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About Moodle LMS Why Moodle LMS? Testimonials Resources FAQs

 

1.Which operating system and browser(s) do I need to access moodle?   

Moodle is multi-browser compatible and works well with different operating systems. As with any web based application, you should be aware of your audience, their typical bandwidth and web browsers.

 2. If moodle is an open source platform, why do I have to approach Ecole?    

Moodle comes with a wide array of modules which may not be relevant for every customer. Ecole will help you customize the product as per your requirements, train your technical team in using the product and provide support.

3. Is moodle only for Educational Institutions or does it have features and functionalities for Corporates?

While moodle is largely thought of as a product tailored for Educational Institution, it certainly has features and functionalities suitable for Corporates.

4. Is moodle just for online learning?          

While in most of the cases moodle is used for online learning, it can be used to support and combine face-to-face interaction with e-learning, m-learning and other forms of learning.

5. Do I need my own server to run moodle? 

moodle needs a web server to enable its users to use it from anywhere.

6. Can I use moodle from anywhere?     

Since moodle is hosted on the web server, it can be used from anywhere on any kind of hand-held device, mobile device or computer provided these devices are connected to internet.

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About Sanako Language Lab Why Sanako Language Lab? Testimonials Resources FAQs

 

1. What kind of infrastructure is required to implement the Digital Language Lab?

If you already have a computer lab with a LAN, it can be converted into a digital language lab without any additional infrastructure. We recommend some sound proofing in the Lab. If you do not have this infrastructure, you will need to invest in a computer lab. You can choose the number of PCs based on the number of seats you require. Additionally a Teacher PC, a server, UPS and heavy duty headsets will be required. For more detailed system requirements information, please call us or write to us

2. Do we need internet access for the Digital Language Lab?

The language lab platform works on a LAN and hence it is not mandatory to have internet connection in the lab. Having access to an Internet connection will help you use resources such as YouTube etc as additional content for use in the classroom.

3. Do teachers require any special computer skills (like programming) to operate the platform?

Our Language Lab technology is very intuitive. Therefore teachers with basic computer skills can be easily trained to operate the platform.

4. Is this platform limited to English teaching only?

Through our platform, teachers can teach any language (Indian or Foreign). They need to have suitable content for the specific languages.

5. How is digital language lab better than classroom teaching?

Classroom teaching is a good way to strengthen the basic concepts of language such as grammar. But for development of communicative language, digital language lab has features and functionalities to give ample speaking and listening practice.

6. What is the difference in speaking practice time between regular language classroom and in digital language lab classroom?

In digital language lab, each and every student gets an average of 11 minutes of speaking practice irrespective of the class strength whereas in a regular language classroom, the speaking practice time is limited to just a few students, in any given session.

7. Will I be able to conduct group based activities through this platform?

Yes, the platform provides the facility of one-to-one and one-to-many communication facility. Teachers can conduct hassle-free group activities without spending time on grouping the students.

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Why Sanako Language Lab?

About Sanako Language Lab Why Sanako Language Lab? Testimonials Resources FAQs

 

The purpose of a language lab is to involve students to actively participate in language learning exercises and get more practice than otherwise possible in a traditional classroom environment. In an average foreign-language class, all students combined speak only 23.50% of the class time (DESI 2006, pg. 48-49). In a 45-minute long class, 23.50% equals approximately 10 ½ minutes. As this number is the speaking time of all students put together, the time each student gets to practice speaking becomes insignificant to add any value.

Modern language labs are known by various names: digital language lab, multimedia lab, communication skills lab. Modern language labs in general offer the following and therefore are sought after:

  • Text, images, audio and video can easily be integrated; teachers can alter materials to fit their requirements
  • Learners can record their own voice and play back the recordings, interact with each other and the teacher, and store results
  • Teachers can intervene and control the learners’ computers via the teacher’s console, track of learners’ work, etc.

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About marksplusTM Why marksplusTM? Testimonials Resources FAQs

 

1. What are the different levels of security in marksplus™?

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Security Features

Author Desk-top application requiring server based authenticationPassword-based access
Administrator Role based authorizationPassword Encryption
Participant Password EncryptionRestrictions based on IP address, Locations, Participant identificationSecure Browser (Browser Lock-in)

2. Can marksplus™ support any question format other than text?

marksplus™ allows examination/assessment author to create 13 different types of questions in text, image, audio and video format  to suit various assessment objectives.

