Commonly Used Digital Platforms and Tools for Family Support and Information*

Commonly Used Digital Platforms and Tools*


Learning Management System

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Video Conferencing Tools

bbcuBlackboard Collaborate Ultra - BbC-Ultra

  • Blackboard Collaborate is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you add files, share applications, and use a virtual whiteboard to interact. Collaborate with the Ultra experience opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session. Students are added to sessions by their teacher and secure links are emailed to their email address. We recommend students copy those secure links to a document or their desktop so they can easily access them for class each day.
  • Family Support Link: 

gmeetGoogle Meet

  • Google Meet is a real-time video conferencing tool that lets you present information and interact with students from within Google Classroom, so it is a secure environment. Google Meet opens right in your browser, so you don't have to install any software to join a session.​ The link for Google Meet will always be found in Google Classroom, so students should go there to join their class each day.​​​​​​
  • Family Support Link: 

Digital Tools to Support Virtual Learning

gsuiteGoogle Suite for Education

  • A controlled environment in which  FCPS students, faculty, and staff can communicate, store files and collaborate on documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Collaboration can occur in real-time, all within a secure FCPS-managed online environment. The use of these tools provides an approved alternative to consumer Google accounts. G Suite for Education includes the following apps for students: Calendar, Classroom, Contacts, Draw, Drive, Docs, Keep, Forms, Mail, Sheets, Slides, Sites, and Tasks.  Students use their accounts to access the G-Suite.
  • Family Support Link:



  • ​​​​​​​EdPuzzle is an engagement tool which requires students to actively watch videos and respond to questions throughout the video.  Videos can be posted directly from their teachers or through youtube.  Students use their account to log in to EdPuzzle. 
  • Family Support Link: EdPuzzle family support resources


  • ​​​​​​​Flipgrid is a website that allows teachers to create "grids" to facilitate video discussions. Each grid is like a message board where teachers can pose questions, called "topics," and their students can post video responses that appear in a tiled grid display. Students can respond via the Flipgrid app or website with any camera-enabled device or by uploading a previously recorded video. Responses can be 15 seconds to five minutes, and a maximum recording time can be set. Teachers can also allow students to record replies to classmates' responses. Students use their accounts to log in to flipgrid.
  • Family Support Link: Family resources for flipgrid


  • Kahoot! is a game-based learning platform, used as educational technology in schools and other educational institutions. Its learning games, "Kahoots", are user-generated multiple-choice quizzes that can be accessed via a web browser or the Kahoot app.
  • Family Support Link: Playing Kahoot resources


  • ​​​​​​​MyOn is a personalized digital library which provides students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. 
  • Family Support Links:
  • MyOn Support
  • Parent Dashboard


  • ​​​​​​​Padlet is an online bulletin board for students to post and collaborate, encouraging collaboration online. Students will use their account to access Padlet.
  • Family Support Link: Padlet tutorial for families


  • ​​​​​​​Pear Deck is built to support active learning and empowers teachers to hear from every student, every day, in a classroom or remote learning setting. While school is closed, Pear Deck is one way that we can help students stay connected to their learning community and on track with their educational goals.
  • Family Support Link: PearDeck family resources


  • ​​​​​​​Quizlet is an online study application that allows students to study via learning tools and games. Quizlet does not require a login.
  • Family Support Link: Resources for studying using Quizlet

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​noredinkNo Red Ink

  • ​​​​​​​NoRedInk is an online web-based language-learning platform.  Teachers assign work through No Red ink and provide opportunities for feedback and reflection. Students use their FCPS ID and network password to log in.
  • Family Support Link: Parent’s guide to No Red Ink


General Technology Resources

Password Assistance

​​​​​​​Student Information System (SIS)


​​​​​​​Digital Citizenship

​​​​​​​Software Discounts for Students and FCPS Families

​​​​​​​Accessing Equipment, Software, and Wifi

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