PSU 2019 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.

Unified Classroom Certification

View list of course eligible for Unified Classroom Certification.

Role-Based Certifications

  • PowerSchool SIS Principal Certification
  • PowerSchool SIS School Counselor Certification
  • Performance Matters Track

    View list of courses in the Performance Matters Track.

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

    PSU 2019 Course Catalog

    Achievement Practices: Co-Planning

    This session will focus on why having a common planning time is essential to effective co-teaching. The training will focus on a five-step approach to co-planning and the role of both the general education and special education teacher in the planning process.

    Who should take this class: Teachers, School Administrators

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    Achievement Practices: Co-Teaching

    Want to see special education teachers move beyond the Teach and Assist co-teaching model? This session will review the six co-teaching approaches and the best practice approaches to enhance student achievement for all learners and to increase student engagement.

    Who should take this class: School Administrators, Teachers

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    APEX Report Builders Lab

    After attending one of the Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders classes, attend the lab to work independently and create your own reports using either our PSU servers or your school's PowerSchool server. Staff will be available to assist you with your reports and answer questions. *Eligible for CEUs.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders

    User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Assessment Creation Lab

    After attending one of the assessment courses, attend this lab to work independently and create items and assessments for your needs using either our PSU Unified Classroom training environment or your school's Unified Classroom environment. Staff from PowerSchool's Content Development team will be available to assist and answer questions about effective assessment practices.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

    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

    Conducting Searches in PowerSchool SIS

    In this class, learn how to efficiently search for individual students or groups of students, staff members, and contacts. Also 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 additional tools to search for specific groups. *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

    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 SIS and have not worked with HTML, this is the class for you. Discover how to modify and code HTML in PowerSchool SIS pages. Learn how to use Custom Page Management (CPM) to construct new PowerSchool SIS 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 110: Using Database Extensions to Create Pages

    If you are familiar with HTML and have modified PowerSchool SIS custom pages before, broaden your customization knowledge with this class. Discover how to create basic database extensions to add fields, incorporate field validation, and create new pages. Learn how to create links to new student pages, and how customizations can be packaged into a plugin (the new way to install customizations). 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 111: Custom Pages in the Teacher and Parent Portals

    If you have created PowerSchool SIS custom pages before, broaden your customizations knowledge with this class. Learn how parent and teacher portal pages work, and how and where you can submit data. Create links to pages in these portals, and add information to headers. 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 110 or equivalent experience

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Customizations 120: Creating Alerts

    Go in depth to learn how alerts work in PowerSchool SIS, and how to create your own alerts based on different needs. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 111 or equivalent experience

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Customizations 201: Introduction to SQL

    Learn about PowerSchool SIS 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. 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: Customizations 201 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 SIS 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: Customizations 202 and prior SQL experience

    User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Customizations 301: Using SQL on Custom Pages

    Take the next steps in customizing PowerSchool SIS by creating powerful, dynamic reports using PowerSchool TList_SQL code combined with user-set variables. This course is recommended for advanced users in their second year of customization. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 110 or equivalent experience

    User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Customizations 350: Using Database Extensions

    Learn to expand your PowerSchool SIS 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 SIS 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 110 or equivalent experience

    User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Customizations 360: Using PowerQueries

    PowerQueries are the go-forward method to access data in PowerSchool SIS. Learn how to create them, enable them, and use them within PowerSchool SIS, including scheduled exports. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    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 SIS. 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 PowerSchool SIS page, only to find that the same page was updated in a new version? Learn how to merge your customizations with the new PowerSchool SIS 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 460: AngularJS and PowerSchool

    This course is intended for technical personnel with advanced customization experience, especially in JavaScript. Learn basic AngularJS concepts, and specifically how PowerSchool uses AngularJS, as you create a final project using the Angular Grid Widget. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Customizations 402 or equivalent experience

    User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Customizations 506: 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 SIS 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.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Proficiency with PowerSchool SIS 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 SIS? 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. Also work with student contacts data access tags and 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

    eFinancePlus: Budget Preparation

    This course includes the latest features within Unified Administration eFinancePlus related to the Employee Access Center. Human resource personnel and payroll teams will learn how to use Unified Administration eFinancePlus to set up the Profiles, Disclaimers, and Benefit Enrollment features. Using this tool, you can provide end users/staff with employee details and methods for updating records to submit for review and approval/posting to their employee records. Attendees will benefit from this hands-on course by learning streamlined methods to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Fund Accounting experience

