Whether working with others or creating on your own, you're going to use projects with Explain Everything. They are the foundation of any activity and therefore it's good to know what to expect.
Projects serve as containers for all of your assets, drawings, captured manipulations, and recordings. If they exist on your tablet, we call them local projects. Once exported to Explain Drive they become cloud projects and offer additional functionality (see later section).
Every time you open a blank canvas - you create a new project, to which all changes are saved when working with Explain Everything. Local projects can be stored and organized in folders on your tablet device (see the article on Managing Projects). The advantage of having local projects is the ability to work on them offline. If you export your project as a video - it will be rendered on your device.
TipYour local projects reside within your application, so make sure to backup your device data to keep your projects safe.
Every time you choose to connect with someone on the Explain Everything platform, you're accessing a cloud project. Cloud projects can be used for collaborative sessions or as an alternative to local projects.
The advantages of using the cloud are the following:
- Videos, that exist in the cloud project can be accessed using web-friendly short links.
- Cloud projects can be accessed by others for working collaboratively (see article Joining projects).
- Cloud projects are backed up on servers so nothing is lost if you reinstall your app.
When working with cloud projects you can choose to keep them for your own use or allow for access by others. When sharing your project you can choose to grant particular individuals access rights or provide more open, link-based access to viewers or editors (see Collaborating with others).