Loading and Saving a VIQC Virtual Skills Project using Chrome on a Chromebook

A VEXcode IQ project for use with VEX IQ Competition (VIQC) Virtual Skills can be loaded and saved in a few ways.

Load an Existing Project


Open an existing project by selecting “Load From Your Device” from the File menu.


Use the ChromeOS interface to navigate and open your existing project with a .iqblocksskills or .iqpythonskills file extension.


You can also access files from your Google Drive folders.

Open an Example Project


Open an example project by selecting “Open Examples” from the File menu.

Rename a Project


To rename a project, select the project name box.


Enter the project name, and select “Rename.”

Save Using the File Menu


Open the File menu and select “Save To Your Device.”


The "Download manager" will appear and let you know your project has been saved in the Chromebook's Downloads folder.


Select "Show In Folder" to see your downloaded project.


In the Downloads folder, you'll see a file with a .iqblocksskills or .iqpythonskills extension. This means your project has been successfully saved.


If you want to move your project from the "Downloads" folder to your Google Drive, expand the "Google Drive" menu, then drag your VEXcode IQ project into a folder in your "Google Drive."

Common Issue when Loading/Saving


A common issue when using VEXcode IQ project files is trying to select the .iqblocksskills or .iqpythonskills file to be opened directly by the operating system.

If you try to open a VEXcode IQ project file by double clicking it, nothing will open.

All VEXcode IQ project files can ONLY be opened within the web-based version of VEXcode IQ. See the ‘Load an Existing Project’ section from this article for more information.

For more information, help, and tips, check out the many resources at VEX Professional Development Plus

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