Welcome to Hāpara Digital Backpack Follow
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Digital Backpack overview
Welcome to Digital Backpack! This digital resource library makes teaching and learning with Google Classroom simpler for everyone in your school.
With Digital Backpack, teachers have access to hundreds of publicly available digital textbooks, novels, units of study and more. Schools can also easily upload their own resources and create a curated resource library for teachers to choose from.
With just a few clicks, teachers can assign digital resources to their Google Classroom classes. And whether students are learning in person or at home, with Digital Backpack, they always have access to their assignments and reading materials, in a format that is easy to read on any device.
Digital Backpack teacher experience
Teachers can access Digital Backpack at https://app.hapara.com/my-resources and can log in with their school-issued Google account.
As long as teachers have at least one active Google Classroom class, they will gain access to Digital Backpack.
Teachers will have access to three tabs in the Digital Backpack*: My resources, Our Library and Discover.
*If your school has purchased the full Hāpara learning suite, teachers will also see a My Workspaces tab
My resources is where teachers can keep track of all of the resources they would like to use with their classes - whether they have just starred a resource to save it for later, or assigned it to a class, they will find it in this tab.
Our Library is where teachers can find resources that have been curated for them by the digital resource manager(s) in their school/district. Resources in the Our Library tab can be added from the built-in repository of open source, public resources, or they can be uploaded directly by the school.
Discover is our built-in repository of public, open source resources. Teachers can search from hundreds of textbooks, novels, units, classroom resources and more to find materials that will support their lessons.
Teachers can open a resource from anywhere in the Digital Backpack, preview the material, share it to their classes, or star it for their own use.
Digital Backpack provides a simple way to find, share and manage the materials your students need to learn.
Digital Backpack student experience
Students can find their Digital Backpack materials in their Student Dashboards at app.mystudentdashboard.com, alongside their Google Classroom assignments, grades, announcements and more.
Students will log into their Student Dashboard with their school-issued Google account.
In the Backpack tab, students can see all of the materials that have been shared with them from all of their classes, or filter their view to just see the materials for one class at a time.
Students can open their resources right from their Dashboards and will be taken to a digital reader that works on any device and in any browser.
For more on how Student Dashboard works, please read this article.