Digital Backpack - How to add resources to your library Follow
Note: The actions in this article can only be taken by someone who has been assigned the role of digital resource manager. This can only be done by a Hapara/Google Admin. For more on how to assign people to the role of digital resource manager, see this article.
In this article:
- Our Library overview
- How to add public resources to the library
- How to upload your own resources to the library
Our Library overview
Your school library is a space where you can curate collections of district-approved resources for your teachers.
These can be resources that were created, owned and/or licensed by your school district, or open access, public domain resources from the Digital Backpack Discover page.
Our Library is a space just for your school, you can organize it whichever way makes sense for your teachers. Only the digital resource managers in a school can add to or edit the Library.
How to add public resources to the library
Your school’s Digital Backpack subscription comes with access to hundreds of public domain, open access resources in the Discover tab. Any of these resources can be added to your school library so that your teachers know they have been reviewed and approved for them to use.
You can find specific resources in the Discover tab by using the search bar, or by browsing any of our collections of resource types or subject areas.
When you find a resource that you would like to appear in the Our Library tab, you can do so right from the title card by clicking the Actions menu, then clicking Add to library.
If you would like to find out more about a resource before adding it to your Library, you can click on the resource title card to view a preview of the resource with more information. From here you can open the resource to view the content.
You can also add a resource to the Our Library tab from the resource preview by clicking Add to library.
Once the resource is in the library, you will be able to organize it into collections.
How to upload your own resource to the library
Digital Backpack also makes it possible to digitize your own content, and share it with teachers in your school via the Our Library tab. Whether you have created your own textbooks or have licensed materials that you would like to distribute, you can do that through the Digital Backpack.
Your Digital Backpack subscription includes a certain number of digitized pages. Once you exceed that number, you will be charged for any overages. You can work with your Regional Sales Manager to adjust this number if needed.
To upload a resource into your library, click on the Uploads menu in the Library tab, then click New upload.
Here, you will need to add the PDF file for your resource, give it a title and select the appropriate copyright license type for your file. You can view more about the various license types here. You will also need to acknowledge that you have permission to upload this resource and are not violating any copyright.
Once you have done this, you can submit your resource for upload by clicking the Upload button, or you have the option to add more information about your resource by giving it a description and tagging it with grades, standards, subjects and more. Adding tags to your resource will make it easier for your teachers to find relevant content in your library.
After you submit your resource for upload, you will be taken to the conversion status page. Uploaded files are converted into an accessible, responsive and easy-to-read digital format. It can take 3-5 days to digitize a file.
You can track the status of your upload on the conversion status page at any time by clicking on the Uploads menu in your library and clicking Check status.
On the conversion status page you can see what uploads you have in progress, if any uploads have had an error as well as a list of your recent uploads.
When the conversion is complete, you will find it in the Uncategorized section of your library. You can organize it into collections as needed from the Our Library tab. For more on setting up collections, see this article.