Other Tasks: Options
The Options button in the Main User Interface provides you with the access
to functions which show (or hide) all of the sheets containing the data
you have generated during the setup and use of the TimeTracker, the ability
to import a TimeTracker file, and export your recorded data for analysis
in a data analysis program, such as EZAnalyze or SPSS.
Show All Sheets
Clicking the Show All Sheets button
will give you access to the iinner workings' of the TimeTracker.
You may find this useful for quickly reviewing all of the data
you have recorded, as well as everything you
created during the setup process - the list of students, reasons,
Clicking the Export button will walk you through the
steps needed to create an Excel file that is compatible with
most major data analysis programs,
such as SPSS or EZAnalyze. It will reformat the data you have
recorded for your students, and output it into a new file that
lists all recorded
activity for each student, for each available reason - all
in a 'one student per row' format.
NOTE that if you want to upgrade your TimeTracker file, there is no need
to export it before importing -simply use the Import function on
your new TimeTracker file.
The Import button, when clicked, will walk you through
the steps needed to import another TimeTracker file. This is
only needed if you are upgrading
to a new version of the TimeTracker, and you should Import
from the old file into the new one. This will move all of your
recorded data, reasons,
and groups from the old file into the new one so that setup
time when upgrading to new versions is minimal.
The Erase Data function will help you erase all recorded data (time spent
with students, and time spent not with students). This is useful if you
are starting a new school year, or are providing a template for colleagues
to use. This function does not erase any of your Reasons, Groups, or Student
Names – only data that have been recorded.
The Create Backup function creates a copy of the TimeTracker
file in a location you choose. You should also consider making and keeping
a copy of the file outside of your school.
Increase Font Size
The Increase Font Size function slightly increases the font size of items
in text boxes and list boxes on TimeTracker forms (e.g., student names,
reasons, dates, start and end times). This is particularly useful for people
who use laptops. However, increasing the font size permits fewer items
to be displayed. If you have already increased the font size, the button
will read ‘Decrease Font Size’.
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