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CPS User Guide

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 Contents

Installation Guide..............................................  3
Getting Started.................................................  3
Manufacturer's Software...................................  3
LearningStation Response Bridge.....................  4
LearningStation Response Client......................  7
Assessment Delivery via CPS Devices..............  9
To Begin...........................................................  9
Group Test....................................................... 11
Display Options................................................ 11
Student Responses.......................................... 11
Student Results................................................ 11
Class Results.................................................... 12
Class Answers.................................................. 12
Correct Answer................................................. 12
Pause............................................................... 13
Help.................................................................. 13
Test Results...................................................... 13
Self-Paced Test................................................ 14




 

Supported CPS Models

  • CPS Gen 2 RF device - Model KGEN2EI       
     

Installation Guide

The LearningStation Response Client allows customers to leverage the latest clicker technology with our award winning assessment for learning application.  Deliver formative assessments to your students in a fun and engaging environment. 

The LearningStation Response Client is currently available for CPS, Smart, and Promethean response devices in a Windows environment. (See the Promethean or Smart Response Device user guides to learn more about the Promethean and Smart Devices)

The installation instructions must be completed before beginning.  They are a one-time installation requirement only. 

There are three separate applications/plug-ins required:

  • Manufacturer specific software
  • LearningStation Response Bridge
  • LearningStation Response Client

The following installation guide focuses on the installation instructions for CPS devices specifically.

NOTE: IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOT TURN ON YOUR CLICKER DEVICES UNTIL TOLD TO DO SO

Getting Started

  • Log-in to your active subscription.  Please see your System Administrator or contact our support team if you need assistance with the URL, Username, SubscriptionID, and/or Password.  
  • Click Settings under Tasks

 

Manufacturer's Software

  • Click CPS Software to navigate to the eInstruction website, where you can download the CPS Response device software

  • Download the CPS Response software as shown in the image below by clicking Download on the right hand side 

NOTE: As you can see, the latest CPS Response software is v6.70. Be sure to select the download for the Windows environment.

Now that the download for the manufacturer’s software is complete you may now install this software. Remember, this is a one-time only installation.

  • Select Run when clicking on the download link for your manufacturer’s software

If Run is not an option, you may click Save file to save the CPS software to your local hard drive and install the application by launching the *.exe file once the file is downloaded.  Depending on your internet connection and download speeds, it may be faster to save and launch the executable.

  • Select Launch or double-click the downloaded file to launch the installation program
  • If prompted with a security warning, click Run

  • An installation wizard will appear
  • Follow the steps as they appear on screen

 

  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Select ‘I accept the terms of the license agreement’

 

  • Click Next
  • Click Next
  • Click Install—this step may take several minutes
  • Once installation is complete Click Finish

 

  • You will be prompted to restart your computer.  Do not restart your computer yet.  Opt to restart later.  Finish the three steps before restarting
  • Return to the Settings screen within LearningStation’s assessment application

 

 

LearningStation Response Bridge

  • Click LS Response Bridge located in step 2 on the Settings page of Test Builder

 

  • Click Run

 

  • Click Run

 

  • Click Accept

 

 

  • Click Install

 

  • Once the installation is complete, the following window will appear.  

 

  • Return to the Settings screen within LearningStation’s assessment application

LearningStation Response Client

  • Click Install Now located in the LearningStation Response Client icon under step 3.

 

  • Click Open

 

  • Click Install

 

  • Ensure the 3 Installation Preferences check boxes are selected
  • Click Continue

 

  • Click I Agree

 

  • A message will appear, “Download an .lst file…” 
  • Click OK—this message will have importance later

NOTE:  WHEN ALL THREE STEPS ARE COMPLETE, SAVE ALL OPEN WORK, CLOSE ALL OPEN APPLICATIONS, AND RESTART YOUR COMPUTER. 

  

Once your computer has restarted, plug in your CPS hub to a USB port on your computer. The hub will be automatically installed onto your computer

Then, start the LearningResponse Bridge.

