Technical aspects of SANAKO Study 1200 The intelligent design of the software ensures that it’s compatible with the latest commonly used computer operating systems, and with everyday usage tools such as Microsoft® Word. Users can also get updates online to ensure that it offers the maximum performance. Software is compatible with the Microsoft®.NET platform It offers a unique dynamic licensing system. SW can be installed on as many or as few student PCs as you need to ensure for effective learning across the institution It has a modulary structure. Modules can be added according to specific needs, for example creating exams, using live video material etc.
what to do with Study 1200? The aim of SANAKO Study 1200 is to make language teaching and learning as effective and motivating as possible. Its preset activities are designed in cooperation with language instruction specialists to ensure that the features of the program fit the needs and motives of the actual users. In addition to basic features of listening comprehension, pair discussion and model imitation, it includes possibilities for recording the speech, recapping, and placing bookmarks on the audio material. Saving the material as files facilitates storing the information that is necessary for giving feedback, monitoring, and assessing students’ performance. SANAKO Study 1200 allows teachers to use teaching contents in all existing forms: files, CD, DVD, multimedia, Internet. It promotes interaction and collaborative learning by chat, messages and discussion features, and provides means for grouping students and differentiating, according to students’ individual needs and abilities. Monitoring and controlling students’ PCs offers an excellent way to keep track on students’ performance and learning process. Even the use of Internet can be controlled and restricted in appropriate ways. The teacher will always stay in charge of the learning situation.
Study 1200 Tutor interface: On the right-hand side, we have the classroom view. To facilitate classroom management, the student icons can be named, and the layout organised to correspond the actual seating and classroom. Study 1200 allows teacher to to save multiple Classroom layouts so lessons get started without any delays. On the left-hand side, we have the activity view. Teachers can choose from a variety of preset teaching activities to start lessons without struggling with complicated menu options – intelligent design of Study learning activities makes only those buttons and selections visible which are essential for the current learning activity
About the actual activities By default, the students will be in Self-Access mode which allows students to work on a variety of different kind of files at their own pace Study 1200 contains all the activities that are necessary for language teaching: Listening Comprehension, Discussion, Model Imitation,Reading Practice and Round table discussion. The selection of activities is made simple with a drop-down menu. Once the activity is selected, additional functions appear for example for pairing the students for a discussion, or choosing a media source for listening comprehension or model imitation. In addition to specific activities for language teaching, Study 1200 contains activities that can be used not only in language teaching but also in teaching of any other subject in the curriculum: Web browsing allows the teacher to direct students to specific web-pages and also define the pages that they cannot access. On the Tutoring activity, the teacher’s or model student’s screen is transferred to students. These features make Study 1200 a flexible, multipurpose tool for all the teachers of the school or institution.
In language teaching, all kinds of audio material is commonly used for advancing students ability to understand the spoken language. A media source drop-down menu appears automatically on the left hand side of the tutor interface, when choosing an activity that might require a media source. With Study 1200, the tutor can use several different media sources for spreading audio material for the students. For this purpose, the tutor can use audio or video files, CD’s, DVD’s, and any material coming from a device that is plugged into the tutor PC – for example a cassette recorder or MP3 player. Also teacher’s or model student’s voice can be used as a media source during different study activities.
Study files area Study 1200 offers an easy way to organize teaching content and spread it for students. Tutor Files area can be used to create subject or lesson folders and is a way for a teacher to keep the most-common files together. Session files area shows all the files that are accessible for students according to which session they belong. Spreading the files can be done via Study files area. Teacher can share or copy files for the students in order to let them open the files independently via Student interface. Additionally Teacher may use launch or Copy and launch to open files automatically for the students. Copy and launch is very useful in a situation where the teacher wants to ensure that the delivery of the audio or video is smooth and fast. By copying the file to a local drive the delivery is assured. For example: the teacher wants the students to work in groups for making presentations on different English-speaking countries. Prior to the actual lesson, the teacher may collect suitable files that contain information on Ireland, Canada, and New Zealand, for example. In the beginning of the lesson, the class will be divided into three groups that each take a country. The tutor will then point the specific country files for each group by using the files window.
