DBQ Online

A Powerful Tool for Source Analysis & Evidence-Based Writing

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CCS DBQ Online Subscriptions for 2022-2023

Based on usage data from 2021-2022, CCS will provide DBQ Online access to selected schools for the 2022-2023 school year.


Binder titles are customized by school.


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Why Use DBQs?

The DBQ Project's collection of Document-Based Questions are a powerful tool for incorporating primary source analysis and evidence-based writing in the social studies classroom.
The DBQ Project

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Getting Started with DBQ Online

Teachers and students access DBQ Online through the CCS Clever Portal.


Click on the links and videos below for additional directions on setting up classes and assignments, and enrolling students.

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Adding Classes

PD Adding Classes

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How Students Self-Enroll in a Teacher's Class

Feel free to share this video with your students to demonstrate how they will enroll in your class with a class code.


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Adding Assignments

PD: Adding Assignment

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Saving Assignments and Adding Mark-up

PD Saving and Assignment & Teacher Mark-up

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Managing Student Work

Managing Student Work

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DBQ Online Crash Course

DBQ Online Crash Course

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DBQ Online Demo

View the schedule and sign-up for a live DBQ Online demo here.


If you would like to request a DBQ Online Demo for your TBT, please email dbqprojectpd@dbqproject.com to schedule a time.


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DBQ 101 PD

These self-paced courses familiarize teachers with The DBQ Project Method. Teachers will learn how to make the DBQ process engaging and powerful for students. Participants will work through the steps of The DBQ Project Method at their own pace, pausing to reflect and practice along the way.


The Basics


  • Courses will launch on September 13th, October 11th, November 8th, and December 13th.
  • DBQ 101 is equivalent to our DBQ Full Day Introductory Workshop.
  • Courses are available at no charge.
  • Options for both instructors with DBQ Online access and instructors with the print binders.
  • Courses will be open for a month after launch.
  • Participants will receive a certificate of completion when they finish the course.
  • Certificate will contain credit hours - 6 for teachers with access to DBQ Online, 5 for those without.


Register here


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DBQ Support for Students

This student support resource can be provided directly to students via email or LMS announcements. It includes tips for navigating DBQ Online, Annotation Tools, and saving work.


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DBQ Updates for 2022-2023

Three New Features Added to DBQ Online!


  1. Essay Builder + - Teachers can now customize the language and structure of the essay builder all the way through the outline.
  2. Side-by-side Document Analysis - Students will now see the Document Analysis Questions and Document Analysis Sheets next to the documents themselves!
  3. Enhanced Assignment - Sharing Teachers can now share assignments with anyone in their district (including district administrators) with one email click!


View the newsletter here for tutorials on these new features.


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