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eBackpack K12 LMS

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Calendar Drag & Drop

The new school year comes with new features!

Teachers love having a calendar full of assignments, but did you know that changing the assignment due date on our new calendar is just a “Click, Drag and Drop” away?!

Changing the assignment due date has never been simpler – it’s easy as 1, 2, 3!

checkmark Select the assignment you want to change the due date of

checkmarkDrag the selected assignment to the desired day on the calendar

checkmarkRelease the mouse click to see the assignment in the newly selected date

 

Using the drag and drop features will automatically update the assignments due date for you. No more going to the assignment settings to change the due date!

Wait, there is more…

You can change the due time by accessing the day view on your calendar!

Stay tuned for more back to school updates coming soon…

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!

Assessments with eBackpack

In today’s educational environment of standardized testing it is vital that schools and districts be capable of giving assessments that are flexible and effective to ensure that students are progressing towards their academic goals. eBackpack offers a world of possibilities for quizzes and tests for every subject, class, and unit.

 

The ability to tag the appropriate state or academic standards to the assessment allows instructors to determine how students are progressing towards specific learning objectives. Regardless of the subject matter (even foreign language courses!), eBackpack is sure to have related state or academic standards available to you.

 

eBackpack makes it simple to create tests and quizzes with multiple choice, true/false, yes/no, completion/ fill in the blank, and essay/free form responses. You can create your own questions or import them from Examview as well as utilize rubrics to ensure that students know the criteria they have been graded upon.

Additionally, instructors can choose:

  • the number of allowed attempts
  • whether to shuffle the order of the questions
  • whether to revisit previous questions
  • whether students can skip questions without answering
  • when to provide grades and feedback
  • whether to use Safe Exam Browser (Learn More!

Tests and quizzes can be challenging, but they should never be difficult to administer. eBackpack is making it quick, simple, and effective to assess the areas that your students are struggling or excelling in – try it out! 

 

P.S. Share your favorite assessment function or tool on Twitter and you just might win a t-shirt or stylus!  

Making the Impossible, Possible

Automated Offline Access on iOS

The eBackpack Team truly believes that educational technology can change the world. We are convinced that it can drive innovation and critical thinking, help build 21st century learners, and simplify some of the challenges of teaching and learning. However, to achieve this kind of transformation it’s vital that we make it as accessible as possible.

For the many students who live in rural areas, lack internet access at home, or simply don’t have a strong Wi-Fi connection, digital devices and technology can seem like a barrier to completing work and excelling in school.  This is where automated offline access become so critical. eBackpack will now mark items for offline access on iOS according to the following schedule: For Group Admins (teachers), eBackpack will automatically add an assignment to the Offline List when the assignment is awaiting review and current or past due by less than 14 days.  An assignment will be automatically removed from the Offline List when:

      • 0 items awaiting review or past due by more than 14 days, or
      • Assignment has been archived

For Group Members (students), eBackpack will automatically add an assignment to the Offline List when the assignment is not complete and is due in the next 5 days. The assignment will be automatically removed from the Offline List when:

      • Marked as Complete, or
      • Past due by more than 2 days, or
      • Assignment has been archived

Users can still mark things offline manually, this feature simply streamlines the process. Offline access essentially downloads the assignments for you and holds it in storage. You can complete an assignment, grade work, or study offline and any changes you make will stay in the same storage space and automatically upload when you have an internet connection.   Worried about space?  In all cases we limit it to no more than 300 files – which is generally under 300 MB in your normal use situation.  In the case of students – it will usually be about 30 files or 30 MB.  What a huge experience win for so little space! Just one more way the eBackpack team is striving to make this the best learning management system for students and teachers!