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    Installing Courseware Plug-ins

These instructions will help you install and configure the necessary software ?required to run PLATO courseware over the Internet. Follow the links below ??to read instructions for Macintosh or Windows computers. Be sure to

    follow the appropriate instructions for your situation.

    Note

    We recommend that instructors or lab managers with administrator privileges perform the plug-in downloads on each workstation prior to first student use. Doing so will enable learners to quickly log on, access courseware and begin learning.

     ?? Install latest Adobe Reader to view the portable document

    format (pdf) files, including the user guide, learner guide and curriculum guides.

Macintosh Users

    1. Log out of PLATO Web Learning Network if you are not logged on to

    the workstation with administrator privileges. Otherwise, go to step 3.

    2. Log on to the workstation with administrator privileges, then log back in

    to PLATO Web Learning Network.

    CAUTION

    If you do not download and install plug-ins while logged on to the

    workstation with administrator privileges, the process will appear to

    have been successful; however, errors will occur when your learners

    try to launch courseware.

    3. Download and install this PLATO Mac Installer program.

    4. Locate the program on your desktop, and double-click to run it.

    5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

    6. If you will be using the following courseware, download and install the ??Macromedia Shockwave Player Installer and PLATO Xtras plug-ins:

    o Basic Skills for the Real World

    o Beginning Reading for the Real World (including Skills

    Inventory)

    o Job Skills for the Real World

    o Math Expeditions (including Skills Inventory)

    o Projects for the Real World

    o Reading Explorations

    If you will not be using the above courseware, go to step 7.

    7. If you will be using the PLATO Biology Series and/or PLATO

    Chemistry Series courseware, download and install this Macromedia ?Authorware Web Player plug-in. ?8. Download and install this Macromedia Flash Web Player plug-in.

    Windows PC Users

    1. Log out of PLATO Web Learning Network if you are not logged into the

    workstation with administrator privileges. Otherwise, go to step 3.

    2. Log on to the workstation with administrator privileges, then log back in

    to PLATO Web Learning Network.

    CAUTION

    If you do not download and install plug-ins while logged on to the

    workstation with administrator privileges, the process will appear to

    have been successful; however, errors will occur when your learners

    try to launch courseware.

    3. Click here to download plug-ins.

    4. Save the PWLNINST.EXE file to a folder on your hard drive. Be sure

    to remember where you saved the file.

    5. Click OK when the Setup completed successfully dialog displays. You

    do NOT need to restart your browser yet.

    6. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to where you saved the file.

    7. Double-click the PWLNINST.EXE file to run it.

    8. Click OK when the Setup completed successfully dialog displays.

    9. If you will be using the following courseware, download and install the

    Macromedia Shockwave Player Installer and PLATO Xtras plug-ins

    (requires administrative privileges):

    o Basic Skills for the Real World

    o Beginning Reading for the Real World (including Skills

    Inventory)

    o Job Skills for the Real World

    o Math Expeditions (including Skills Inventory)

    o Projects for the Real World

    o Reading Explorations

    If you will NOT be using the above courseware, go to step 10.

    10. If you will be using the PLATO Biology Series and/or PLATO ?Chemistry Series courseware and you have Internet Explorer,

    download and install this Macromedia Authorware Web Player plug-in.

    If you will be using the PLATO Biology Series and/or PLATO ?Chemistry Series courseware and you have Netscape, download and

    install this Macromedia Authorware Web Player plug-in.

    If you will NOT be using the PLATO Biology Series and/or PLATO Chemistry

    Series courseware, go to step 11.

    ??If you have Internet Explorer: If you have Netscape:

    11. Download and run this 11. Download this Macromedia

    Macromedia Flash Web Flash Web Player plug-in to

    Player plug-in. Go to step 13. your computer's desktop.

    NOTE: This plug-in does not

    run automatically after being

    downloaded.

    12. On the desktop, double-click

    the Netscape plug-in installer

    icon. Follow the installation

    instructions.

    13. Click OK when the Setup completed successfully dialog displays.

    14. Restart the web browser to activate changes.

    15. Log into the PLATO Web Learning Network.

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