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1.What are the hardware requirements?
2.What are the software requirements?
3.How do I login and register?
4.How do I change my login ID and password?
5.Why don’t my fonts show up properly?
6.Why does my audio recording not work?
7.Once I make an audio recording, where is my recording stored?
8.What should I do if the video or audio files do not play properly?
9.How do I type in Chinese characters?
10.How do I type in pinyin?
11.What do I need to do when the warning image below appears?
 
  1. What are the hardware requirements?
    • System must be PC compatible
    • A soundcard with speakers or headphones along with a microphone for recording.
    • For MAC users, not all the features work as designed. We are working hard to ensure the website’s MAC compatibility and will notify all MAC users after we have finished updating and testing our MAC format.
  2. What are the software requirements?
    • Windows® 2000 or higher, Windows XP Vista
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 8.0/7.0 and IE 7.0+
    • Macromedia Flash Player
    • East Asian Language Support for Windows®.
    • Java runtimes
  3. How do I login and register?
    • To login, you must first register a User ID.
    • To register, go to www.chineseodysseyonline.com and click Sign Up and fill out the required fields. Click “Ok,”
  4. How do I change my login ID and password?
    • Once your login account is created, you can no longer change your login ID. You can change your display name and password, however, by clicking on the “User Account” button in the top menu and then clicking on the “Account Manager” button.
  5. Why don’t my fonts show up properly?
    • Make sure that you install the Asian Language Support
    • Download a Chinese font by clicking "HERE". You can install Chinese fonts manually by copying the Chinese font into the “Fonts” folder under “Control Panel.”
  6. Why does my audio recording not work?
    The audio recording feature on ChineseOdysseyonline.com is supported by Java runtime. If you do not have the latest Java runtime software, the audio recording will not work. Follow the instructions on this URL to enable Java runtime support for Windows Internet Explorer. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Install-Java-in-Internet-Explorer.

    For other browsers and operating systems, follow the instructions on this url http://www.java.com/en/download/manual.jsp.
  7. Once I make an audio recording, where is my recording stored?
    • Your recorded audio clips are stored on your computer under c:/CO.
    • If you want to keep your audio data, you can re-name the file with any name of your choice.
    • You may also e-mail the audio data to your teacher if you wish. The audio files will be e-mailed in Windows Wave format.
  8. What should I do if the video or audio files do not play properly?
    • You may also e-mail the audio data to your teacher if you wish. The audio files will be e-mailed in Windows Wave format.
  9. How do I type in Chinese characters?
    • You may use any Chinese word processor to create the Chinese characters and then copy and paste into Chinese Odyssey with the clipboard format set as Unicode.
  10. How do I type in pinyin?
    • There are some exercises that require users to input pinyin. Please use English letters with numbers alongside them to indicate tone markings. Let’s take 中国as an example: its pinyin should be Zhong1guo2.
  11. What do I need to do when the warning image below appears?
    • When this image appears on your screen, check on the “Always Trust” box and it will never appear again.
    • We are working on instructor login features and once it is in place, instructors can access and listen to end-user’s recorded audio clips and see your learning activities such as how well you do in your exercises.
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