PowerTeacher Pro Frequently Asked Questions
How do I open my gradebook?
Click on the words PowerTeacher Pro
Do I need to download the app for my phone or ipad?
You do not need to, just log on the same way you do on a desktop computer.
Do I have to download Java?
NO, this gradebook works on ANY device, PC, Mac, Ipad, tablet, chromebook, iphone, android phone.
All from web browser, if you are connected to interent your gradebook will open.
How do I take attendance?
Nothing has changed there once you log in to your portal, click on chair or chart.
How do I create assigments?
Complete 1 - 6
1 - Choose class(s) - click up arrow when done
Choose score type
Type in points possible
Include in final grade
Select a due date (defaults to today)
Green bar indicates SAVED
Click on assigment
How do I change classes?
Click class at top of gradebook
Select a different class
How do I create categories?
Or choose multiple classes
Type category name
Choose a color
How do I enter comments
Enter Comments for Report Cards
Choose the SCORESHEET for the class you are working with. End of Year Comments will be posted on Q4
On the Scoresheet click on the FINAL AVERAGED GRADE
Then click on Comment Box
Type in Comment or click on COMMENT BANK
Select comment click green INSERT button at bottom - Close window
Select another student grade if more comments need to be made SAVE scoresheet changes (save button bottom right)
By clicking the star you mark comment as a favorite and it will always be at the top.
How do I print PROGRESS REPORTS
On Teacher Portal Page click the printer at end of class (homeroom class or which ever class you print progress reports for)
Select Progress Report (Current) from drop down.
Do not change anything in other fields.
On report page, click "Refresh" button until staus changes to "Complete VIEW", or just wait for status to change on its own.
This will open progress reports in a pdf version.
How do I enter a past quarter grade for students that transfered into my class?
When a student comes to your school in the middle of the year.
The teacher maybe asked to enter grades from other schools, or when looking at your all term report (shown) you will see a student is missing a grade.
To enter grades
Find the grading period the grade is missing. You are going to enter a assignment for that grading period called "Transfer Grade".
Click the drop down on the quarters to see the dates of the grading period you will choose a date in that range to for the assignment.
Once you have your date simply create a assignment for that class, choose a catagory and a date. You can name the assignment "Transfer In Grade"
You can click students and exclude students you do not want to get the grade, or just not give them a grade (you may have more than one student that needs a grade.
Click save when done.
Go to that class scoresheet
Choose the correct grading period.
Enter the grade, you may add a note on the grade that says if the grade came from another school, just so parents know that you didn't assign that grade it is just the grade the student came to you with.
Click save when done.
How do I enter a grade for a DROPPED student?
How to find and Enter grade for dropped students.
To find drop students and enter grades
Click on the students charm
Select the "Show Dropped Student Link"
Students that dropped that class will show up.
Click on Students Assignments and enter grade or (grades) if you only know the exit grade just enter that on any assignment.
Click SAVE when done.
How do I see a scoresheet?
How do I set up category weights?
Select settings then Traditional Grade Calculations
Select class you wish to set weighting for.
Choose actions by grading period
Choose category weighting from drop down and click the "+" sign for as many categories you will be using in your weighint formula.
Choose Attribute "Category" and type in the weight, in this example 80% and 20%.
Click SAVE when done.
Select other grading periods and repeat following step.
Select other classes and repeat all steps.
This needs to be done, in the middle of every grading period
and when you are finished with end of grading period (before office stores grades).
1 - Open your gradebook click on A+ Charm choose Traditional or Comment Verification - Then click GEAR by grading period
2 - Click on Recalculate Final Grades.
3 - Click check box under the first one (all classes will be selected).
4 - Click RECALCULATE.
5 - White box with dots will indicate recalculation is being done.
6 - Green box will appear at top once done (box disappears).
Where can I find more help?