Switching between PowerTeacher and PS Admin

davidmorales
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Switching between PowerTeacher and PS Admin

We are looking to start using Incident mgmt this fall but the ability to create an Incident "Referral" in PowerTeacher (PT) is extremely limited.  Since the quick incident templates are not available in PT we were thinking of setting up teachers with very limited access to PS Admin, basically just able to create new incidents.  Is there a way to have a single login (like we do between PT and Special Programs) between PT and PS Admin?  Right now if a teacher is logged into PT and goes to the PS Admin URL it keeps them in PT .  They'd have to log out of PT and login into PS Admin to create the incident.  Then log out of PS Admin and back into PT.

 

Any suggestions?

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ItsOnlyDoug
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I can be frustrating, in situations where I'm testing something in PT I often log in on a separate browser so the two don't conflict. There is no quick app switcher between PT and PS.

 

Although, you could log it in the Ideas Portal or search there and vote up someone else's request.

 

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Doug Skinner

District Instructional Data Officer
Gateway Regional School District


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davidmorales
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Thanks for confirming what I kind of knew but was hoping for some possible workaround out there.  I added this to the Idea portal since I didn't find one for it already there.

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ItsOnlyDoug
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No you need 2 separate logins for PT and PS Admin. 



Doug Skinner

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Gateway Regional School District


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davidmorales
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I understand that two logins are needed.  But is the only way for a teacher to switch from PowerTeacher to PS Admin to logout of PT and then log into PS Admin?  I know that for other products, like Special Programs, there is a quick login option at the top right of each app.  The fact that a user has to log out of PT/PS Admin before using the other just adds extra steps.  

ItsOnlyDoug
PowerSchool Champion
PowerSchool Champion

I can be frustrating, in situations where I'm testing something in PT I often log in on a separate browser so the two don't conflict. There is no quick app switcher between PT and PS.

 

Although, you could log it in the Ideas Portal or search there and vote up someone else's request.

 

Screen Shot 2021-05-07 at 10.56.59 AM.png

 



Doug Skinner

District Instructional Data Officer
Gateway Regional School District


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davidmorales
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Thanks for confirming what I kind of knew but was hoping for some possible workaround out there.  I added this to the Idea portal since I didn't find one for it already there.

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wwebb
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HeatherWeist
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@wwebb ..As mentioned by @ItsOnlyDoug, there is not current solution for being able to seamlessly switch between a PowerTeacher account and a PowerSchool admin account. You can always add it to the PowerSchool Ideas Portal. 


Heather Weist, M.S.E
PowerSchool Specialist
Westside Community Schools (K-12, ~6000 students)
909 S 76th St, Omaha, NE 68114



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