Installing ALC On Windows

  • The presentations are designed for PowerPoint 2016 and assume some of the recent features (animations, video types, etc.). They will not work properly on earlier versions. You may see nothing, or the audio/video might not play.
  • The quicker your hard drives, the better. An SSD drive in a laptop can be noticeably quicker in loading a presentation than a rotating HD in a fast desktop computer.
  • The viewer is tested on Windows 10, Windows 7 both 32-bit and 64-bit. It may work on XP, but that is not guaranteed.
  • Why do we recommend 2GB or more of memory? Some of the presentations are big, maybe 500MB in size. With only 1GB of memory it is quite likely that the presentation cannot be loaded without swapping components to/from the disk. This can slow things down hugely.
  • An older, low-power computer should work provided the above requirements are met. But you may wait many seconds, maybe a minute or so, before PowerPoint starts displaying the presentation.

Installation Instructions

Requirements

The presentations are designed for PowerPoint 2016 or later because it uses some of the recent features (animations, video types, etc.). They will not work properly on earlier versions. You may see nothing, or the audio/video might not play.

The viewer is tested on Windows 10, Windows 7 both 32-bit and 64-bit. It may work on XP, but that is not guaranteed.

Why do we recommend 2GB or more of memory? Some of the presentations are big, maybe 500MB in size. With only 1GB of memory it is quite likely that the presentation cannot be loaded without swapping components to/from the disk. This can slow things down.

An older, low-power computer should work provided the above requirements are met. But you may wait many seconds, maybe a minute or so, before PowerPoint starts displaying the presentation.

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Insert the USB drive into a USB socket, if you have a USB3 socket it will improve the loading speed significantly.
  2. Select or navigate to the contents of the drive using File Explorer, you should see a set of files and folders like his image:alc contents

At the top is the ALC Viewer which is used to play the presentations. The Tuition folder contains all the lesson material and worksheets. These are packaged as PDF files. The Presentations folder contains all the encrypted presentations and should not be moved. The Instructions folder contains these and any other relevant instructions. You can copy or print the necessary lesson material from the Tuition Folder.

  1. Start the ALC Viewer by double clicking on the ALC View 19 file. It will open in a new window. If you get any warnings from security software, it is safe to use this software.

First Time Use (Regular use skip to step 6)

  1. If this is the first time the viewer has been used it may open lookling like the image below:alc win first time

Enter your organization/school name and click enter. Please DO NOT use the & symbol in the organization name.  In some cases, the organization will have been per-programed into the viewer so this question will not be asked. Once answered this question will not be asked again.

  1. Next the viewer will ask you for your e-mail address, please enter your work email and continue. Once answered this question will not be asked again.alc win e mail

Regular Use

  1. Once the user data has been set, the viewer will always open with the start screen that should look like this:alc win select presentation
      1. Your name and organization will appear on the top line, and the viewer can be used up to the active date shown on the bottom.
      2. You can use the drop down to select the presentation you want to play
      3. All available presentations will be listed but you will need the password for each presentation to unlock the file. Then click the ‘Display Presentation” button. The screen should then look like this:alc win enter passcode
      1. Enter the pass Code for the presentation you want to watch and click the enter button. After the passcode is entered you will see the following screen:alc win wait
      1. PLEASE NOTE, it can take several minutes for the presentation to be loaded. Just wait and it will open. Once open you will automatically start PowerPoint in presentation mode. You can move forward in the presentation using the space bar or enter button. You can also navigate using the Page Up, Page down and up and down arrows. These allow you to go forwards and backwards in the presentation. At any time, you can quit the presentation by using the ESC key.
      2. If the presentation does not open it is likely to display an error code. Write this code down and contact support through the ALC website.
      3. After you exit a presentation, the ALC Viewer will look like this:alc win repeat
      1. You now have the option to play the presentation again, this time it will open quickly without any need for a passcode. It is recommended that you make use of this replay feature when presenting to a class, this way the presentation will start quickly, and you will have the confidence of having tried it first.
      2. You also have the option to select a different presentation or to close the window.