
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Running the "TEACHER" Program
The main menu of the TEACHER program contains four choices:
- Managing Classes and Student Rosters
- Displaying and Managing Student Records
- Displaying and Managing Diagnostic Test Results
- End Program
Managing Classes and Student Rosters
The menu choices in this section of TEACHER pertain to classes and
class rosters.
Classes
These are the menu choices involving classes:
- Create a new class
- Delete selected class
- Erase all classes
- Edit class name
The “Class Name” list box that appears above these menu choices shows the current classes. If
you are using the program for the first time, the list will be blank. To create a new class, first
click the menu choice “Create a new class”. An edit box will appear. Then type the name of the
new class in the edit box and then click OK.
If you wish to use the menu choice “Delete selected class” or “Edit class name”, you
should first select a class in the list box by clicking it. Then click your menu choice.
Class Rosters
These are the menu choices involving class rosters:
- Add a student to a class
- Delete student from a class
- Erase all students in a class
- Edit student name
The “Class Roster” list box that appears above these menu choices shows the students in the
currently selected class.
If you wish to use the menu choice “Delete student from a class” or the menu choice “Edit
student name”, you should first select a class in the left list box, and then select the student in the
right list box.
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Running the "TEACHER" Program (continued)
Student Passwords - When entering a new student, you have the option of entering a password as
well. The password should be from 1 to 6 characters in length, and use only the digits 0 - 9, and
the uppercase letters A - Z.
If a password is assigned to a student, a student will need to enter it when he/she logs in to begin
using one of the math programs.
Be sure to tell each student their password, and stress that they should not reveal their passwords
to other students.
Displaying and Managing Student Records
The menu choices shown on the left side of the window allow you to display on the screen, print,
or delete records for all students in a selected class. To use any of these choices you must first
select a class in the “Class Name” list box.
The menu choices are:
- Display records for all students
- Print records for all students
- Erase records for all students
The menu choices shown on the right side of the window allow you to display on the screen,
print, or delete records for a selected student in a class. To use any of these choices you must
first select a class in the “Class Name” list box, and then select a student in the Class Roster” list
box.
The menu choices are:
- Display records for selected student
- Print records for selected student
- Erase records for selected student
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Running the "TEACHER" Program (continued)
Displaying and Managing Diagnostic Test Results
This portion of the TEACHER program allows the teacher or administrator to view the results of
diagnostic tests students may have taken. At this time, only Pre-Algebra and Algebra 1 in the
"Concepts and Skills Series" contain a diagnostic test. Students who are using Pre-Algebra or
Algebra 1 can take a diagnostic test by going to the main program menu screen, opening the
Diagnostics menu, and selecting "Diagnostic Test".
The menu choices shown on the left side of the window allow you to display on the screen, print,
or delete diagnostic test results for all students in a selected class who have taken a diagnostic
test. To use any of these choices you must first select a class in the “Class Name” list box.
The menu choices are:
- Display diagnostic test results for all students
- Print diagnostic test results for all students
- Erase diagnostic test results for all students
The menu choices shown on the right side of the window allow you to display on the screen,
print, or delete diagnostic test results for a selected student in a class. To use any of these
choices you must first select a class in the “Class Name” list box, and then select a student in the
Class Roster” list box.
The menu choices are:
- Display diagnostic test results for selected student
- Print diagnostic test results for selected student
- Erase diagnostic test results for selected student
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How Students Use the Courseware and Log In
Setting Up “Shortcuts” On the Student Workstations
After the courseware programs and recordkeeping software have been installed on the network
server, a “shortcut” pointing to the MathTutor Menu program on the network server should be
installed on each student PC. The shortcut can be placed on the student PC’s Desktop, or
another location accessible to the student. The shortcut should point to the file
“MathTutorMenu.exe” located in the “Tutor” folder that was created when the MathTutor
courseware was installed.
Using a Courseware Program
To use one of the courseware programs, follow these steps:
1.
Use the shortcut placed on the student workstation to start
the MathTutor Menu program.
2.
Click the MathTutor courseware program you wish to run. The program will begin
and the title screen will appear. Click the title screen to begin the program.
3.
The Student Login screen will appear. To keep records for this
session, select a class, then a name, and click Login. If you prefer
to not keep records for this session, click Skip Login
4.
Use the courseware program’s main menu to select a lesson you
would like to study, or a practice problem area.
Whenever a student has logged in, a complete record of their session is stored by the
courseware program. The teacher or administrator will be able to use the TEACHER
program to see a complete history of each student’s performance.
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Information on File Permissions
Inside the "Tutor" folder, there are files for which you will need to set permissions. There are
also folders inside the "Tutor" folder that contain the courseware programs; you will need to set
permissions for several files in these folders.
Tutor Folder
File: Teacher.exe
Administrator Permissions: Execute
Student Permissions: None
File: Lessons.dat
Administrator Permissions: Read
Student Permissions: None
File: Classes.dat
Administrator Permissions: Read, Write
Student Permissions: Read
File: Students.dat
Administrator Permissions: Read, Write
Student Permissions: Read
File: Records.dat
Administrator Permissions: Read, Write
Student Permissions: Read, Write
Courseware Programs Folders
Inside the "Tutor" folder you will find one or more courseware program folders. The folder names are
suggestive of the courseware program each contains. (For example, if you see a
folder named "CS-PREA", this will contain the files for the courseware program "Concepts
and Skills Series - Pre-Algebra".) Here are the necessary permissions:
Files: Csprea.exe, Csalg1.exe, Csgeom.exe, Csalg2.exe, Cstrig.exe, Cscalc.exe, Prprea.exe,
Pralg1.exe, Prgeom.exe, Pralg2.exe, Prtrig.exe, Prcalc.exe, Stlbm.exe, Stsatm.exe
(Note - Any individual courseware program folder will contain just one of these.)
Administrator Permissions: Execute
Student Permissions: Execute
File: Info.is
Administrator Permissions: Read
Student Permissions: Read
File: Lessons.dat (not every courseware program folder will contain this file)
Student Permissions: Read
Administrator Permissions: Read
File: Menu??.dat (not every courseware program folder will contain this file)
Administrator Permissions: Read
Student Permissions: Read
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