PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

HughH
Journeyman

PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

Can you create student groups in PowerTeacher Pro like you could in PowerTeacher Gradebook?

 

If not, has anyone found a workaround for this?

 

My teachers really need this feature.

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KElms
Specialist

Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

You can make groups in Learning.  While they don't translate to the grade book, if you set an assignment by groups, it can make life a little easier, but you will have to alter the students tab in PTP if it's pushed over from Learning.

 

If you are looking to only group in PTP:

Another way we artifically make groups in the PTP is to create a dummy assignment (not published and exempt from grades) that has only certain students ticked (on the student tab). Do this for each of the groups you want.  

Then, duplicate that assignment, change the details: name, publish, scoring, etc. but not the students. And there you go! 

 

I agree having the group functionality back would be helpful, but given that that there is grouping in Learning, maybe they just need to make certain aspects of that transferrable to grade book?

 

Kind regards, 

Kim

Kimberly Elms
kelms@acs-schools.com
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PowerSchool Team
PowerSchool Team

Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

Good Morning @HughH!

 

Thank you for your post. At this time PowerTeacher Gradebook is the only solution of the two that is able to create and use student groups. While this is not a feature in PowerTeacher Pro at this time, I have gone ahead and shared your feedback with the Product Team. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us and helping to make PowerSchool's solutions even better!

 

Best,

JoshK

PowerSchool Community Admin 

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KElms
Specialist

Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

You can make groups in Learning.  While they don't translate to the grade book, if you set an assignment by groups, it can make life a little easier, but you will have to alter the students tab in PTP if it's pushed over from Learning.

 

If you are looking to only group in PTP:

Another way we artifically make groups in the PTP is to create a dummy assignment (not published and exempt from grades) that has only certain students ticked (on the student tab). Do this for each of the groups you want.  

Then, duplicate that assignment, change the details: name, publish, scoring, etc. but not the students. And there you go! 

 

I agree having the group functionality back would be helpful, but given that that there is grouping in Learning, maybe they just need to make certain aspects of that transferrable to grade book?

 

Kind regards, 

Kim

Kimberly Elms
kelms@acs-schools.com
kfchartier
New Member

Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

Thank you for the grouping strategy.  To clarify, does this mean that for each assignment, you would enter the assignment 4 times if you have 4 different groups?  If not, I am not quite sure what I missed in the description!

 

Thanks,

 

Kathleen Chartier

KElms
Specialist

Re: PowerTeacher Pro - Creating student groups

Yes. Create the assignment for the first group, then duplicate it 3 more times. Each time you will need to add/edit students. I always change the name to reflect the group so it’s easier to see in the assignment list. it’s not the most elegant solution, but it does work. 

Kimberly Elms
kelms@acs-schools.com