Private Library FAQ for Digital Resources Managers Follow
In this article:
What is a digital resource manager?
A digital resource manager is a role within Hāpara who can add content to and customize the Our Library tab of Hāpara Digital Backpack and Hāpara Workspace. Via Google group, your Hāpara administrator can designate someone to have this role.
Digital resource managers may be your curriculum team, a group of administrators, library media specialists or department heads — it is really up to the needs of your school. We recommend that digital resource managers work together to build out the Our Library tab in a way that works best for your teachers.
Some digital resource managers will only see features that help them build out the library. However, it is possible for a digital resource manager to also be a teacher with classes in Hāpara.
Who can add Workspaces to Our Library?
Any teacher in your school with access to Hāpara Workspace can add a Workspace to Our Library. Once a teacher adds a Workspace to Our Library, they can find it in the Uncategorized tab.
A digital resource manager can then add the Workspace to a collection, making it easy for other teachers to find and use with their students.
A digital resource manager can also curate or create Workspaces to add to Our Library. Searching in the Discover tab will provide you with many Workspaces to add to your library. You are able to search by region, grade, subject or topic within Discover, allowing you to find a Workspace that fits your needs.
Who can see the collections I create?
Any teacher in your school/district with access to Digital Backpack can see all of the collections that are added to the Our Library tab.
Who else can add to my school/district library and edit collections?
Only those who have been given the role of digital resource manager can make changes in the Our Library tab. It is up to your administration to assign this role in your organization. We highly recommend that digital resource managers work as a team to maintain your library. If you do not know who else in your school/district has this role, reach out to your Hāpara administrator to find out.
How can I organize the Our Library tab?
This article has a lot of great information on how to add and maintain collections to keep your library organized. It is important to think about how your school/district functions and the needs of your teachers while organizing your library. Collections can be organized by grade, subject, theme, term, holiday, etc. You can keep resources and Workspaces in separate collections or have a mix within one collection.