Mass Locking Accounts

tarogers2000
New Member

Mass Locking Accounts

Hello, this is my first year as a administrator but for future reference, is their a way to lock teacher accounts? Like for the summer, is their a way to lock all of them at once? Thank you!
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DanM3
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

Technically this doesn't lock the account, it turns off the teacher's portal stopping people from logging in. Jason Springel has developed a customization available on PowerSource.

 

https://support.powerschool.com/exchange/view.action?download.id=624

 

 

 

 

Dan Morgan
Saint Mary's College High School - Berkeley, CA
PowerSchool Hosted - v 20.4.3 - 600 Students
PowerSchool User and Admin since 2000

tarogers2000
New Member

Thank you
THARRIS2406
Journeyman

How to disable/enable Teacher Gradebook logins while scheduling using Staff Field Value

This is so while scheduling, teachers can’t see their classes until you’re ready.

 

The PTAccess uses a value of 1 for enabled, and a value of 0 means disabled.

Follow the instructions below to disable your Teachers Gradebooks

  1. Click on Staff
  2. Select Teachers
  3. Click on Functions
  4. From the "Group Staff Functions" page, select the function of Set Staff Field Value.
  5. In the Field To Change, enter PTAccess
  6. In the New Field Value enter 0 to close and click submit.
  7. This will take you to a confirmation screen with a warning on it: "WARNING: This change is irreversible." Click Submit at the bottom and the Teacher Gradebook access will be disabled.

You have now completed the disabling of the Teacher Gradebook

Repeat the process to enable Teacher Gradebook access but change the New Field Value to 1 to open.

 

NOTE: IT’S BEST TO COMPLETE THIS PROCESS ONCE ALL NEW TEACHERS ARE ENTERED. IF YOU DO THIS BEFORE, THEN ALL NEW TEACHERS WILL SEE THEIR CLASSES IF THEIR GRADE BOOKS ARE ACTIVE.

tarogers2000
New Member

Thank you so much. That helped me a lot. Disabling student accounts is easy its just the teachers lol.
THARRIS2406
Journeyman

This is just disabling them from logging in.  I don't want to use the word "Lock". I was scheduling one summer before knowing this and they were emailing me about their class lists. I enable access after the principals okay everything.