PSU 2020 Course Catalog & Roadmaps

How to Determine Your Experience Level

Novice users: Are you new or have limited experience working with PowerSchool products? Generally, novice-level courses are for users that rely on clear step-by-step instructions to accomplish a task.

Intermediate users: Do you work within PowerSchool SIS or other PowerSchool products on a regular basis? Generally, an intermediate user has a good understanding of the organization and layout of a PowerSchool product and does not need to rely on instructions to accomplish a task.

Advanced users: Have you spent several years accumulating relevant experience and proficiency in a PowerSchool product? An advanced user knows a PowerSchool product intuitively and is ready to customize PowerSchool for their district's needs. The advanced user courses are designed to help users expand their PowerSchool product knowledge beyond the interface.

Not sure which courses to take?

Training Recommendations

Use the Training Recommendations guide as a reference for which courses you should take based on your product interest and experience level.

Courses by Topic

The Courses by Topic list includes course information based on topics that may interest you.

Learning Paths

Continuing Education Units

View list of courses eligible for CEUs from UCLA Extension.

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 Gradebook Certification.

View list of course eligible for Unified Classroom Gradebook Certification.

Role-Based Certifications

  • PowerSchool SIS Principal Certification
  • PowerSchool SIS School Counselor Certification
  • PowerSchool SIS Front Office Staff Certification
  • If you have questions about courses or special tracks, please email psu@powerschool.com.

    PSU 2020 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. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    Who should take this class: School Administrators, Teachers

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    Excel: Adapting Data

    Learn how to tailor your 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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: Analyzing 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Excel: Basics and Beyond

    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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool Enrollment: District Administrative User Training

    Extend your learning with District Administrative User Training for PowerSchool Enrollment. Explore and understand how to use the latest features for District Administrative Users such as Form Builder, Predefined Lists, Rules, Tags, Permissions, Views, Student Record Views, Custom Reports, and Approval Criteria. Additionally, learners will gain hands on experience with customizing enrollment forms and configuring workspaces.

    Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Registrars, Tech Coordinators

    Recommended prior training or experience: Current PS UA Enrollment User, Implemented Enrollment, or taken a previous training course on PS UA Enrollment.

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Enrollment: Foundations

    Are you new to PowerSchool Enrollment or looking for a refresher course? In this course learners will understand the standard features and administrative workflows of PowerSchool's Enrollment for new and returning students. In addition, learners will experience online registration as a parent or family member and work with enrollment data in the Enrollment platform. Learners will also explore additional features such as Family Support, School Locator and more!

    Who should take this class: PowerSchool Admins, Registrars, Office Staff, Tech Coordinators

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics: Dialogues with Data Part 1

    In this course, participants will use a variety of Performance Matters reports to view and analyze student and test-level data. Explore student, school, and district-level information on MyDashboard. Then, use Student Details to view important data about individual students. Finally, access Student Item Analysis to analyze student performance on local assessments. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    Who should take this class: School Administrators, Office Staff, Guidance Staff, Teachers

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Performance Matters Assessment & Analytics: Dialogues with Data Part 2

    In this course, participants will build on the skills learned in part 1 of the series as they practice building 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, and class. Featured reports include Baseball Card and Scoreboard. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    Who should take this class: Guidance Staff, Office Staff, School Administrators, Teachers

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool Performance Matters Assessment: Introduction to Item Writing Part 1

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool Performance Matters Assessment: Introduction to Item Writing Part 2

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool Performance Matters: Introduction to Item Writing Part 1

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool Performance Matters Assessment: Test Design & Delivery Part 1

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool Performance Matters Assessment: Test Design & Delivery Part 2

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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 users 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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 SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS Customizations 350: Using Database Extensions

    Learn to expand your PowerSchool SIS database. With database extensions, 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS Customizations 402: Using JavaScript to Automate Tasks

    Explore basic coding patterns and the syntax of JavaScript and jQuery through customizing PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 SIS uses AngularJS, as you create a final project using the Angular Grid Widget. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS Customizations 507: 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. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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

    PowerSchool SIS Front Office Certification

    Become a certified PowerSchool SIS front office user. 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 search and work with groups of students, search contacts and staff, understand best-practice attendance reporting, and exam available reports and reporting tools. 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: Office Staff, School Administrators, Registrars, Technical Support Staff

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 2 Days Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Build Workshop

    Our hands-on PowerScheduler Build workshop is available at PSU! This course is designed for administrators who have completed all school data preparation steps required by the Prepare to Build process and are ready to build their master schedules using the PowerScheduler engine. Our experts will work with you and your data to get you started on developing a successful master schedule. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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 Days Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Consultation

    Are you working on your schedule with PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler and need help with some of the steps? Have you nearly built your master schedule but can't quite figure out why it isn't working? Experts will be available to help answer those tough questions and assist you. There is no formal instruction in this class.

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

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

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Load Process 1-Day

    This course is designed for school staff who have extensive scheduling knowledge and have either used PowerScheduler previously, or have loaded a schedule using a scheduling engine in the past. Explore the setup that needs to be completed prior to running a load with PowerScheduler. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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) and scheduling experience

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 6 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Load Process Lab

    After completing our PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Load Process 1-Day course, attend this evening lab to start work on your own server. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Load Process 1-Day

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Load Process 1-Day

    PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Prepare to Build 2-Day

    The PowerScheduler Prepare to Build 2-day session is designed for schools that have not previously built a master schedule in PowerScheduler, are new to scheduling concepts, or need extra assistance in working through the preparation process. The Prepare to Build 2-day session will go over all items that need to be completed in order to have a productive build experience. You need to have some key items in your PowerSchool SIS server in order to work hands on. These include: courses, students, and teachers. This course is designed for people who will need more assistance with setting up the parameters for their school. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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) and scheduling experience

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 2 Days Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Prepare to Build Lab

    After completing our PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Prepare to Build 2-Day course, attend this evening lab to start work on your own server. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Prepare to Build 2-Day

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool SIS PowerScheduler: Prepare to Build 2-Day

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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 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 SIS: 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Decipher and Use 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: End of Year and Start of Year

    Learn 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Enrolling and Scheduling a Student

    Learn how to use PowerSchool SIS to enroll students and create their schedules. 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS: 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:

    PowerSchool SIS: Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders Part 1

    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. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders Part 2

    In this course, continue using the skills you built in Enterprise Reporting for APEX Report Builders Part 1 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 1 of the course prior to taking Part 2 is highly recommended. *Eligible for Enterprise Reporting Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Enterprise Reporting for Report Users Part 1

    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. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Enterprise Reporting for Report Users Part 2

    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. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Health Management

    Learn how to capture, manage, and report on student health-related information using PowerSchool SIS enhanced health functionality. Learn how to record and track student information such as immunizations, health screenings, customized student health plans, and more. Also learn how to use system features to restrict access to student health information and to audit changes to health data. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

    PowerSchool SIS: Import and Export

    Learn about the importing and exporting functions in PowerSchool SIS 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 SIS. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Introduction to GPA and Honor Roll

    Explore the math that goes into writing GPA functions, formulas, calculations, and codes in PowerSchool SIS. 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: IPT Recertification

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Managing Staff and Students

    Learn how to work with staff records and manage student performance in PowerSchool SIS. 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 CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Object Reports 1

    Explore your reporting options using 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Object Reports 2

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Object Reports 3

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: PowerTeacher Pro Part 1

    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 take attendance in PowerTeacher, use the mobile-friendly gradebook to set up default preferences, work with students, create assignment categories, and add assignments. *Eligible for CEUs and PowerTeacher Pro Certification.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: PowerTeacher Pro Part 2

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

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Preparing for End of Term

    Streamline the PowerSchool SIS 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 includes IPT topics. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Report 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 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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: Setting Up Grading

    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 PowerTeacher Pro Certification and Unified Classroom Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Setting Up Standards-Based Grading

    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 PowerTeacher Pro Certification and Unified Classroom Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: System Administrator - Data and Server Management

    (Note: Portions of the material in this class do not apply to ASP customers.) Learn how to monitor your server settings to maintain the health of your PowerSchool SIS database. Use the Server Statistics page to monitor disk usage and watch for system problems. 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. Learn how to install a PowerSchool plugin and manage the email queue. After completing the class, attend the evening lab for hands-on practice and help with your server. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: System Administrator: System Settings

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS: 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: System Administrator - System Settings Part 1

    In part 1 of this two-part class, system administrators will learn how to work with settings that impact how PowerSchool SIS functions. Add and edit code sets, enrollment codes, and gender pronouns. Discover how to work with federal ethnicity and race codes. Learn how to use page and data management tools such as implementing localization, adding field validation rules, and using special operations. Finish part 1 by learning how to set up district and school boundaries. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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:

    PowerSchool SIS: System Administrator - System Settings Part 2

    In part 2 of this two-part class, system administrators will learn how to configure the Document Attachments and Family Management features. Also covered is how to set up Health Management and Fees functionality. Next, discuss how to use system features to eliminate duplicate enrollment records. Finish by learning how to add customer messages to the sign-in screen, add school maps, and set student selection options. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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:

    PowerSchool SIS: System Administrator Data and Server Management Lab

    After completing our System Administrator: Data and Server Management course, attend the evening lab for hands-on practice. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool SIS System Administrator - Data and Server Management

    User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool SIS System Administrator - Data and Server Management

    PowerSchool SIS: 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 only for individuals with access to DDA.) *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: Using Mobile Devices

    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 when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS: 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. his course contains Initial Product Training (IPT) topics. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool SIS: What's New

