Table of Contents

How to access DBQ Online

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What is DBQ Online and who has access?

DBQ Online is the digital platform for the DBQ Project, which provides short units of study across grade levels to assist in teaching reading and writing in social studies. These units are grounded in engaging document-based questions that progressively get more complex as they guide students through various documents. 

All BPS schools with grades 3-12 will have access to DBQ Online through July 2020.

How do I login to DBQ Online?

Chromebook, Tablet or Laptop:

To login to DBQ Online, teachers and students must enter through the BPS Clever Portal: www.bostonpublicschools.org/backpack using their BPS Gmail and password.

Look for the DBQ Online icon under History and Social Studies.

Teachers will be able to create classrooms and share a class link URL to students.

What devices is it compatible with?

DBQ Online works on laptops, desktops, Chromebooks, and iPads.

What online training is available for DBQ Online?

The DBQ Online “Getting Started” Guide provides brief webinars broken into three levels depending on our level of familiarity with The DBQ Project and DBQ Online. 

  • Level 1 - The DBQ Basics: teachers who are brand new to The DBQ Project and the DBQ 6-step method.
  • Level 2 - Getting Started with DBQ Online: familiar with the DBQ print resources and the DBQ pedagogy, but NOT familiar with DBQ Online.
  • Level 3 - DBQ Online ad Remote Learning: familiar with The DBQ Project pedagogy and DBQ Online, and are looking for ways to use the platform for remote learning. 
  • Level 4 - Teaching “Live” with DBQ Online in Remote Settings: familiar with The DBQ Project pedagogy and DBQ Online, and are looking for ways to use the platform for remote learning. 

The BPS History Department has put together a recommended list of Mini-Qs for Spring 2020.

Who should I contact if I have questions about DBQ Online?

Technical Support: support@dbqproject.com

Pedagogical Support: chip@dbqproject.com

How did we do?

How to access Nearpod

How to Run a Google Classroom Student List as an Admin

Contact