  • Click the Windows Start button (   or  ) and hover over Programs or All Programs
  • Click the Learning Station, Inc folder
  • Click on LearningStation Response Bridge

 

 

NOTE:  IT IS IMPORTANT TO PLUG IN THE CPS HUB BEFORE YOU START THE LEARNINGSTATION RESPONSE BRIDGE.  RESTART THE BRIDGE USING THE ABOVE DIRECTIONS IF THE HUB WAS PLUGGED IN AFTER THE BRIDGE WAS STARTED. IF YOU SEE THIS ICON IN YOUR SYSTEM TRAY (BOTTOM RIGHT OF YOUR SCREEN)  THEN THE BRIDGE IS ALREADY RUNNING.

 

Note the last line in the Response Bridge. It should say ‘CPS Receiver  Ready’. You may now MINIMIZE this window (do not close it). Be sure NOT to turn on your clicker devices until prompted to do so.

 

Congratulations.  Your system is ready to deliver assessments using student response devices.

NOTE:   If the response devices do not appear to be working, please complete the following steps:

  1. Restart the manufacture’s software
    1. Right  mouse click the eInstruction Device Manager icon in the System Tray and click Restart. If the icon does not reappear then restart the Device Manager from the Start Menu: Start->All Programs->eInstruction->Device Manager
  2. Restart the LearningStation Bridge
    1. Right mouse click the red “X” in the System Tray or restart the Bridge from the Start Menu: Start->All Programs->LearningStation, Inc->LearningStation Response Bridge.

Correct display in the System Tray:  

Assessment Delivery via CPS Response Devices

The remaining portion of this user guide will provide details on delivering an assessment using CPS response devices.  This user guide assumes an existing understanding for the use of the assessment application.  If additional information is needed on the overall features and functionality of the assessment application, please see the corresponding User Guide.

 

To Begin

NOTE: A 1 student class or a 1 question test is an unsupported configuration.

Log-in to your active subscription.  Please see your System Administrator or contact our support team if you need access information.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  PLEASE MAKE SURE THE LS CLIENT AND LS BRIDGE ARE RUNNING, THE CPS HUB IS PLUGGED INTO THE COMPUTER, AND THE CPS RESPONSE DEVICES HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED TO THE STUDENTS.  IF THE ABOVE APPLICATIONS ARE NOT RUNNING PROPERLY, YOU WILL RECEIVE A MESSAGE NOTIFYING YOU TO LAUNCH THE APPROPRIATE APPLICATION WHEN ATTEMPTING TO START A TEST.

  • Locate the test to be delivered under Assignments and then click the Test link.
  • Click the appropriate class under the Active Assignments section.

 

 

 

  • From the test details screen, click Student Response Device Test under Integrated apps

  • Click Open

 

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: BE SURE THAT THE FILE IS OPENED IN THE ‘LEARNINGSTATION RESPONSE CLIENT’ PROGRAM AND NOT THE ‘ACTIVPROGESS TEST CLIENT’. IF YOU HAVE USED A PROMTHEAN CLICKER DEVICE BEFORE, THEN THE TEST MAY BE LOADED IN THE ACTIVPROGRESS TEST CLIENT RATHER THAN LEARNINGSTATION’S RESPONSE CLIENT. THE TITLE BAR FOR THE CORRECT PROGRAM TO USE CPS DEVICES IS SHOWN BELOW.

               

 

If your file loaded into the correct program as shown above you may skip these next steps and continue with the next page. If not, follow these steps to ensure the test is loaded into the correct program.

  • Locate the folder on your computer that the test key (the file that is downloaded when Student Response Device is selected) was downloaded to. In most cases it will be the Downloads folder on your hard drive, or the desktop. If unsure, and Firefox was used to download the file, open up your Firefox web browser, select the Tools menu from the top menu options, and select Downloads (Note: The location of the Downloads Toolbar is dependent upon the version of Firefox you are using.)

 

  • This window shows you what files have been downloaded onto your computer. In the example for this guide the file downloaded was named ‘MathNoTF.lst’ as shown below

  • If you right-click this file and select Open Containing Folder you will be taken to the location on your hard drive where the file exists.
  • Once the file is located, right click the file. An example is shown below for the same file that has been used in this guide. (The extension for the filename will end in ‘.lst’)

  • After right-clicking the file, choose the ‘Open with…’ option and be sure that LearningStationResponseClient.exe is selected
  • This can also be changed by setting LearningStationResponseClient to the default program under the same ‘Open with…’ option

 

  • The test will begin to load.  When the loading is complete, the screen will include a summary of the test selected (Assignment Name, Test Name, Teacher Name, Class)

  • Have the students turn on the response devices
  • Click Begin registration

 

  • A list of students enrolled in the class will be displayed.  Each student should enter their registration letter or number(s) on their response device.

