VFE How-tos

Facilitating a CCS VFE Session: Step-by-step

A step-by-step description of how to facilitate a group virtual CCS image cards experience using the CCS Cards Virtual Facilitation Environment desktop application.

VFE Help Docs

Your VFE Account and Session Management


To join a VFE session, participants download and install either the free CCS VFE Cards App (or the premium CCS Vision Pack App) on their mobile device. To join a session, participants simply enter their name and the Session ID provided by the facilitator. If an active session with that ID is found (with less than 20 participants already joined), the participant will be joined to the session.

No. Participants join a VFE by downloading the free mobile App. The facilitator's VFE account will be debited for each participant who joins a session. Facilitators add Participant Passes (PPs) to their VFE account by purchasing VFE Participant Pass Vouchers which include various bundles of PPs. The vouchers are redeemed in the VFE application to add PPs to the facilitator's account. The price for each participant to join starts at less than $1 and varies according to the voucher purchased — the bigger the voucher, the more economical the PP.

Once you have started a CCS VFE session it will be joinable by participants for up to 48 hours. After this time the session can be repeatedly opened for review, discussion, editing and snapshotting — but participants will no longer be able to join and the virtual CCS Cards on their mobile device will no longer be accessible (unless a new Session ID is entered).  

Yes. If you start a VFE session and no participants join, there is no charge for the session. This allows you to repeatedly run simple icebreaker sessions using CCS Cards (such as one-card instant response activities) at no cost. 

A CCS VFE account is assigned to you with the one-time purchase of the CCS VFE desktop application from any of the online stores on this site. You will also be given a CCS VFE Membership on this site that will enable you to download the VFE Application.

Occasionally you may find yourself facilitating a session and your participants are telling you that they have sent updates and, after a few moments, they are not showing up. If this happens, check to make sure the Update Monitor is active. If it's not, click back inside the VFE window and/or click directly on the Update Monitor itself to trigger an immediate update.

Snaps are saved in a special "CCSCards" folder in your computer's default Documents folder. See Snaps