Student Technology Readiness Checklist

Steps to make sure a student's computer is ready for in-person or virtual learning

All students should have access to an assigned computer. Asking students to perform these steps will ensure their devices and accounts are functioning properly and set students up for success in person or virtually in the coming year.

At School - Technology Readiness Steps for Students

  1. Log onto your laptop with your student ID and password.
  2. Launch the FCPSOn Health Check on the desktop to verify that Lightspeed is installed.
  3. In the Chrome browser, go to www.fcpsschools.net, sign in with your fcpsschools.net account.
  4. Go to Schoology, sign in and make sure you can see your courses.
  5. Raise your hand to have a staff member check your progress before you log off. 
  6. Once the check is complete, restart your laptop by clicking on the Windows button in the lower left and selecting “Restart.”  DO NOT just press the power button.
  7. Open the Chrome browser, go to https://itweb.fcps.edu/AccountManager/ and set up your password recovery options.
  8. Check your "My Applications" folder. You can find it by clicking on the Windows icon and looking under the letter “M.” 
    • Open the folder and make sure at least one application/icon is present in the folder. That means your app loader is working on your computer, and will also work when you are not on the FCPS network.  
    • If no applications are present, shut down your computer, and then power back up and log in.  Check the ‘My Applications’ folder again.  
    • If you still do not see anything in the folder, let your teacher know, so that we can fix it while the computer is at school. 
  9. Teachers should schedule a Zoom practice session during class to make sure students can access a virtual session and interact.
  10. Students should make sure their laptop camera and laptop microphone are functioning properly in the Zoom session. 

At Home - Technology Readiness Steps for Students

  1. Log onto your laptop with your student ID and password.
  2. Connect your laptop to your internet connection.
  3. Login to Google account.  In the Chrome browser, go to www.fcpsschools.net, sign in with your fcpsschools.net account.
  4. Log into Schoology. Make sure you can access your courses.
  5. If you have any issues with these steps from home, go to the Tech Support for Families page, to submit a ticket for support.

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