Whether working with others or creating on your own, you’re going to use projects with Explain Everything. A project is the fundament of any whiteboard activity and a space where all the content you want to share or present is placed and edited.
Types of projects in Explain Everything
- Local projects – created and stored by default exclusively on your device’s storage.
- Cloud projects – created and stored in Explain Everything’s cloud—Explain Drive.
Both local and cloud projects are saved in the native .explain file format.
Note: Projects created with the web version of Explain Everything (in your browser) are always cloud projects.
Local projects are created and stored by default in the native Explain Everything’s apps downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. Local projects exist only on your device and take up your device’s storage. To edit local projects, you do not need internet connection – you can work on them offline.
Tip: You can move a copy of your local project to Explain Drive on your device so it becomes a cloud one.
Tip: Your local projects reside within your application, so make sure to backup your device data to keep your projects safe.
Note: If you create a Web Video Link of a local project, a copy of that project is made in Explain Drive, too.
In contrast to local projects, cloud projects are created and stored in Explain Everything’s cloud – Explain Drive – and so can be accessed from any device.
Every cloud project has a unique CODE it can be shared with to be found inside of the project. This is how you tell that the project is a cloud project. Cloud projects can also be recognised as such by the cloud icons visible on the thumbnails of projects when using the app on your device.
When working with cloud projects you can choose to keep them for your own use or allow for access by others.
When is the cloud project created
- Whenever you start a new project with the web version of Explain Everything (in your browser).
- Every time you create a Web Video Link.
- Any time you share your project with others.
- As you move your project to Explain Drive.
Note: Cloud projects are backed up on servers so nothing is lost if you reinstall your app.