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Reports in My Backpack

August 21, 2014

I’ve had a lot of questions recently about running reports in My Backpack, specifically printing class rosters. By default My Backpack will try to display your reports in its┬áJava-based report preview applet. This almost never works because of all the problems with java in recent years. Browsers just don’t trust Java anymore and in some cases can’t even be forced to run it.

So what’s the answer? Just change the output format. At the bottom of the page you submit to generate your report there is an option called “View Report In” which is defaulted to Report Preview. Change this option to Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) and your class roster or other report will open right up in Adobe Reader. You can then print or save from there like normal.