WRDSB has recently introduced the ‘BackPack’ option for secondary school students. This web site provides a mechanism for students to access their Board computer file storage from home. The login process is active directory compliant.
The user interface is simple to use, providing icons for file the typical management functions: uploads, downloads, rename, add folder etc.
The solution is based on java based open source code. Future plans will add functionality for all students. Many thanks to the WRDSB ITS staff who worked on this project to support student learning.