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.

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 2019 Course Catalog

APEX Report Builders Lab

After attending one of the Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders class, 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.

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

BusinessPLUS: Board Reporting through Cognos (Tools)

Discover how to use Cognos to build and present regular Board reports including exporting options.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

BusinessPLUS: Bursting with Cognos (Tools)

Learn the process of easily sending data and forms to a variety of your employees through Bursting. This session will help you understand the process of delivering information to users and making your organization more efficient.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

BusinessPLUS: Expanding and Automating Purchasing (Tools)

Expand and automate your purchasing process from requests to paying an invoice. This session will include discussions and overviews on Punchout, Purchase Order delivery, document attachment, and efficient troubleshooting methods.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

BusinessPLUS: Focus on the Employee (Human Resources and Payroll)

This session will cover all of the functional areas associated with your employees: setting up Employee Online, viewing pay stubs and W-2s, and tracking education and skills.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

BusinessPLUS: Hire to Rehire (Human Resources & Payroll)

Learn the processes required to manage employee information and payroll within BusinessPLUS. This session will take you through the process of hiring, onboarding, managing employees, processing time/attendance, and processing payroll. This is a great session for anyone interested in the human capital components of BusinessPLUS.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

BusinessPLUS: How Integration Solves Your Fund Accounting Headaches (Finance)

In this session, you will get a bird's eye view on how BusinessPLUS can integrate and work together to manage your business solutions. You will learn how all data flows back to the general ledger and how the full integration can save you time and money.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos 11: Building a Storytelling Dashboard and Data Story

This course is for users who have a desire to see/learn how to create user dashboards to tell compelling and meaningful data stories. This course will accommodate BusinessPLUS, eFinancePLUS and eSchoolPLUS. 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: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos 11: Introduction to Cognos Analytics Report Authoring Tool

This course is designed for those who are new to report writing in Cognos 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/BusinessPLUS reporting. During the session, the instructor will guide the user on how to accomplish specific goals of Cognos Report Studio (adding a page break, calculated field, etc.), but the content will be a report of the user's desire. 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 11 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

Cognos 11: Introduction to Features

Cognos 11 (Cognos Analytics) focuses on story-telling and data analysis geared less towards IT and more towards the business users and school staff. Learn how Cognos 11 can empower teachers, principals and district users with real-time, meaningful data.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos 11: 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 11 system.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: Cognos 11: Introduction to Cognos Analytics Report Authoring Tool or equivalent

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Cognos 11: Report Writing Experience - Human Resources in eFinancePLUS/BusinessPLUS

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 11 system.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Conducting Searches in PowerSchool

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 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 110: Using Database Extensions to Create Pages

If you are familiar with HTML and have modified PowerSchool 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.

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 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.

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, and how to create your own alerts based on different needs.

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'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 301: Using SQL on Custom Pages

Take the next steps in customizing PowerSchool 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 102 or equivalent 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 360: Using PowerQueries

PowerQueries are PowerSchool's go-forward method for data access. Learn how to create them, enable them and use them within PowerSchool, including scheduled exports.

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. 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 460: AngularJS and PowerSchool

This course is intended for technical personnel with advanced customization experience, especially in JavaScript. Attendees will learn how basic AngularJS concepts, and specifically how PowerSchool uses AngularJS, as we create a final project using the Angular Grid Widget.

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 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 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. 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

The eFinancePLUS: Budget Preparation 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. This deep dive course includes the setup of budget templates, verification that users are following the ESSA requirements, and budget reporting. All eFinancePLUS Budget and Fund Accounting users will benefit from this hands-on course to learn the latest features in Budget Preparation to take back to their districts.

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

The eFinancePLUS: Employee Access Center course takes our Human Resources Personnel and Payroll Teams through the process of setup of Profiles, Disclaimers, and Benefit Enrollment. This online tool provides the Human Resources staff the opportunity to provide end users / staff with employee details and methods for updating records to submit for review and approval / posting to their employee records. This deep dive course includes the latest features within Human Resources related to the Employee Access Center. All eFinancePLUS Human Resources staff will benefit from this hands-on course to learn the streamlined methods for managing this staff online tool to take back to their districts.

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

The eFinancePLUS: Employee Life Cycle course takes our Human Resources personnel and payroll teams through the process of hiring an employee, managing daily deduction and payrate updates, and changes including FMLA leaves and termination. This deep dive course includes the setup of standard and special features within Human Resources related to staffing. All eFinancePLUS Human Resources staff will benefit from this hands-on course to learn the latest features in Personnel and Payroll to take back to their districts.

