How to access Activate Learning

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is Activate Learning? Who has access?

Activate Learning offers investigation-centered and project-based learning that allows students to drive their learning through their own questions and ideas. Students investigate and explain phenomena, gather and analyze data, develop and use visual models, and solve multi-step problems. Activate Learning provides access to two programs that BPS is using: OpenSciEd and Active Physics.

Select BPS schools are currently using OpenSciEd (grades 6-8) and Active Physics (9-12). Please reach out to the contacts in the science department below to inquire about access.

How do I login?

You must have a Google Classroom with students in order to access the platform and assign content. If you do not yet have a Google Classroom, please see how to create a Google Classroom and how to add students.

Go to Clever: www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack. Under the Science icon, look for Activate Learning. The icon will take you to this page: https://bostonps.activatelearningdigital.com.

Once you are logged in to Activate Learning, make sure that you import the necessary classes in Google Classroom by following the instructions here.

Student accounts will be created in Activate Learning when teachers import classes. Once classes are imported, teachers can use the Assign button to assign work to students.

Students will only have access to activities assigned to them by teachers. These activities will be accessible from links in their Google Classroom classes. (Each link is specific to that classroom's work - links should NOT be shared between classes.) Watch a video about assignments here.

Rosters for imported classes will be re-synced every time the teacher logs in. Teachers can also sync their rosters and import new classes whenever needed by going to their Admin section and clicking the Sync Rosters button.

What devices is it compatible with?

Activate Learning products work on Laptops, Desktops, and Chromebooks.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Tech Support: support@activatelearning.com

OpenSciEd: Marianne Dunne

Active Physics: Joyce Bowen

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