We have added several integrations to make using Bakpax with your current curriculum as easy as possible. Here is some information that may be helpful as you are incorporating Bakpax into your classroom.
If you do not see the integration(s) you need, please just let us know. You can suggest new ideas via our Product Portal or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always working to build new features based on feedback from our community.
Working with Google Classroom and Bakpax together is easy! Google Classroom users can choose single sign-on when creating their Bakpax account, allowing them to access both accounts with one login. You can also import your Google Classroom and students. We make it easy to add links to Bakpax assignments for students on Google Classroom. Here’s how:
Single Sign-On (SSO) with Google Classroom
Teachers, as well as students, can use Google single sign-on (SSO) to sign up for and login to Bakpax.
Using SSO will let you sign in just one time to get access to Bakpax and all your Google applications, including Google Classroom.
To get started, go to my.bakpax.com and select Bakpax Teacher.
Then, click on create an account.
Next, to use single sign-on, select Google as your login method.
You will receive a verification email to your gmail account. Once you verify your account, you will be ready to use Bakpax. You can access Bakpax with the same sign-on that you use to access your Google account and Google Classroom.
Import Your Google Classroom and Enroll Students
You can import your Google Classroom and invite your class roster to Bakpax.
First, create a classroom in Bakpax by navigating to the Classrooms page and clicking Create a new classroom button.
Then, click Import Google Classroom. You will be prompted to sign in to your Google account and select your class.
Select your desired Google Classroom, the subject, and grade level, and then click Import.
Now, your students will be invited to your Bakpax classroom.
If students already have a Bakpax account, they will automatically be enrolled in your classroom. If students do not have a Bakpax account, they will be invited by email to create one. Once they’ve created an account from the link, they will instantly be enrolled in your class.
One-Click Share to Google Classroom
We make it easy to share directly to your Google Classroom.
On the Bakpax assignment you want to share, click Share to Classroom button.
Once you have accessed your Google Classrooms, you can click Choose class and select the class to share to. If you don't have any classes, you'll need to create one first.
After selecting your Google Classroom, click Assign and select one of the following options:
- Save Draft
- Discard Draft
Once you have chosen an option, click Go. Your Assignment will be shared to your Google Classroom.
To view the announcement or assignment in your Google Classroom, just click View.
Linking to a Bakpax Assignment from Google Classroom
It’s easy for you to add a link to a Bakpax assignment for your student in Google Classroom.
After logging in to Bakpax, go to the My Content page and click on the assignment you want to link to your Google Classroom. Then, button click on the Create Link button within the assignment. This will automatically copy the link for your students to your clipboard so that you will be able to paste it into Google Classrooms.
After you have copied the link, go to Google Classroom.
Select the Classwork tab and choose the Create button.
Next, choose the Assignment link.
Complete the assignment information and then click Add button.
Now, select the Link button.
Paste the link from your clipboard into the Link field and select Add Link.
When the student clicks on the link to the assignment in Google Classroom, they will be taken to the assignment in their Bakpax account. They will need to sign in to their Bakpax account (if not already signed in) in order to access it.
Working with Microsoft Teams and Bakpax together is easy! Microsoft users can choose single sign-on when creating their Bakpax account, allowing them to access both accounts with one login. We make it easy to add links to Bakpax assignments for students on MS teams. Here’s how:
Single Sign-On (SSO) with Microsoft Teams
Teachers can use Microsoft single sign-on (SSO) to sign up for and login to Bakpax.
Using SSO will let you sign in just one time to get access to Bakpax.
To get started, go to my.bakpax.com and select Bakpax Teacher.
Then, click on create an account.
Next, to use single sign-on, select Microsoft as your login method.
You will receive a verification email to your gmail account. Once you verify your account, you will be ready to use Bakpax. You can access Bakpax with the same sign-on that you use to access your Microsoft account and Microsoft Teams.
Linking to a Bakpax Assignment from Microsoft Teams
It’s easy for you to add a link to a Bakpax assignment for your student in Microsoft Teams,
After logging in to your account, go to the My Content page and open the assignment you want to link to Microsoft Teams. Next, click on the link icon at the top of the page. This will automatically copy the assignment link for your students to your clipboard so that you can paste it into Microsoft Teams.
After you have copied the link, go to your Microsoft Teams account and navigate to the General channel in the desired classroom and select Assignments. Open an existing assignment or create a new one.
Once you are in the correct assignment, use the Add Resource option to link in the Bakpax assignment. All you have to do is past in the link from your clipboard.
When students click on the link to the assignment in Microsoft Teams, they will be taken to the assignment in their Bakpax account. They will need to sign in to their Bakpax account (if not already signed in) in order to access it.
Using Bakpax on a Chromebook is easy. For E-Learning, students can use their Chromebooks to view, complete and submit assignments completely online. Or, students can print, complete and upload assignments using the camera on Chromebook if they prefer to work offline. (Please see below our note regarding taking pictures with Chromebook cameras.)
Complete Assignments Online
When you Assign an assignment to a classroom, ensure that the Allow Students to Complete Online option is turned on.
When students log in to Bakpax and click on their assignment, they will be able to choose the option Complete Online.
Students can read through the instructions, write their answers, and see their progress on the assignment.
The progress bar is located above the Back and Next buttons. White indicates the current question, light purple indicates questions that have already been answered, and dark purple indicates questions that still need to be answered.
Students can also skip ahead and go back to questions that they are unsure about before submitting.
They can also see the correct answers if you turned Show Correct Answers on when setting up the assigned work.
This process has been designed to be engaging and motivating for students. They may even be lucky enough to see a surprise on their results page!
As a teacher, you’ll be able to see the results roll in as assignments are submitted and keep track of student progress.
From the Assigned Work, you can see what students got correct and incorrect, and grade answers manually for questions where you turned Autograde off. For more information on manual grading, click here.
Complete Printed Assignments
Your students can take a photo of their entire, handwritten assignments and submit the file to Bakpax. To do this, they will need to fill out the Bakpax version of the assignment. (Students can download and print the assignment from their account or get a copy in class.)
The following information explains how to submit an photo of an assignment using a Chromebook. For more information on the entire upload process, click here.
a) Take a picture of the handout.
After selecting the assignment that they want to upload, students will be prompted to select a file from their computer as their submission. This file should be a picture of their handout.
b) Capture the Codes
When taking a picture of the handout, students must be sure to capture the four QR codes in the corners of the page and the barcode at the bottom. The AI will use these codes to identify the assignment and locate the answers.
c) Submit a Clear Image
Once a clear image is submitted, Bakpax will process it.
Multiple Page Assignments
If the assignment is multiple pages long, students will be prompted to upload each page individually.
d) Review Responses
After the entire assignment has been uploaded, students will review how their handwriting was read and submit their work to view their grade.
Taking Pictures of Assignments with Chromebooks
Taking pictures with older model Chromebooks may present a few challenges in terms of picture quality due to low resolution. However, more recent models of Chromebooks include better and better cameras, ensuring that your picture quality will be easily readable by Bakpax.
If students are using the Chromebook camera to take a picture of their handout, they will need to watch out for the following:
- Clarity: Can they read their answer in the image?
- Lighting: Is light coming through the paper and making it look almost see-through? Are there shadows on the page that make the handwriting illegible?
- Inverted Images: Do the words appear backwards? Some computers take pictures that are mirror images of the original. That's fine for most pictures, but not for homework or tests! You can change the settings to take an "inverted" picture, which will fix this. (We are working to solve this problem on our end.)
Here are some tips for how to remedy each of the listed difficulties.
Try to hold the page close enough to the camera so that the handwriting is easy to read. If the page is far from the camera, it tends to be difficult to read.
For optimal results, the page should be well lit and appear solid. There should be no light coming through the paper, making it look almost see trough.
On a Mac, when you open the image in Preview, you can select Flip Horizontal from Tools to invert the image.
On a PC, when you open the image in Paint, you can select Flip horizontal from Rotate to invert the image.