    Come watch a demo of the product enhancements from the latest PowerSchool SIS release. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

    PowerSchool SIS: Working with Student Contacts

    In this course, learn how the student contacts feature in PowerSchool SIS 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1

    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! *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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 2

    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. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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 1

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1

    PowerSchool Special Programs: Report Writing, Document Enhancement, and Decision Making Part 1

    Using PowerSchool Special Programs, monitoring your data has never been easier! The report writing tool is designed for all users to answer data-based questions 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. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1 and Part 2

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1 and Part 2

    PowerSchool Special Programs: Report Writing, Document Enhancement, and Decision Making Part 2

    PowerSchool Special Programs has a lot of bells and whistles! Learn how to access and apply enhancement features to data derived from student profiles and documents. Then use the enhanced data to determine areas of need system wide. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1 and Part 2

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1 and Part 2

    PowerSchool Special Programs: System Administration Part 1

    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. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1 and Part 2

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1 and Part 2

    PowerSchool Special Programs: System Administration Part 2

    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. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: PowerSchool Special Programs: End Users Experience Part 1 and Part 2

    Unified Administration BusinessPlus: Employee Life Cycle Part 1

    In this course attendees will learn how to use Unified Administration BusinessPlus Human Resources module to hire an employee, manage employee tracking, and process employment relationship changes including FMLA leaves and termination. Also included is the setup of common tax and deduction assignments. Attendees will benefit from this hands-on course by learning about the latest features to take back to their districts.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Administration BusinessPlus: Employee Life Cycle Part 2

    In this continuation course, attendees will learn how to use Unified Administration BusinessPlus Human Resources module to create benefit and pay assignments. Position control and management features will also be included in this course. Attendees will benefit from this hands-on course by learning about the latest features to take back to their districts.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Unified Administration BusinessPlus: Employee Life Cycle Part 1

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Administration BusinessPlus: Employee Online

    This course includes the latest features within Unified Administration BusinessPlus Employee Online. Attendees will learn how to use, setup, and administer Employee Online including customizing menus and messages as well as setting up benefit enrollment. This fully integrated application allows district employees to view and update their pay stubs, tax forms, and personnel records online. Attendees will benefit from this hands-on course by learning streamlined methods to take back to their districts.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Administration BusinessPlus: Introduction

    In this demo session, learn how Unified Administration BusinessPlus streamlines the management of K-12 financial and human resources data, such as budgeting, purchasing, payroll, benefit management, and Employee Online 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:

    Unified Administration BusinessPlus: Payroll Processing

    In this course, attendees will learn the best practices of running a payroll in Unified Administration BusinessPlus, including timecard management, attendance tracking, and integration with 3rd-party time and attendance software. This deep dive course includes the setup of a standard payroll, CDH basics, arrears tracking, and the Accounts Payable interface. All payroll staff will benefit from this hands-on course by learning the latest features in payroll to take back to their districts.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Administration eFinancePlus: Budget Preparation

    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 setup budget templates, verification that users are following the 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    Unified Administration eFinancePlus: Employee Access Center

    This course includes the latest features within Unified Administration eFinancePlus related to the Employee Access Center. Human resources personnel and payroll teams will learn how to use Unified Administration eFinancePlus to setup 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    Unified Administration 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    Unified Administration 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 will benefit from this hands-on course by learning the latest features to take back to their districts. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    Unified Administration 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    Unified Administration eFinancePlus: Introduction

    In this demo session, learn how Unified Administration eFinancePlus 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.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites:

    Unified Administration 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    Unified Administration 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    Unified Administration 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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

    Unified Classroom: Assessment

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

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Class Pages

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

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Dashboard and Communication

    Take this one-hour class to become familiar with Unified Classroom navigation and how to use the solution tools to keep informed about student needs and progress. Explore new tools, learn how to personalize Unified Classroom, and how to increase your school-home relationships with exciting communication features. *Eligible for Unified Classroom Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

    Who should take this class: All PowerSchool Users

    Recommended prior training or experience: None

    User Level: Novice Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Gradebook Part 1

    This class is intended for users new to both Unified Classroom and the PowerSchool SIS. In this class, explore the Unified Classroom Dashboard and configure settings to fine-tune your experience with this robust classroom management tool. Then discover how to set up, create, and score assignments. *Eligible for Unified Classroom Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Unified Classroom: Dashboard and Communication

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: Gradebook Part 2

    This class is intended for users new to both Unified Classroom and the PowerSchool SIS. In this class, explore how to work with final grades, analyze student performance, and share information with students and parents using the various reports and communication tools available in Unified Classroom. *Eligible for Unified Classroom Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

    Recommended prior training or experience: Unified Classroom: Dashboard and Communication

    User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

    Unified Classroom: System Administrators

    In this one-hour 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 when attending a trainer-led session.

    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 Talent 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

    Unified Talent Professional Learning: Creating Instructor-Led Courses

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