PSU 2018 Course Catalog & Roadmaps

How to Determine Your Experience Level

Novice users are in the middle of the implementation stage, have recently completed implementation, or do not use PowerSchool on a regular basis.

Intermediate users work within PowerSchool on a regular basis and do not need the workbook to perform basic tasks, such as printing a list of students. These courses help users expand their basic knowledge of the system.

Advanced users are ready to customize PowerSchool for their district's needs; therefore, the courses are designed to help users expand their PowerSchool knowledge beyond the interface.

Not sure which courses to take?

PSU Training Roadmap

The PSU Training Roadmap provides direction on which courses you should take based on your experience level or job role.

PSU Courses by Topic

The PSU Courses by Topic list provides direction on which courses you should take based on the topics you need.

Special Tracks at PSU

Continuing Education Units at PSU

View list of courses eligible for CEUs from UCLA Extension.

IPT Certification Track

View list of courses eligible for Initial Product Training (IPT).

PowerTeacher Pro Certification Track

View list of courses eligible for PowerTeacher Pro Certification.

Enterprise Reporting Certification

View list of courses eligible for Enterprise Reporting Certification.

Professional Learning Track

View list of courses in the Professional Learning Track.

If you have questions about courses or special tracks, please email psu@powerschool.com.

PSU 2018 Course Catalog

Attendance Administration

Learn how to set up attendance preferences and manage meeting and daily attendance for your school. Learn about attendance codes, categories, preferences, and conversions. Compare daily and meeting attendance processes, and practice updating and changing student attendance. Finish up by exploring attendance tracking. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Attendance Reports

Explore the built-in attendance reports available in PowerSchool, and discover which report is best for which purpose. Learn how to locate, download, and use report templates others have created. Finally, practice adding attendance data access tags to form letters you can use to send reports home to parents. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos10: Form Letters and Labels

This course is for users who have written reports with Report Studio (or attended an Introduction to Report Studio class) who want to develop additional skills with report writing. A simple form letter will be developed and concepts to be included are page breaks by student ID/employee ID, sorting and grouping, and including sub reports in the form letter. Users will create a simple letter and list details of the student's schedule/employee's dependents. Additional topics, such as mailing labels using the Avery 5160 label format and custom labels where end users specify the label content will also be covered. The session will be conducted for EFP and ESP users simultaneously; however, attendees will only work with either ESP or EFP and cannot work with both in same session. Attendees will receive copies of reports created by others. Attendees will access their own district's data during the session. Attendees must have remote access to their district's Cognos system.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Cognos10: Introduction to Report Studio or equivalent

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos10: Introduction to Report Studio

This course is designed for those who are new to report writing in Cognos10 or for those who want a refresher on the basics. We will create a list using Report Studio and, along the way, we will create a header, page breaks, calculated fields and prompts, grouping and sorting, and crosstabs. Attendees will become familiar with the Cognos model for eSchoolPLUS/eFinancePLUS reporting. During the session, we will work with registration demographics in ESP and Human Resources in EFP. The session will be conducted for EFP and ESP users simultaneously; however, attendees will only work with either ESP or EFP and cannot work with both in same session. Attendees will receive copies of reports created by others. Attendees will access their own district's data during the session. Attendees must have remote access to their district's Cognos system and the ability to access Cognos as an author (or district approval to add a user as an author).

Who should take this class: Office Staff, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos10: Multiple Queries and Drill-Through Reports

This course is for users who have written reports with Report Studio (or for those who attended an Introduction to Report Studio class) who want to develop reports using multiple queries. Multiple queries are needed when multiple competing conditions are needed to render a report. In this session, users will create drill-through reports where data is presented and, by clicking a summary item in a report, additional detailed information about all relevant students will appear in a new linked report. Additionally, users will learn how to add a table of contents to an existing report. The session will be conducted for EFP and ESP users simultaneously; however, attendees will only work with either ESP or EFP and cannot work with both in same session. Attendees will receive copies of reports created by others. Attendees will access their own district's data during the session. Attendees must have remote access to their district's Cognos system.

