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OCPS centrally purchases  major digital apps and platforms for all schools. There are five apps and platforms that all families should be familiar with. 

  1. LaunchPad- this is the landing page that students use to sign in to all other platforms.

  2. Canvas- this is the learning management system where students access and submit assignments.

  3. GSuite for Education- this is cloud storage and productivity suite where students store their files and create digital products.

  4. Microsoft Teams- this is video conferencing system used by teachers with students

  5. LanSchool Air- this is the classroom management software that teachers use to be able to view student screens, direct, and communicate with students during the school day.
To view a full list of all digital tools and platforms procured by the district, as well as the data privacy information for those sites, please click on the icon below to visit the OCPS Resources Portal.

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Click this link to learn how OCPS protects your student's data.

Student TECH TIPS, Tours, & training

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Learn Canvas Student

Is your student new to OCPS and not sure how to use Canvas for students? We have a course for that!

Any student or family can check out our self-paced Passport to Canvas course to learn how to use Canvas for students.

Student Tech Tips

Did you know that there are also Tech Tips for Students? There are! They are curated in Microsoft Stream so all students can access, because YouTube is not available at the elementary school level. Students need to login to view videos with their OCPS email address ([email protected]) and the same password they use to login to their device.


The OCPS Parent Portal is your one-stop shop for all of the most important information. Click here to access the OCPS Parent Portal.

The OCPS Parent Portal provides access to:

Click on the icons below to download the mobile applications you need to keep up with your student on the go!

iOS Android
OCPS iOS App Classlink/LaunchPad iOS App
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OCPS Android App ClassLink/LaunchPad Android App
Canvas Parent Android App

FAMILY TECH TIPS, Tours, & training

Communication Tips Monitoring Tips Health Tips

Google Junior Training and Toolkit for Families

Clueless on how to use Google Drive, Google Docs and the other Google apps students need to use everyday? Check out our Google Junior Training and Toolkit for Families.

Learn Canvas Parent

Clueless on how to use Canvas Parent to keep up with your student's academic progress?

Check our self-paced Canvas Parent course to learn how!

Tech Tips for Families

Check out our weekly Tech Tips for Families YouTube playlist by clicking on the triangle. Tech Tips are also delivered to families via Connect Orange email. If you are not getting emails, please let your school know.

Additional Tech Tips to help you family succeed with LaunchED can be accessed by clicking on the + below any of the headings below.

Utilize LaunchPad

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Classlink LaunchPad is the single sign-on portal for students and staff. It provides one click access to all of our applications without remembering a bunch of passwords. LaunchPad can be used on a desktop or mobile devices. It is the default page for students when they are logged in to the Google Chrome browser with their OCPS email address. Check out one of these videos to learn how to use LaunchPad on your device.




Install Student Apps

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OCPS provided tablets and laptops come with all of the applications your child needs pre-installed. But OCPS also has important mobile apps you may want to consider installing on your student's mobile devices like a phone and/or tablets if you choose to use a personal device! Apps available for iOS and Android devices. 


 Canvas Student

Microsoft Teams

Plan Your Week

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Online or offline- LaunchED is new for everyone! In some cases your child's teacher may provide assignments that are due by the end of the week. Help your students avoid the Friday crunch by planning out their week, so LaunchED@Home fits your family's lifestyle. Try these tools to help! 

Prepare for Live Lessons

A key feature of the LaunchED@Home model is daily live lessons which occur through Microsoft Teams. Before your first live lesson, make sure your child has their device placed on a hard surface and that the webcam is roughly at their eye level. They should be sitting far enough away that the teacher can see them from the shoulder up. It is also helpful, but not required, for students to either sit facing a window or have desk lamp on near them. 

web cam placement webcam lighting

Microsoft Teams