Texas Instruments NAVNSCRK302L1 User Manual

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TI-Navigator™

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Contents

 

Important Information...................................................................

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Getting started with TI-Navigator .........................................

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Starting TI-Navigator™ on your computer...................................

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The TI-Navigator computer home screen .....................................

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TI-Navigator computer tools..........................................................

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Creating and managing your teacher account.............................

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Using calculator screen options...................................................

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Logging in to TI-Navigator on your calculator ...........................

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Logging in to TI-Navigator (student instruction) .......................

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The TI-Navigator calculator home screen ...................................

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TI-Navigator calculator tools .......................................................

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Managing classes..................................................................

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Creating classes.............................................................................

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Selecting a class ............................................................................

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Beginning and ending class sessions ...........................................

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Changing the class view...............................................................

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Removing items from the Class Record.......................................

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Removing classes ..........................................................................

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Managing student accounts.................................................

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Adding students to classes...........................................................

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Checking student login status .....................................................

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Arranging the seating chart ........................................................

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Sorting student information........................................................

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Using the Student Portfolio view ................................................

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Resetting student passwords .......................................................

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Changing the classes of a student...............................................

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Changing student names and identifiers....................................

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Moving a student to another class..............................................

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Copying a student to another class.............................................

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Removing a student from a class.................................................

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Exchanging files with students ...........................................

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Sending files .................................................................................

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Sending files (student instruction) ..............................................

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Collecting files ..............................................................................

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Receiving files (student instruction)............................................

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Deleting files from calculators.....................................................

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Checking the status of file transfers ...........................................

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Canceling file transfers ................................................................

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Finding transferred files ...............................................................

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Changing the unprompted file location .....................................

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Viewing file properties.................................................................

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Running interactive activities .............................................

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Introduction to the Activity Center tool .....................................

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Configuring activities ...................................................................

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Changing the graph window settings.........................................

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Saving and loading activity settings ...........................................

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Starting and managing activities.................................................

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Creating and adding activity data ...............................................

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Contributing activity data (student instruction).......................

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Plotting activity data ..................................................................

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Editing activity data....................................................................

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Saving and loading activity data ...............................................

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Deleting activity data .................................................................

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Viewing activity data..................................................................

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Viewing Frequency Plots ............................................................

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Showing and hiding activity data..............................................

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Highlighting activity data ..........................................................

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Sorting activity data ...................................................................

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Polling students..................................................................

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The Quick Poll tool window and tabs .......................................

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Opening the Quick Poll tool ......................................................

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Polling your students..................................................................

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Stopping polls .............................................................................

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Pausing polls ...............................................................................

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Resuming paused polls ...............................................................

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Responding to polls (student instruction).................................

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Sending poll results to students.................................................

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Saving polls .................................................................................

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Viewing poll results ....................................................................

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Sorting poll data .........................................................................

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Showing and hiding display names ...........................................

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Viewing previous polls ...............................................................

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Closing the Quick Poll tool.........................................................

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Capturing calculator screens .............................................

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Capturing calculator screens ......................................................

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Viewing Captured Screens .........................................................

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Saving captured screens .............................................................

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Refreshing captured screens ......................................................

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Showing and hiding display names ...........................................

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LearningCheck™ Creator....................................................

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LearningCheck™ Creator Main Window ..................................

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Creating a new document .........................................................

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Specifying document properties ...............................................

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Adding a new section ................................................................

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Adding questions .......................................................................

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Adding specific question types..................................................

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Editing Presentation Sequence..................................................

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Adding questions from the Item Bank......................................

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Saving a document.....................................................................

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Adding special characters to text 178

 

Working with documents ..........................................................

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Opening existing documents.....................................................

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Printing a Report ........................................................................

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Working with Images 190

 

Previewing a document .............................................................

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Sending documents to calculators ............................................

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Sending a document to a classroom network ..........................

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Notes and tips for TI-73 Explorer™ users..................................

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Troubleshooting LearningCheck™ Creator ..............................

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The Class Analysis Tool .......................................................

