• Plano ISD Home Learning Resources

  • Plano ISD is committed to providing and supporting continuity in learning for all of our students.  This website is organized by grade level and subject area and provides online resources, as well as suggested off-line activities to support student learning from home.

    The resources provided on this website are to help engage students in continued learning but will not be submitted to teachers for assignments or for feedback.  Teachers will communicate with your student during the week of March 23 with course specific information and learning opportunities. 

  • Getting Connected

    Many of the online resources are embedded within Webdesk and students' online backpack, however, some resources suggested below are available free of charge on the web and may require a student to create an account. Please make sure your parents/guardians approve your use of these educational resources before creating an account.

  • Username & Password

    Know Your Username and Password

    All PISD staff and students have a PISD username and password.

    If students have forgotten their passwords or are otherwise experiencing problems trying to login, please contact Plano ISD's Technology Help Desk for assistance:

    Email:  helpdesk@pisd.edu

    Phone: 469-752-8767

  • PISD Webdesk & MyBackpack

    PISD Webdesk and MyBackpack

    After signing in to Chrome, navigate to webdesk.pisd.edu which is PISD's portal for digital learning resources. All students have an app in Webdesk called MyBackpack which provides easy access to course resources. It is a lightweight alternative to carrying textbooks around all day! And it's helpful to have the necessary resources in one location.

    • Sign In to Webdesk - PDF document with steps for signing in | YouTube Video demonstrating the steps for signing in
    • Webdesk App for Phones/Tablets - Webdesk is available via app, too! It's free for iOS or Android. Please search for Plano ISD after installing the app. Choose to sign in with ADFS then enter the student's PISD Username and Password.
    • MyBackpack - All course-related resources are stored in one spot! Look for the MyBackpack tile in Webdesk.
    • Accessing H: Drive - Files stored on the PISD Network, such as the H: Drive, can be accessed via Webdesk.
    • Webdesk Resources - A collection of YouTube videos to demonstrating ways to use Webdesk | The PISD Webdesk resource page

  • Recommended Web Browser

    Google Chrome

    The recommended browser is Google Chrome. Users should sign in to Chrome to streamline the online learning process. 

    How to Sign In to Google Chrome

  • Troubleshooting Tips

    Troubleshooting Tips

    If you are experiencing access issues with online tools, please review the troubleshooting steps below. 

    • Password Not Working
      • If students have forgotten their passwords or are otherwise experiencing problems trying to login, please contact Plano ISD's Technology Help Desk for assistance:

        Email:  helpdesk@pisd.edu

        Phone: 469-752-8767

      • If you are certain the username and password are correct, try verifying your password in Webdesk. (Scroll down to the section called Login Problems.) This quick, easy step will update all apps that use the PISD username and password. 
    • Apps in Webdesk Not Working
      • Please make sure the user is signed in to Google Chrome.
      • If prompted, please make sure to install the Webdesk Extension.
        Screenshot of Classlink Browser Extension Installation Window
      • Verifying your password in Webdesk will update all apps that use the PISD username and password
      • Webdesk has many apps available for installation. PISD has created our own apps (usually with PISD in the title) to make access even easier for user. Please make sure you are using a PISD app. The easiest way to do this is by accessing apps via MyBackpack.

    • Pearson App Not Configured
      • Classroom teachers configure the resources for Pearson. Please contact the classroom teacher for access to these resources.


  • Elementary Academics, PK-5th Grade, Student Resources

  • Secondary Academics, 6th-12th Grade, Student Resources

  • Home Learning Supports