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Step 1: Downloading Files

Choose the N2Y files you want to download and download the file(s) to your PC. 

Note: If you are using an older version of NovaChat, please update the device and Editor to the current versions in order for the N2Y files to appear.  

First Time Users: Before you download weekly N2Y pages to your device, you will want to download the N2Y Main (Starter) page. This page will serve as a navigation page and will only need to be downloaded once. To learn how to download the N2Y Main (Starter) page, see First Time Users below.

Step 2: Getting Files to Your Device

Transferring Files to Your Device using a USB Flash Drive:

You will need a flash drive with a micro-USB connector. The USB flash drive provided by Saltillo has a micro-USB connector on one end that plugs into your device and a USB 3.0 connector on the other end that plugs into a computer.

  • Connect USB 3.0 connect end of the USB drive into a USB port on your computer.
  • In File Manager on the computer, navigate to the current N2Y page set you want to transfer to your device.
  • Copy the page set, navigate to the USB drive, and paste the page set. Or drag and drop the page set.
  • Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the bottom right corner of the computer screen. When “Safe to Remove Hardware” appears, unplug the USB drive.
  • Connect the micro-USB end of the USB drive to the USB port on your device. (If the device’s file manager opens, use the device’s Back arrow one or more times to close it.)
  • On the device, select Menu > Library > Menu > Import/Export. (A different file management screen may open. Depending on your device, select or navigate to the USB drive, choose the folder you want, and choose Select or OK.)
  • A window will show the page set file under Backup Folder on the right.
  • Select the page set file.
  • Select To Device, which is now highlighted. The file will be copied to the device.
  • When the file finishes copying, it will be listed under Device.
  • Disconnect the USB drive from your device.
  • Proceed to After you remove the USB drive or disconnect the USB cable below.
  • Use the device’s Back arrow two times to go to your vocabulary.

 Transferring Files to Your Device using ChatEditor™

  • Plug the included USB cord into your laptop or desktop computer and the other end into the NovaChat or ChatFusion device.
  • NovaChat 5.1 and 7.1 devices only: If the device doesn’t connect to the computer automatically, choose Mount or Connect Storage to PC on the device screen.
  • When the Removable Disk Menu appears on your computer, click on the X to close it.
  • On your computer, click on the current N2Y page set you want to download.
  • Drag and drop (or copy and paste) the downloaded N2Y page set into the ChatEditor Import folder on your Desktop and close the window.
  • Open ChatEditor on your computer and wait for the N2Y page set to import.
  • When the import completes, choose Library on the menu bar of your ChatEditor (it must be out of Edit Mode).
  • Choose Transfer > Vocabs to/from Device.
  • Choose the current N2Y page set in the Editor list (check and highlight) and choose To Device.
  • You should now see the current N2Y page set in the device files list on the right. Choose Done.
  • NovaChat 5.1 and 7.1 devices only: Choose Turn Off or Disconnect Storage from PC on the device screen.
  • Unplug the USB cable from the device and wait a few seconds for the device screen to refresh.

After you remove the USB drive or disconnect the USB cable:

  • On your device, choose Menu > Library (exit Edit Mode if you do not see Library) and open the vocabulary file you are currently using for your student.
  • Choose Menu > Edit Mode (“Edit Mode” will appear in red on the bottom left of the device screen) and choose Pages.
  • Choose Menu > Import.
  • Choose the current N2Y page set from the list and check the box to the right of the page names to select all (this will keep the pages tied together when imported).

Choose Import.

Step 3: Link Pages

  • Go to the N2Y Main Page on the student's device.
  • Press and hold on the button you would like to navigate to the current N2Y page set (the device must be in Edit Mode).
  • Choose Edit Button.
  • Type the N2Y page set topic in the Label box.
  • Search for a symbol if desired (choose Find under the Image area).
  • Type the current topic in the search box and then tap Search.
  • Tap the symbol you want to use.
  • Tap the Actions tab.
  • Find Navigate in the pull-down list.
  • Find the current N2Y page set in the list, choose the Home Page of that page set, and then choose OK.
  • Choose Save to save your button.
  • Test the modified button to make sure it navigates to your current N2Y page set.
  • Your News-2-You pages are now ready to use! 

 

First-Time Users

Downloading Your News-2-You Main Page to your Device using a USB Flash Drive:

Before you download weekly N2Y pages to your device, you will want to download N2Y Main Pages. These pages will serve as navigation pages and will only need to be downloaded once.

