PowerTeacher 2.8 for PowerSchool 7.11.x includes a new way to launch the Gradebook that protects against Java updates and does not require browser plugins. It also includes a desktop shortcut that allows direct sign-in to the Gradebook. After a simple setup of the new launch method, teachers will find the same Gradebook features, so there is no retraining needed for teachers.
Changes for Teachers
When teachers sign in to the PowerTeacher Portal, they will notice a subtle change in where they go to launch the Gradebook. This new area is easy to see, and simplifies the launch process, both for the new launch method and the old one.
Get started today, it’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. On the PowerTeacherportal Navigation menu you will notice the “NewGradebook Launch” feature.Click the Installer link and follow the on-screen instructions to set up the new launcher.You must run the setup one time on each system you use to access the Gradebook.2. When the launcher setup is complete, return to the PowerTeacher portal navigation menu and click Launch.
3. That’s it! Now you have the choiceto launch the Gradebook from theNavigation menu per usual, or usethe desktop shortcut. Either way,using the new launch feature will give you the same PowerTeacherexperience.
Important Note:This new launch feature is designed to ensurestability for current PowerTeacher Gradebook users on Windowsand Mac platforms.The Gradebook itself remains the same, andshould not require any re-training.