How to add captions to a video
Joining Zoom from your browser or a Chromebook
How to request captions and transcripts for videos from 3Play Media
Access to BAIS applications from off the network
How to enable Chrome to download reports from Aspen
Installing Office 365
How to enabe/disable a Sponsored Account
How to create a Sponsored Account
How to receive an L4L (Teacher Macbook)
How to change your last name and email address
New Employee Guide
What is the BPS Acceptable Use Policy?
Do I have a virus or malware on my computer?
Resetting Student Passwords
How do I reset my password?
Getting Started with Microsoft Office 365
How to Activate and Inactive Accounts in Naviance
How to Take Class Attendance in Aspen During the Coronavirus Closure from the School View (Grades 6-12)
How to Add A Schedule to a Middle School or ESL Class to Allow Class Attendance Input
How to Run Attendance History for a Specific Code
How to Take Attendance during Remote Learning (Grades K0-5)
How to Take Attendance During Remote Learning (Grades 6-12)
How to Run Class Attendance Post Verification Report
How to Run Daily Attendance Post Verification
How to Create Journal Entries by Running Attendance Letters
Managing Attendance Plans
Overview of Attendance Intervention Plans in Aspen (video)
How to Add Parent Gender in Aspen
Recommending an Attendance Plan for Court
How to Hide the Daily Attendance Side-tab from the staff view
How to run the Perfect Attendance Report in Aspen
How to Change Attendance Records
How to use the Principal's Attendance Report in Aspen
How to "Push" Daily Attendance to all Classes
How to Reassign Calendar Days in Aspen
How to Take Class Attendance
How to add a Tardy and Dismissal for a Student in Aspen
How to Send Report Cards or Progress Reports through School Messenger
How do I get started with Zoom?
How do I get started with Google Meet?
Zoom vs. Google Meet: When Should I Use Each Tool?
Zoom Instructions for Students
Access your BPS phone voice message system
How to maintain student privacy online
Set call forwarding on a BPS Phone
How to Run a Successful Video Conference
How do I get started with SchoolMessenger?
How to access the Custodial Asbestos Awareness Training
Tweet Deck Tutorial for Twitter Chats
Creating a Twitter Account
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How do I send or receive a fax?
How to Send a Text Message in SchoolMessenger
How to view contact information by phone or email in SchoolMessenger
How to Email Students with SchoolMessenger
How to resolve wrong numbers through School Messenger/Aspen
How to View a Contact’s Call Record in SchoolMessenger
How to Generate a Conduct Letter in Aspen
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How to Run Student Journal and Conduct Reports
Verizon Jetpack Model 8800L WiFi Hotspot FAQ's
How to Install a FollowYou Printer on a PC
How to Install the Tap Card Printers on your Mac
How to Factory Reset a BPS Chromebook
Mobile Hotspot Setup for Samsung J3 Prime Phone
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How to back-up your data on a Mac
Recycling and inventorying devices
How to Install a Printer on a Chromebook
How to initiate a request to purchase "non-standard" technology
What to do if you have a broken device
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How to enable Airtame with MacOSX Catalina
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How to Connect a PC to BpsStaff/Student
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How do I create a parent portal account in Aspen?
Connecting a Chromebook or Android to BpsStaff/Student
How to Activate a New iPad
Digital Citizenship & Cyber Security
How to Promote, Retain, or Graduate Non-Senior Students
How to Set Promotion Status for Seniors
How to Enter a Student's Next Year Homeroom in School View
Technology Returns for Transferring & Departing Employees
How to Reset a Parent Portal Account/Password
How to Create a Family Account
Aspen - How to See your Child's TerraNova Score on Family Portal
How to Enter Teacher Course Recommendations for the Next School Year
Setting up your Gradebook Preferences
How to add resources to a gradebook assignment
Creating Special Codes in your Gradebook
Locking Scores in your Gradebook
How to Enter and Post Elementary Grades in Aspen
How to Enter Transfer-in Transcript Records
How to Auto Calculate and Post Term 3 and Final Grades
How to See Students Grades by Class and Grade Level
How to See a List of Failing Students in One or More Terms
How to Auto Calculate and Post Grades in the Gradebook
How to Re-Open Grading Window
How to run the Grade Post Verification Report in Aspen
How to Change an Elementary Transcript Record
How to Find Missing Final Grades
How to Print a Report Card for One Student
How to Enter and Post K0-K2 Grades in Aspen
How to Run Report Cards in Aspen
How to run a merge drop/add transcript records
Student Records Requests
How to access Exact Path
How to access Defined Learning
Problems accessing Youtube for parent and teachers?
How to access Tumblebooks
How to access CommonLit
How to access Imagine Learning
How to access Illuminate
How do I access Lexia
How to access Clever at Home
How to use video in Google Classroom
How to access Nearpod
How to access DBQ Online
How to Run a Google Classroom Student List as an Admin
How to Run a Google Classroom Student List as a Teacher
How do I use Bookshare?
Drive Google - How to Upload your Google Classroom List to your Drive to open it in Google Sheets
How to access Clever at School
How to access Google Classroom from Home
How to Create a Google Classroom
How to access Sora by Overdrive
My students can not login to an app in Clever
What are Clever badges and how do they work?
How to access BPSLearns
How to get started with GoGuardian for Teachers
How to customize the Clever portal on my Teacher page
What is a Clever School Tech Lead and what can they do?
When I log in to Clever, I get an "Uh oh!" (sad robot) error message.
I am a co-teacher and I do not see my students in Clever.
I have a student missing from my class in Clever
How to Duplicate an Existing Course in BPSLearns
How to get started with Learning Ally
How to sign up for the Learning Ally online course
How to unblock Flash Player in Chrome
How to change a Primary Teacher in Aspen
How to Schedule a New Student or Make Changes to a Student's Current Schedule (Grades 6-12)
How to Remove a Co-Teacher from a Class in Aspen
How to Add a Teacher to Multiple Course Sections
How to Find Unscheduled Student Course Requests
How to add a Course to Your School Course Catalog
How to Change Course Section Details
How to add a Co-Teacher to a Class
How to Create a New Course Section
How to Create a Report for Students Registered in Online Courses Only
How to Schedule a New Student in Aspen (Grades K0-5)
How to Switch to the School View
Work from Home (WFH) Tips
Maximo - Building Maintenance Request - Work Order
How to Change Your Default View in Aspen
How to Create a Course in TeachPoint
How to sign up for PD on TeachPoint
How to Add a New Staff Member to Your School in Aspen
Student Work Permits
How to See Next Year Student Assignments & Wait List Totals in Aspen
How to add Journal Entries for one or more Students
Home Learning Tips for Students & Families
How to Create a Fieldset and Generate a Spreadsheet or Report
How to Enter a Single Student Journal Entry
How to search for a student by name or ID number
How to search for a Student by Address
How to Run the Student Sibling Report
How to update data sharing opt-outs in Aspen
How to Update Parent Emails and Phone Numbers
How to Accept a New Student to Your School in Aspen
How to view the change history for a record
Accessing Services only Students in At Home School
How to View Low Income or Food Status (For Principals Only)
How to Assign Locker Numbers to Students in Aspen
Uploading Student Photos into Aspen
How to view students who have opted out of the media release
How to Upload a Document in Aspen
How to Register a Student for a Non-Credit Recovery Summer Program
How to Register a Student for a Summer Credit Recovery Program
How to Add Your Current School Staff to your Summer School
How to View Registered Summer School Students from your Current School
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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.
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.
What DBQs are recommended for my grade level?
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pedagogical Support: email@example.com