SNAP 2010


SNAP Web-based Training and Assessment for Microsoft Office 2010

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“…The students love the software, and it simplifies the grading as the grade book can be printed… The development teams are there to help the instructors and the students… Contact your local representative for a SNAP test drive. You will love the results!” – Mandy Wright, Altamaha Technical College

SNAP tech support is the best I have ever experienced.” – Suzy McKaskill, Instructor at Delaware Technical Community College

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What You Need on Your Computer to Run SNAP 2010

The following are the minimum system requirements for using SNAP 2010 on your computer:

  • Operating System: Windows XP (SP3), Windows Vista (SP1), Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Broadband Internet Connection: Minimum 128kbps connection to the Internet
  • Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or higher, Firefox 3.6 or higher, Chrome 11 or higher
  • Any popup blocking software disabled for
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • Security: Firewall(s) configured to allow data transfer to and from
  • Screen Resolution: 1280 x 800 with 16 bit color
  • DPI: 100% ( Windows Vista/7 | Windows 8 )
  • Tutorials: Adobe Flash Player Version 9 or higher
  • Skill Exams and Performance Evaluations:
    • Microsoft Office 2010 with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access (not Office Web Apps)
    • Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    • .NET framework 3.5.1
    • SNAP Skill Exam player (installed by Check Configuration utility)
  • Document Assessments:
    • Microsoft Office 2010 with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access (not Office Web Apps)

Microsoft Office 2010

Microsoft® Office 2010 is required to run the SNAP 2010 Skill Exams, Performance Evaluations and Document Assessments. NOTE:  Office Web Apps, the Microsoft Office 2010 browser-based application is not supported by SNAP. It lacks most of the features found in the desktop version of Office and will not work properly with SNAP Skill Exams, Performance Evaluations and Document Assessments.

Microsoft .NET 3.5

The Microsoft® .Net 3.5 Framework is a utility required by the SNAP product for skill exams. Most computers will already have this installed. If your computer does not, running the SNAP Check Configuration utility should install it. Click to view the version(s) of .Net installed on your computer. Or you can download and install it yourself for free by clicking here.   Disclaimers:  While every effort will be made to support future browser platforms and computer operating systems, Paradigm Publishing cannot guarantee future compatibility.

Student/Instructor installation:

Click Check Configuration to confirm your computer has everything needed to run SNAP 2010 and install .NET framework 3.5.1 and the SNAP skill exam player if needed.

Lab/multiple computer installation:

To install the SNAP Player on multiple computers, click this link:  Install Snap Player on Multiple Computers

Note: If you get a message stating that you need to uninstall a previous version before continuing, use this command:

msiexec /I [path to .msi file] REINSTALL=ALL REINSTALLMODE=vomus /quiet

Mac/Bootcamp installation:

Video Demo - How to install Windows 7 on a MAC using Bootcamp

Installing the SNAP Player on Windows 8

SNAP 2010 requires Microsoft .NET 3.5, which is disabled by default in Windows 8. In order to install the SNAP Player, this feature must first be enabled using the steps below.

1. Click on the Search icon in the Charm Bar on the right

The Windows search page appears

2. Click Settings on the right
3. Search "uninstall"
4. Click "Uninstall a program"

The "Programs and Features" window appears

5. Click "Turn Windows features on or off" on the left

The "Windows Features" window appears

6. Click the check-box on the left of ".NET Framework 3.5 (includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0)" to place a square black box within the check-box and then click "OK" at the bottom left

A new "Windows Features" window appears

7. Click "Download files from Windows Update" to install .NET Framework 3.5

8. Once the installation is finished, click "Close" on the bottom right

After following the directions, the SNAP Player will install normally in Windows 8. Please click Check Configuration to begin the installation.

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