Q: As a Domain Administrator, how do I get started with the Applications Tab?
A: The Applications Tab is where Domain Administrators can enable and manage domain-wide features and other third-party tools.
To access Applications, log in with your Admin account and click on the Applications Tab. There you will see three sub-tabs:
Features are domain-wide tools that are native to PowerSchool Learning. The Applications > Features tab lets you configure these tools for your domain. Most of the settings for these tools can be configured for your whole domain or per sub-organization.
Content Sharing and the Library let administrators and teachers easily share class content. Once the library is Enabled, click on Settings, and select who can Contribute (share resources into the library) and who can Consume (use resources from the library).
The ePortfolio gives students a personal space to store work they want to take with them from class to class and year to year. Click on Settings to set visibility permissions for ePortfolios. If you want to let someone manage your domain’s ePortfolio template, youcan do that by giving them a special permission under the Accounts tab.
The Navbar and & Global Search tool makes it easier to find People, Classes, and other resources. Select Settings to configure what kinds of information users can see through the Navbar.
The Portal is a centralized landing page that pulls together current information from all of a user’s classes.
The Profile displays users’ Badges as well as some basic account information.
Standards-Based Grading is an alternative to the traditional Gradebook that tracks performance standard-by-standard instead of assignment-by-assignment. Our Standards-Based Grading walkthrough video for domain administrators covers the basics of how to configure SBG for your school. You might also be interested in this article on how teachers can use SBG data for planning.
If you have any questions about how best to use these tools at your school, please contact your School Advisor.
If your school is using any of the following Partner Tools, and you would like to enable them to be used in PowerSchool Learning, you can do so by selecting them under the Applications Tab (Note: Your School Advisor is your best resource for helping with enabling and configuring these tools. For important considerations and best practices, please reach out to your School Advisor.)
ENI Assessment Exports
LTI allows you to integrate PowerSchool Learning with other online learning tools that are also using the LTI standard. Take a look at our Knowledgebase articles on how to add an LTI Tool and see examples of LTI Tools.
The level of integration varies depending on the specific tool. If you’re already using any of those example LTI tools outside of PowerSchool Learning, you might as well give LTI integration a shot!
As always, if you have any questions, please be sure to reach out to your School Advisor.