Frequently Asked Questions
Grades K-12 | Technology Skills | Cloud-based
Type to Learn > FAQ
Type to Learn keyboarding software contains an enhanced, user-friendly teacher management system that allows teachers to easily manage students’ progress through the program, making it more efficient to teach students how to type. Flexible reports display real-time status of all students’ progress, scores, and areas of challenge. Teachers can trigger a diagnostic pre-test to reassess students’ abilities, move students forward or back in the lesson sequence, set an upper limit to the lessons a student can surpass, modify the presence of supports and breaks, and manually select achievement goals, vocabulary levels, and design interfaces.
Is there Spanish ESL support?
Yes! When enabled, Spanish ESL content provides instructions, navigation, support, and reinforcement in Spanish, while the keyboarding lessons themselves remain in English. This provides valuable support to Spanish-speaking students as they learn to touch type in English.
Can Type to Learn be used by my sight or hearing impaired students?
Yes! Type to Learn has greatly improved accessibility options for sight and hearing impaired users, such as: closed-captioning, text-to-speech, and enhanced font sizes and colors.
Does Type to Learn address ergonomic issues?
Yes! A new ergonomic feature periodically prompts students for a break and stretch, with durations flexibly controlled by the teacher. Not only is it important to learn how to keyboard, but students must learn safe keyboarding habits from the start.
Can students access Type to Learn from home for additional practice?
Yes! Type to Learn is offered as a cloud-based program. The web version can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, so home use for extra practice is encouraged!
Is Type to Learn a Web program?
Yes! Type to Learn is fully cloud based and can be accessed from anywhere with a current web browser and an internet connection.
Will I receive tech support when I purchase Type to Learn from Sunburst?
When you purchase Type to Learn directly from Sunburst, you are entitled to tech support. Our support department is available Monday - Friday from 8am to 5 pm CST and can be contacted by phone at 1-800-321-7511 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a website, http://support.sunburst.com, where most frequently asked questions are listed with solution responses.