All About the Rosetta Stone Foundations Upgrade - Rosetta Stone Support for School

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All About the Rosetta Stone Foundations Upgrade

Rosetta Stone is in the process of removing dependence on Adobe Flash in our products and we are currently inviting clients to upgrade to the latest version of our product without Flash. If you're interested in the upgrade or already have been invited, please read through this article for detailed information that may be useful to planning and distribution within your organization.

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What’s new?

There are no additional features; we’ve just improved the experience by reducing reliance on Adobe Flash.

What’s changed?

  • Rosetta Stone Course no longer requires Adobe Flash.
  • Graphical enhancements have been made but the largest change to users may be the home screen. Home screen update available November 12, 2018
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Home Screen Classic
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Light facelift of CourseCourse Upgrade
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Microphone Setup Classic
Microphone Setup Visual Differences
Microphone Setup Upgrade
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Settings Menu Classic
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Settings Menu Upgrade
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No more flash prompts!

More about the home screen

The home screen is the screen shown right after logging in and from which a user may select a lesson. This area contains the most significant changes:
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Getting started in the new interface

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Picking up where you left off in your last session or starting a new lesson
  1. Sign in to enter the home screen
  2. Click the button highlighted in blue; Start or Resume
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Picking a different unit or lesson than what is suggested
  1. From the home screen, click "Show Menu"
  2. Select a Unit
  3. Select a Lesson or Exercise

Exercise status and scores at a glance

StateProgress BarAction
Not Started
Before a learner starts an activity, the progress bar displays the estimated time (just like mobile), and the action button indicates the learner can start the activity.
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In Progress
Once a learner has started an activity, the status above the progress bar changes to "In progress" and the bar fills accordingly:
  • Green indicates correct answers
  • Red indicates incorrect answers
  • Dark Gray indicates skipped questions
  • Light Gray indicates questions not seen
Text under the status bar displays the number correct, incorrect, and skipped.
The action button indicates the learner can resume the activity.
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Complete - Passed
Once a learner has completed the activity, the status above the progress bar displays their score.
If the learner has passed the activity, a green check appears next to the progress bar, and the action changes to "Review."
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Complete - Not Passed
If the learner has completed the activity but did not meet the score threshold, they'll see a red alert icon next to the progress bar. The action button also shows that they may retry the activity.
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Are there limitations?

  • Flash is required when accessing Games & Activities and Live Tutoring. More features will be available without Flash as the upgrade progresses.
  • Speech analysis is currently unavailable in the upgrade though speech exercises still function.
  • Available in all languages offered in Foundations except Arabic and Persian (Farsi).
  • Localizations currently available for English. More localizations will be available as the beta progresses.
  • Compatible with Chrome 59+, FireFox 57+, Edge 17+, and Safari 11+

What does it take to implement this?

If you’re participating, Rosetta Stone turns on the upgrade. There are no additional steps you have to take.

What if something goes wrong?

Contact your Client Manager, email, or call 877-223-9848.

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