View Main PowerTeacher Gradebook Window

When you launch PowerTeacher Gradebook, the main PowerTeacher Gradebook window appears. This window serves as the central point from which you begin your Gradebook session.

The PowerTeacher Gradebook window consists of the following main areas:

The PowerTeacher Gradebook window has four panes, Classes, Student Groups, the selected tab from the navigation bar, and its details. Each pane is adjustable, both horizontally and vertically. To adjust the width of a pane, click and hold the vertical three-line icon and drag right or left. To adjust the height of a pane, click and hold the horizontal three-line icon and drag up and down.

Menu Bar

The menu bar appears at the top of your display and provides access to the following menus:

Feature

Description

PowerTeacher Gradebook (Mac only)

Use the pop-up menu to select one of the following commands:

  • Preferences

  • Hide PowerTeacher Gradebook

  • Quit PowerTeacher Gradebook

File

Use the pop-up menu to select one of the following commands:

  • Save

  • Revert

  • Refresh Class Info

  • Lock Gradebook

Edit

Use the pop-up menu to select one of the following commands:

  • Cut

  • Copy

  • Paste

View

Use the pop-up menu to select one of the following commands:

  • Scoresheet

  • Assignments

  • Student Info

  • Grade Setup

  • Class Info

  • Reports

  • Zoom

Tools

Use the pop-up menu to select one of the following commands:

  • Check Spelling

  • Categories

  • Score Inspector

  • Fill Scores/Fill Comments

  • Import Scores

  • Recalculate Final Scores

  • Copy Assignments

  • Export Scores Template

  • Email Students and Parents

  • Birthdays

  • Copy Final Grade Setup
    Note: Copy Final Grade Setup is only available when you are the Lead teacher of the current section.

  • Resync Scores to PowerSchool
    Note: Use this function only if instructed to by your PowerSchool Administrator.

  • Schoolnet
    Note: The Schoolnet link only appears if Schoolnet is enabled at the system level and at least one Schoolnet role has been assigned to you. For more information, see Schoolnet.

Attendance

Use the pop-up menu to select one of the following commands:

  • Single Day Attendance

  • Multi-Day Attendance

  • Seating Chart

  • Home Page

For more information, see

Window

Use the pop-up menu to choose New Window to open another instance of Gradebook so that you can access other areas of Gradebook at one time.

Help

Use the pop-up menu to select one of the following commands:

  • Choose Contents to launch online help. For more information, see Launch PowerTeacher Gradebook Help.

  • Choose Quick Entry Tips to view keyboard shortcuts. For more information, see Quick Entry Tips.

  • Choose What Every Teacher Should Know to view valuable tips on using PowerTeacher Gradebook.

Note: The PowerTeacher Gradebook help window is also accessible by clicking the Help icon, which looks like a question mark.

ID Bar

The ID bar appears at the top of the PowerTeacher Gradebook window and displays your name and the name of your school.

School

If you teach at different schools, the School pop-up menu allows you to select a school and view your school-specific Gradebook.

Classes

The Classes pane appears in the upper-left corner of the PowerTeacher Gradebook window and includes the Term Selector and Class List. For more information, see Classes.

Student Groups

The Student Groups pane appears in the center-left of the PowerTeacher Gradebook window and displays student groups for a selected class. For more information, see Student Groups.

Categories

The Categories pan appears in the lower-left corner of the PowerTeacher Gradebook window and displays categories created by the teacher. For more information, see Categories.

Navigation Bar

The navigation bar appears at the top of the PowerTeacher Gradebook window and provides a quick way to access the following areas:

Feature

Description

Scoresheet

Click this tab to access the Scoresheet window.

Assignments

Click this tab to access the Assignments window.

Student Info

Click this tab to access the Student Info window.

Grade Setup

Click this tab to access the Grade Setup window.

Class Content

Click this tab to access the Class Content window.

Reports

Click this tab to access the Reports window.

Attendance

Click the icon to access the Attendance Options dialog. Or, click the blue arrow to access the Single Day Attendance page in PowerTeacher portal.

Notifications

Click the icon to view the Teacher Notifications dialog.