 

 

  • When a student registers, their name and registration letter will turn grey.  If a student is having difficulty or keys their information incorrectly, the registration process can be restarted.  Simply click Restart registration or, if necessary, close the client and restart the registration.

 

 

  • Once all students have signed in, you can begin a group test or a self-paced test.

Group Test

A group test means all the students will answer the question(s) before the next question is displayed. 

  • For a group test, click Begin a group test
  • The first question in the test will be displayed.  Student(s) enter their answers on the devices and press send

Display Options

There are several screen display options which can be utilized by the instructor as the test is administered.  Down the left side, the instructor can view various answer distribution data for each question.   

Student Responses:
  • All the students who registered will be displayed.
  • As students answer the questions, a check mark will appear by their name:

 

Student Results:
  • Student(s) who answered correctly will be indicated by a green check mark
  • Student(s) who answered incorrectly will be indicated by a red dash

 

Class Results:
  • The answer distribution across the answers will be displayed.  In this example, 1 student answered option A and 1 student answered option B.

 

Class Answers
  • The percentage of correct and incorrect answers selected will be displayed.

 

If the instructor does not want the students to see this information, this side bar can be minimized.

  • Click the arrow to open and close the side bar.  As students select their answers, check marks will continue to be displayed.  In a group test setting, the instructor needs to know when all the students have answered the question before moving to the next question.

 

On the right side of the display, additional options are available.

Correct Answer

  • Click the green check mark to display the correct answer.  The correct answer will be highlighted for the students to view.  A check mark will appear next to the correct answer and the correct answer will be bolded.

 

Pause

  • Click the monitor icon to pause the test.  The question will be hidden from student view.  To resume the test, click the “OK” button

Help

  • Select for additional information.  The help information changes for varying screens, providing users specific detail about the screen in view.  These are mini-help files to guide a user through the application and are not intended to be fully descriptive.   

Once all the students have responded and the necessary answer distributions have been reviewed, click Next.   A previous button and progress bar are provided as well.  Continue to the end of the test in the manner described above.  When the final question has been answered, click the ‘Complete’ button

Test Results

Once the test has been completed, a summary page will appear providing aggregate student data. 

  • The chart in the upper left displays the percentage of correct and incorrect answers per question. 
  • The chart in the lower left displays the answer distribution across the distracter options. 
  • In the following example, all students answered question 4 incorrectly and all students selected option D as their response. 

 

  • To review the question, click the question number in either chart. 
  • In the following example, question number 4 was selected.  The question and correct answer are displayed. 

 

 

  • The chart on the upper right indicates how many students got how many questions correct.  It represents a bell curve for correctly answered questions across the test.
  • The y-axis represents the count of students and the x-axis represents the number of correct answers.
  • In the example, no students got zero questions correct, no students got one question correct, two students got two questions correct, no students got three questions correct, etc.
  • In the lower right, click ‘Process Results’
  • 

NOTE:  THE ‘PROCESS RESULTS’ BUTTON MUST BE SELECTED IN ORDER TO SAVE STUDENT RESULTS IN THE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION.  THE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION PROVIDES ADDITIONAL STUDENT DATA ACROSS MULTIPLE TESTS, CLASSES, AND INDICATORS TESTED.  THE ASSESSMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT INCLUDE STUDENT RESULTS FROM DEVICE-DELIVERED ASSESSMENTS IF THE RESULTS ARE NOT PROCESSED. 

  • Click View results to be directed to the assessment application for additional reporting details.

Self-Paced Test

A self-paced test allows students to answer the questions at their own speed.  The test is printed and distributed to the students.  Students still answer the questions using their response devices.  The questions are no longer displayed for all to view.      

  • After the students have registered their devices, click Begin a self-paced test
  • Student pace and current results are monitored by the instructor.  

 

  • Once all the students have answered all the questions, click End this Test      
  • The test results page will be displayed.
  • Click Process results
  • For more information on test summary details, please see the Test Results section.

 

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