Note: If your student is using MultiChat15 Student, the News-2-You Main Page is already included under “My News”> “N2Y” and you may skip to the directions to import N2Y pages.

  • Connect USB 3.0 connect end of the USB drive into a USB port on your computer.
  • In File Manager on the computer, navigate to the N2Y Main Page(s) you want to transfer to your device.
  • Copy the main pages file, navigate to the USB drive, and paste the page(s). Or drag and drop the page(s).
  • Click the Safely Remove Hardware and Eject Media icon in the bottom right corner of the computer screen. When “Safe to Remove Hardware” appears, unplug the USB drive.
  • Connect the micro-USB end of the USB drive to the USB port on your device. (If the device’s file manager opens, use the device’s Back arrow two or more times to close it.)
  • On the device, select Menu > Library > Menu > Import/Export. (A different file management screen may open. Depending on your device, select or navigate to the USB drive, choose the folder you want, and choose Select or OK.)
  • A window will show the main pages file under Backup Folder on the right.
  • Select the main pages file.
  • Select To Device, which is now highlighted. The file will be copied to the device.
  • When the file finishes copying, it will be listed under Device.
  • Disconnect the USB drive from your device.
  • Proceed to After you remove the USB drive or disconnect the USB cable below.
  • Use the device’s Back arrow two times to go to your vocabulary.

 

Downloading Your News-2-You Main Page to your Device using ChatEditor:

Before you download weekly N2Y pages to your device, you will want to download N2Y Main Pages. These pages will serve as navigation pages and will only need to be downloaded once.

Note: If your student is using MultiChat15 Student, the News-2-You Main Page is already included under “My News”> “N2Y” and you may skip to the directions to import N2Y pages.

  • Plug the included USB cable into your laptop or desktop computer and the other end into the NovaChat or ChatFusion device.
  • NovaChat 5.1 and 7.1 devices only: If the device doesn’t connect to the computer automatically, choose Mount or Connect Storage to PC on the device screen.
  • When the Removable Disk Menu appears on your computer, click on the X to close it.
  • On your computer, click on the N2Y Main Page(s) you want to download.
  • Drag and drop (or copy and paste) the downloaded file into the ChatEditor Import folder on your Desktop and close the window.
  • Open ChatEditor on your computer and wait for the N2Y Main Page to import.
  • When the import completes, choose Library on the menu bar of your ChatEditor (it must be out of Edit Mode).
  • Choose Transfer > Vocabs to/from Device.
  • Choose the N2Y Main Page in the Editor list (check and highlight) and choose To Device.
  • You should now see the N2Y Main Page in the device files list on the right. Choose Done.
  • NovaChat 5.1 and 7.1 devices only: Choose Turn Off or Disconnect Storage from PC on the device screen.
  • Unplug the USB cable from the device and wait a few seconds for the device screen to refresh.

After you remove the USB drive or disconnect the USB cable:

  • On your device, choose Menu > Library (exit edit mode if you do not see Library) and open the vocabulary file you are currently using for your student.
  • Choose Menu > Edit Mode (“Edit Mode” will appear in red on the bottom left of the device screen) and choose Pages.
  • Choose Menu > Import.
  • Choose the N2Y Main page from the list (18, 24, 42, or 60 Location Main Page will be displayed) and check the box to the right of the page name.
  • Choose Import.

Creating a Button in the Vocabulary File to Navigate to the N2Y Main Page

You must follow the steps above first.

  • Press and hold on the button you would like to navigate to your N2Y Main Page (the device must be in Edit Mode).
  • Choose Edit Button.
  • Type News-2-You in the Label box.
  • Search for a symbol if desired (choose Find under the Image area).
  • Type news in the search box and then tap Search.
  • Tap the symbol you want to use.
  • Tap the Actions tab.
  • Find Navigate in the pulldown list.
  • Choose the N2Y Main Page (whichever one you downloaded from the website) and then choose OK.
  • Choose Save to save your button.
  • Test the modified button to make sure it navigates to your N2Y Main Page.
  • You are now ready to download N2Y pages each week! Each of the blank buttons will be set to navigate to the next week’s news topic. For information on transferring N2Y pages to your device using a USB flash drive or ChatEditor, see Step 2: Getting Files to Your Device above.