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Scholastic

Learning Zone
User’s Guide

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............. 16 Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Table of Contents Overview ................................................................................................................ 10 Also Available In The Zone ......................................................................................................................................23.... 15 Customer Support .......................... All rights reserved........................................................................................ 12 System Requirements .............. 10 Total Usage ........... 9 My Zone .................. 14 Data Management ........................................................................................ 4 The Dashboard .......................................... 13 Bandwidth ........................................................................................... 3 Logging In ........................................................................... 11 My Classes ......................................................................................................................................... 13 Workstations ...................................................................................... 7 Teacher and Administrator Dashboard ... PDF0425 (PDF) ..............................................................................................15 Table of Contents • 2 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc..................................................................................................................................................... 8 Student and Parent Dashboard ..

It is designed for customers with Scholastic subscriptions and is available from any computer with an Internet connection. PDF0425 (PDF) . Scholastic Learning Zone administrators manage teacher and student profiles. teachers and students may log in to the Learning Zone to access these products.15 Overview • 3 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc.23. Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. When a school subscribes to one or more of the products in the Scholastic Learning Zone. subscriptions. All rights reserved. and product access.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Overview Scholastic Learning Zone is a browser-based platform that allows teachers and students to access their subscriptions to different Scholastic educational resources with a single sign-on.

users may log in directly by going to www. PDF0425 (PDF) . https://slz02.scholasticlearningzone. To get started with Scholastic Learning Zone: Using School Unique URL Every school has a unique URL to access their subscriptions. Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04.com Select the country from the pull-down menu.com/auth/intl/Login/SGPRJ5F The school unique URL is provided in the Welcome email.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Logging In Scholastic Learning Zone is browser-based and may be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. Scholastic Learning Zone will automatically go to the Org ID Entry Screen upon country selection. Users set their Scholastic Learning Zone password and go directly to the Dashboard (page 8).15 Logging In• 4 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. Clicking the URL from the email opens a set password screen. or do not have the Welcome email on hand. All rights reserved.scholasticlearningzone. This is an example how a school unique URL look like. Use the school unique URL in the Welcome email to launch Scholastic Learning Zone in the computer’s browser program (see page 2 for Scholastic Learning Zone System Requirements). Using Scholastic Learning Zone home page If the users did not bookmarked the school unique URL.23.

15 Logging In• 5 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. On the Login Screen.asia to retrieve the school Org ID. contact slzsupport@scholastic. by providing the name of the school. If users forgot the Org ID. enter the Scholastic Learning Zone username and password received from the Scholastic Learning Zone administrator.23. PDF0425 (PDF) .Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Enter the Org and click Submit to open the Login Screen. Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. All rights reserved.

23. the Scholastic Learning Zone Dashboard opens.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Once logged in. Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. PDF0425 (PDF) .15 Logging In• 6 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved.

There are 2 different Dashboard format available in Scholastic Learning Zone for: 1.15 The Dashboard• 7 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. or logout of the Learning Zone. view the page in Spanish (Latin American users). Links at the top of the Dashboard allow teachers and administrators to view their profiles.23. get help with the site. Teacher and Administrator 2. PDF0425 (PDF) . Student and Parent Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. visit the Scholastic home website for the school’s country. All rights reserved.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide The Dashboard The Dashboard provides access to all of the products and functions of the Scholastic Learning Zone. Clicking the Scholastic Learning Zone logo from any screen in the Learning Zone returns the user to the Dashboard.

Teachers see class data.  Manage Users opens the Manage User Accounts Screen (page 13). All rights reserved. administrators see school data. Administrators have a My Schools field.15 The Dashboard• 8 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc.23.  Total Usage: Last 4 Weeks shows student usage in the organization’s subscribed Scholastic products. Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04.  My Classes lists students and teachers in classes in Scholastic Learning Zone.  Also Available in the Zone shows other products available from Scholastic.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Teacher and Administrator Dashboard The teacher and administrator dashboard is made up of the following fields:  My Zone contains icons for the products available to the user. Click an icon to open the product in a separate browser window. PDF0425 (PDF) . Administrators also see a Manage Administrators button.

15 The Dashboard• 9 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc.  Total Usage: Last 4 Weeks shows student usage data. All rights reserved. PDF0425 (PDF) . Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Student and Parent Dashboard The Dashboard for students and parents shows the following fields:  My Zone contains icons for the products available to the user.23. Click an icon to open the product in a separate browser window.

Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. PDF0425 (PDF) .15 The Dashboard• 10 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. All rights reserved. Also Available In The Zone This area contains icons for other Learning Zone products that are available from Scholastic. Contact Scholastic Customer Support for more information on subscribing to these products. Click an icon to learn more about the product.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide My Zone This area contains icons for the Scholastic products that the user may access. The icons will appear in My Zone when there the school has an active subscription and the user has been subscribed to the product.23. Click an icon to open that product in a separate browser window.

or vice versa. PDF0425 (PDF) . or school name in the My Classes field (or My Schools field for administrators). classes. group.15 The Dashboard• 11 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. Click the arrow icons at the top of each column to sort data. Administrators and teachers may customize their data view by clicking a student. class.23. Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. All rights reserved. Administrators need to select a school to view usage data.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Total Usage The Total Usage field on the Dashboard displays usage data for schools. and students. This allows the data to be viewed from greatest time to least time.

Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. Click a class name to expand the class list and view the students in the class. The Usage Details screen shows when and how often the student or class uses the subscribed Scholastic programs. click Edit Student Information to open and change the student’s password.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide My Classes This area lists students with profiles in Scholastic Learning Zone. PDF0425 (PDF) . Click Home at the top of the screen to return to the Dashboard.23. organized by classes. Administrators who log in will see all the students in their school. Teachers who log into Scholastic Learning Zone will see only those students in their classes.15 The Dashboard• 12 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. On the student screen. organized by classes. All rights reserved. Click the name of the class or student to view the Usage Details Screen for the class or student.

99 Data (kbps) Average Inbound 83* 45* 87* 107* 10* 33* Data (kbps) Scholastic Recommendation 100 100 100 100 100 100 (kbps/active workstation) * These numbers represent averages and may fluctuate greatly based on the number of media files utilized in each application. The number of media files that can be loaded simultaneously depends on many factors.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide System Requirements Bandwidth Scholastic Learning Zone subscriptions use a Scholastic data center to host applications. audio. School/Public Library Maximum # of Simultaneous Videos Connection Speed That Can Be Streamed T1 (1. animations) also must be accessed over the school’s network and the Internet. Please note that these are average usage guidelines only.34 (mins) Average Outbound 2 3.75 18. Large media files (video. In addition.13 16.7 mbps) 100 Gigabit (1000 gbps) Unlimited Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04.81 .7 186 .08 15.24 .5 mbps) 10 Cable Modem (4-5 mbps) 60 T3 (44.38 12.23.15 System Requirements• 13 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. including connection speed. All rights reserved.28 20. with workstations using the Internet to connect to the data center. actual performance may vary based on factors listed above. PDF0425 (PDF) . the amount of other activity that is taking place on a school’s or library’s computer network at a given time. and whether or not a school or library has a dedicated Internet connection or shares the connection with other schools or libraries. To reduce network congestion. Scholastic products accessed through Scholastic Learning Zone are browser-based. Scholastic recommends that customers plan for network utilization by verifying the number of Learning Zone users against existing network loads in light of the following data requirements: Data Throughput Grolier Neighborhood The Graph TrueFlix BookFlix Timeliner Per Student Online Map Machine Club Average Duration 20. the following guidelines should be used to determine how many BookFlix or TrueFlix videos can be streamed simultaneously.

Windows 7 Professional. you may request a free trial to make sure the videos run the way they supposed to on your computers.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Before beginning a BookFlix or TrueFlix subscription. Image Display must not be turned off  Privacy Settings: Default settings supported. Android 4. PDF0425 (PDF) .x or later.x or higher  Memory: 512MB to 1GB of RAM.11n.x or higher.g. Safari 5.23.x or later. including 802. Maximum Privacy Setting (disabling cookies) not supported  Mixed Content: Should allow secure content (e.x or later. Windows Vista Professional. 802.11a.x or later.5. or Student and Educator Access pages excepted  Java: Should be JavaScript (enabled by default) and must not be disabled  Security Level Settings: Default settings supported. Workstations The minimum technical requirements for Scholastic Learning Zone (SLZ) are:  Browser: Internet Explorer 8. iOS6. https://) Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. but application performance may be limited by the network’s bandwidth capacity)  Screen: 1024 x 768 resolution or higher  Other: Headsets or speakers required for certain audio/visual media in most applications Browser Settings Workstations running the Scholastic Learning Zone and connected products require the following browser settings:  Pop-Up Blockers: Must be disabled. based on OS version  CPU: Intel dual-core or later (PPC Macintosh computers not supported)  Network: Network Interface Card supporting TCP/IP (wireless networks. All rights reserved. Chrome 17 or later  Operating System: Macintosh OS X 10. are supported.15 System Requirements• 14 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. or 802.11g. IE Maximum Security levels not supported  Images Enabled: Default settings are supported. Firefox 4.

Learning Zone Minimum file size Maximum file size Graph Club 3 KB 2 MB (files with audio) Timeliner 200-500 KB 5-8 MB (files with audio/video) Neighborhood Map Machine 6 KB-2 MB 5-8 MB (files with audio/video) Hosted Storage: All data stored on the Scholastic data center is securely stored and backed up. Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. recording facilities can be used Data Management Local Storage: Certain applications such as Timeliner. Recording facilities are not supported in iOS tablets iOS or Android tablet devices are not supported Flash: Should be version 10. PDF0425 (PDF) .15 System Requirements• 15 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc.23. Scholastic strongly recommends users secure and back up all workstations containing all local storage. Workstations running these products should have the following storage amounts available. must not be disabled and set to allow the Neighborhood Map Machine microphone The Graph Club Other: Headset or speakers required for certain audio/visual media in most applications. All rights reserved.2 plug-in (enabled by Timeliner default). Data is retained for one year after the service period for customers.Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Some programs on Scholastic Learning Zone have additional requirements: Program Additional Requirements Scholastic Literacy Pro Scholastic Reading Pro Scholastic Reading Inventory Internet Explorer 8 and lower are not supported BookFlix TrueFlix Grolier Online Internet Explorer 8 and lower are not supported Literacy Pro Library Other: Headset or speakers required for certain Reading Pro Library audio/visual media in Literacy Pro Library Reading Pro Library. The Graph Club and Neighborhood MapMachine allow users to store files on their local workstation.

Scholastic Learning Zone Quick Start Guide Customer Support For questions or other support needs with Scholastic Learning Zone and its affiliated products.15 Customer Support• 16 TM ® & © Scholastic Inc. contact Scholastic Customer Support to speak to a representative at:  By email: slzsupport@scholastic. All rights reserved. Scholastic Learning Zone User’s Guide Updated 04. click Help at the top of the Scholastic Learning Zone Dashboard.asia For specific questions about using Scholastic Learning Zone and associated Scholastic products.23. PDF0425 (PDF) .