The ideal way of keeping students focused on teacher&apos;s choice of webbased material! Study 1200 Web browser activity contains all the functions of a standard browser, as well as additional features, which allow the teacher to control students’ navigation. When beginning the lesson, the tutor can easily launch the internet browser and direct students to specific pages; this saves time and energy as writing the web addresses on blackboard is no longer necessary. By using Web browser functionality teacher can launch web browsers for the students and browse the web while students’ browsers follow teacher’s web navigation (follow mode). Once the presentation is over, students can be left at a prescribed point to continue with independent study The tutor can also create a list of denied or allowed web pages by using Web policy selection in Study Web browsing activity.
Study 1200 offers all the possibilities for communicating Teacher can use Talk or Discuss functionalities to give instructions to all students, to a specific group of student, or a single student. Teacher can send messages and receive them from students Chat can be allowed by teacher Students may ask for help discretely by using call functionality Teacher and students can discuss privately or teacher can set up pair or group Discussion A teacher-student discussion may also be shared with others in the classroom. Allowing others to observe a discussion between the teacher and a student combines communicative exercises with peer evaluation.
Study 1200 Whiteboard offers teachers all the benefits of a traditional blackboard – and even more. Pictures, text and graphical annotations can be drawn to the whiteboard by anyone who is participating in whiteboard session. Whiteboard content can be saved as a project which can then be edited afterwards. It is also possible to set a background picture or attach separate images to whiteboard
Study 1200 allows the teacher to share the contents of the teacher screen and talk to the students at the same time - instruct students how to use PC applications etc. The screen image and audio can be transferred to a group of students or the entire class Teacher may choose whether to send his/her own screen or model student’s screen The Marker Tool allows teachers to highlight screen items in order to make sure that students are concentrating on essentials.
With Screen control activities, the tutor can monitor, remote control and collaborate with the students by following their screens. The teacher can collaborate with selected students by accessing their computers to help with a task on the student screen and at the same time communicate with the student. Monitoring students allows teachers to listen to selected students’ work and view their screens. Screen monitoring allows the teacher to view the screen activity of multiple student workstations in real time, automatically and consecutively. Tutors are able to select whether the classroom layout displays student icons or thumbnail images of the student screens. Tutors can at any time view a snapshot of a selected student screen.
Tutor can switch on student PCs, use Shutdown Operations, Lock PCs, Launch programs, and Disable the internet This can be done in order to get attention, to redirect attention or action, to help in using the pc, or to shut down all pcs in the end of the lesson. If the computers seem to distract the students, teacher can lock the screen, lock keyboard and mouse, or lock the screen, keyboard and mouse of the student PC’s. Teacher is able to launch files and programs in lock mode. Teacher can also Switch on student PCs and restart the computers if necessary.
Application blocking provides teachers with an additional tool that helps eliminate distractions and improve student focus. The function allows teachers to select which applications students are allowed to access and use. They can simply view all applications in use by students and then select which applications will be enabled or disabled on student computers. Application blocking includes lists of allowed and denied applications, which can be freely edited and saved. The lists can even be compiled before lessons begin to create the ideal environment for learning, executing assignments or administering tests.
The Homework feature provides teachers with an easy and convenient process for the distribution and collection of homework assignments. The Homework function features a separate homework file area, in which teachers can make files available for students’ home assignments and then collect the student work back to a selected location. Students can access the homework files that have been assigned for them in a homework file area in their own Student Player. Students are then free to save these files on a USB stick, for example, and work on the material at school or at home. At the start of the next lesson teachers can then activate a “Homework Return” window, where students can hand in their completed assignments.
Text-to-Speech is a powerful addition to Study learning tools, allowing users to easily create high quality audio material in their target language from any text, as well as benefit from native voices even in the absence of native staff. The conversion is quick, simple and there is no need to record in advance. You can simply copy and paste any text from any source, such as a Web page, and create an audio file with bookmarks and subtitles for your students to work on independently. Created audio files are added to the Study Playlist. The Text-to-Speech feature employs the default Windows voice synthesizer. However, we are also able to offer a selection of high-quality Text-to-Speech voices for different target languages developed by IVONA.