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eFinancePlus: Employee Access Center

    This course takes budget managers through the process of creating new-year budgets, importing budgets from Excel, updating budget tables, budget approval and iterations (versions), and positing budgets in Unified Administration eFinancePlus. Learn how to set up budget templates, verification that users are following ESSA requirements, and budget reporting. Attendees taking the Budget and Fund Accounting courses will benefit from this hands-on course by learning the latest features to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Human Resources experience

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eFinancePlus: Employee Life Cycle Maintenance

    In this course, human resources personnel and payroll teams will learn how to use Unified Administration eFinancePlus to hire an employee, manage daily deduction and payrate updates, and make changes including FMLA leaves and termination. Also included is the setup of standard and special features within human resources related to staffing. Attendees will benefit from this hands-on course by learning about the latest features to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Human Resources experience

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eFinancePlus: Fund Accounting

    In this course, users will learn methods for managing budget ledger (expenditure, revenue, general, and project), journal entries, receipts and receivables, and bank account reconciliation processes. This deep dive course also includes the setup of templates, import mapping, and budget extracts. Attendees also taking the Fund Accounting course will benefit from this hands-on course by learning the latest features to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: District has implemented eFinancePlus

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eFinancePlus: Human Resources Workflow and Special Processes

    In this course, human resources personnel and payroll teams will learn about leave requests, hire and termination workflow processing, personnel activity tracker and user-defined screens, FMLA, sick banks, and comp time tracking. This deep dive course includes the setup of standard and special features within human resources related to staffing. Attendees will benefit from this hands-on course by learning the latest workflow features to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Human Resources experience, eFinancePlus: Employee Life Cycle Maintenance

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eFinancePlus: Payroll Processing

    In this course, human resources payroll staff will learn the best practices of running a payroll in Unified Administration eFinancePlus, including the import of batch timecards, attendance tracking, and integration with 3rd-party time and attendance software. This deep dive course includes the setup of a standard payroll, manual, adjustment, and void check processes, and the Fund Accounting interface. All payroll staff will benefit from this hands-on course by learning the latest features in payroll to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Human Resources and Finance experience

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eFinancePlus: Purchasing and Accounts Payable

    In this course, Unified Administration eFinancePlus users will walk through the steps of reviewing account approvals, purchasing defaults, and security views. Attendees will also review and practice the best methods for entry, approval, and conversion processes for requisitions and purchase orders. This deep dive course includes the setup of the Fund Accounting Profile and Punchout Functionality. All purchasing and accounts payable staff will benefit from this hands-on course by learning the latest features to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Fund Accounting experience

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eFinancePlus: System Administration

    In this course, users will learn how to best manage user security, home page setup/usage, and notification subscriptions. This deep dive course includes the setup of roles, views, and attachment security based on district positions. All Unified Administration eFinancePlus users will benefit from this hands-on course by learning user setup and security features to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: District has implemented eFinancePlus

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    End of Year and Start of Year

    LLearn the tasks required to prepare for, validate, and run the End of Year (EOY) process in PowerSchool SIS. Learn how running EOY impacts your PowerSchool SIS system, how to prepare your district, school, and the tasks you must complete prior to EOY. Also learn how to prepare for the next school year using the Start of Year (SOY) process to verify district and school settings and prep student data. Learn 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 SIS 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 contains 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 APEX Academy

    Have you completed all of the Enterprise Reporting classes and still want more? Then this course is for you. This two-day class will cover creating new reports and focus on some of our most popular APEX projects. This is an advanced class, so you should have either taken all of the other Enterprise Reporting classes or have equivalent experience.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Enterprise Reporting APEX Experience

    User Level: Advanced Length: 2 Days Prerequisites:

    Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders Part One

    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 and CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training (IPT), Enterprise Reporting for Report Users

    User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders Part Two

    In this course, continue using the skills you built in the first part of this series to build, publish, and run reports using the Query Builder visual interface. Learn how to import reports built by others, including a report to work with honor roll students. This course also focuses on building new reports, including the use of Enterprise Reporting with the new Student Contacts feature. Completing part one of the course prior to taking part two is highly recommended. *Eligible for Enterprise Reporting Certification and CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders Part One

    User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Enterprise Reporting for Report Users Part One

    In this introductory course, explore the pre-built reports in 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, and highlighting. Learn how to present Enterprise Reporting data in graphs and charts. 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 and CEUs.