Who should take this class: Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Cognos10: Introduction to Report Studio or equivalent

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos10: Report Writing Experience - Fund Accounting in eFinancePLUS

This course is for users who have written reports with Report Studio (or attended an Introduction to Report Studio class) who want to develop additional reports in the areas of Fund Accounting in eFinancePLUS. Attendees will receive copies of reports created by others. Attendees will access their own district's data during the session. Attendees must have remote access to their district's Cognos system.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Cognos10: Introduction to Report Studio or equivalent

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos10: Report Writing Experience - Human Resources in eFinancePLUS

This course is for users who have written reports with Report Studio (or attended an Introduction to Report Studio class) who want to develop additional reports in the areas of Human Resources. Users will create a variety of different reports to gain additional experience with the Cognos model. Attendees will receive copies of reports created by others. Attendees will access their own district's data during the session. Attendees must have remote access to their district's Cognos system.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Cognos10: Introduction to Report Studio or equivalent

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos10: System Administrator

This course is designed for district Cognos administrators and is not a report writing session. This session will address altering users' access to Cognos in your district, as well as adding and removing staff from Cognos roles, such as adding a new author. We will review folder security, how to properly impersonate existing district users, backing up (exporting) Cognos, and configuring your email server for non-cloud based districts using Cognos. The session will be conducted for EFP and ESP users simultaneously; however, attendees will only work with either ESP or EFP and cannot work with both in same session. Attendees will access their own district's data during the session. Attendees must have remote access to their district's Cognos system.

Who should take this class: School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Cognos10: Introduction to Report Studio or equivalent

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Conducting Student Searches

Learn how to conduct searches to identify students for reporting, attendance, grades, and other PowerSchool-related purposes. Then learn how to compose simple and compound search commands, how to use search codes, how to save searches and stored selections, and how to use special functions. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Counselor and Administrative Skills

This class focuses on PowerSchool tools used primarily by counselors and administrative staff to track student academic progress. Learn how to set up the Cumulative Info page and how to find students who are at risk of failing. Review key student pages used to track student progress and learn how to add log entries to record meetings with students. Learn how to quickly create lists of students that include important information, such as earned credit hours. Finally, learn how to set up and use graduation plans and waivers. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Custom Field Migration

Attend this demo course to learn about PowerSchool's change in custom fields to database extensions, and how to manage the migration of the different kinds of custom fields in your PowerSchool system. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT)

User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

Customizations 101: Introduction to Customizations

If you are new to PowerSchool and have not worked with HTML, this is the class for you. Discover how to modify and code HTML in PowerSchool pages. Learn how to use Custom Page Management (CPM) to construct new PowerSchool pages based on page templates and to add and remove fields from existing pages. This course is recommended for users in their first year of customization. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT)

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 102: Creating Custom Pages

If you are familiar with HTML, and have modified PowerSchool custom pages before, broaden your customization knowledge with this class. Learn how to insert your own code into existing pages. Discover how to use database extensions to add fields, incorporate field validation, and create new pages with tabbed content. This course is recommended for users in their first year of customization. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 101 or equivalent experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 113: Using Database Extensions to Create Pages

If you have created PowerSchool custom pages before, broaden your customizations knowledge with this class. Learn how parent and teacher pages work. Create links to pages in different locations in the application. This course is recommended for users with some customizations experience. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 102 or equivalent experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 114: Database Extensions, Alerts, and Plugins

Go in depth to learn how alerts work, how to create your own alerts based on different needs, and how customizations can be packaged into a plugin (the new way to install customizations). *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 113 or equivalent experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 201: Introduction to SQL

Learn about PowerSchool's database structure and how to connect to the database using SQL (Structured Query Language) Developer. Gain an understanding of query and logic development, and use SQL to write basic queries, add filters, and use simple JOIN statements to link tables. Customizations 201 is a one-hour introductory class recommended for users new to SQL and should be taken prior to Customizations 202: Intermediate SQL, Customizations 203: Advanced SQL, and other customization classes that use SQL. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

Customizations 202: Intermediate SQL

In this intermediate SQL class, learn how to construct SQL queries with multiple JOIN statements and use GROUP BY and analytical functions to organize and analyze data. Explore the new database schema, and compare and contrast the different options for retrieving custom field data. Some intermediate SQL queries will be used for advanced work in the Customization 203: Advanced SQL course. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Introduction to SQL or prior SQL experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 203: Advanced SQL

