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Link to Ideas Portal
Note: If you have trouble accessing the Ideas Portal through the menu on a mobile device, we recommend using the direct link above.
PowerSchool users can now submit a request to enhance or add features into PowerSchool products directly to the PowerSchool Product teams. This article will guide you through the process to submit a feature request in the PowerSchool Ideas Portal.
Accessing the PowerSchool Ideas Portal
Adding a New Idea
Commenting on an Idea
Voting on an Idea
You can remove your vote by clicking on the vote box again which should change to gray and the counter should decrease by one.
Searching for an Idea
You can search for ideas using keywords or the idea number in the Search Ideas field at the top right corner of the Ideas Portal.
The idea number is located to the right of the home symbol. You can view the idea number by selecting the title of the idea to view the details. The idea number can be shared with other members to allow them to easily locate, vote, and comment on the idea.
PowerSchool Ideas Portal FAQs
Q: Why is my product not listed on the Product list?
Some PowerSchool products have idea intake integrated within the product itself. Those products are not yet integrated with the PowerSchool Ideas Portal but are planned for inclusion at a later time. For these products, you can continue to submit enhancement requests as you currently do. We will send out a communication when these products have been added to our PowerSchool Ideas Portal.
Q: How do I get notified of updates to my ideas?
A: Email notifications are currently disabled in the PowerSchool Ideas Portal due to technical limitations. We are working with our partner/vendor to address these limitations so that we can offer email notifications in the future. In the meantime, you can browse ideas by status in the PowerSchool Ideas Portal.
Q: I see an option to view Subscribed ideas. How can I subscribe?
A: When we are able to implement email notifications as mentioned in the previous question, we will re-enable subscriptions and you will be able to see the Ideas you have subscribed to.
Q: Can I make an enhancement request for Community?
A: We have received this feedback and we agree and will plan to add Community to the list of products. It will not be ready as part of our initial launch, but we will look into adding it along with other products as we continue to expand our enhancements process. For now, you can share your Community ideas through this post.
Q: What happened to the ideas I submitted in PowerSource?
A: Enhancements previously submitted via the Enhancement Request System in PowerSource are being migrated to the PowerSchool Ideas Portal.
Q: I used to use the Enhancement Request System on PowerSource. Is that still available?
A: PowerSchool recommends that new enhancement ideas be submitted in the new PowerSchool Ideas Portal. The Enhancement Request System in PowerSource will eventually be deprecated.
Q: Can you vote an idea down instead of up?
A: If you’ve already voted on an idea, you can click the Vote button again to remove your vote. However, you cannot decrease the vote count on an idea if you haven’t already voted on it.
Q: Why do I see products on the list that I don’t use?
A: The PowerSchool welcomes ideas for any of our products, even if you currently do not use a given product.
Q: What does each of the statuses mean?
Q: Why are the ideas I submitted previously not listed under My Ideas?
A: Due to some limitations during the migration process, we are not able to associate migrated ideas with the original submitter. You can still browse or search for these ideas in the PowerSchool Ideas Portal.