Data can be moved most easily from LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 to a Chromebook via Wi-Fi. Instructions can be found in How do I connect my Chromebook and LabQuest via Wi-Fi?. However, without Wi-Fi available, there are still two options.
Option 1: Enable Viewer over USB (LabQuest 2 or LabQuest 3 only)
By checking a box in the LabQuest’s Connection settings, it can share data by USB as if it were connected to the Chromebook by Wi-Fi. This is the easiest option, but the downside is that you’ll need to remember to uncheck the box when you’re done. When this box is checked, Graphical Analysis app won’t recognize the LabQuest for standard data collection, so it could potentially be confusing.
Here are the steps:
1. Open the Connections App
LabQuest 2—Tap on the Wi-Fi icon at the bottom of the LabQuest screen
LabQuest 3—Tap the Connections App from the Settings Screen
2. Tap the icon for “Viewer.” At the top of the Viewer screen, make sure LabQuest Viewer is set to “On.”
3. Check the box for “Enable Viewer over USB” and tap Close.
4. Connect LabQuest to the Chromebook by USB cable.
5. Launch Graphical Analysis and Choose “Data Sharing.” If your Graphical Analysis app has the Graphical Analysis Pro features unlocked, you will need to select the Local option to see the LabQuest in the discovered device list.
6. Click on your LabQuest’s name and the data should appear. You can now disconnect the LabQuest.
(Don’t forget to go back and uncheck the box from Step 3 if the next user wants to use LabQuest with Graphical Analysis the “regular” way for data collection.)
Option 2: Transfer data via USB thumb drive (all LabQuest models)
This isn’t very elegant, but it works and doesn’t require any change in the LabQuest settings that might cause frustration if forgotten.
Here are the steps:
1. Insert a USB thumb drive into LabQuest.
2. Choose Export from the File menu.
3. Select your USB thumb drive, name the file, then tap OK.
3. Transfer the USB thumb drive to your Chromebook.
4. Type the name of the file into the search bar on your Chromebook and open it.
5. Select the data only (excluding the header info at the top) and ctrl-c to copy it.
6. Launch Graphical Analysis 4 and choose Manual Entry.
7. Click on the X column header and ctrl-v to paste the data.
8. Rename the columns by clicking on the overflow menu (three dots) of each column header and choosing Column Options.