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How do I restrict the number of times a student can play the recording?

While there doesn't seem to be an option that will let you restrict the number of times a student can play a recording, you do have certain options that can restrict student control. Here is an excerpt from the CAN8 Discussion Board:

In general, you can achieve students control restrictions by using the TIMEOUT function from the RECORDER (EDIT--->TIMEOUT) cumulated with the BACK function accessible from the PLANNER (OPTIONS --->ITEM SELECTION-->un-check BACK option).

FOR R ITEMS, enter the following TIMEOUT settings:


If following an I item with oral instructions:
STUDENT CONTROLS LOCKED
TIME 00:00
RECORD TIME LIMIT (estimate the time required for the answer. Can be announced to the students in the I item recording. i.e: you'll have 30 seconds to answer each questions)


If the student must read written instructions:
STUDENT CONTROLS LOCKED
TIME (approximate the time required to read them then fill in the time fields)
RECORD TIME LIMIT (Enter a time limit for the student to answer)


FOR E ITEMS:
STUDENT CONTROLS LOCKED
SOUND PLAY TIME (will switch to recording mode as soon as the example is finished)
RECORD TIME LIMIT (Enter a time limit for the student to answer)



For A ITEMS:
STUDENTS CONTROLS LOCKED
SOUND PLAY TIME
RECORD TIME LIMIT (Enter a time limit for the student to answer)



Those are only a few examples. Play around with the TIMEOUT settings to find out which ones work best for your lesson plan.

  • 24 September 2004

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