How to Create a Database

Tip: eInstruction recommends that you only create one. Organizing the data collected by CPS is easy when you save multiple classes and lessons to a single database.

First-time CPS Users

If you have never used CPS before, you will need to create a new *.cps database file. To create a new CPS database, follow these directions:

  • Open CPS from the desktop icon. The CPS Open or Create New CPS Database window appears.
  • Choose Create a new CPS File.
  • Click OK. The New CPS File dialog box opens.
  • In the File Name text box, type the database name that you are creating. The file extension *.cps is automatically added to your file name.
  • Click Save and wait while CPS processes your request. The Engage>Lesson and Assessments tab opens with your database name in the left panel.

 

Subsequent CPS Users

If you have used CPS before and want to create a new database file, follow these directions:

  • Open CPS from your desktop icon.
  • Click File from the menu bar.
  • Click New Database.... A New CPS Database window appears.
  • In the File Name text box, type the database name that you are creating. The file extension *.cps is automatically added to your file name.
  • Click Save and wait while CPS processes your request. The Engage>Lesson and Assessments tab opens with your database name in the left panel.

Note: The database you created automatically opens each time you start CPS.