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How To Download Product Updates From Teachers Pay Teachers

Learn how to download product updates from Teachers Pay Teachers.

In this blog post, you will learn how to download product updates from Teachers Pay Teachers.

Technology can be tricky, especially when teachers rely on getting resources through sites such as Teachers Pay Teachers. Sure, you’ve bought the resource, but what if updates are made? How do you know when an update is made, and how do you get the updated version? 

If you’ve bought 2 Peas and a Dog resources from Teachers Pay Teachers, I will share how to find out if a resource has been updated and two easy ways to download the updated version. 

Let’s start. 

How do I know if a product has been updated? 

The first step to finding out if a resource you’ve purchased has been updated is to go to your purchases on the Teachers Pay Teachers website. 

You’ll see a circle on the top right corner of the Teachers Pay Teachers main screen, usually containing your initials. For this tutorial, it has been grayed out. Click on this circle. 

You will now see a drop-down menu: 

In the drop-down menu, you will want to click on My Purchases. Now, you should see a collection of all your purchased resources from Teachers Pay Teachers. 

Here are two purchased resources. 

The first image is what a resource will look like in your My Purchases library after you’ve purchased it. At the bottom, you will see when it was last opened (by you) and then when it was last updated (by the seller). As you can see, this resource has not been updated on Teachers Pay Teachers since 2020. 

This next resource shows what you will see when a resource has been updated. The green box at the bottom tells you when the update was made and lets you know a new link is available. It also shows you when you last opened the resource, but since it has not been downloaded since it was last updated, Teachers Pay Teachers will highlight that information in the green box at the bottom. 

You can now download the updated version if you see a resource like this in your My Purchases library. 

Shopify Note: If you have purchased 2 Peas and a Dog resources through the Shopify store, you will be emailed when a resource is updated. 

How do I download updated resources? 

You can download an updated resource from Teachers Pay Teachers in two ways.

  1. For the first way, click the ‘Download’ button next to the resource in your My Purchases library. 
  2. The second way is to click on the resource name. This will bring you directly to the resource’s page, where you can click the download link and download the resource. 

I’ve downloaded the updated resource – now what?

For many resources downloaded on Teachers Pay Teachers, it’s not as simple as downloading the file, and it’s usable immediately. Many resources are sent to the customer as a ZIP file containing various files that have been “zipped” or gathered together in a virtual folder. This might mean there are various PDFs in the folder, or maybe a PDF and MP3s, and so forth. 

To use the file (to open it, view it, print it, etc.), you will need to “unzip” the ZIP file. To do this, you will go to your downloads folder. 

On your PC, this will be a yellow folder on the bottom of your desktop:   

Or you can click on the downloads icon at the top of your screen. 

Right-click on the file and select ‘Extract All’ – this will create a new, unzipped folder in your downloads. From here, you can open the folder and see the files within the resource. 

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