TYPING MASTER ONLINE
1. Introduction 2. Getting Started 2.1 Accessing TypingMaster 2.2 Registering As a New User 2.3 Logging In As an Existing User 2.4 Changing Settings 3. Studying 3.1 Choosing a Course 3.2 Starting a Lesson 3.3 Completing Exercises 3.4 Viewing Exercise Results 3.5 Viewing Course Results 3.6 Final Test 3.7 Additional Tests 3.8 Typing Games
4. Exercise Types 4.1 Keyboard Exercise 4.2 Word Drill 4.3 Sentence Drill 4.4 Paragraph Drill 4.5 Review Drill 4.6 Games 4.7 Lesson Exam 5. Troubleshooting 5.1 ActiveX And Java Tutors 5.2 ActiveX Typing Tutor 5.3 Java Typing Tutor 5.4 Forgotten Password 5.5 Problems With Logging In 5.6 Typing Tutor Not Loading
Introduction Welcome to TypingMaster! This powerful typing tutor will help you improve your typing substantially whether you are a novice or a seasoned professional. TypingMaster has many courses that will satisfy your changing needs as your skills and speed improve.
The complete touch-typing course will teach you the touch-typing technique starting with the basics and advancing step-by-step using examples, word drills and games to get you familiar with your keyboard. Courses to practice the special keys of the keyboard and the numeric keypad along with a course to increase your typing speed are also included. This manual will help you get started using the typing tutor. It explains all of the features and how you can improve your typing skills. Getting Started To access TypingMaster you will need a web browser, for example Internet Explorer, Firefox or Safari. Accessing Typing TypingMaster Your Network Administrator, Course Administrator or Teacher will provide you with the link (URL) needed to access TypingMaster. Once you have the correct link, start the browser of your choice and enter the URL in the address bar or click on the link below. http://online3.typingmaster.com/tmonline3/login?id=keng27mb7
Registering As a New User When taken to TypingMaster, you will first go on a login page. For security reasons, User ID and password are required to enter the courses. If you have never used TypingMaster before, you should log in as a new user.
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Open the TypingMaster login page in your browser. Click on the link "I am a new user" Enter a desired User ID (this could be your first name, for example) Enter a desired password. The password is case sensitive, e.g. TypingMaster is not the same as typingmaster. Re-enter password to double check you have entered the password in correctly - these two fields match. Enter your first name and last name, Enter your email address. Be sure to enter a valid email address, as it will be used in case you ever Forget your password, or if your administrator needs to contact you. Choose the group you wish to belong to. The default group will be pre-selected, only change this if your administrator has specified another group for you. Click on Create User to proceed.
All new users will be automatically taken to the Courses page. To read more about how to choose a course, see section 3.1 Choosing Course.
Logging In as an Existing User If you have already registered with TypingMaster, you can log in by following these steps:
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Open the TypingMaster login page in your browser. Enter your User ID Enter your password. Click on Login to proceed.
NOTE: If you have already started a course, Studying -page will be the first page you are taken to then you log in. To read more about starting a course go to section 3.2 Starting a Lesson.
Changing SettingsOn the "Settings" page you can choose to change your Login ID, your first name and last name, your email address, which group you are in and your keyboard layout. You might not be able to change some of these settings depending on what your administrator allows. You can also change your password here. Remember that the password is CASE SENSITIVE, e.g. TypingMaster is not the same as 'typingmaster'. Re-enter your password to double check any typing errors, these two fields must match. Click on "Save" to make your changes. If all changes have been saved successfully, "'Settings Saved" will appear in green at the top of the page. If an error occurred, an error message in red will give you more information.
3.1 Choosing a Course
To choose which course you want to study, go to the Courses -page. At the top of the page is the course language drop down menu. Use this to find a course in another language. Note, however, that typing is a keyboard specific skill, not a language based skill. If using a US or UK keyboard, it is recommended to take the course in English. Your administrator controls which languages are available and you may find that there is only one language option in the menu. Below the language drop down menu is a list of available courses with a short description for each. You can also view the status, your progress and the time you have spent studying the course. To start a course, click on the "Start Course" button. See below for a list of available courses. Touch Typing Course This course will teach you the basic touch-typing technique through 12 lessons. In each lesson you will learn two or more keys from the keyboard and then practice the use of these keys with word drills, paragraph drills and typing games. This touch typing course is directed to the younger users of TypingMaster (ages 812). The lesson duration and the words used in exercises are shorter. This course will increase your typing speed and confidence. You will focus on the keys for each finger, type longer texts and train with some of the most common English words. This course will teach you how to type numbers on the number row. This course teaches you how to use efficiently all the special marks on your keyboard. This course will help you become a fluent user of the numeric keypad.
Junior Touch Typing Course Speed Building Course
Numbers Course Special Marks Course Number Pad Course
3.2 Starting a LessonNote: Your administrator may not have all courses enabled.
When you begin a course, you will be taken to the Studying page. From here select which lesson you would like to study. Each course consists of lessons which, in turn, consist of exercises. Normally you should complete a course from the top to bottom. When you select a lesson by clicking on it the typing tutor will load. At the top of the page is your name, below that the name of your organization (specified by the administrator). Under "Current Course" will be the name of the course you are viewing, your progress within the course and the time you have spent studying. You can view more detailed information by clicking on "View results", or you can change course by clicking on "Change course". Change course will take you to the "Courses" page. Under "Lessons" you can see all the lessons in that course and your status for that lesson (Not Started, In Progress, Passed or Failed). Click on the name of a lesson to start. The next lesson you should take will be highlighted. Note: You may find that lessons are locked, there are 2 reasons why lessons may be locked:
TypingMaster is in trial mode. This is when no licenses have been purchased yet. The locked lesson will not be available until licenses are purchased. You can, however, preview each lesson, simply by starting that lesson. Your administrator has set Lesson Lock. When this is enabled you must pass each lesson starting from the first to unlock the next one.
3.3 Completing Exercises
When you start a lesson, the typing tutor application will open and you will be taken to the screen that shows the exercises of the first lesson. Note that when launching the typing tutor the very first time it may take some time to load. On "Course" page it is time to start drilling and practicing to learn efficient touch-typing. Each course consists of lessons which, in turn, consist of exercises. The name of the lesson is shown at the top of the page and exercises for that lesson are listed on the left hand side of the screen. The exercise you should start working on is highlighted. Exercise duration is shown next to the exercise link unless lesson duration has been set to unlimited by the administrator. To begin an exercise, click on the name of the exercise with your mouse. If an exercise is completed, a check mark will be displayed next to it on the exercise list. A blank circle indicates an exercise that has not been completed. For more information about different exercise types see chapter 4 Exercise Types.
3.4 Viewing Exercise ResultsAfter having completed the exercise you will be taken to the results page.
The upper half of the exercise results page shows you the statistics: how much time was used to complete the exercise, your gross speed, accuracy and net speed. The bottom half of the screen shows the keys you are having trouble with and their difficulty index. The keys are arranged from the most difficult to the easiest. The difficulty index is based on the amount of mistyped keys and corrections that you have made.
3.5 Viewing Course Results
At the top of the Results page is a drop down menu where you can select which course results to view. Only courses that you have started are available in the drop down menu. After selecting which course results to view, the general results for that course are shown; including the course name and the time you have spent studying the course. The Course Results also show gross speed, accuracy and net speed that you achieved in the latest lesson within that course (in other words, your latest result). Once you have completed the final test this field will show those results.
Below this you can see what results you have achieved in each lesson within the course. Note that a lesson will