In this advanced SQL class, learn about subquery rules, their limitations, and how to write successful subqueries. Write subqueries with GROUP BY and other analytical functions to organize and analyze data. Learn about new table relationships and how to run a PowerSchool Parent Single Sign-On query. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, PowerSchool Admins

Recommended prior training or experience: Intermediate SQL and prior SQL experience

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 350: Using Database Extensions

Learn to expand your PowerSchool database. With database extensions, introduced in version 7.9, you can add fields to existing tables, create child tables, and create stand-alone tables in the PowerSchool database. This feature will open up a new realm of customization opportunities. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 102 or equivalent experience

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 401: Introduction to JavaScript

If you are new to JavaScript or need a basic refresher before taking additional JavaScript classes, this class is for you. Learn what JavaScript is, how it's constructed, and how and where to use it in PowerSchool. Explore the Document Object Model, harness the power of basic JavaScript functions, and learn how to add basic JavaScript code to copy values automatically on a custom page. Finally, discover how jQuery makes JavaScript simpler and more powerful. This course is recommended for first-year JavaScript users who are familiar with HTML and CSS. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 301

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 402: Using JavaScript to Automate Tasks

Explore basic coding patterns and the syntax of JavaScript and jQuery through customizing PowerSchool pages. Make your pages more powerful by learning how to auto-calculate fields. Use basic jQuery selectors and event handlers to help perform repetitive tasks. This course is recommended for first-year JavaScript users. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 401

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 450: Creating Insertion Points and Plugins

Have you ever created a custom page, only to find that the same page was updated in a new version? Learn how to merge your customizations with the new PowerSchool page using Insertion Points. Then, when a new page is released with a version upgrade, your customizations will become part of the new page. Also see how plugins will allow for easier installation of custom pages. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 401

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Customizations 501: PowerSchool Customizations Academy

Have you completed all of the Customizations classes and still want more? Then the Customizations Academy is for you. This two-day class will cover a PowerSchool Customizations project from start to finish. This is an advanced class, so you should have either taken all of the other Customizations classes or have equivalent experience. Before you register for the course, take the self-assessment to see if you need to complete any of the suggested pre-requisite Customizations courses first. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, PowerSchool Admins

Recommended prior training or experience: Proficiency with PowerSchool customizations, creating reports, SQL, and Javascript. Completion of self-assessment.

User Level: Advanced Length: 2 Days Prerequisites: None

Customizations Consultation

Are you working on a customization that is perfect for your school or district and need help with some of the steps? Are you nearing the end of a customization project and can't quite figure out why it isn't working with PowerSchool? Experts will be available to help answer those tough questions and assist you with your customization. There is no formal instruction in this class.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Experience customizing PowerSchool

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Decipher and Use PowerSchool Codes

Get acquainted with a variety of codes you can use in PowerSchool GPA calculations, reports, and export templates. Understand and use PowerSchool codes in tasks such as creating folder labels with student information, student lists with schedule information, and export templates with student test scores. Format codes to add GPA information to the Cumulative Info student page. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT), Conducting PowerSchool Searches

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Distance Learning

Take advantage of this special access to complete a class that you missed or didn't fit into your schedule. While you are at PSU (and for 2 weeks after the event), you will have access to PowerSchool's approximately 50 Distance Learning courses and more than 100 of our short Mastery in Minutes modules. You can use Distance Learning anywhere you have an internet connection and you can work at your own pace. Visit our Open Lab if you need assistance accessing the courses or need help with a course you are working on.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

eFinancePLUS Boot Camp

Review processes in eFinancePLUS including employee management, requisition to check, general budgeting, payroll processing, employee benefits, purchase orders, and more! This class is perfect for users who are new to the district and need training, or have been with the district for some time and need a refresher course. This course is open to all eFinancePLUS users.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Days Prerequisites: None

End of Year/Start of Year

Learn the tasks required before you run the End of Year (EOY) process, how to validate and run EOY, and how to prepare for the upcoming school year. Learn how running EOY impacts your PowerSchool system, how to prepare your district, school, and student data, and why you must store final grades, run GPAs and other reports, and print report cards and transcripts prior to EOY. When the End of Year process is complete, learn how to prepare for the next school year by verifying district and school settings, the school schedule, attendance setup, and student data. Identify helpful searches and reports for locating data discrepancies. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT)

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Enrollments and Scheduling

Learn about PowerSchool's enrollment and scheduling functions. Explore a variety of enrollment scenarios such as enrolling new students, returning students, and students with siblings. Then create and modify individual student schedules, mass enroll students in classes, mass drop students from classes, and modify the master schedule. Finally, practice transferring students out of school. This course is a review of Initial Product Training (IPT) topics. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Enterprise Reporting 1: Introduction to Reports

In this introductory course, explore PowerSchool's versatile reporting tool: Enterprise Reporting. Learn how to use Enterprise Reporting's powerful, interactive data analytic reports to get the real-time student information you need to make informed decisions. Learn how to customize the reports with column selections, sorting, filtering, grouping, highlighting, and calculations. View report data in graphs, charts, and pivot tables. Save customized reports, share your reports with other Enterprise Reporting users, and export report snapshots in various formats for distribution to others. *Eligible for Enterprise Reporting Certification.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Enterprise Reporting 2: Advanced Reports

In this course, explore PowerSchool's versatile reporting tool: Enterprise Reporting. Learn how to use Enterprise Reporting's powerful, interactive data analytic reports to get the real-time student information you need to make informed decisions. Learn how to customize the reports with column selections, sorting, filtering, grouping, highlighting, and calculations. View report data in graphs, charts, and pivot tables. Save customized reports, share your reports with other Enterprise Reporting users, and export report snapshots in various formats for distribution to others. *Eligible for Enterprise Reporting Certification.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Enterprise Reporting 3: Introduction to Report Building with APEX

Learn how to use Oracle's Application Express (APEX) tool to build and publish your own Enterprise Reporting reports. Access the entire PowerSchool database from APEX, including your custom fields and database extensions. Use the Query Builder's visual interface to create and run SQL reports without writing any SQL. View how PowerSchool's Enterprise Reporting reports were built, modify them to meet your needs, create new reports, and publish your reports in Enterprise Reporting. *Eligible for Enterprise Reporting Certification.

Who should take this class: School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, PowerSchool Admins

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Enterprise Reporting 4: Advanced Report Building with APEX

Learn how to use Oracle's Application Express (APEX) tool to build and publish advanced Enterprise Reporting reports. Access the entire PowerSchool database from APEX, including your custom fields and database extensions. Use the Query Builder's visual interface to create and run SQL reports without writing any SQL. View how PowerSchool's Enterprise Reporting reports were built, modify them to meet your needs, create new reports, and publish your reports in Enterprise Reporting. *Eligible for Enterprise Reporting Certification.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Excel: Adapt PowerSchool Data

Learn how to tailor your PowerSchool data using Excel's built-in tools and functions. First, use the Text to Columns and Conditional Formatting tools to parse and highlight values in your data. Then learn how to manipulate and customize your data with the CONCATINATE, LEFT, RIGHT, MID, LOWER, LEN, FIND, YEAR, MONTH, DAY, DATE, DATEDIF, TODAY, and SUBTOTAL functions. The instructor will be using (and the loaner machines will be loaded with) Excel 2016. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: Excel: Analyze PowerSchool Data

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Excel: Advanced Functions

Solve the problem of mismatched records and duplicate records. Figure out how to match long lists of students to their courses. Using the VLOOKUP, MATCH, IF, AND, OR, COUNTIF, and SUMIF functions, you'll find the needle in your data haystack. The instructor will be using (and the loaner machines will be loaded with) Excel 2016. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: Excel: Analyze PowerSchool Data

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Excel: Analyze PowerSchool Data

Learn how to use Conditional Formatting and filters, and how to use AutoSum tools to examine statistical data. Several activities involve the use of Pivot Tables for analyzing PowerSchool data. The instructor will be using (and the loaner machines will be loaded with) Excel 2016. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: Excel: Introduction

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Excel: Basics and Beyond

Learn the fundamentals of Excel, including terminology, how to organize and format the appearance of your data, and how to use some of Excel's most commonly used tools and shortcuts. Next, go on to learn how to use functions to build a basic formula. Then prepare an Excel file to print. The instructor will be using (and the loaner machines will be loaded with) Excel 2016. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

GPA and Honor Roll: Introduction

Explore the math that goes into writing GPA functions, formulas, calculations, and codes. This course is geared towards the setup that secondary schools will use, so come prepared with your own GPA examples. Practice creating a GPA method, setting up an honor roll method, and setting up class rank. Then, use GPA codes in built-in report card and form letter reports. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Familiarity with PowerSchool codes

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Import and Export

Learn about the importing and exporting functions in PowerSchool and how to use each of them. Discover how to work with your data using Data Manager and Direct Database Export. Explore important skills for tasks that require working with data outside of PowerSchool. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT)

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Incident Management

Explore the benefits of the Incident Management tool. Learn to conduct incident searches, record incident details, set up incident codes and subcodes, and analyze incident data. Then create and print incident reports. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT)

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Managing Staff and Students

Learn how to work with staff records and manage student performance. Learn how to add and edit staff records, format security settings, use the staff directory, and assign co-teachers. View teacher schedules, enrollments, and gradebooks. Then view student records, identify which students are at risk, and analyze trends in student performance. Finally, learn how to track student discipline. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Object Reports 1: Basic Building Blocks

Explore your reporting options with PowerSchool's Object Reports. Spend some time discussing how to use each of the report objects. Learn how to place photos, graphical elements, and text to make a custom report. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, Office Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT)

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Object Reports 2: Student Lists

Expand your object report knowledge in the second Object Reports class. Begin by creating reports that contain graphics and multiple students per page. Then learn how to use a fee list object to create invoices for parents. Finally, use the fields from the Log table to create discipline letters. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Object Reports 1

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Object Reports 3: Report Cards and Transcripts

Discover how to set up your own report cards and transcripts using Object Reports. Build a transcript from scratch using PowerSchool's transcript object. Then, explore how to write calculation codes to provide colleges with detailed graduation progress. Finally, learn how to create a standards-based elementary report card. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Object Reports 1

User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerScheduler: Visual Scheduler

Discover PowerScheduler's dynamic scheduling grid: Visual Scheduler. In the first half of this course, explore the different functions in Visual Scheduler. Learn how to filter and sort your scheduling data and practice making schedule changes. Then, for the second half, set up PowerScheduler so you can use the scheduling tool. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: Technical Support Staff, Tech Coordinators, School Administrators, PowerSchool Admins, Registrars, Office Staff, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT) and scheduling experience

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerScheduler: Which Path to Take? Which Process to Complete?

Are you trying to figure out which PowerScheduler course you need to take in order to get your master schedule ready for next year? Attend this overview and discussion session to help you determine the most appropriate course based on your school size, grades, and processes. Review the process and outcomes for both the Load Process and the Build and Load Process (Prepare to Build + Build workshop) with time for Q & A. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: School Administrators, Office Staff, Guidance Staff, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, PowerSchool Admins

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool 101

Learn the basics of PowerSchool from the perspectives of the four main stakeholder groups: school administrators, teachers, substitutes, and parents. Learn how to search for student information, enroll a new student, and print an individual student report. Explore how teachers and substitutes work with PowerTeacher, and how parents review their children's assignments and grades using the PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals. This class is a review of IPT topics. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool 102

PowerSchool 102 is for office staff and PowerSchool administrators who are new to the product. In this course, focus on the PowerSchool administrative functions and learn how to navigate the system. Learn about the four functional areas on the Start Page and how to switch schools, select terms, navigate between pages, and use navigation buttons. Perform student, staff, and contact searches, and use menu options to perform various school-level functions. Also, learn about certain options that are set at the district level. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool Mobile

In this one-hour class, learn how to configure PowerSchool to make mobile web pages and apps available to staff, parents, and students. Bring your smart phones and tablet devices to class and practice using mobile web pages and apps to access PowerSchool information. Learn about the exciting new PowerSchool Mobile features available for students and parents.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Teachers, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool Registration: Introduction to Registration Essential

Take an introductory first look at Registration Essential, PowerSchool's online Registration Management System for schools with under 2,000 students. Get an in-depth tour of the interface, explore the valuable consultative package included with the product, and learn about the requirements needed to access and interact with the tool.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool Registration: Registration Signature In-Depth

Take a deep dive into Registration Signature, PowerSchool's customizable online Registration Management System designed for schools with over 2,000 students. Learn how the process works from start to finish, discover exciting new and existing features, and try it out for yourself in a live environment! *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, PowerSchool Admins, Registrars, School Administrators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool Reports Lab

After attending one of the PowerSchool Reports courses (Object Reports and/or Enterprise Reporting), attend the lab to work independently and create your own reports projects using either our PSU servers or your school's PowerSchool server. Staff will be available to assist you with your reports projects and answer questions. (This lab does not cover State/Province Reporting.) *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Past or current attendance in one Object Reports and/or Enterprise Reporting course

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool Unified Insights Assessment Dashboards: Analyzing Assessment Data

In this interactive, comprehensive training session learn how Assessment Dashboards, the first family of data sets available under the PowerSchool Unified Insights solution, can help you make data-driven instructional decisions to improve outcomes for both individual students and groups of students at all levels. Explore individual student data related to academic performance and attendance with the Student Profile Dashboard. Then, use the KPI Dashboard to view student performance as a whole, or filtered to view specific groups. Finally, learn how to easily view and compare data with the Comparative Dashboard.

Who should take this class: Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders, Guidance Staff, Mentor Teachers, School Administrators, Teachers, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool Unified Insights Assessment Dashboards: Introduction

In this introductory course, learn how Assessment Dashboards, the first family of data sets available under the PowerSchool Unified Insights solution, can help you make data-driven instructional decisions to improve outcomes for both individual students and groups of students at all levels. Explore individual student data related to academic performance and attendance with the Student Profile Dashboard. Then, use the KPI Dashboard to view student performance as a whole, or filtered to view specific groups. Finally, learn how to easily view and compare data with the Comparative Dashboard.

Who should take this class: Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders, Guidance Staff, Mentor Teachers, School Administrators, Teachers, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

PowerTeacher Pro for Administrators

Learn how to set up PowerTeacher Pro as a district administrator and a school administrator. Explore how to create district-level calculation formulas and assignment categories for teachers. Also learn how to set up grading preferences for both standards-based and traditional grading. *Eligible for IPT Certification, PowerTeacher Pro Certification, and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Teachers, Mentor Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerTeacher Pro for Teachers Part One

Discover PowerSchool's HTML-based gradebook and its robust functionality for managing the classroom, including advanced features for both standards-based and traditional grading. Learn how teachers use the mobile-friendly gradebook to set up default preferences, create assignment categories, and work with assignments. *Eligible for IPT Certification and PowerTeacher Pro Certification. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Teachers, Mentor Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerTeacher Pro for Teachers Part Two

In this course, learn how teachers use PowerTeacher Pro to analyze individual student performance and class progress on both traditional and standards grades. Also learn how to run the reports included in the gradebook. *Eligible for IPT Certification and PowerTeacher Pro Certification. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Teachers, Mentor Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Preparing for End of Term

Streamline the End of Term process at your school with the tips and tricks covered in this class. Learn how to prepare your teachers and staff for the end of each marking period. Then view and discuss different grade-storing scenarios and simulations. This class is a review of IPT topics. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Professional Learning: Formative Assessments

In this session, we will discuss the components of a quality formative assessment, including what a good assessment item looks like. Participants will learn the importance of formative assessments in driving instruction and increasing academic achievement. Participants will also learn how to work with formative assessments in Unified Classroom. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, School Administrators, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Professional Learning: Aligning Instructional Resources

Aligned instruction promotes a viable curriculum, consistent instruction, and appropriate intervention for your students. In this course, learn about the importance of aligning instruction with standards, vocabulary, depth of knowledge (Webb's DoK) levels, and vertical planning to maximize student success. This course will explore each of these components and provide examples of how you can align resources and assessments for effective instruction and intervention for your students. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, School Administrators, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Professional Learning: Constructed Response Plans

Many skills taught are too complex to be measured effectively with multiple-choice questions. Participants are provided with an overview of constructed response questioning and engage in activities to evaluate the format and development of constructed response items. Analysis of student samples provides practice in evaluating student work to determine varying amounts of credit using rubrics. Participants will also practice working with cosntructed response items in Unified Classroom. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, School Administrators, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Standards-Based Grading Setup

Discover how standards and PowerSchool work together. Set up grade scales and standards in PowerSchool. Learn how to export and import standards using Excel, and how to enable standards entry for teachers. Finally, review the objects used for standards-based report cards. *Required for PowerTeacher Pro Certification, Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, School Administrators, Office Staff, Registrars, Guidance Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Familiarity with Import/Export functions

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

System Administrator Lab: Server Settings

After completing our System Administrator: Server Settings course, attend the evening lab for hands-on practice. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: Tech Coordinators

Recommended prior training or experience: System Administrator: Server Settings

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: System Administrator: Server Settings

System Administrator: Security Settings

Securing your PowerSchool system should be at the top of your to-do list. Begin by learning how to establish security groups and user access roles to define overall security access. Then, configure field level security settings and user security settings to define an individual user's access. Finally, take a look at how co-teaching roles affect access to PowerTeacher, and learn how to manage the courses each school should see. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

System Administrator: Server Settings

(Note: Portions of the material in this class do not apply to ASP customers.) Learn how to use PowerSchool Administrator to check the status of backups, make a full backup, edit the retention policy, manage custom pages, and look for system alerts. Also, learn how to use Data Pump to export a copy of your database and import it to a test server, manage your Tomcat server, and work with server logs and syncing to optimize your server. After completing the class, attend the evening lab for hands-on practice and help with your server. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: System Administrator: System Settings

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

System Administrator: System Settings

Learn about PowerSchool's structure and the structure of its related applications. Configure settings for users so they can connect with Tomcat-served applications such as PowerTeacher Administrator. Then explore page and data management for your PowerSchool system. Finally, learn to manage mobile pages and the PowerSchool Student and Parent Portals. The material in this class applies to both ASP and non-ASP customers. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Unified Classroom: Assessment

In this course, use Unified Classroom's Assessment tool to manage assessments and get the information you need to gauge student learning, target your instruction, and improve learning outcomes. Learn how to work with assessment items and assessment features, and create technology-enhanced items for your rigorous and balanced online assessments. Then create an assessment and add items to the assessment. Use the proctoring tool to manage and administer the online assessment, and then view assessment results. Also, learn how to administer a test using the offline functionality.

Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, Teachers, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Unified Classroom: Class Pages

Learn how to access Class Pages and build pages with instructional content for your students to view in Unified Classroom. Change the layout of a page, copy and move content, and publish pages. Then learn how to set up and share an assignment with your students, and where to grade their work. Share your content with other teachers, and find help for Class Pages.

Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, Teachers, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Unified Classroom: Fundamentals and Grading

Unified Classroom is a complete education technology solution in one seamless application. This class will focus on how to use the grading and communication tools available in PowerSchool's new intuitive user interface. Learn how to use dashboard features to evaluate student information and stay organized. Then practice completing grading tasks, such as adding categories and assignments, recording student grades, and analyzing student progress. Once you've explored Unified Classroom, learn how to modify your setup preferences. Finally, learn how to effectively communicate with students and parents using the Unified Classroom Student and Parent Portals.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Using DDE and DDA

Discover how to work with and modify your data in PowerSchool tables using Direct Database Export (DDE) and Direct Database Access (DDA). Practice using the Data Dictionary and identifying relationships between tables. Learn how to use layered searches and matched selections to find the data you need. (This class is appropriate only for individuals with access to DDA.) *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff

Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT) and experience with DDE

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Using System Reports

Learn about PowerSchool reports you will use throughout the year. Practice setting up and creating various system reports using some basic PowerSchool codes and HTML codes. Featured reports include the Class Roster report, Absentee report, Consecutive Absences report, report cards, grade verification reports, failure lists, and mail-merge letters. This course is a review of IPT topics. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, PowerSchool Admins, Guidance Staff, Registrars, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Technical Support Staff, Curriculum Coordinators, Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

What's New in PowerSchool SIS?

Come watch a demo of the product enhancements from the latest PowerSchool SIS release. *Eligible for CEUs.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None