Hapara Workplaces

Hapara Teacher Workspace(s) Overview

Hapara Workspaces is a platform for teachers and learners to create highly personalized learning experiences that deepen collaboration and differentiation throughout the learning cycle. Teachers are able to streamline the process by tracking progress, submissions, and providing feedback to their learners. In addition, learners now have an easy, intuitive interface to manage their assignments and customize their submissions -- giving them greater ownership of their learning.

Click here for Hapara's "Workspace Cheat Sheet"

How to create outcome & other general cards in a Workspace

Hapara Workspaces are collaborative online learning environments that are build using 'cards'.  There are different types of cards. Outcome, rubric or other general cards direct students in a variety of ways, they can be used to direct the learning in a workspace, expose students to rubrics, reflection points or other various aspects of the workspace environment you design. Here are a few steps on how to construct and shape general workspace cards.  

Your first step to create outcome or other general cards is to click on the 'Add Goals'  button at the top of your workspace. This will open a new card window. 

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If you need to customize your 'Goal', 'Outcome' or Rubric card columns you can do this by finding the down arrow next to the publish button and choose to 'Edit' your workspace. From here you can rename card columns and or leave them blank. If you do this this card column will not appear for students in this workspace.

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Once you have your card categories set, you can click on that top button to create new cards, each card will have common components that you can use:

  • Each card will require a title to start
  • Each card has a space for a general description
  • Each card can be assigned to groups of specific students or to all students. Groups are managed under the 'Groups' tab on your workspace screen.
  • Each card can be tagged. 'Tags' are used to connect cards within the workspace. So you can have outcome cards visually link to resource cards and evidence cards.  
  • Within each card you can search your Drive to attach a doc or other files. If you choose an image it may appear on the card. You can also create a new doc right from the new card window that will be attached to the card. This new doc will be placed within your Drive.  You also have the choice to include a web address instead of a doc in your card, or you can have no attachment if one is not needed.

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How to create resource cards in a Workspace

Hapara Workspaces are collaborative online learning environments that are build using 'cards'.  There are different types of cards. Resources cards are specifically designed to expose learners to a variety of types of learning resources as they work through their workspace. This can include various docs, website addresses, YouTube videos or PDF's. It should be noted that students can also add resource cards. Resource cards that are created by students are only shared with students that are in their own group within the workspace and teachers have the ability to edit or delete any student created workspace card. Here are a few steps on how to construct and shape resource workspace cards.  

The steps for creating resource cards are identical to general workspace cards. The main difference is in their use. Workspaces are designed to act as collaborative learning spaces. Students should be encouraged to add resources to their workspaces to increase learner agency. That being said, digital citizenship must be continually reinforced in this model.  

 

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How to create evidence cards in a Workspace

​Evidence cards are where students go to complete formative and summative work as they learn and navigate through a Workspace. There are a number of ways you can set up an evidence cards:

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​Evidence cards can have embedded template document that teachers have created within their drive. Once students start working within the card a copy will be made for them or their group to work within, shared and stored within their Drive accounts.

  1. Evidence cards can also be set up for students to create a new document to complete a task
  2. Evidence cards can hold a place where students can submit a link to a video or other evidence of their learning they may have in their Drive. 
  • Evidence cards can be shared with all students in the Workspace or specific groups or students, This is done through the 'Groups' button on the card. 
  • Due dates can be set for each card helping students and teachers manage their workflow. 
  • ​Once students finish their work within an evidence card they can submit it for review (Students must click the submit button) Where teachers can use it as formative evidence, returning it to the student with feedback or summative evidence where a mark is assigned.

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