3. Is it possible to generate Certificates for the candidates?

 marksplus™  Administrator can  generate customized certificates in the desired format and send them out  to the candidates through the automatic email feature in the Certificates Module.

 4. Do you have a secure/lock-in browser?

Yes, we offer marksplus™ – Secure, a lock-in browser that will help prevent participants to move to other applications before submitting the assessment. It also disables the standard cut/copy/paste features.

5. What are the deployment models available for implementing marksplus™?

We offer multiple deployment models including License-based On-Premise implementation, SaaS-based hosted model and even annual Licensing Models.

6. What are the System requirements for implementing marksplus™?

The system requirements would vary based on the number of concurrent users, as presented in the table below:

 Servers 100  Concurrent Users 500 Concurrent Users 1000 Concurrent Users
Application Server Quad Core4 GB RAM300GB HDDWindows / Linux Quad Core8 GB RAM300GB HDDWindows / Linux Quad Core – 64 Bit16 GB RAM500GB HDDWindows / Linux
Database Server Quad Core4 GB RAM300GB HDDWindows / Linux Quad Core8 GB RAM300GB HDDWindows / Linux Quad Core – 64 Bit16 GB RAM500GB HDDWindows / Linux

 

 

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Why marksplus ™?

About marksplusTM Why marksplusTM? Testimonials Resources FAQs

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There are several products that help with Online Assessments. Most focus on Multiple Choice Questions. Since assessments are an important tool to aid the learning process, it is imperative that assessments are designed to accurately measure the knowledge or skill level that is required to be assessed in an individual. This requires the ability to create assessments that minimize the probability of “Guess Work”.

marksplus™ – Test Authoring and Online Exam System is an intuitive platform for authoring, scheduling and delivering formative or summative or other high-stakes exams. marksplus™ allows examination providers to create 13 different types of questions to suit various learning  and assessment objectives through the use of tagging features like Bloom’s Taxonomy, Topics and Difficulty levels. It comes with easy scheduling, strong security features and standard reporting features.

marksplus™  is scalable enough to cater to the assessment/examination needs of both educational institutions and business enterprises.

If merit truly counts, try marksplus™! 

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Why Koha ILS?

About Koha Why Koha ILS? Testimonials Resources FAQs

 

Koha is a globally accepted web-based Integrated Library System (ILS) that conforms to major International Standards that Libraries around the world follow. All functional modules such as Acquisitions, Cataloguing, Circulation, Serials Management can be automated using Koha. Other important reasons why many libraries choose Koha include:

  • Koha is FREE (Open Source) and there are no License restrictions.
  • Multiple Language Interfaces are available
  • Koha complies with international standards like MARC21, ISO2709, Z39.50, etc
  • Koha offers FREE SIP2 server for RFID integration
  • Koha can be configured for any library’s specific requirements
  • Koha OPAC can also be customized with Library branding
  • Koha can be integrated with email / SMS servers for alerts, notices, etc.
  • Koha OPAC can be integrated with Google to display extensive information on the book
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About Koha Why Koha ILS? Testimonials Resources FAQs

 

1. If Koha Software is FREE then what should I pay for?

You only pay for services associated with implementing the software and for post-implementation support.  Services include installation, configuration, customization, data migration and integration with email and SMS servers or LDAP and more importantly training.

2. What infrastructure do I need for implementing Koha?

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3. How do I migrate my database of books, patrons, circulation records, etc from my current system? 

We can help you migrate your data to Koha, if you have data in a machine readable form. If you do not already have it in a machine readable format, we can help you with retrospective cataloguing.

 4What are the benefits of following international standards for my library?

International standards facilitate inter-operability and resource sharing. Other libraries can share their data with you and you can share your data with other libraries. Inter Library loans become easy when you share resources.

