Glow provides a wide range of web services and resources for education in a safe, online environment. These include the Glow RM Unify Launch Pad, Microsoft Office 365, G Suite for Education, Glow Meet and Glow Blogs.
Education Scotland protects children and young people by restricting access to Glow, and all Glow services are subject to scrutiny and a governance process that addresses data protection, risk, privacy and security.
Glow Login and Launch Pad
Once you are logged in to Glow the Glow Launch Pad provides access to all Glow services. It includes a catalogue of free and paid for resources in an application (app) library and a management console which allows administrative users to manage accounts and passwords.
Microsoft Office 365
Microsoft Office 365 is a set of cloud-based services and tools including Outlook, O365 Groups, OneDrive, SharePoint, Office Online, Sway, Yammer, Forms, Delve, Planner and Teams for Education. They are ideal for sharing and collaborating, allowing learners to work on projects anytime and anywhere.
G Suite for Education
G Suite for Education is set of cloud-based productivity tools for communication and collaboration. G Suite for Education in Glow offers the following cores services: Classroom, Drive, Docs, Hangouts, Calendar, Contacts, Sites and Vaults. Currently Gmail is unavailable through Glow subject to full review of the service offered.
From January 2018 Glow customers have the option to opt-in to using G Suite for Education in Glow.
Glow Meet is web conferencing service that uses Skype for Business to support learners and teachers to connect and share learning experiences with peers across Scotland. Teachers can set up online meetings in a variety of ways to support learning, including inviting others out with Glow and sessions can be recorded and shared.
Glow Blogs are created using WordPress, a content management system that can be used to make simple blogs or complex websites. The service is free of charge and has a number of privacy settings, making it a safe and easy way to create web content.
Report a Concern
The Report a concern function is available on all Glow core services. It allows users to submit details of any concerns they have about content or activity in Glow.