When teachers starts Tutor application all the students included to classroom layout will join Study classroom automatically and lesson gets started without any delays On the lower part of study student interface, we can see that the student is in Self-Access mode, which has been defined by the tutor. In this mode, the student may use all computer files and programs freely. By clicking the call button, the student may get the teacher’s attention by calling or sending a message. Additional panels open up when accessing media recorder, file area, and chat.
Study 1200 student application - features for learning Full window of Study Student application opens up when the student clicks on the ’Player and Files’ or ’Chat’ button on the small window of the interface. Full view is also opened when Teacher starts an activity or uses functionality which requires Study student recorder to be used. SANAKO Study 1200 Digital Recorder The built-in digital recorder in Study student application allows them to use a wide range of compatible media file formats. Students can play, stop, rewind, fast forward and pause a file and their voices. They can also set and remove bookmarks that can be used to locate places in the file for review and additional practice. Voice Graph A graph can be viewed for both the program and student tracks. This visual representation of the voice track allows students to compare their recorded output to the original or model track for detailed speech analysis. Recap Functionality The Recap function is designed to quickly repeat the previous sentence or part of the file. It permits students to review examples of authentic or native speakers in the target language. Voice Insert In the Voice Insert mode, gaps can be inserted automatically into source material, while students are recording their voices. This unique feature allows for the creation of exercises during playback. The file area shows the files that are directed to students’ use by the tutor. The chat area is located on the lower part of the student interface. Students will have an access to the chat area only when allowed by the tutor. Students do not have a free access to chat by themselves.
The instructions will be displayed when the .mff file is launched
The audio Ripping Tool (available in Study 1200 and Study Solo) allows teachers to copy their favorite content as media files onto the Study playlist from a CD, an Internet source, or from an external source. The Ripping Tool is a great help in building a digital teaching material library and eliminates the need for separate time-consuming ripping software.
Sanako has available a selection of ready-made content modules for English. This modular content includes different types of exercises supporting all four key skills of language learning. Content modules can be downloaded over the Internet and quickly installed into the Study content library. In addition to ready-made content modules, we are able to offer customized content packages. This content is then integrated into the Study player. Custom content creation requires that we work in cooperation with content providers or hire local professionals to build a material package to match the local curriculum.
Sanako Study Solo is a powerful language learning software application with integrated content for improving language skills either independently or in the language classroom. Study Solo is based on the Study Player but adds a content library and integrated tools for content creation making it optimal also for independent learning. Ready-made content packages can be purchased from Sanako.
New educational premises are increasingly choosing to adopt wireless system environments. Sanako Study has been optimized to suit the new generation 802.11n wireless networks. This means that Study is well suited for popular laptop-cart applications as well as for “one laptop per learner” -type educational environments.
These are the Study 1200 System Requirements listed – for the IT support.
Study 1200 is modular: it allows new functionalities to be added according to the needs of teaching and learning. SANAKO Study Examination Modulehelps teachers quickly and easily create examinations to test students in a number of different ways. Admin Toolallows for remote monitoring and control of all Study workstations in an institution eliminating the need to physically visit each classroom for administrative and maintenance tasks. SANAKO Study Video Live Moduleallows teachers to stream video from a variety of analog sources directly to students, easily and conveniently, providing a a foolproof method for introducing varied video material into teaching programs. Study Solo Standalone recorder software for language learning. Study Solo allows students to learn a language at their own pace anytime, anywhere.
Study 1200 Product Package includes Study 1200 Software CD License Printed User Guide Packaged in a normal software box In addition to standard PC and network hardware, headsets are required.
Sanako Study 1200 Presentation
Sanako Study 1200
Interactive Language Learning Environment
Enjoyable and productive language teaching at all levels
Easy to use and dynamic –pure SW solution
Fully scalable to meet teaching needs large or small
Many ways to make classes attractive and interactive,
simulating real life situations: group discussions, role
plays, mock interviews, voting games, text messaging and
chat exercises, translation exercises...
