Q&A

Summary of questions

  1. For who?
  2. For what need?
  3. What hardware / software environment required?
  4. What hardware / software environment could be a problem?
  5. What is happening on an administrated PC?
  6. How to run simulations?
  7. And the feedback form?
  8. How to record the simulation?

1. For who?

Our simulation applications of Oral Proficiency Test (TCO) of French Second Language Public Service of Canada are designed to give trainers in French as a second language and / or language training institutions with easy to use modern assessment support tools.

2. For what need?

We have created tools to simulate the TCO under realistic conditions. These tools are meant to discharge the person conducting the test of all preparations.

3. What hardware / software environment required?

Our applications require a desktop computer (or a high performance laptop) operating under a fully updated MS Windows XP or later  (drivers, plug-ins, BIOS) and with the following specs.:

  • a complete and functional sound system,
  • a minimum 1024×768 display,
  • Adobe Flash Player plug-in.

4. What hardware / software environment could be a problem?

In their current version, our applications might not work properly in the following cases:

  • Use on Android tablets or a smartphones,
  • Use on Apple tablets or smartphones,
  • Use on Blackberry tablets or smart phones,
  • Use on electronic book readers.

5. What is happening on an administrated PC?

If your computer system is administered, you may need the assistance of the network administrator to run our apps.

6. How to run simulations?

Our simulations consist of four steps. We developed four video tutorials in video (1 for each step). To access, click on the “Simulation” menu and then on the menu option, “How does it work?” And finally, on the number step you want. All this is also accessible from the “Help” menu.

7. And the feedback form?

Fill in the feedback form is quite easy. The boxes are clearly labeled but that’s not all. On the right of most of the boxes, there is a question mark. By clicking on it, a tooltip unfolds to give you even more information.

 — 8. How to record the simulation?

If you want to record the complete simulation for feedback purpose, we suggest you use a dictaphone, a smart phone or another computer dedicated to this function and configured by a specialist cause integrating recording function within our applications may cause (among other problems) performance decrease and hick ups on most desktop computers.

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