Updated March 9, 2023
Outschool’s class approval process takes into account learners’ privacy rights when determining which external teaching tools are appropriate for our learners to access and use in an Outschool class. This includes external websites, learning management systems, and Zoom apps enabled through the Zoom classroom. Learn more about using third-party tools in your Outschool classes and COPPA requirements by reviewing this policy.
Though Outschool is unable to share specific details on how the decision to approve each tool is made, we believe that the following lists reflect our goal of keeping learners safe. At this time we are unable to reverse decisions made about unapproved resources.
If you have suggestions for other third-party services you’d like Outschool to consider for review and approval, please fill out this form.
Unapproved resources for learners under 13
Note: This list of unapproved resources is only applicable if you are trying to send learners to these external websites or resources. You may continue to use materials—such as Teachers Pay Teachers or Vimeo—in your classroom presentations and lectures as long as you are not linking to them or giving learners under 13 a way to click into any of these sites on their own.
- Book Creator
- Boom Learning
- Hands Up Education
- Home with Hollie
- Learn Piano Live
- Math Playground
- Quantum Physics for Kids
- Super Coloring
- Teachers Pay Teachers
- Trade on Target
- Vimeo (impermissible for under 16)
Approved resources for learners under 13
- CK12 Flexbooks
- Connected Camps
- Desmos Classroom
- Google Classroom
- Google Jamboard
- Google Suite (drive, docs, classroom, forms)
- IXL Learning
- Khan Academy
- Lichess.org (anonymous play only)
- Music Will
- Musictheory.net (anonymous play only)
- Pear Deck
- Replit (anonymous play only)
- Smithsonian Magazine
- Spelling City
- YouTube (only if embedded through the Outschool classroom)*
*Note that YouTube is not intended to be visited and used by children under 13 and thus is a non-COPPA compliant resource. However, Outschool has developed a way for you to use YouTube videos in your classes in a legally compliant way. All you need to do is add the YouTube link to your Classroom Post, and Outschool will automatically embed the link so that learners remain on the Outschool platform and don’t access the YouTube website. Learn more in this support article.
**If you plan to use enabled Zoom apps, such as Kahoot, you should always disclose them as third party tools in the class listing.