Standards Benefits
MARC21 MARC21 help the library to catalogue library resources in a very specific format and because of the MARC21 standard supported, Koha allows libraries to catalogue any type of resources in the world.
ISO2709 Complete database is downloaded in a single file format with all bibliographic information irrespective of what ILS is used at the other side as long as ISO2709 standard is supported both library can exchange the database without any explanatory note.
Z39.50 Allows library to share their bibliographic information on internet without/before downloading the catalogue card.
UNICODE Support all languages (UNICODE converted script) both at interface and database level. Library can catalogue any resource in any language.
ILL Because of ISO2709 and Z39.50 protocol is supported library can build a consortium and share catalogue database among the members help in building the inter library loan services.
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About RFID System Why Bibliotheca RFID? Testimonials Resources FAQs

1. Why should I consider RFID for my library? What are the advantages of RFID over EM/Tattle Tape technology?

RFID technology not only provides security for the library resources but also eliminates manual work including issue and return, searching, stock taking, etc. With the help of RFID you can issue more than four books at a time which is not possible in EM/Tattle tape system. EM/Tattle tape facilitates only security process and cannot be used for issue/return (Circulation Process). In RFID technology both issue/return and activation/deactivation of security bit is done in a single act whereas in EM issue/return process is done in ILS and arming/disarming process is done on EM hardware, which is not only cumbersome but also hazardous, especially during peak hours.

2. What is the life of RFID Tags?

Data retention – for 50 years data programmed on the RFID tag can be retained.

IC Write endurance – a book with RFID tags can be issue/returned 100,000 times.

3I understand that there are two frequencies- HF and UHF. Which one is better for my Library?

HF (High Frequency-13.56 MHz) is the defacto standard for RFID implementation in Libraries.  UHF (Ultra High Frequency – 800-900MHz) is mainly used for warehouse management as it has longer read range. The use of UHF in libraries creates issues during self-checkout and return via drop box and also while using handheld readers for inventory and shelf-management purposes as it will pick-up unwanted data because of the long read range.

 4. If we can invest in only basic RFID components (Tags, security gate, programming station, inventory system) but need additional RFID hardware in the future, what should we do?

As long as SIP2/NCIP protocol is enabled in your system and is not limited based on your collection size, you can expand the RFID system to any level and upgrade to self-checkout kiosk, return system, smart racks, smart lockers, etc.

5What is SIP2/NCIP protocol and do I have to pay for the server?

SIP2 and NCIP are industry standard protocols that enable communication between RFID hardware and the Library software application. Some vendors charge additionally for this module. If you are using KOHA open source library management software, SIP2 is freely available and is not limited by your collection size.

 6. I don’t know whether my library management software supports SIP2 or NCIP? Can’t I have RFID implementation?

Ask your library software vendor who has installed/provided the library management software. SIP2/NCIP both can be used for the integration of RFID. It is always recommended that SIP2/NCIP protocol is available in your library software. SIP2/NCIP standard is open and it has nothing to do with your collection size. Beware of vendors who quote a substantial amount for SIP2/NCIP or charge based on the collection size of the library.

 7. What are the RFID Standards I need to be aware of and what are the benefits of these standards? 

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 8. Is Bibliotheca RFID hardware future-proof?       

Bibliotheca has incorporated many of the latest technologies like NFC (near field communication), email/SMS integration and cloud based hardware monitoring system.

Bibliotheca regularly updates its middleware to ensure compatibility with upgraded Operating Systems and other software.

Bibliotheca has modular self-checkout system which can be upgraded from a stand-alone self-checkout system to drop box to hard cash collection system to e-payment gateway system to NFC system (smart phone based transaction).

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Why Bibliotheca Library RFID?

About RFID System Why Bibliotheca RFID? Testimonials Resources FAQs

Bibliotheca is the world’s leading company dedicated to the development, deployment and support of RFID, EM/RFID hybrid solutions, exclusively for libraries. Over 4,000 unique library sites with a deployed equipment range of well over 10,000 in over 40 countries represent Bibilotheca’s installation base around the world. Furthermore,

  • Bibliotheca have the most comprehensive range of world class RFID products including Gates, Self-check stations, smart shelves, smart return shelving system and material handling system
  • With Bibliotheca’s cloud-based administration and support system, hardware can be monitored and managed remotely from anywhere in the world
  • Bibliotheca supports international standards like ISO15693, ISO18000-3, ISO14443-3
  • Bibliotheca products conform to the highest quality standards
  • Bibliotheca offers Green technology with energy saving devices
  • Ecole solutions offers local support for Bibliotheca customers
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