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

The eFinancePLUS: Fund Accounting course takes users through hands-on methods for managing Budget Ledger (Expenditure, Revenue, General, and Project), Journal Entries, Receipts and Receivables, and Bank Account Reconciliation processes. This deep dive course includes the setup of templates, import mapping, and budget extracts. All eFinancePLUS Fund Accounting users will benefit from this hands-on course to learn the latest features in Fund Accounting to take back to their districts.

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

The eFinancePLUS: Human Resources Workflow and Special Processes course takes our Human Resources Personnel and Payroll teams through 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. All eFinancePLUS Human Resources staff will benefit from this hands-on course to learn the latest workflow features in Personnel and Payroll to take back to their districts.

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

The eFinancePLUS: Payroll Processing course takes our Human Resources payroll staff through the best practices of running a payroll in 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 eFinancePLUS payroll staff will benefit from this hands-on course to learn the latest features in payroll to take back to their districts.

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

The eFinancePLUS: Purchasing and Accounts Payable course takes our eFinancePLUS users through the steps of reviewing account approvals, purchasing defaults, and security views. The users 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 Fund Accounting Profile and Punchout Functionality. All eFinancePLUS Purchasing and Accounts Payable staff will benefit from this hands-on course to learn the latest features in Purchasing and Accounts Payable to take back to their districts.

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

The eFinancePLUS: System Administration course takes users through how to best manage User Security, Home Page Setup / Usage and Notification Subscriptions. This deep dive course includes setup of Roles, Views, and Attachment Security based on district positions. All eFinancePLUS users will benefit from this hands-on course to learn user setup and security features to take back to their districts.

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/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 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 Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders Part One to build, publish, and run reports using the Query Builder visual interface. Learn how to import reports build 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.

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

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: 4.2 Release Features

This session will explore the new 4.2 features including Attendance Percentages and Multiple Classification Codes for students. Keep track of Home Access Center logins and teachers' publishing activities with the TAC & HAC Monitoring report, and take control of Contact visibility in Home Access Center. After completing this session, you'll be ready to implement all that 4.2 has to offer.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: Attendees should be familiar with the basics of eSchoolPLUS.

User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

eSchoolPLUS: At Risk Calculations

eSchoolPLUS provides the ability to identify students as At Risk based upon Attendance, Behavior, Progress Reports, Report Cards and Standardized Test Scores. During this session, you will learn to configure calculations and create an At Risk Factors page designed to meet your school district?s criteria.

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. This session will start with the TAC capabilities to enter and refer issues, move to the creation of a Behavior Incident, and explore the options for posting Attendance based on Actions.

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: Career Planner

Boost your Graduation Requirements and show students exactly where they are heading through Career Planner! During this session we'll explore how to create Career Plans, including when a District Course Catalog is needed and how to create one. We'll then explore how students, parents and guidance staff interact with Career Plans and how to integrate planned course requests into your Scheduling procedures.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: Attendees should be familiar with the basics of Scheduling and Mark Reporting.

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

eSchoolPLUS: Creating a Master Schedule with Whiteboard

Whiteboard provides a visual method of creating a Master Schedule. As you place courses, potential conflicts for students, teachers and rooms display. 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.

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.

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 we?ll review Report Card Procedures from gathering grades to printing Report Cards. Then we?ll create a Mark Reporting Checklist customized to your district?s procedures.

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

Student Success Plans may be created 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 eSchoolPLUS and/or Teacher Access Center based upon your school district's needs.

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 Center 4.1

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!

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 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

IPT Recertification: PowerSchool SIS

PowerSchool SIS users who were previously certified for Initial Product Training (IPT) must take this course and pass the exam to become re-certified in the current version of PowerSchool. This course covers features and enhancements in the most recent versions of PowerSchool SIS. If you take this course, you do not need to attend the What's New in PowerSchool SIS course. This course is open only to 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'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

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

In this course, participants will learn to use 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.

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 Performance Matters: Assessment Design & Delivery Part One to facilitate all aspects of the testing process. Learn 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 to score student work using the Scoring Assignment and Online Scoring.

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

Discover how to use Performance Matters reporting to answer critical questions about student performance across the district. Learn to use the Student Item Analysis report to analyze performance data for local assessments. Then, use Baseball Card and Scoreboard to identify patterns in student growth and achievement. Additional reports to be covered include MyUnify and Student Detail.

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 Performance Matters using a variety of interaction templates. Learn 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.