    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 for Report Users Part Two

    Dive deeper into the world of Enterprise Reporting by learning advanced report modification techniques. Use calculations to relabel coded data and find answers within the data quickly. Harness the power of computational functions and operators, and build pivot tables, from simple to complex, that combine multiple categories of information into a single, organized chart. For Enterprise Reporting report managers, learn how to grant access to Enterprise Reporting to other users, how to add, edit, or remove reports, and how to access the APEX Application Builder. *Eligible for Enterprise Reporting Certification and CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eSchoolPlus: At Risk Calculations

    In this session, learn how to use PowerSchool eSchoolPlus SIS to identify students as at risk based upon attendance, behavior, progress reports, report cards, and standardized test scores. During this session, you will learn how to configure calculations and create an At Risk Factors page designed to meet your school district?s criteria. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Attendees should be familiar with Attendance and Grading procedures in their school district.

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eSchoolPlus: Behavior

    This session will cover the basics of behavior incident entry and maintenance. Start by learning about how to use Teacher Access Center (TAC) to enter and refer issues, move to the creation of a behavior incident, and explore the options for posting attendance based on actions. *Eligible for CEUs.

    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

    eSchoolPlus: Creating a Master Schedule with Whiteboard

    In this session, learn how to use Whiteboard to create a master schedule using a visual method. As you place courses on the schedule, you'll be able to see potential conflicts for students, teachers, and rooms. During this session, you will learn how to use Whiteboard for creating a master schedule, running the Student Scheduler process, and evaluating a scheduling run. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Some familiarity with the Scheduling process is recommended.

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eSchoolPlus: Home Access Center

    In this session, we?ll explore Home Access Center, including options for gathering course requests and sending email alerts. We?ll review HAC configuration options and view the results as a parent/student through the HAC interface. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Some familiarity with your school district's implementation of eSchoolPLUS and TAC is recommended.

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eSchoolPlus: Report Card Procedures

    Wouldn?t it be nice to have a checklist of all the things you need to do to process report cards? You can! During this session, review report card procedures from gathering grades to printing report cards. Then learn how to create a mark reporting checklist customized to your district?s procedures. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Participants should be familiar with their building's report card procedures.

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eSchoolPlus: Student Success Plans

    Create student success plans for students who have been identified as at risk or for any student in your school district. What goals does a student have? What objectives and interventions can help to meet those goals? Plans may be created and monitored through PowerSchool eSchoolPlus SIS and/or Teacher Access Center based upon your school district's needs. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Participants should be familiar with the At-Risk requirements of their school district.

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    eSchoolPlus: Teacher Access Latest Features

    In this session, explore the capabilities of Teacher Access Center with an emphasis on the new features available in the latest release. Updates to Teacher Access Center include the ability to allow teachers to view Student Registration pages, the use of weblinks in assignment and course attachments, enhanced retake capabilities, enhanced control of secondary staff members, and more! *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice 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 CONCATENATE, 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 the Conditional Formatting tools and filters, and how to use AutoSum tools to examine statistical data. You'll also use Pivot Tables to analyze PowerSchool data and use charts to show comparisons of 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. Then learn how to use functions to build a basic formula, and finally, 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 how 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

    IPT Recertification: PowerSchool SIS

    Have you previously passed the PowerSchool SIS Initial Product Training (IPT) exam? In order to keep your certification current, you must take this course and pass the exam to become re-certified in the current product version of PowerSchool SIS. This course covers features and enhancements in the most recent versions of PowerSchool SIS and PowerTeacher Pro. This course covers additional content than what is covered in the PowerSchool SIS: What's New course. This course is open to only users who already hold IPT certifications. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Prior Instant Productivity Training (IPT) Certification

    User Level: Novice 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, work with student contacts, 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 SIS 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 PowerSchool SIS 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 in this third PowerSchool SIS object reports class. 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

    Performance Matters Analytics: Introduction

    In this course, learn how to use PowerSchool Performance Matters to analyze and compare assessment data for making data-driven instructional decisions. Practice creating customized reports to compare multiple measures of student performance as well as to compare district-wide performance on assessments. Discover the power of filters to disaggregate student data to view results by school, teacher, or class. Featured reports include Baseball Card, Scoreboard, MyUnify, and Student Detail. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics: Assessment Design & Delivery Part One

    In this course, learn how to use PowerSchool Performance Matters to build standards-based assessments. Explore effective assessment practices that provide a balance of rigor for all students while creating tests for both online and paper-based delivery. Practice searching for and adding test items, customizing test layouts, and configuring scoring options. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics: Assessment Design & Delivery Part Two

    In this course, continue using the skills you learned in the first part of this series to facilitate all aspects of the testing process. Learn how to navigate Test Center to manage and administer your district?s local assessments. Then, explore the student online testing experience and practice using the Online Administration tool for monitoring student test taking. Finally, learn how to score student work using the Scoring Assignment and Online Scoring tools. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Performance Matters: Assessment Design & Delivery Part One

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics: Data Analysis for Administrators

    In this class, learn how to use PowerSchool Performance Matters to answer critical questions about student performance across the district. Practice using Baseball Card and Scoreboard to create customized reports for identifying patterns in student growth and achievement. Then, learn how to use the Student Item Analysis report to analyze performance data for local assessments. Finally, use the MyDashboard and the Student Details page to access important data about your students. *Eligible for CEUs.

    Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics: Introduction to Item Writing Part One

    Get started writing standards-based assessment items in PowerSchool Performance Matters using a variety of interaction templates. Learn how to create multiple choice, extended text, and side-by-side items and how to include passage resources to augment your interactions. Finally, practice building effective rubrics and configuring scoring options for your items. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics: Introduction to Item Writing Part Two

    Expand your item writing knowledge by converting multiple choice items into technology enhanced interactions. Practice creating inline choice, numeric grid, order, graphing, and text entry items using pre-built interaction templates. Then, discover how to easily incorporate images and copy items. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Performance Matters: Introduction to Item Writing Part One

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerPack for PowerSchool

    Attend this bonus session to learn about PowerSchool's new PowerPack add-on plugins, developed and supported by the PowerSchool team and specially built to maximize your school or district's efficiency. Available add-ons include Early Warning System (EWS), Health, Locker Maintenance and Assignment, Report Cards, and Custom Alerts. Existing PowerPack customers can ask questions and put in requests for future enhancements they would like to see added.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour 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 103: Counselor and Administrative Staff Skills

    This class focuses on additional PowerSchool SIS tools used frequently by counselors and administrative staff to track student information and academic progress. Review how to use student pages with a focus on those used to track academic progress. Also learn how to attach documents to a student?s record and add log entries to track interactions with students. Learn how to set up the Cumulative Info page and how to find students who are at risk of failing. 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 IPT Certification and CEUs.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool SIS 102: Navigation Skills for School Staff

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool ERP: Introduction

    In this demo session, learn how Unified Administration eFinancePlus and BusinessPLUS streamline the management of K-12 financial and human resources data, such as budgeting, workflow processes, payroll, benefit management, and the Employee Access Center all while meeting state and federal regulatory requirements, so your school administrators and employees can focus on keeping the district running efficiently.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites:

    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 SIS 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 SIS 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 SIS 101: Introduction

    Learn the basics of PowerSchool SIS 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 prepares new users for 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 SIS 102: Navigation Skills for School Staff

    This course continues the new user?s introduction to PowerSchool SIS by thoroughly examining how to navigate Start Page features such as switching schools, selecting terms, navigating between pages, and using navigation icons. Learn basic search concepts to find students, staff, and student contacts. Also learn how to use group functions and special functions, and how to run reports for these groups. Learn how to perform various school-level functions, system functions, and how to personalize your PowerSchool SIS experience. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool SIS 101: Introduction

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS Mobile

    In this one-hour class, learn how to configure PowerSchool SIS 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 to access PowerSchool SIS information. Also learn about PowerSchool Mobile, the exciting apps available for students and parents. *Eligible for CEUs.

    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 SIS Principal Certification

    Become a certified PowerSchool SIS principal. Using real life scenarios specific to your job, you'll learn the basics of PowerSchool SIS navigation, searching, reporting, and time-saving personal configurations. Through hands-on, step-by-step workflows, you'll learn how to find the students or staff you need, learn how to work with them once you've found them, and learn how to use functionality and reports to make your work actionable. Those who attend each of the three half-day sessions are qualified to take the certification exam and receive the additional benefits of role-based certification.

    Who should take this class: School Administrators

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 2 Days Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool SIS School Counselor Certification

    Become a certified PowerSchool SIS school counselor. This class will cover the essential daily, weekly, and monthly tasks that are accomplished by a school counselor. You will learn the basics of PowerSchool SIS navigation, searching, reporting, as well as time saving personal configurations. Through hands-on step-by-step workflows, you will learn how to find the students you need, learn how to work with them once you?ve found them, and learn how to use functionality and reports to make your work actionable. Those who attend each of the three half-day sessions are qualified to take the certification exam and receive the additional benefits of role-based certification.

    Who should take this class: Guidance Staff, School Administrators

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 2 Days Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Special Programs (Special Education) Enhancement Forum

    Are you a current user of the PowerSchool Special Programs platform, previously known as PowerSchool Special Education?(Note: This is a separate product from PowerSchool SIS). If so, please join us to learn more about this product and share your feedback on our upcoming enhancements. Let's discuss additional enhancement ideas and brainstorm on what features will help districts the most. This is your chance to share your thoughts with PowerSchool developers and let us know which features you'd like to see the most.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Special Programs: Administration Part One

    In this session, learn what features are available in PowerSchool Special Programs, including but not limited to integration and single sign-on. Learn how to use PowerSchool Special Programs to meet your business requirements.

    Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Tech Coordinators, School Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Special Programs: Administration Part Two

    In this session, learn how to assign security, setup documents, use keyword tables, add public statements, and more to ensure staff have access to what they need to process documentation with ease.

    Who should take this class: School Administrators, Tech Coordinators, Curriculum Coordinators, PowerSchool Admins

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool Special Programs: Administration Part One

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool Special Programs: Administration Part One

    PowerSchool Special Programs: Common Support Questions and Solutions (KTO)

    Learn about common support cases where keys to ownership and customizations are the answer. Learn how you can work with an assigned PowerSchool consultant who will assist you with continued deployment after go-live, understand how to take full advantage of functionality, assistance with building specific reports to monitor your data, train new staff, or help to complete important administrative tasks. If you have documents specific for your business processes and wonder how you can make it a part of PowerSchool: Special Programs, come learn about what our Customization Services Team can do for you!

    Who should take this class: Curriculum Coordinators, PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Tech Coordinators

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part One

    Take a tour through the eyes of teachers and staff who are responsible for monitoring caseloads. Learn about the day-to-day processing of documentation to keep your state reporting accurate and your district compliant. Learn why keeping up with timelines and collaborating as a team has never been easier!

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part Two

    This session will focus on special features available to ease the documentation process and monitoring of student progress for the end user. Review additional processes, such as creating amendments and the option to copy over from a previous document, to simplify data entry efforts and much more.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part One

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part One

    PowerSchool Special Programs: Introduction

    Interested in learning how to use PowerSchool Special Programs to simplify collaboration among staff, streamline documentation, and administer case management? Join us for an introductory overview of these features and more!

    Who should take this class: Tech Coordinators, PowerSchool Admins, Curriculum Coordinators, School Administrators, Teachers, Mentor Teachers

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Special Programs: Introduction to Report Writing

    Using PowerSchool Special Programs, monitoring your data has never been easier! The report writing tool is designed for all users regardless of their technical skills and comfort levels. Come join us for a look at how to create list and multi-dimensional reports with ease using the embedded report writing tool.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Special Programs: Other Functionality and Topics

    PowerSchool Special Programs has a lot of bells and whistles! While we cannot cover them all at PowerSchool University, this session will highlight the coolest and most used advanced functionality throughout the system, such as data transfer packages, bulk document creation, and language translation.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Advanced Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    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. *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, 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. *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, 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

    Setting Up Grading in PowerSchool SIS

    Learn how to set up grading preferences for PowerTeacher Pro and Unified Classroom 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, Unified Classroom Certification, and CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Setting Up Standards-Based Grading in PowerSchool SIS

    Discover how standards and PowerSchool SIS work together. Set up grade scales and standards in PowerSchool SIS. 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. *Eligible for IPT Certification, PowerTeacher Pro Certification, Unified Classroom 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: System Settings

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

    System Administrator: Security Settings

    Understanding PowerSchool SIS security should be at the top of your to-do list. Learn how to manage security groups, set page permissions, and use multiple system security features. Explore user access roles and how they are used to determine access to PowerSchool SIS functionality including viewing PowerTeacher Pro and locking reporting terms. Then, take a look at co-teaching roles and field level security settings. Discuss how to set up staff security and how to provide system access for students and the adults associated to their accounts. The class ends with a discussion of document attachment permissions and course management. *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 SIS 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 SIS 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 Administration Enrollment: In-Depth

    Take a deep dive into Unified Administration Enrollment, 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

    Unified Classroom for System Administrators

    In this course, learn about the settings available to you as a Unified Classroom administrator, including user administration, district administration, and school administration features. Next, for Unified Classroom Assessment customers, learn about the permissions and settings available to you as an Assessment administrator, including how to manage standards, handle leased content, and secure assessment content. *Eligible for CEUs and recommended for Unified Classroom Certification.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Keeping the School Community Informed

    In this course, learn how to use Unified Classroom to communicate with students and parents to create a strong school-to-home connection. Learn how to use the Activity Feed to share information about classroom activities and assignments with all students and parents, as well as how to use the Messages feature to communicate with individuals. Then use Unified Classroom to prepare for parent-teacher conferences. Finally, learn how to work with and submit final grades when report cards are due. *Eligible for Unified Classroom Certification and CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Managing Daily Classroom Activities

    In this course, learn how to use Unified Classroom to manage your daily classroom activities efficiently so that you have more time to spend with your students. Learn how to use your dashboard tools to manage current and upcoming activities, take attendance, and create seating charts. Then view student information and work with a class. Learn how to use the grading features to work with and score assignments, including how to create rubrics to evaluate student work. *Eligible for Unified Classroom Certification and CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Planning with Educational Leaders

    In this course, learn how to plan with your educational leaders to use Unified Classroom for assessment. Review best practices for item and assessment design, then learn how to apply those principles in Unified Classroom by creating assessment items, features, and assessments. Also learn how to search for and work with standards-aligned items in the PowerSchool item bank. *Eligible for Unified Classroom Certification and CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Responding to Student Performance

    Learn how to use Unified Classroom to support and respond to student performance. Analyze student and class progress data, add activities in class pages to reinforce skills and address performance gaps, and run reports to identify students who may be struggling. Then learn how to assign and administer online and offline assessments to assess skills, and how to review assessment results. Also learn how to score assignments using rubrics and how to assign alternate grade scales to students. *Eligible for Unified Classroom Certification and CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Starting the Year

    In this course, learn how to set up Unified Classroom for a new school year or term. As a teacher using Unifed Classroom for the first time, learn how to set up and use your dashboard, calendar, Activity Feed, and class descriptions. Then learn how to modify grading and display preferences. Also, add content to and publish your class pages so that they are ready for your students to use. *Eligible for Unified Classroom Certification and CEUs.

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

    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 SIS 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 for only 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 SIS reports you will use throughout the year. Practice setting up and creating various system reports using some basic PowerSchool SIS 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

    Working with Student Contacts in PowerSchool SIS

    In this course, learn how the new student contacts feature added to PowerSchool 12.0 modernizes how you track relationships between contacts and students. Learn how to search for and add parents and guardians, as well as associate several other contacts to student records such as emergency contacts and daycare providers. Learn how student contact data is migrated and how to consolidate contact records. Also learn how to access contact data using data access tags (DATs) and how to import and export contact information. *Eligible for CEUs.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Initial Product Training

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None