Online Learning Resources

Online Learning Resources for Parents and Families

Online Learning Resources

Here are resources to help parents and families assist students in online learning in our virtual start.  While we are learning outside of the school building, we want to provide as much support remotely to help you and your children navigate distance learning from home.

Digital Learning At Home - How Can Parents Help

How to Support Your Child Google Apps and Blackboard

Supporting Your Student in Google Apps (G-Suite)

In collaboration with your student, ask them to login to G-Suite with you daily at the beginning and end of the day.  The account username is your student’s @email and your student will have their password. Go to to learn how to log your student into their gmail account.

Google Drive

  1. Go to your student’s Google Drive 
  2. On the left-hand side, you‘ll see Recent.  
  3. Recent will allow you to see all Recent documents your child has been working on. 
  4. Check the documents listed on a daily basis. 

Google Email (Gmail)

  1. Go to your student’s Gmail ( to view email messages your child has sent or received. 

  2. To save any Blackboard Collaborate Ultra links from their teachers, search the term "invitee" and star each of those emails.  

Google Classroom 

  1. Go to: Each box on this screen represents a class your child is enrolled in. 

  1. Click a box to open a Google Classroom.  Once a classroom is opened, at the top of the screen click Stream and Classwork to view both areas.  Stream is for announcements and class discussion/Q&A.  Classwork will list class assignments.  


Supporting Your Student in Blackboard 

  1. Login to Blackboard with your Parent View account

  2. Click on your student’s name to view their courses.

  3. Open each course to see assignments

  4. Parents will be able to view most materials that have been posted in your child’s classes.  If you click on something and can’t access it, ask your student to log in to view that resource or assignment.  

  5. Teachers will likely use a combination of Blackboard and G Suite.  Students will need to log into GSuite for you to view their work.


Support Using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

Need help with Blackboard Collaborate Ultra? Please click here for resources for parents and students on how to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra to connect with your child's teachers.

Creating an FCPS Parent View Account for 24-7 Learning

If you do not have an FCPS 24-7 Learning Parent View account, follow the FCPS instructions for creating one. 

View video instructions about accessing Parent View.

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