New and Improved Calendar Icons!

Have a lot of items on your eBackpack calendar and can’t distinguish which is a reminder and which is an assignment? Now there is an easier way to see the difference between which items are class vs personal reminders, items that allow turn in and those that do not!

Reminders are represented by a calendar/pencil icon overlay. You will still be able to see the class icon that the reminder is associated with and/or the icon that represents a personal reminder.

Assignments and quizzes that do not allow turn in will be represented by the “no” icon overlay, which is a circle with a diagonal slash.

Assignments and quizzes that do accept turn in are represented with no additional icon overlay.

Now you can be more organized with a quick glance at your calendar in eBackpack!

Duplicating Quiz Questions in eBackpack!

Here at eBackpack, we love quizzes (tests, and assessments) just as much as teachers do! We heard your requests and we’ve come through with an easy feature that you will love.

We know that some quizzes require multiple questions that are the same or very similar in content, whether it’s the question or the answers. Now teachers can duplicate question in eBackpack with just a click of a button!

Once you have your questions added, simply select the duplicate icon that looks like two pages:

Selecting this button will instantly create a duplicate of that question directly under the original!

What about the answers?

All content inside the question is copied as well – this includes point values, images, options, extra credit, and the answers! You can edit the question and update it with ease!

Have fun!

New Navigation Toolbar

Get tired of scrolling through the folder tree to access Classes & Groups, E-Portfolio and the Trash? We have heard your cries!

While you’ve been out for the summer, we have been busy making some changes to our interface!  You can now access your classes, E-Portfolio, My Files, Trash and much more through our new navigation toolbar!

Simply click on the category and select the location you want to navigate to! You now have quick access to the class settings, standards and gradebook from the home screen.

But don’t worry, the folder tree is not going anywhere, just yet!  This is just a sneak peek into the new and improved eBackpack!

eBackpack + Gradebook, We Have it All!

While you were all away for Spring Break, enjoying your much needed R and R, we were plugging away at a much needed addition to the eBackpack LMS. We have added a gradebook to our program! With the eBackpack gradebook addition, teachers are able to do it all in one program.

The introduction of the eBackpack gradebook means that teachers are now able to create assignments and assessments, distribute the work, grade the completed product, and store the accumulation of student grades all in one secure place! Like the many other offerings from eBackpack’s LMS, the gradebook is of highest quality, and has been built for the users to access easily and smoothly. Currently we are only set up for teachers to have access to the eBackpack gradebook functionality.

It gets even better – did you know we integrate with Skyward and Powerschool too?  Grades are automatically pushed to their gradebooks!

Want to check it out?  Click on one of your classes on the website and then choose the “Gradebook & Standards Report”.  Gradebook is right at the top!  You can even add assignments that aren’t in eBackpack to the gradebook!

Please join us for a brief webinar, Friday, March 25th at 3 pm CST. We will be navigating through the new gradebook, and offering tips and tricks!

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Lockdown Mode Available on iOS

eBackpack is happy to announce that we now offer lockdown testing mode on iOS devices for FREE! Autonomous Single App Mode, or ASAM, prevents students from using any outside sources while taking assessments on eBackpack through the iOS device, for free. eBackpack has offered this handy service previously through the web (Learn More or Get Started), but we have now expanded to iOS devices. This makes taking assessments at home or in the classroom much more secure and user friendly. Educators can rest easy knowing that their students are not able to exit the assessment mode while taking exams.

Here are a list of the key features the ASAM lockdown mode features when taking assessments with eBackpack.

  • Lockdown mode prevents students from entering other sites or apps while taking assessments.  (It locks them in)
  • If a student exits an assessment while taking it, the assessment is submitted as complete.
  • The assessment distributor can see when the student entered and exited the assessment.
  • Lockdown mode of the assessment begins as soon as the student enters the exam.

Learn more about getting your iOS device ready for lockdown testing with eBackpack.

Configure your assessment for lockdown testing.