Frequently Asked Questions about Typing Pal School Edition

Q: Do we install the program on our network or on individual student workstations?
A: To meet different needs, we offer several installation options. For student workstations, we recommend the "Local-Networked Users" option. This copies all files onto the client workstation (local), but keeps student user files on the server. If you do not have enough space on the different workstation disks, you can install only part of the software. You can also fully install it on the server, but it may run slower.

The following grid quickly highlights the differences between each installations.

Type of Installation Program File Location Large File Location User File Location Space Required
Installation on Server Server Server N/A 130 MB on the server
Full Network Server Server Server 2 MB for each workstation
Optimized Network Server Student workstations Server 6 MB for each workstation
Local-Networked User Student workstations Student workstations Server 30 MB for each workstation
Local-Users on diskette Student workstations Student workstations Diskette 30 MB for each workstation
Local-Stand-alone Student workstations Student workstations Student workstations 30 MB for each workstation
Manager's station Teacher workstations Teacher workstations N/A 32 MB for the Manager's workstation

Q: Can we consult the statistics of every student in a class?
A: Typing Pal School Edition includes a Management Module that lets you store statistics, objectives, and grades for all students in a class in the same place thanks to its group concept. The module stores user information (name, password) and also allows you to restrict access to certain features as well as determine objectives, marking criteria and styles, and much more.

This module is unique to the school edition and is the most popular feature of the program.

Q: One of my students is progressing faster than the others. What can I do for him?
A: You can adjust the learning process to suit the needs of specific students using the Management Module. This module lets you create customized lessons that impose or suggest a typing method along with specific performance objectives, exercises, etc. The Management Module respects the right of teachers and parents to validate and even help design a more suitable learning approach.

Q. Can we deactivate the sounds while students practice their exercises?
A: Typing Pal has been designed for maximum flexibility. Using the Management Module, you can restrict access to animations, sounds, assistants, and narration, both for individual students and groups of students. You can also restrict access to the Spy and all other program features.

Q. Is the program password protected for each student?
A: Yes, it is. Each student must enter his or her name and password before accessing the program. This allows different students to access the program from the same workstation in a secure way.

Q. Can we modify or add a typing method?
A: You can modify an existing typing method or even create an entirely new customized typing method using the Typing Methods Editor included in Typing Pal School Edition.

Q. Can we add our own practice texts in the program?
A: The Practice Editor included in Typing Pal School Edition lets you quickly and easily add your own texts. This feature is very helpful since students can learn about specific subjects while they are typing their texts. If you already have the text on your computer, simply copy it into the Practice Editor and set the objectives to add it to the program. The Practice Editor also allows you to edit and delete practice texts.

Q. What are the technical requirements?
A: Typing Pal runs under Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT and requires the following configuration:

  • PC with 486 microprocessor or higher (Pentium recommended)
  • 8 MB of RAM (16 recommended)
  • CD-ROM drive

    Please note that the program can also be run on a Novell network. For technical questions, please send us a message.

  • Q. What kind of after-sales service do you provide?
    A: If you have questions about installation or using the software, simply call our After-Sales Service Department toll free at 1-888-458-9143 (U.S. and Canada). As a licensed owner, you will also be kept informed about Typing Pal updates, add-ons, and special offers exclusive to our customers.

    For any other question you may have, please send us a message and we will be glad to answer you shortly.

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