If you are subscriber to one of our Orange curriculums (First Look, 252 Basics, XP3 Students, MarriedPeople, One Big Story), you are familiar with this image:
 
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This magic portal opens a world of content that allows you to partner with parents and empower small group leaders to reach the next generation with creative resources, teaching scripts, parent CUEs and small group content. And if you are like most of us, you go in, download what you need and then go on to the next task on your to-do list.
 
But wait just a second . . . we want to let you in on a few “hacks” to help you make the most of your account.
 
NAME: We call the place where you download files the “download matrix.” It’s not because we’re obsessed with the 90s and Keanu Reeves, but it’s the place the Orange curriculum teams load all the content to make it available to our partners.
 
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LOGO: If you subscribe to more than one Orange curriculum, and your name is associated with those accounts, you can simply click the logo at the top left corner and then you’ll see a line of other curriculums you have access to and can click on that logo to pull up that download matrix. You don’t have to log out and then log in to the other curriculum.
 
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ENVELOPE: Want to message your Orange Specialist? You can do it through the download matrix. Simply click on the envelope icon, type out your message, and it will be sent to your assigned Orange Specialist. Everyone has one.
 
GEAR: Want to make changes to your account? Click on the gear icon.
You can add additional primary or secondary users.
You can view the history of what’s been downloaded.
You can even manage the automatic shipment of supplemental products, if you are a FL or 252 partner.
 
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NEWS: This is the first thing you see when you log into your account, but make sure you don’t’ rush past it. In the news section, we posts updates as needed, additional instructions you may need for curriculum, scoop on Orange events and contents. Also, make sure you check out the archive list on the side.
 
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TIME’S ALMOST UP: Wondering when your account is up for renewal? We’ll let you know when it’s almost time. Just look for this notice in the top right corner.
 
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AUTO-SHIPS (applicable for FL and 252 only): Do you purchase monthly supplemental products, like posters, DVDS, etc.? You can manage monthly products or auto-ship signups after you login. Simply click on this icon.
 
And you know what other amazing, incredibly helpful resource you have? Your Orange Specialist! Our team of specialists bring years of ministry experience, networking skills and just pure awesomeness to help you make the most of the resources we provide through your curriculum purchase. (And remember, they are only a click away through the Envelope icon.)