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

A VEXcode IQ project for use with VEX IQ Challenge (VIQC) Virtual Skills can be loaded and saved in the following ways:


Load an Existing Project

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

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

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You can also access files from your Google Drive folders.


Open an Example Project

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


Rename a Project

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To rename a project, select the project name box.

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Enter the project name, and select “Rename.”


Save Using the File Menu

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

All VEXcode IQ project files (.iqblocksskills) 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.