PSU 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.

PSU Course Catalog

Performance Matters: Reporting - Dialogues with Data

In this initial product training course, Performance Matters Assessment and Advanced Reporting participants will use a variety of reports to view and analyze student and test-level data. Learn how to explore student, school, and district-level information and how to use Student Item Analysis to evaluate student performance on common assessments. 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: Curriculum Coordinators, Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 6 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool Ecollect Forms: Form Building

With PowerSchool Ecollect, users can create, edit, and share online forms for student registration, as well as many other purposes. In this training, learn how to use PowerSchool Ecollect within PowerSchool SIS to create, update, and publish forms, including complex forms with workflow and approval processes. Learn how to map to PowerSchool SIS fields, build forms with multi-language capabilities, copy forms, and manage form ownership. Also learn how to get statistical reports and export responses to create a spreadsheet of the data. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool Enrollment Express: New and Returning Student Registration

PowerSchool Enrollment Express plugin integrates with PowerSchool SIS to ensure secure, reliable, and accurate enrollment information for new and returning students. During this training, review Enrollment Express preparation, workflow, and features. Learn how to use the pre-registration portal for new student registrations, how to approve records, and how to share and access forms. Also, view how parents use the Enrollment Express registration portal to pre-register students and how students and parents use the PowerSchool SIS Student and Parent Portals to complete forms. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool Enrollment: Foundations

PowerSchool Enrollment is a robust enrollment management system that works with any student information system. PowerSchool Enrollment can handle all enrollment needs, including new and returning student registration, inquiries, and applications, as well as lottery and year-round update services. Since Enrollment customers work with a dedicated project team to build their forms, this course will explore Enrollment features and how to navigate the new and returning student workflows. Also, learn how to review and approve student records and how to deliver records to your student information system. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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 Enrollment: Setup and Configuration

Explore the latest features of PowerSchool Enrollment, a solution that works with any student information system. Learn about features such as rules, tags, permissions, views, student record views, custom reports, and approval criteria. Additionally, gain hands-on experience with customizing enrollment forms and configuring workspaces. *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:

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 201: Introduction to SQL

NOTE: Before taking this class, you must download SQL Developer. Learn about PowerSchool SIS database structure and how to connect to the database using SQL (Structured Query Language) Developer. Gain an understanding of query and logic development, and use SQL to write basic queries and add filters. Customizations 201 is a one-hour introductory class recommended for users new to SQL and should be taken prior to PowerSchool SIS Customizations 202: Accessing Data Using SQL, and other customization classes that use SQL. *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: Intermediate Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS Customizations 202: Accessing Data Using SQL

NOTE: Before taking this class, you must download SQL Developer. Using SQL Developer, learn how to construct queries of multiple complexity to access PowerSchool SIS data. Create queries with multiple JOIN statements and analytical functions to organize and analyze data. Also learn about subquery rules, their limitations, and how to write successful subqueries. Come away with queries specifically designed to help you access the data you need. Users must understand PowerSchool SIS tables and fields to successfully complete this course. *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: PowerSchool SIS Customization: Introduction to SQL or previous SQL experience.

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

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: Codes - Deciphering and Accessing Data

Get acquainted with a variety of codes you can use in PowerSchool SIS GPA calculations, reports, and export templates. Understand and use PowerSchool SIS 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: All PowerSchool Users

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: Enterprise Reporting - 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 - 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: Grading - Setting Up Grading Preferences

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

PowerSchool SIS: New Features - A Year in Review

Have you previously been certified in PowerSchool SIS Initial Product Training, but wonder what's new? This course covers features and enhancements in the most recent versions of PowerSchool SIS and PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook. Unlike the one hour PowerSchool SIS: What's New course, this three-hour interactive course covers what's changed in the last calendar year. *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:

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, School Counselors

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

User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Day Prerequisites: None

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. This 2-day session will cover all necessary steps for 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, School Counselors

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

User Level: Intermediate Length: 2 Days Prerequisites: None

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 learn to set up PowerScheduler to 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, School Counselors

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

User Level: Intermediate Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites: None

PowerSchool SIS: PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook - Analyzing, Communicating, and Reporting

In this course, learn how teachers use PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook to finalize grades, analyze individual student performance and class progress on both traditional and standards grades, and options within the gradebook to communicate with students and their parents and guardians. Also learn how to track assets provided to students, such as textbooks and equipment, and 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: Curriculum Coordinators, Department Chairs, Grade-Level Leaders, Mentor Teachers, PowerSchool Admins, School Administrators, Teachers

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook - Setup, Assignments, and Grading

Discover PowerTeacher Pro Gradebook's robust functionality for managing the classroom. Explore the functionality of the PowerSchool SIS Teacher Portal, including how teachers take attendance. Learn how to use the mobile-friendly gradebook to set up default preferences, such as customizing class names, adding class descriptions, and configuring how information appears in your gradebook. Learn how to create assignment categories and apply them to single or multiple assignments, create assignments, and copy assignments. Finish the session discussing the variety of options and methods to score assignments, create personal comments, copy and paste scores, transfer scores, and export and import assignment scores. *Eligible for PowerTeacher Pro Certification. Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

PowerSchool SIS: Reporting - Using System Reports

Learn about PowerSchool SIS reports you will use throughout the year. Practice setting up and creating various system reports using some basic PowerSchool SIS codes and HTML codes. Featured reports include the Class Roster report, Absentee report, Consecutive Absences report, report cards, grade verification reports, failure lists, and mail-merge letters. This course contains Initial Product Training (IPT) topics. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 3 Hours Prerequisites:

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:

Schoology Learning: Master Instructors

Please Note: This course is 6 hours. Schoology Learning for Master Instructors is a comprehensive offering and serves as a prerequisite for many other Schoology Learning courses. This is a train-the-trainer style course and is offered so that instructional support personnel, curriculum developers, and organizational leaders can build expertise with many of the facets of Schoology Learning: Courses, Groups, Resources, and communication tools. Participants in this hands-on course will experience a year-long Schoology journey through the lens of an instructor learning the platform for the first time. *Eligible for CEUs when attending a trainer-led session.​

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Novice Length: 6 Hours Prerequisites:

Schoology Learning: System Admin - Roles, Permissions, and Practical Tips

This session will focus on the nuts & bolts of the administrative side of the Schoology management console. Take a deeper dive into best practices for configuring permissions and creating custom roles. Understand the importance of various roles in Schoology, including how and when to create custom roles in the system. Conduct an audit of Schoology permissions, with detailed explanations of what various permissions do and their impact on user functionality. Reflect on how to refine your Schoology environment and explore tips, tricks, and best practices. Review the resources at your disposal to make sure you manage Schoology like a pro!

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:

Schoology Learning: System Settings - Supporting Schoology as a System Administrator

This session will focus on the nuts & bolts of the administrative side of the Schoology management console. Take a deeper dive into best practices for system settings and integrations with existing systems. Understand system settings, including best practices for configuring Privacy Overrides and Grade Settings. Review best practices for selecting Support Contacts and configuring your Support Options. Then, explore how to configure third-party integrations.

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

Recommended prior training or experience: None

User Level: Intermediate Length: 1 Hour Prerequisites: