CAN-8 VirtuaLab

CAN8 is a digital language lab that allows instructors to author lessons, practice exercises, and assessment units. Students can record themselves and practice pronunciation while instructors can access lessons through CAN8 remotely. CAN8 completely eliminates work with cumbersome audiotapes.

In order to listen to your class audio materials on your home computer, you'll need to download the CAN8 software client.


Download the zip folder and follow the instructions included (requires a WSU AccessID).

Download CAN8

System requirements

  • CAN8 is not available for Mac computers at this time
  • The software will run on all versions of Windows including both 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems
  • Note: Windows 8 and Windows 10 OS may prevent the icon from being created on the desktop. If that's the case, simply look for the client executable (svmgr.exe) in the "Program filesSoundsVirtual" directory, right-click the file and then click "Send to desktop"
  • Your PC will need a sound card that can both play and record sound via speakers and a microphone or a headset

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