To run Leapfrog Geo, you need a licence. This licence describes the different types of licences available. It is divided into:
If this is the first time you have used Leapfrog Geo, run the graphics test once you have activated your licence. This will test the capability of your computer’s video card. See The Graphics Test for more information.
When you start Leapfrog Geo without a dongle connected, a window will appear indicating that no dongle can be found:
If you wish to get a trial licence, click the first button to request a licence via the Leapfrog Geo website.
If you already have a trial licence and wish to activate it, you will have received an email containing a code. Click on the Enter activation code button and enter the code in the window that appears:
Once the activation code is entered, click Activate Licence. The licence will be validated over the internet.
You can copy the activation code from the email and paste it into the first Activation Code field.
If your organisation uses an authenticating firewall, tick the box for Manual proxy configuration and enter the details required.
If the code cannot be activated and you are sure you have entered the code correctly, contact Customer Support as described in Getting Support.
If you have a USB dongle and need to activate your licence, plug the dongle in to your computer and start Leapfrog Geo. Leapfrog Geo will check the dongle and prompt you to start the activation process:
There are two types of dongle-based licence:
- A standard licence. Once this has been activated, the licence details will be displayed.
- An OnDemand licence. Once this has been activated, you will be prompted to check out a licence.
The activation process is the same for both types of licence.
Click Next. A window will appear giving you two options:
Select the first option to install the licence over the internet. If your organisation uses an authenticating firewall, tick the box for Manual proxy configuration and enter the details required. Click Install Licence.
Select the second option to install the licence manually. You will be prompted for the file location. Navigate to the folder that contains the file and select the file. Click Open, then Install Licence.
If the licence cannot be installed, contact Customer Support as described in Getting Support.
Once the licence has been activated:
- Standard dongle-based licence. Licence details will be displayed.
The Module Licences tab shows whether you have licences for any specialist modules. See Module Licences for more information.
- OnDemand licence. You will be prompted to check out a licence. See OnDemand Licences below for more information.
If you have just activated your OnDemand licence, a message will appear prompting you to check out a licence:
The bars show the maximum checkout period, with each mark on the bars representing one day. Click on the bars to select days:
To install a module licence, click on the button for that licence and select the required number of days. Click Get Licence to download and install the selected licences.
Once the licence has been updated, the status of your licence will be updated and you can check out additional days:
Once Leapfrog Geo is running, you can check out additional time by selecting Extend Licence from the Leapfrog Geo menu or clicking on the button at the bottom of the main window:
Some Leapfrog Geo features are only available if you have a licence for a specialist module. Your module licence may be activated as part of your Leapfrog Geo licence activation. If this is the case, once the licence has been activated, the modules you are licensed for will be shown in the Module Licences tab:
If, however, your licence has already been activated and you wish to activate a module licence, select Install Licence from the Leapfrog Geo menu.
If you have an OnDemand licence, see OnDemand Licences above.
The process is similar to that described in Dongle-Based Licences above. Select whether to install the licence over the internet or from a file and then click Install Licence. Once the licence has been installed, the modules that have been activated will be displayed in the Module Licences tab.