Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

Angelam7
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

@Danielle4012,

 

You are most welcome.


Have a great day!



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Danielle4012
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

Hi there, I just wanted to ask how long it would take to hear back about adding student groups to PowerTeacher Pro. Can I talk to someone in charge of adding feature to the grade book? My colleagues and I are getting very nervous about this school year and I want to do everything I can to hopefully solve this issue. My corporation is searching for ways to work around this, but they haven’t had any luck yet. Thanks so much!
Community Moderator jamiem7
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

PowerSchool is currently working to make sure that customers have all of the most important features from PowerTeacher Gradebook available in our most current products.

 

We're currently working to ensure that all of the final grading functionality that existed in PowerTeacher Gradebook is available for our customers in PowerTeacher Pro, including the ability for teachers to edit the grade scales associated with their courses and how standards can be weighted when calculating a traditional grade. We are also working on expanding reporting capabilities to include reports from PowerTeacher Gradebook, including the missing assignment report and others, as well as other features, such as previewing the effects of an assignment grade on a student's final grade.

 

In the case of Student Groups, that is functionality we’re currently building in Unified Classroom so that it’s part of the instructional process. PowerSchool is currently researching ways to allow self-hosted customers to adopt Unified Classroom.



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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

As a longtime user of the PowerSchool SIS, I was really expecting that the functionality from PTG iwould already have been added to PowerTeacher Pro by now. Afterall, it's been three years since the transition.  We were an early adopter of PTP and paid the price (disgruntled teachers) about the lack of and missing functionality of the product. 

Community Moderator jamiem7
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

Thank you for your feedback! @DanM3 

 

I have provided your feedback to the PowerSchool Product Team working with PowerTeacher Pro.  



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reynoldsn
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

Hi @jamiem7,

 

In communicating with PS support yesterday, the topic of PTP groups came up and I mentioned the enhancement request.     The support rep was not able to locate the PTP group enhancement request in the system.

 

 

 

 

Community Moderator jamiem7
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

@reynoldsn 

 

I'm sorry to hear the enhancement request was not found.  I have added three links below to enhancement requests for the ability to create groups in PowerTeacher Pro.  These requests were submitted by other users in PowerSource.

 

I did reach out to the Product team internally to share the feedback in this thread.  The Product team shared that the feature being reviewed for the ability to incorporate into PowerTeacher Pro.  However, there is not a date or version in which the feature will be added at this time.

 

PowerTeacher Pro Allow teachers to create their own Groups

 

Custom Class Group

 

Create Groups



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Danielle4012
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

It seems like an easy function to add, in PowerSchool grade book you just hit the (+) sign for student groups and then all of our P.E./Health teachers could filter by their groups. When we rotated every 4 1/2 weeks, it made it easy to highlight and filter the groups we had at any certain time. I am confused when you talk about unified classroom, all I would love to see is this added to PowerTeacher pro so we can use this year. Is there any way my corporation can add this or by paying extra for something? This is our first year using power teacher pro, and I agree that the old power school grade book had many more functions. **most importantly student groups
reynoldsn
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

@Angelam7 @Danielle4012 @jamiem7 @kolsen @DanM3 

 

It is disappointing to see that some beneficial features were lost when we moved to PTP.   Using Groups in coursework is a vital part of learning and it's most helpful to the teacher to be able to add the groups into the gradebook system.

 

Do we have any word on whether this will be added to PTP before the 2020-2021 school year?

 

thanks for the information!

Community Support Expert AbrittyB
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Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

 

Hi! @reynoldsn,

Thank you for the product feedback!

 

I have checked the list of the upcoming enhancements of PowerTeacher Pro and including Groups in coursework is not currently listed as a feature for the 2020-2021 school year. I have placed an emphasis on the enhancement request to PowerSchool SIS product team.

 

Please let us know if we can assist you with anything else.

 

 

 

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