How do I add/remove students and teachers in my Backpack account?

Add users

If you have been designated as a teacher or administrator of your Backpack account, you will see a 'Manage People' button after clicking More (...) on the bottom left side of the page.

There are a few ways you can bring people in: by adding each manually, inviting multiple users at once, sharing the invite link, or enabling automatic account creation.

Add a single user

  1. Click (...) > Manage People
  2. Click Add New User
  3. Select Add Single User for member registration:
  4. Fill in the user fields.

An email address is optional for student accounts.

The username is auto-generated but can be changed. The username has to be unique.

The password is auto-generated but can be changed. Please make sure it is at least 8 characters long.

Choose role student for student accounts and teacher for teacher accounts. Learn more about roles.

  1. Click ADD.

Add multiple users

  1. Select (...) > Manage People
  2. Click Add New User
  3. Press Add Multiple Users
  4. Enter user details following the format suggested. Or, follow these instructions to invite people with a CSV file.

Once added, students and teachers will get an email notification with details on how to join your organization.

Owners and teachers can invite people into the account but only the Owner can delete and edit user credentials. Learn more about roles

Allow third-party login

Account owners can also allow self-registration for their organization by enabling Third-party Login for users. This way, users can use their school-issued email addresses for login. Most importantly, you just have to share your official backpack address (<myschoool> for people to join your account.

  1. To turn on Google/Microsoft login, log into your unique Backpack account, a URL ending in (i.e.
  2. Then, click Settings on the bottom left > Organization info
  3. Use the dropdown box next to Enable third-party login to choose between Google or Microsoft (Office365) login
  4. Tick the box for Create Student Accounts Automatically and press SAVE

Sending out an invite link is the most convenient way to get people to join your organization. With links, you can add people without assigning usernames and passwords or filling out a spreadsheet. This is especially useful when inviting users in bulk with assigned user roles.

Owners/Admins can share invite links by performing the following steps:

  1. Select (...) > Manage People
  2. Click Add New User
  3. Select Invite Links
  4. Click the COPY button next to the designated role for the recipient.

Recipients will be prompted to sign up and their roles are automatically assigned based on the link they access.

Invite links do not expire but account owners have the option to disable invite link sharing and reset the URLs to control the registration to the Backpack account.

Remove users

When a student or teacher leaves, the account owner may delete their user accounts. All padlets associated with the account will be deleted permanently so please proceed with caution.

Bulk delete users

  1. Sign in to Padlet Backpack
  2. Click (...) > Manage People
  3. Tick the box next to the user's View button. Once ticked, the Bulk Delete button on top will turn from gray to pink, indicating that it is clickable.
  4. Select Bulk Delete Users
  5. Finally, enter the 4-digit to confirm removal and press DELETE

Bulk select users

This tool basically ticks the checkboxes for you through a list. All you need to do is to enter a list of member usernames or email addresses.

  1. Once the users are selected, click Bulk Delete Users and enter the 4-digit code to complete the removal process.

If you are seeing any errors, please don't hesitate to write to us for help. We will be in touch!

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