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, Associate, Order, and Numeric Grid items using pre-built interaction templates. Then, discover how to easily incorporate image and video resources into items.

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

Performance Matters: Introduction

In this course, participants will learn to use 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.

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

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 101: Introduction to PowerSchool

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: Navigation Skills for School Staff

This course continues the new user?s introduction to the PowerSchool SIS by thoroughly examining how to navigate Start Page features such as how to switch schools, select terms, navigate between pages, and use navigation icons. Learn basic search concepts to find students, staff, and student contacts. Also learn how to use group functions, 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 experience. *Eligible for IPT Certification and CEUs.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool 101: Introduction to PowerSchool

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours 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 102: Navigation Skills for School Staff

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool ERP: Introduction

This demo session introduces how PowerSchool ERP software streamlines 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. This session will introduce you to eFinancePLUS and BusinessPLUS and explain how these ERP offerings can benefit your organization.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites:

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. *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 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 Special Education: Introduction

This bonus session introduces PowerSchool Special Education (SPED) -- a fully integrated solution to solve the challenge of managing special ed programs and meeting state compliance requirements. PowerSchool SPED provides special education case management and modules for Gifted, 504, ELL, and Service Capture to collect data for Medicaid billing. All of these solutions are available directly within the PowerSchool user interface. PowerSchool Special Education offers the best of both worlds--a single place where all special education and compliance data can be managed, along with the depth of functionality for SPED management tasks school districts need.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour 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. *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

Professional Development Plus (PD+)

Take advantage of special access to PowerSchool's Professional Development Plus (PD+) online training subscription to complete a topic that you missed or didn't fit into your schedule. While you are at PSU (and for 2 weeks after the start of the event), you will have access to PowerSchool's 70+ interactive courses and 200+ short training videos. You can use PD+ anywhere you have an internet connection and you can work at your own pace. Visit one of our open session labs or the Help Desk if you need assistance accessing or using the courses and videos.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

Professional Learning: Ad-Hoc Reporting Basics

This course is designed for administrators who are ready to learn the basics of Ad-Hoc reporting. Using the Ad-Hoc dashboard, create custom reports containing real-time information. Learn to export reports to different groups of users and publish report templates to share with others. Class time will provide hands-on practice building a sample report that can be used by district and school-based administrators alike.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

Professional Learning: Create Instructor-Led Courses

In this course, district and school-based administrators will get hands-on practice creating instructor-led courses in the Professional Learning platform. Learn to add course sections, select instructors, set class times, and target courses to different groups of users. Review the course approval workflow and explore best practices around course creation and administration.

Who should take this class: Office Staff, School Administrators

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

Professional Learning: Manage the Professional Learning Platform

In this course, district-level administrators will learn to manage the Professional Learning platform as a Super User. Gain an overview of the platform including navigation and searching and registering for courses. Later, spend time reviewing system-wide course administration tools and settings. Finally, review the course creation and approval workflow as well as the available tools for course instructors.

Who should take this class: Office Staff

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 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. *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: Server Settings

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

System Administrator: Security Settings

Understanding PowerSchool 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 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'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: Performance Matters Integration

Join this session for an in-depth review of the exciting new analysis and reporting features available in Unified Classroom Assessment. Features to be presented include viewing Unified Classroom Assessment scores in Performance Matters reports, viewing Performance Matters test scores in the Unified Classroom gradebook, and more.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

Unified Classroom: Introduction to Interventions

In this introductory course, watch a demonstration of how to use Unified Classroom Interventions to create individual student and student group intervention plans, monitor the progress and outcomes of interventions, and access intervention reporting.

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: 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 Messages to communicate with individuals. Then use Unified Classroom 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: Preview

You've heard of Unified Classroom, but have you seen it? This session is your opportunity to see a demonstration of the features and capabilities that the Unified Classroom adds to PowerSchool.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites:

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 Class Pages activities 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 Classrom 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 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

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.

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

Partner Sessions

Partner Sessions are presented by members of PowerSchool's Independent Software Vendors (ISV) Program. Their goal is to bring extended functionality to your student information system. Attend the sessions listed below to learn about how these software products can integrate with PowerSchool.

BusinessPLUS: Introduction

Attend this demonstration session to learn about how school districts are harnessing the power of BusinessPLUS ERP solutions for their Financial and Human Resource operations. This session is intended to be a high level overview of what the software can do for your district. This seminar will be useful to all central office and technical staff looking for more efficient strategies, tools and methods to reconcile their data.

Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: