Create My Customizations files

You can create My Customizations files by using the Save as (Cloud with right arrow) icon. In addition, you can add new activities, rename or delete customization files you don't need.

 

Before you start

The Activities panel has the following file types.

Type Description
Original File

A default file that comes with your ePocket Charts.

Note: This file type can be customized by creating your own activities and saving it as a My Customizations file.

My Customizations File A My Customizations file is a collection of activities that you create and customize.

The My Customizations files can be accessed from the ePocket Chart Customization list on the Library or from the Files drop-down list on the Activities panel.

Activities Activities are a bunch of customized ePocket Charts that are saved as a single My Customizations file. See Add new and customize activities for more information.

Click any arrow for more information.

See instructions below for more information.

See Access ePocket Chart for more information.

For students that have ePocket Charts with pre-made activities only

Before you start

Ask your teacher if you are not sure if your ePocket Chart has pre-made activities.

Create a new My Customizations file from an ePC with pre-made activities

Use these instructions when you open an ePocket Chart file with pre-made activities.

  1. Open the ePocket Chart pre-made activities file from the Library. The ePC pre-made activities file opens with the first activity in the Navigation bar and work view.
  2. Add new and customize your activities.

See Add new and customize activities for more information.

  1. Click Save as when you are done.
  2. Type a name in the Name your new customization name box.
  3. Click Save. The My Customizations file appears in the Files drop-down list below the Files heading.

Create a new My Customizations file from an ePC original file

Use these instructions when you open an original ePocket Chart file.

  1. Open the ePocket Chart original file from the Library.
  2. Choose a work view.

See Choose your work view or Choose your Elkonin boxes work view for more information.

  1. Click OK. The ePocket Chart opens with a default activity that appears with a time and date stamp in the Navigation bar and work view.
  2. Add new and customize your activities.

See Add new and customize activities for more information.

  1. Click theSave as (Cloud with right arrow) icon when you are done.
  2. Type a name in the Name your new customization name box.
  3. Click Save. The My Customizations file appears in the Files drop-down list below the Files heading.

The Save (Cloud with up arrow) icon appears dim and is inactive when you create a new My Customizations file from an ePC original file.

Create a new My Customizations file from an existing customization file

Use these instructions when you open an existing customization file from the Library.

  1. Open the ePocket Chart customization file from the Library. The ePC customization file opens with the first activity in the Navigation bar and work view.
  2. Add new and customize your activities.
See Add new and customize activities for more information.
  1. Click Save as when you are done.
  2. Type a name in the Name your new customization name box.
  3. Click Save. The My Customizations file appears in the Files drop-down list below the Files heading.

When do I use the Save icon?

The Save (Cloud with up arrow) icon becomes active when you are working with an existing customization file. Use the Save icon to save changes to an existing customization file. Only use the Save as icon when you want to create new My Customizations files.

Open a My Customizations file on the Activities panel

  1. Open the Activities panel.
  2. Click the Files drop-down list arrow.
  3. Select the My Customizations file you want to work with.

You can use the Info icon next to the Files heading for instructions to get you started. A dialog may appear if you did not save your changes to the existing customization file you are working on and attempt to open another My Customizations file. Select the appropriate option on the dialog to continue.