eLearning Tools and Such

Covid Quarantine Resources

Online Communications Dos and Don'ts

Check back often- changes are being made to this document almost daily.


Online Video Editing Software- works from any device. Green Screen, titles, etc.

Contact your DLC to have yourself or even your class added to the WeVideo Pro Licenses for the district. We generally hand out licenses for this based on specific projects.

We have this licensing normally, this isn't just during this time.


Gamified study/assessment- think different version of Kahoot, where students can play at their own pace.

Gimkit has offered an increase of kits to 10 during this time.

Login to your Gimkit account, and click the blue "Impacted by Covbid" button on the lower left.


Nearpod is an interactive lesson tool that can be done at a student's own pace.Great for formative assessment!

Frisco ISD now has Nearpod pro for 60 days and if you are at Lebanon Trail, your account has been created for you and you should have gotten an email from Nearpod regarding your account. Otherwise you will need to email your DLC to request the pro version if you would like it.

Using Nearpod with Canvas

Overview of Nearpod Functions

Webinars and How -to Videos


Embedded Texts that support a wide variety of subject areas. Articles can be viewed under 5 different reading levels.

NewsELA accounts should work (use sign in with Google), but the Canvas integration is not yet functioning appropriately.

Frisco ISD now has free access to Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science, and The Newsela SEL Collection. through the end of the school year.

Quizlet "teacher" version

Assign Flashcards and study sets- students can play games to learn vocabulary

Pro version is free during this time- follow this link for more information and to upgrade your account


Kahoot Premium is free for Educators during this time. Click here to sign up.


This is usually an Elem/Middle School resource that we pay for, but right now it is free for all schools impacted during this time For more information and to request access, click here.


Take pictures with your phone and convert to PDF> upload to Google Drive

Premium Version available for free for educators during this time: Instructions

Pear Deck

We now have premium access to PearDeck for Frisco ISD.

It is an interactive presentation tool that integrates with Google tools well. It is similar to Nearpod if you are familiar to that.

Kami PDF Annotator

We have additional features during their COVID period. *Now through June 15

Students can annotate on Google Drive PDFs including drawing on them, adding audio files, pictures, math type, and more.

It's not as easy to use on a phone as it is on a larger touch-screen.

- Adding a Kami Google Drive Assignment


** FISD has now been granted upgraded access during this time- Please click here for instructions on upgrading your account

Add multiple choice questions within a YouTube video.

EdPuzzle is now an option in your course navigation in Canvas.

Go to Settings -- Navigation -- and make sure EdPuzzle is in the top section.

- How to Assign a Video Lesson in Canvas

Educreations Pro-

Whiteboard app for ipads- record the screen, draw, insert pictures.

They are offering free upgrades to teachers through May 1, 2020. Here is the link if you have an ipad or you are interested.


Students submit video recordings of themselves.

You can create Topics at http://flipgrid.com and add the URL to your Canvas course


You can add the Flipgrid LTI to your Canvas course and set that as the assignment submission type. Directions

Screen Recording/Screenshots

Screencastify- Screen recorder- free during this time- uploads videos to Google or YouTube- Find it here

Loom- screen recording- free during this time. Find it here

Techsmith- SnagIt Screen capture you can draw on and Video Review (recording with markup) Offering free during this time. You have to request free software here.

Discovery Education

District pays for this one- it's available all the time, not just during this weird mess.

They just updated class rosters in Discovery Ed, so you can assign work in there as well as find resources for kids like videos, photos,. etc. They have a board builder tool that is amazing.

Find our school code if you need it as well as instructions on the DMP here

ExamView at Home

Need access to your Examview tests? Version 8.1 software has been added to the Digital Melting Pot.

These can be uploaded into Canvas. Directions

Canvas- Stuff you might not know is there

Rich Content Editor options- These are already added at the district level but you may not have noticed them before.

  • ChemType & MathType- Info
  • GoeGebra Graphing Calculator- Info
  • Graph Builder
  • TED Ed

Additional Canvas LTIs- We have these already added at the district level.

Checking Student Activity in Canvas

According to FISD communications, teachers will not be reporting "attendance" but should be contacting students who aren't working.

- How do I view New Analytics?

If you add requirements to a Module, you can view that progress.

- How do I add requirements to a Module?

- Note: If you require a Page to "mark as done", tell students to click the button in the top right of the page.

- How do I use modules to view the progress of students in a course?