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Using the Learning screen

The Learning screen is the main screen of the program, where you can view and manage your learning path{{^phone}}, see your daily goal, refresh your learned vocab, and launch practice activities{{/phone}}. To go to the Learning screen from another screen in the program, {{#web}}click Learning in the navigation bar at the top of the screen{{/web}}{{#mobile}}tap Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, then select Learning from the drop-down menu that appears{{/mobile}}{{#phone}}tap Menu and select Learning Path{{/phone}}.

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See below for information on each major section of the screen:

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The learning path is the main focus of the Learning screen. It presents the next suggested lessons for you to learn. When you first start using the program, you will see the default learning path recommended by Transparent Language. If you are enrolled in a class, your learning path may also include assignments from your instructor. As you work with the program, you can customize your learning path to suit your specific needs.

To use the {{^phone}}MY LEARNING PATH panel on the Learning screen{{/phone}}{{#phone}}learning path{{/phone}}:

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  1. If an announcement appears at the top of the path, read it. For example, you may see announcements about {{#tlo}}Daily Refresher emails{{/tlo}}{{#mobile}}{{#tlo}},{{/tlo}} push notifications{{#tlo}},{{/tlo}}{{/mobile}}{{#tlo}} or other{{/tlo}}{{#rr5}}{{#mobile}} or other{{/mobile}}{{/rr5}} new features.
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  3. Read the list of lessons in the learning path. The next recommended lesson appears first in the path, on a dark background. The icons beside the names provide additional information:
  4. Note: Transparent Language, Inc. is not responsible for lessons or other content created or edited by outside sources.

  5. Do any of the following, as needed:
  6. If your learning path is currently empty, or if you want to add additional lessons to the ones already there, {{#web}}click Browse in the navigation bar at the top of the screen{{/web}}{{#mobile}}tap Menu in the upper left-hand corner of the screen, then select Browse from the drop-down menu that appears{{/mobile}}{{#phone}}tap Menu and select Browse{{/phone}} to open the Browse screen. See Using the Browse screen for details.
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To use the GOALS panel on the Learning screen:

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  1. If the MY REQUIREMENTS section appears in the GOALS panel, look at it to see the weekly learning requirement and/or monthly learning requirement set by the administrator(s) of any reporting group(s) in which you are enrolled. These requirements may be different from the daily learning goal that you have set for yourself, although any time spent learning will count both toward your requirement(s) and toward your daily goal. You can {{#web}}click{{/web}}{{^web}}tap{{/web}} Where did this this goal come from? below any weekly or monthly requirement to see more details about it, including which group assigned it and when it is due. See Understanding learning requirements for more information.
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  3. Look at the MY PERSONAL GOAL section of the GOALS panel to see whether you have completed your daily learning goal. If you have, you will see a message to that effect and the screen will list the goal that was completed. If not, the panel will show your current goal and how much learning you have done so far. See Understanding learning goals and streaks for more information.
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    Note: If you are enrolled in a reporting group, the GOALS panel may have an additional section labeled MY REQUIREMENTS. This section will list any weekly or monthly learning requirements set by the administrator of that group. In that situation, you can {{#web}}click{{/web}}{{^web}}tap{{/web}} Where did this this goal come from? below any weekly or monthly requirement to see more details about it, including which group assigned it and when it is due. See Understanding learning requirements for more information. (Most users are not in reporting groups, so most users will not have requirements.)

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To use the LEARNED VOCAB panel on the Learning screen:

  1. Do any of the following to manage your learned vocab:
  2. Use the Refresh options to review your learned vocab items. (Note: These options will only appear if you have at least one learned vocab item.) Any stale vocab items that you refresh will become fresh again. Regularly reviewing your learned vocab is an important part of the learning process, so you should refresh often. The following Refresh options are available:
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To use the PRACTICE panel on the Learning screen:

  1. The lower right-hand panel on the screen allows you to practice words and phrases with various activities. Look at all the tiles to see what options are available. Depending on your screen size, you may have to scroll to see all the activity tiles. Each tile will have an icon indicating the activity's primary skill:
  2. - Listening         - Reading
    - Speaking         - Writing

    Note: Activities marked TEST will function as assessments, offering an overall score at the end instead of giving feedback after each answer.{{^mobile}} Activities marked with Microphone are speech-enabled.{{/mobile}}

  3. {{#web}}Click{{/web}}{{^web}}Tap{{/web}} on the tile for the activity you want to open.
  4. On the new screen which appears, choose a lesson, then {{#web}}click{{/web}}{{^web}}tap{{/web}} PRACTICE beside it. Alternatively, you can mark several lessons, then {{#web}}click{{/web}}{{^web}}tap{{/web}} PRACTICE SELECTED to use the content from all of them. Only lessons that contain vocab items that meet the activity requirements will be shown. See Choosing content for activities for details.
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To use the menus and buttons at the top of the Learning screen:

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At any time, you can also{{#phone}} tap Notifications to see your notifications, tap Goal to see your goal progress, or tap Menu and{{/phone}} do any of the following:


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