• Bring Your Own Device

    Recommended specifications for personal student devices can be found at www.fortbendisd.com/byodguide.

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  • Technology Tools

    Standardized Technology Tools to support consistency 

    • Microsoft Teams for live, real time, synchronous instruction via videoconference
    • Schoology Learning Management System for instructional delivery, communication, and progress monitoring 
    • Respondus LockDown Browser to facilitate integrity of assessments 
    • FBISD 1Link to support improved access through single sign on and provide data analytics 
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  • Technology Distribution Plan

    • The Back to School Readiness Form will be used to determine student need and assign devices
    • FBISD will transition device distribution to a campus-based model offering student pickup at their assigned campus
      • Phase 1 | August 5–14 
      • Phase 2 | August 17–28
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Technology

  • Forms: My students are returning to FBISD. Do I still need to verify enrollment of my students?

  • Forms: Do I have to fill this Online Enrollment Verification if I don’t need a device?

  • Forms: Why are we being asked to fill out all forms even though we are starting online and some of these are not applicable?

  • Forms: If I fill out the Back to School Readiness Form am I committing to online or face-to-face?

  • Forms: On the form, question 1 asks: “Does student have a dedicated mobile device they can use for school work both at home and at school." Does this mean that a student will be required to bring a device to school when face-to-face instruction begins?

  • Forms: I have several children. Do I need to complete online enrollment for each student?

  • Devices: Are loaner laptops available to anyone, or only those who have a financial needs?

  • Devices: Will all students that need a device be provided with one? What about hotspots?

  • Devices: Why is there a cost associated with borrowing these devices?

  • Devices: I turned my hotspot for my child in. Do I need to request for another one? Do I need one for each child?

  • Devices: I checked out a laptop in the Spring for my child. Do I need to return it and ask for another one?

  • Devices: In the Spring, I only asked for one laptop due to the limitation of 1 device for every three students. What should I do?

  • Devices: Are the loaner devices old and outdated?

  • BYOD: When students return to the classroom for face-to-face instruction, can my child bring his/her device to class?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: If I want to purchase a device for my student, where can I find the recommended device specifications.

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: What were the driving factors used to define the BYOD recommendations?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Why were Chromebooks and Android Devices not considered?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: What are the requirements for the online testing software?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Why are certain devices recommended for certain grade levels?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: What Apple Products can I use?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Why can’t I use an older iPad or MacBook with an older version of iOS or MacOS?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Can I use a Chromebook for other schoolwork?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Can I use a Windows PC?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Can I use a Windows PC Desktop?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Can I use a Windows Tablet?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Can I use an Android Tablet?

  • BYOD and Home Use Devices: Why can’t I use an Android Phone?