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March 21 - 24, 2017 - TESOL International Convention, Seattle Convention Center, Washington.

Come meet our CAN-8 specialists at booth 620 for a full demo of CAN-8.


November 18-20, 2016 - ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

Sounds Virtual will be at the beautiful Boston convention center for the ACTFL 2016 conference. Come visit us to see what's new!


August 24 - 25, 2016 - Free CAN-8 Training - Seneca College - Toronto. Ontario

If you need to refresh your skills, are new at CAN-8 or would like to learn more about its advanced functions, Sounds Virtual Inc. is offering a full training session, from beginer to advanced level at Seneca College. Everyone is welcome to join us. Please register (training@can8.com.) to make sure we have enough room to accommodate everyone.


June 6 and 7, 2016 - RASCALS Colloquium - Centre des congrès et d'exposition, Lévis QC.

Theme: “The Changing Classroom” - Online or onsite course delivery, designing and monitoring from anywhere, we will demonstrate how CAN-8 can help in today's world.


April 5-8, 2016 - TESOL 2016 Baltimore, Maryland

Our team will be pleased to demo what the CAN-8 software can do to assist language teaching. The Exhibit Hall will be open the 6th, 7th and 8th of April.


November 20-22, 2015 - ACTFL Convention and Expo, San Diego Convention Center

Are you a foreign language teacher that wants to improve your students abilities in speaking a new language ? Find out how by joining us at the ACTFL Annual Convention in San Diego California. We will showcase the CAN-8 VirtuaLab with its capabilities to engage your students and transform their learning experience.


September 29, 2015 - New CAN-8 VirtuaLab software update release

Sounds Virtual has now made available an update release of the CAN-8 VirtuaLab software. This update includes several enhancements including a number of important bug fixes. Any customer with a current maintenance contract may install this update at no charge.


June 1-2, 2015 - RASCALS Colloquium, Cegep de l'Abitibi-Temiscamingue

Join Sounds Virtual in St-Adele Quebec for the annual RASCALS SPEAQ Colloquium where we will present "Creating Assessments that meet ministerial guidelines using CAN-8 VirtuaLab". Visit our booth to find out more about how CAN-8 VirtuaLab can be used with your curriculum.


May 28-20, 2015 - CALICO Conference, University of Colorado, Boulder

Visit Sounds Virtual at booth #6 to discover how the CAN-8 VirtuaLab can be used to save valuable time in the classroom by allowing students to practice their pronunciation either in-class or remotely. Join us for our presentation "Breaking down the borders of the traditional language lab"


March 25-28, 2015 - TESOL Conference in Toronto, Ontario

Come and discover how CAN-8 VirtuaLab can take your curriculum beyond the classroom by delivering your lessons online the same way they are delivered in class. Find us at booth #1832 and be sure to drop off a business card to win the winter survival basket!


December 20, 2014 - New CAN-8 VirtuaLab software update release

Sounds Virtual has now made available an update release of the CAN-8 VirtuaLab software. This update includes several enhancements including the high-quality audio capability along with a number of bug fixes.

All customers with a valid Maintenance and Support agreement may download this update at their convenience.

Clients who do not have a current agreement can contact us at support@can8.com for renewal.

For a list of the features and fixes included in this release, please read the Release Notes section at http://can8.com/release


October 22, 2014 - Ontario CAN-8 Users Seminar

Sounds Virtual will be holding a free seminar on October 22, 2014. Educators interested in finding out how the CAN-8 VirtuaLab may help them effectively deliver their curriculum are welcome to join us.

This years seminar will be held at Sheridan College in their Mississauga campus and will be a full day event from 9am to 4pm. If you are interested in attending please contact us at seminar@can8.com to receive an agenda and further information about this event.


July 15, 2014 - New CAN-8 VirtuaLab Release

Sounds Virtual is pleased to announce the availability of our midsummer update release. This update includes the Babilon group conversation function which has been enhanced to allow students to join conversation groups from anywhere in the world, rather than just in the classroom, all controlled by the instructor from any location. Along with this, this version has quadrupled the number of classes available on the system.

All customers with a valid Maintenance and Support agreement may download and install this update at their convenience.

Clients who do not have a current agreement can contact us at support@can8.com for renewal.

For a list of the features and fixes included in this release, please read the Release Notes section at http://can8.com/release

If you have any question regarding this release or the update procedures, please let us know at support@can8.com


June 10-11, 2014 - Come see us at Rascals Colloquium, Ahunstic College

Come visit us at Rascals Colloquium 2014 June 10-11. Learn how flexible the CAN-8 VirtuaLab is for both language learners and teachers at our presentation on June 11 at 10:15 in room C-3430.


December 16, 2013 - New CAN-8 Release

Sounds Virtual is pleased to announce the availability of a new update release. While including many fixes to the software this release contains enhancements for including video in lessons, better class operations via the import file, a Spanish interface option and more.

All customers with a valid Maintenance and Support agreement may download and install this update at their convenience.

Clients who do not have a current agreement can contact us at support@can8.com for renewal.

For a list of the fixes included in this release, please read the Release Notes section at http://can8.com/release

If you have any question regarding this release or the update procedures, please let us know at support@can8.com


September 18, 2013 - Visit the CAN-8 Facebook Page

Come visit the new CAN-8 Facebook page where you can find recent announcements about CAN-8 and interesting articles about languages.

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Jul 31, 2013 - New CAN-8 relesse

The version 20130731 of the CAN-8 software is ready to download.
This version includes several fixes, some of which critical, and we recommend that all clients with a current maintenance agreement install it.

To know if your maintenance agreement is still valid, sign in as MASTER, select HELP > ABOUT. The last line will specifies if you still have maintenance remaining. If the date shown is passed or if you do not see this line, then your maintenance is expired.

Clients who do not have a current agreement can contact us at support@can8.com for renewal.

For a list of the fixes included in this release, please read the Release Notes section at http://can8.com/release

If you have any question regarding this release or the update procedures, please let us know at support@can8.com



June 2, 2013 - Team Sounds Virtual Rides Again !

For over 10 years, staff members of Sounds Virtual, their friends and family have participated in the annual Toronto Ride For Heart to raise money and awareness for heart and stroke research. Riding anywhere from 25km to 75km on major arteries in the city everyone always has a great time!


April 22, 2013 - Sounds Virtual Inc. Launches New CAN-8 VirtuaLab website

We are pleased to present our newly re-designed website for the CAN-8 VirtuaLab product. Our goals when redesigning it were to make it easy to navigate and informative, both for existing and new customers.

From downloading the software, to support, pricing, services offered and contact information, everything you may want to know about CAN-8 or the additional services offered by Sounds Virtual should be available within a few clicks.

Be sure to visit our Applications link. You will be amazed by the diversity of our clientele and how the CAN-8 VirtuaLab is used at many different sites. If you would like to share your experiences, or the application of CAN-8 at your site, drop us a few lines at applications@can8.com

If you have any comments or suggestions about our site, you may send them to us via the Contact Us page.


January 23, 2013 - Visit the new CAN-8 users forum!

With the release of the most recent versions of the CAN-8 VirtuaLab it was decided to upgrade our forum and make a fresh start. The new forum has better search tools, faster response time and a new look.

If you were previously a member of the forum, you will have to re-register to be able to make postings. New CAN-8 users who wish to participate may also register, or simply browse the existing postings. Be sure to have your CAN-8 license number handy when you register.

Come share you ideas, ask questions, or propose enhancements for the CAN-8 software. c8users.com


December 31, 2012 - Newest Release of the CAN-8 VirtuaLab software is available

Sounds Virtual is pleased to announce the release of an updated and enhanced version of the CAN-8 VirtuaLab software for client and server.

All customers currently covered under maintenance agreements may download this software from our release page and are encouraged to install it at their earliest convenience. This software update contains many changes to fix some earlier bugs and also some requested enhancements.