Less time used to organize and do exercises – more
practice achieved without jeopardizing the overall study
Any content is possible to use – not restricted to certain
Any language can be taught
• Integrate with existing IT
• Compatible with Windows® 7
and soon Windows® 8
• Compatible with the
• Only MP3 Certified Language
Lab Software provider
Windows 8 Certified
Study 1200 has been certified for Windows 8 operating
system environments, as well as for the previous versions of
Study 1200 runs on the most current .net
platform thus providing the latest and
greatest development tools and functions.
Advantages of .net for language learning
.net was developed by Microsoft
specifically for Windows and thus makes
updating Study a simple process.
Sanako is the only MP3 licensed language learning software
manufacturer, therefore, only Sanako can use MP3 encoding in our
MP3 encoding enables our solutions to use the most common audio
format used on virtually all modern audio devices from iPods to PCs to
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Tools for Teaching
• Offers listening-based as well as
intensive voice-based activities
• Familiar communication tools
for students and teacher
• Uses variety of teaching
content: Files, CD/DVD,
• Monitor and manage
Makes teaching with technology easier not
Easy to learn. Buttons are kept to a
Fun. Keeps students engaged in learning
through individual and collaborative tools.
Modern. Familiar and simple appearance to
teachers and students.
Flexible. Advanced users can go beyond the
activity approach or customize activities as
Easy Class Management for Teachers
All the functions and features needed for
teaching can be used through the same
user friendly Tutor interface.
Divide students into color-coded sessions
and start different activities for the sessions
Easy Class Management for Teachers
Variety of Preset Teaching Activities
• AP Exam
• Content Exercise
• Listening Comprehension
• Model Imitation
• Reading Practice
• Round Table Discussion
• TEM 4 oral test
• TEM 8 oral test
• Vocabulary Test
• Web Browsing
Wide Range of Media Sources
Deliver audio/video for the students using
variety of different media sources
• Tutor – teacher’s voice to students
• Tutor PC – teacher’s computer
• Student – model student’s voice to students
• File – stream/copy/share files to students
• External source – plugged into Tutor PC
• Audio CD – PC CD drive
• Video stream – DVD, VHS, file
• Tutor player - file playback / control
• Text-to-Speech – create and launch files
Easy Way to Distribute Files
Efficient file management: prepare -
deliver - manage
Guided and Controlled Web Browsing
Live Interaction and Communication
• Talk / Discuss
Whiteboard for collaboration between
students and Teacher
• Easier management of class
and student activity
• Easy elimination of
• Better focusing of student
attention on key tasks or
• Greater support for
differentiated learning by
allowing or blocking
selected applications for
individual students or
• Easy and convenient distribution and collection of homework
• Copy and paste text from any source, such as a
Web page and convert automatically into an
audio file in the target language.
• Add bookmarks and subtitles for each
sentence. Add beeps and silences in between
• Created audio files are added to the Study
• Benefit from native voices even in the absence
of native staff. Tireless language teacher.
• Selection of high-quality voices for different
target languages available
Sanako Study 1200 Student Application
File Area, Chat)
Call teacher /
All status information
Sanako Study 1200 Student Application
Subtitling and instructions
Teachers and students can add subtitles using the Study player
Subtitling and instructions
Teacher can include instructions in .mff files
• Copy media content
directly onto the
Playlist from a CD, an
Internet source, or from
an external source.
• Content is ready for use
in Study lessons and
added to digital library.
• Eliminates need for
software as the tool is
integrated into Study
Learning content for Study
• A selection of ready-
made content modules
for English readily
• Sanako provides Service
for creation of
packages to match
requirements of local
• Modular content is integrated into Study and includes
different types of exercises supporting all four key
skills of language learning.
The Content Exercise activity
allows teachers to launch
content files directly to students
into an exercise window on
All learning material and functions for
completing audio and text exercises
are available for students in the
exercise window and Student player.
Sanako Study Solo
Study Solo – Interactive
multimedia content and
language learning application in
Study Solo Plus – Study Solo
and MP3 encoding.
