Creating and saving a CalcMe session

To create a CalcMe session, you need to go to from your browser, and a blank session will be opened.

If you want to see in detail how it is structured, take a look at the section dedicated to its user interface.

In the top bar, you can see the title of the document as well as the different created sheets. If you want to save the session, this will have the name of the title that we have given to the document, so remember to change it, especially if you have to submit it!

Similarly, it's also possible to add, rename and reorder sheets once created. It can be very useful for organizing your work.

Once the session is created, you can perform a wide range of complex mathematical calculations in an autonomous, fast and intuitive way. Apart from the various instructions you set, you can also add comments to make it easier to understand. Simply use the Text action or use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+C.

Regarding content storage, CalcMe uses online storage via Google Drive by default, but you can also upload and save sessions to your device (desktops, laptops, etc.).

To save online, just press File > Save and click the To Google Drive button:

Save Online

When you save a session for the first time, you'll be prompted to log in and give permission for CalcMe to associate with your Google Drive. Probably, you will receive an email from Google reporting the given permissions.

Once you are logged in, you can see your profile photo in the title bar, shown at right.

Logeed in

In sessions you open from Google Drive, you can choose to automatically go to CalcMe. In Google Drive, go to Settings > Managing apps, and tick Use by default next to CalcMe:

Google drive settings

Additionally, once you've associated CalcMe to your Google Drive through the above steps, you will be able to open new CalcMe files directly from Google Drive. To do that, go to New in the top left corner, then More > CalcMe:

Google drive settings

To save sessions offline (directly to your device), click on File > Save and choose the option To Device:

Download session

This downloads a CalcMe session file, which you can then open again with the Open > From Device button in the same drop-down menu.

On the other hand, you can also download the sessions in PDF format for delivery and viewing without having to open the tool itself. The only limitation is that you will not be able to reopen the algorithm later if you have not saved it in any of the other formats as well. In the same drop-down menu, click Download as PDF.

Download session in PDF

Apart from this UOC student-specific beginner's guide, there is extensive documentation of the tool you can visit here. It's divided into three blocks:

  • User guide: Section dedicated to introducing the tool to newcomers, covering both its features and how to use the tool.
  • Menu: Section dedicated to explaining in detail and through examples all the commands present in the side menu of CalcMe.
  • Commands: Section dedicated to collecting all the features and commands available in CalcMe. Sorted by category and alphabetically, they are currently only available in English.