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Getting started ...........................................................................

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Creating a new class analysis .....................................................

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Viewing a slide show of the analysis.........................................

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Printing analysis reports.............................................................

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Glossary of terms used in Class Analysis....................................

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Installing Apps and OS files ...............................................

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Opening the App and OS Transfer tool ....................................

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Adding files to the transfer list .................................................

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Selecting and unselecting files to send.....................................

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Removing files from the transfer list ........................................

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Installing Apps or OS files ..........................................................

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Closing the App and OS Transfer tool.......................................

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Troubleshooting..................................................................

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Frequently-asked questions .......................................................

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System requirements..................................................................

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Error messages............................................................................

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Glossary...............................................................................

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Terms ...........................................................................................

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File types .....................................................................................

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Legal Information ..............................................................

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Texas Instruments Support and Service .....................................

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Privacy Policy...............................................................................

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Getting started with TI-Navigator

The TI-Navigator™classroom learning system provides the hardware and software tools you need to set up a wireless classroom network. TheTI-Navigator™system lets you:

Create and manage classes on the classroom network.

Transfer files between your computer or calculator and your students’ calculators.

Monitor your students with screen captures and polling.

Perform various interactive activities with your students to enhance your lessons.

Use different tools to create, distribute, and analyze educational content.

Install TI Graphing Calculator Applications (Apps) on your students’ calculators.

The TI-Navigator™system has two main components that make it work:

TI-Navigatorcomputer software. TheTI-Navigatorcomputer software contains the tools and options you need to run your wireless classroom network.

TI-Navigatorcalculator software. TheTI-Navigatorcalculator software contains the tools you and your students need to exchange information with each other through theTI-Navigatornetwork.

This section provides basic information about TI-Navigator,including information on both the computer software and the calculator software.

Starting TI-Navigator™on your computer

You can start the TI-Navigator™classroomlearning system from your computer’s start menu.

To start TI-Navigatoron your computer

fClick Start > Programs > TI Tools >TI-Navigator>TI-Navigator™.

The TI-Navigator™computer home screen opens.

Note: If you have not used theTI-Navigatorsystem before, a prompt opens asking if you want to set up your classroom. You can choose to set up your classroom or continue on to theTI-Navigatorcomputer home screen.

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Note: Make sure that the network indicator at the bottom of the screen indicates that theTI-Navigator™network is available. If it is not available, this indicates an error.

The TI-Navigatorcomputer home screen

The TI-Navigator™computerhome screen provides the tools and options you need to run theTI-Navigatorsoftware. Below you can see an example of theTI-Navigatorcomputer home screen with its main parts labeled. Following theTI-Navigatorcomputer home screen, you can find detailed explanations of each labeled part.

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Ê Classroom tab

Ë Tools tab

Ì Current Class

ÍClass Record

Classroom tab

In the Classroom tab, you can view the students in the selected class and add, remove, or edit students. The Classroom tab has three views, the Seating Chart, Student List and Student Portfolio views. In the Seating Chart view, you can view your students by their display name and an icon. In the Student List view, you can view your students listed in a table with some of their account information. The Student Portfolio view displays student names and the scores for every assignment. Below you can see an example of the Classroom tab with its main parts labeled.

Note: The example below shows the Classroom tab in Student List view.

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ÊClassroom toolbar. Lets you add, edit, and remove students.

ËStudent roster. 1) Seating Chart view - Shows students listed with display names and student icons. The Seating Chart view lets you arrange your students in the Classroom tab like they are seated in your classroom.

2)Student List view - Shows students listed in a table with some of their account information. The Student List view lets you sort students by display name, first name, last name, user name, and student ID.

3)Student Portfolio View - Displays students listed in a table with scores associated with each assignment that you have included in the Student Portfolio.

ÌView selector. Lets you toggle between the Seating Chart view and the Student List view.

Tools tab

The Tools tab contains three main sections, including The Activity Center and Networked Software, Tasks, and Utilities. Each section contains icons that link to a particular tool in the TI-Navigator™software.

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Getting started with TI-Navigator