One solution for independent
and teacher-led learning.
Integrated multimedia elements support all four key skills:
reading, writing, listening and speaking.
• Study software optimized for new
generation 802.11n wireless networks.
• Well suited for popular laptop-cart
applications as well as for “one laptop
per learner” -type educational
• Sanako Study 1200 v.6.0 has full
functionality in a wireless
environment and does not lose
features in a wireless enviroment
Standalone installation for training
• Allows teachers to get familiar with the
software and try out selected features before
using them in actual teaching.
• Separate installer on the Study product DVD
and download site.
Standalone installation cannot be done onto a computer that already has any
Study software (Server, Tutor, Student, Solo, or Lite) installed.
• Includes teacher application and four student applications on
the same computer.
• Some audio communication and screen transfer features
disabled, all other Study features can be used.
Minimum requirements for Teacher and Student PC
As per the requirements for the Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 operating system
• Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7,l or Windows 8 operating system
• Microsoft .NET Framework® 2.0 SP2, Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 SP2 or Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5
• DirectX 9.0c or higher
• 1.5 GHz processor
• 1 GB of system memory, 2 GB recommended for Tutor PC
• 100 MB of free disk space for installation *
• 1024*768 display resolution with 16-bit colors
• AC97 or HDA compatible sound card
• Network Adapter, TCP/IP support required
• PC Headset – recommended Sanako models to ensure high quality audio
• QuickTime® 7.0.3 or later is required for displaying certain file types and for the Sanako Study Video Live
• Internet access during Server component installation**
*) The amount of free disk space required during the use of Study 1200 varies primarily according to the use of the
recording functionality - longer recording times require more disk space.
**) If there is no Internet connection on the Server computer, you may perform an offline activation process. Instructions
for offline activation can be found later in this guide.
Note: Sanako Study only supports Microsoft OneNote 2007. In order to use the OneNote feature, Microsoft OneNote
must be installed on the student computers before installing Study Student. Otherwise Study will be unable to connect to
OneNote and tutor notes cannot be sent to students’ OneNote applications.
Note: Actual requirements may vary based on your system configuration. It is essential to make sure that the operating
system runs smoothly on each computer where a Study Tutor or Student application will be installed.
The following requirements should be met by the network.
• Multicast must be enabled in the network.
• All computers must be in the same TCP/IP sub-net in order to allow multicast transfer of screen and
audio to students
• It is recommended that all workstations within a room are connected to the same network switch
with support for multicast transmission
• Student and teacher workstations need to be able to PING each other and the Study Server with
• If the computers have multiple network adapters, the adapter used by Sanako Study must be bound
first, because Windows operating systems send multicast data to the first adapter
• In LAN minimum of 100Mbps speed or greater dedicated to each workstation. For Wi-Fi
implementations, please refer to the Sanako Wi-Fi Deployment Guide found on the installation DVD
for requirements and suitable wireless hardware
• For optimum performance in file operations, we recommend using a file server for storing media files
and collected student recordings. However, the teacher computer may be used for file operations if a
separate file server is not available.
• Teacher and students should have unrestricted access to the server
• Schools may use an existing server with Linux, Windows NT or Windows Server operating
• A NAS (Network Attached Storage) server may also be used
Sanako Study adds required Windows firewall exceptions automatically during installation.
If a non-Windows firewall is used please verify that the following programs have been added to the
firewall exceptions list.
•Tutor.exe (Tutor computer)
•Student.exe (Student computers)
•StudyServer.exe (on computer with Study Server software)
The default TCP ports used by Sanako are:
•Port 5060 for audio packets
•Port 15525 for screen packets
•Port 15535 for remote control data
•Ports 6310, 6311 and 6312 for Study Server operations
Sanako Study 1200 is Modular
Modules enhance language
teaching with new functionalities
• Study Examination Module
• Admin Tool
• Video Live
• Study Solo
Sanako Study 1200 Product Package
• Study 1200 Software CD
• Printed User Guide
• Packaged in normal software box
In addition to standard PC and
network hardware, headsets are