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ScreenLinq | Second Screen Distance Learning

Educational Platform Documentation v. 1.0

File Structure

Thank you for your interest in ScreenLinq. If you have any questions that are beyond the scope of this help file, please feel free to email us. ScreenLinq can be used for personal use and evaluation purposes. When you're ready to create original channels, with your own content, contact support@ScreenLinq.com to order your own channel ID.

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ScreenLinq Overview

ScreenLinq is a patent-pending technology that is used to create second screen distance learning and educational apps.

These apps are intended to enrich the learning experience, improve knowledge retention and engage students in a classroom setting or remote distance learning settings. The applications can be built to encompas a vairety of second-screen device types for ease of accessibility:

    Second Screen:
  • Android Phones
  • Android Tablets
  • Apple iPhone/iPad
  • Blackberry 10
  • Windows Mobile
    Primary Screen:
  • Classroom Projector
  • Desktop/Laptop Computer
  • School Website
  • Google TV
  • Android Set-Top-Boxes
  • Connected TVs
  • Sony Playstation 3

The included ScreenLinq SDK files have been grouped in a structured well-organized manner to avoid confusion and enable you to start building a SreenLinq Cours right away.

Mobile Applications

The mobile application is compiled using Adobe Flash for iOS and Android and the content is created/managed via an XML file which resides on the application server.

Source Files include:
- The .fla file viewable in Flash 8
- The .fla file viewable in Flash CS3
- The .swf of both files

Please note: For the purposes of this document, element and node mean the same thing: an xml tag.

There's one 'global' attribute in the xml file, to be found in the quiz tag: If you state "yes", the questions appear in a random order, otherwise they follow eachother up chronologically.

Each question comprises a single block of code, contained in a question tag. The question tag comes in three types: multiplechoice, guesstimate and trueorfalse

The multiplechoice type has only few attributes: there is an (optional) illustration, and that's it. In this illustration attribute, you can define the name of the picture or swf file you wish to load into the movie. It doesn't have to be in the same folder, you can define a path to an item on sever. The answerillustration attribute is similar to the illustration one. Here, you can link to the picture or swf file you wish to display on the answer-page.

The guesstimate type has three attributes :
answer. This attribute contains the value of the exact, precise answer.
margin. This attribute contains the value of the margin around the answer that'll still be counted as correct.
Example: if the answer is 12, the margin is 3 and the user guesses 10, it is correct - 10 is between 9 (12-3) and 15 (12+3). 17, however, would be incorrect.
illustration. This works just as with the multiple choice. It's an optional attribute where you can define the path of an illustration.
The answerillustration attribute is similar to the illustration one. Here, you can link to the picture or swf file you wish to display on the answer-page.

This question type is the easiest. There are two attributes: answer= can be either 'true' or 'false. Be sure not to forget the ' and ' around true or false!
illustration (see above) The answerillustration attribute is similar to the illustration one. Here, you can link to the picture or swf file you wish to display on the answer-page.

Other than attributes, all three types of questions contain child nodes! These are all explained below:

This childnode defines the actual question. That what is within the tag, is printed into the question field in the quiz file.
You might notice the tags. These make sure all text within the tags is not evaluated at all.
This basically means that you can freely use apostrofes and less-than or greater-than signs without worrying about anything.

This childnode contains the explaination that is given after the correct answer is shown. Again, you'll notice the tags. Simply type your explaination between them.

The multiplechoice questions (and ONLY those) contain the following childnodes as well:
Within the element, each answer is stored individually in an node. Inside each node, you will find the answer that it conveys. These are also stored between CDATA tags, as explained earlier.
The element also has an attribute: correct.
By defining this element as "no" or "yes", you can let the quiz know which answer is the correct one.

Be wary though! Mark only one answer as "yes", and the rest as "no". Failing to do so might cause the quiz to mess up.

Primary Screen Content

Sources and Credits

Resources and Assistance

Contact us with any questions you may have email: contact@ScreenLinq.com

ScreenLinq Personal Use and Evaluation License (PUEL)

This license applies if you download the ScreenLinq SDK demo from ScreenLinq.com. In summary, the ScreenLinq PUEL allows you to use ScreenLinq SDK free of charge * for personal use or, alternatively, * for product evaluation.

ScreenLinq PUEL terms and conditions

License version 1, August 2011



I. Subject of Agreement. "Product", as referred to in this Agreement, shall be the software package "ScreenLinq SDK," which Product allows for creating applications for Flash, Andoird and iOS containing a Live ScreenLinq TV Channel. The Product consists of libraries, source code and executable files in machine code for the Android, iOS, Windows and Mac operating systems as well as other data files as required by the library files at run-time and documentation in electronic form. The Product includes all documentation and updates provided to You by ScreenLinq under this Agreement and the terms of this Agreement will apply to all such documentation and updates unless a different license is provided with an update or documentation.

II. Grant of license. (1) ScreenLinq grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-transferable, limited license without fees to reproduce, install, execute, and use internally the Product a Host Computer for your Personal Use, Educational Use, or Evaluation. "Personal Use" requires that you use the Product on the same Host Computer where you installed it yourself and that no more than one client connect to that Host Computer at a time for the purpose of streaming the Live TV channel. "Educational use" is any use in an academic institution (schools, colleges and universities, by teachers and students). "Evaluation" means testing the Product for a reasonable period (that is, normally for a few weeks); after expiry of that term, you are no longer permitted to evaluate the Product.

(2) The "ScreenLinq Libraries" are a set of libraries and utilities that are shipped as a subset of the Product for the purpose of being installed inside a mobile device. In addition to and independent of the rights granted by subsection 1, ScreenLinq allows you to install, execute, copy and redistribute a) unmodified copies of the jar installation medium the ScreenLinq Android SDK with the Product.

(3) Restrictions and Reservation of Rights. (1) Any use beyond the provisions of � 2 is prohibited. The Product and copies thereof provided to you under this Agreement are copyrighted and licensed, not sold, to you by ScreenLinq. ScreenLinq reserves all copyrights and other intellectual property rights. This includes, but is not limited to, the right to modify, make available or public, rent out, lease, lend or otherwise distribute the Product. This does not apply as far as applicable law may require otherwise or if ScreenLinq grants you additional rights of use in a separate agreement in writing.

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Version Control

1.0 - Jan 27, 2013
Beta Demo Release