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GDP11 Beta Test Instructions and Guidelines
OVERVIEW

This beta includes the main software interface and selected exercises in the student software. Instructor tools and Course Management features are not included in this phase.
NOTE: All exercises and scoring engine are still undergoing testing and corrections. Beta focus is to gather user feedback on the look, feel and behavior of the exercises.
SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS AND TECHNICAL NOTES

  • Browser: Internet Explorer 7+ or 8, or Firefox 3.5 (typing exercises can be used under Safari, but not the Document Processing exercises or the Word Processing Practice exercises)

  • Flash Player 10 installed

  • Operating System: Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OSX

  • Screen Resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher (NOTE: If you are running Windows 7 with a vertical resolution of 768, you need to Autohide the taskbar for the best viewing experience)

  • High Speed Internet Access

  • Add *.gdp11.com to the allowed sites for pop-ups.

  • We recommend uninstalling all third-party browser toolbars (for example the Google toolbar)


Important – users should clear browser cache before each visit to the site. As this is a development site, updates to the site are ongoing, so you will need to take this step to insure proper functionality.


How do I clear my web browser's cache and cookies?

Internet Explorer 8

  1. From the Safety menu in the upper right, click Delete Browsing History... .

  2. Deselect (i.e., uncheck) Preserve Favorites website data, and select (i.e., check) Temporary Internet files.

  3. Click the Delete button. Click OK to close the Internet Options dialog box.




Internet Explorer 7

  1. From the Tools menu in the upper right, select Delete Browsing History.

  2. Next to "Temporary Internet Files", click Delete files... .




Firefox 3.5 for Windows

  1. From the Tools menu, select Clear Recent History... .

  2. From the Time range to clear: drop-down menu, select the desired range; to clear your entire cache, select Everything.

  3. Click the down arrow next to "Details" to choose what history elements to clear (e.g., check Cookies to clear cookies). Click Clear Now.




MATERIALS FOR TESTING (posted at GDP11 Resource Page for Beta Testers)

GDP11 software is designed to be used with lessons in the GDP main textbook and GDP Word Manual. Sample pages from the following sections of these books have been supplied to allow you to explore various exercises.


GDP main text

GDP Word Manual

Lesson 2 GDP Unit1_Lesson2.pdf

Lessons 12-14 GDP_Unit3_Lessons12-14.pdf

Lesson 32 GDP_Unit7_Lesson32.pdf

Getting Started WM_getting_started.pdf

Lesson 32 WM_Lesson32.pdf


In addition, the following files (within About_GDP_Lessons.zip) provide you with information from the GDP11 Instructor Wraparound Edition (IWE) on the design and purpose of the various GDP exercises, structure of GDP lessons and organization of the text. You may find it helpful to review this information before beginning your testing.


IWE_teaching_strategies_excerpt.pdf - Teaching Strategies section of the IWE provides information on the various exercise types in GDP – specifically, starting on page GDP-16, you’ll find information about some of the exercises that you will be testing in this beta.
IWE_understanding_lesson.pdf – Understanding the Lesson section of the IWE explains the organization and structure of the book and lessons.


Additional information about GDP11, including full TOC, is available at the GDP11 Information Center.
EXERCISE TYPES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN THIS INITIAL BETA

The following exercise types are available for review in this beta. Those with an * do not require the textbook pages for use. For all others, you will need to follow a corresponding exercise in the book pages provided.

  • Warmups *

  • Speed Sprints *

  • MAP+ (Enrichments portion only!) -generates infinite drill lines. *

  • New Key Drills (except 10-Key pad, Tab, Backspace) *

  • Formatting – these are not exercises, but the formatting instructional sections from the book – now also available onscreen (example Lesson 32D and E)*

  • Timed Writings

  • Sustained Practice

  • Pretest/Practice/Posttest

  • Technique Practice

  • Word Manual Practice exercises


During your testing, be aware that the following exercises and components of the student software are not available for beta testing at this phase. Although you will see placeholder pages and menu items for them, you should not try to test at this time.

  • Document Processing

  • MAP+ (Analysis and Prescriptive Drills)

  • Progressive Practice

  • Paced Practice

  • Language Arts

  • Tests

  • Help

  • Reference Manual


ACCESS TO SOFTWARE

Participants in the test will be provided limited access to the software. On Thursday, April 22nd, you will receive an email from AccountServices@mail.simnetonline.com with the site URL, username and password for accessing the online software. If you do not received this email by Thursday, 4/22, please contact our team for assistance at career_acct_mgmt@mcgraw-hill.com.
EXPLORING THE SOFTWARE AND TESTING

Log on to GDP11 and begin!

  • You will need to have the relevant lesson pages available as you use the software exercises.

  • Note that the main navigation is currently enabled only for “Lessons” and “MAP+”.


Please try at least one instance of the available exercise types listed earlier in this document (see “EXERCISE TYPES AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW IN THIS INITIAL BETA“). Following are guidelines of where you can expect to find instances of each exercise type, and any known issues.

Lesson 2 – begin your testing of exercises here.

This lesson will allow you to try:

  • Warmup

  • New Key Drills
    (note that animations will be revised for most New Key Drill demonstrations)

  • Assorted practice exercises

  • Timed Writing

Note that Lessons 1-20 offer an additional page of enrichment material, and enrichment exercises in the software. Pages for Lesson 2 Enrichment have been provided.
MAP+ Enrichments offer unlimited drill lines for Lessons 1-18 (minus review lessons 10 and 15). Navigate to the MAP+ section, and choose a lesson from the Enrichment drop down menu.

The other portions of MAP+ are not enabled for this beta phase.
Lessons 12-14 offer the same exercise types as in Lesson 2, but add other exercise types as described below.

Lesson 12

  • Sustained Practice
    (note -to be corrected –ERROR COUNT on instruction panel should say ERROR LIMIT)

Lesson 13

  • Pretest>>Practice>>Posttest sequence

Lesson 14

  • Technique Practice

Lesson 14 Enrichment

  • Technique Practice

  • 12-Second Speed Sprints


Lesson 32

  • Sustained Practice
    (note -to be corrected –ERROR COUNT on instruction panel should say ERROR LIMIT)

  • Formatting

  • Word Processing (Word Manual Practice exercise).
    It is suggested you review the Getting Started pages of the Word Manual, to understand how the Word Manual lessons are set up and correlate with the textbook and software. You will need to refer to the WM Lesson 32 for this exercise.

SUPPORT

Contact McGraw-Hill Digital Products Support Center if you need any technical support during your testing.
HOW TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK

Upon completion of reviewing the GDP/11e student software, please click on the following link to enter and submit your feedback to our development team by Friday, May 7.

http://gdp11aprilbeta.questionpro.com
HOW TO CONTINUE REVIEWING

Please indicate in the survey your interest level for the next phase of beta-testing. Should you be interested in continuing our beta-testing, we will then contact you again once available. Please also continue to work directly with your McGraw-Hill representative should you need any additional information. We look forward to your continued partnership in reviewing GDP/11e. Thank you for your participation and helping the McGraw-Hill team develop the GDP 11th edition so that we can provide the best product possible to both you and your students.

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