Getting Started on PowerSchool Community for Technical (Designated Support) Contacts

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Getting Started on PowerSchool Community for Technical (Designated Support) Contacts

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Please note: If you just created your PowerSchool Community account, it can take up to 24 hours for your access to be updated to use the Case Portal, Chat, etc. If you encounter any issues, please reach out through our Community Forum



Welcome to the PowerSchool Community!   


As a Technical (Designated Support) Contact, you can access product knowledge base articles, connect with other peers in discussion forums, subscribe to product updates, launch Chat Support, and create and manage cases within the Community Case Portal. 


If you are receiving a message that you do not have access to a resource in the Community, this article will walk through common reasons you may receive this message.


Becoming a Technical (Designated Support) Contact

  • If you are not currently a Technical Contact and feel you should have this accessplease email Our team will work with technical contacts from your site to review and respond to your request. 


Creating a Community Account 

  • Video: How to Create a Community Account
  • If you don’t yet have a Community account, click on the Sign In on the top right-hand side of the page and then New User? Register Here. You can also use this direct link. 
  • Complete the form and be sure to use your organization email address.  
  • Use the link that is sent from the Community to verify your email address.  

* Note: If you see “The email address is already used by another account,” it means that a Community account was already pre-created for you. If this is the case, you can follow the instructions for resetting your password below to get started. 


Resetting Your Password 


Subscriptions & Notifications 

Simply navigate to any Forum, Blog, Knowledge Base and wherever you see the Options menu, click it to select Subscribe.  Learn more about how to subscribe and manage your notifications. 


Searching the Community 

You can start a search from anywhere in our Community. When you enter a term in the search bar, you'll see results populate from across our Community.   Here are some helpful Search Tips. 


Participating in Forums 

We encourage participation in our forums and we recognize our top contributors! You can connect with your peers and our Community team through our various forums under Product Support, our Community Forum and Technical Contact Forum. 


Introduction to Support

As you start your support journey with us, please review our Welcome to Support article as an introduction to your support options.


Launching Chat Support 

Video: How to Launch Chat Support

To launch Chat Support, navigate to Contact Support and then Launch Chat Support. Enter your subjectpriority, select your product, and provide a detailed summary. Click Launch Live Assist to start your chat session with a live support agent.  


Creating and Managing Cases 

As an authorized technical contact from your school or district, you can create a new case and view your open and resolved cases through the Case Portal in PowerSchool Community.   


Managing Users   

As an authorized designated support (technical) contact from your school or district, you can give other members of your team access to support resources either as an end-user or as a technical contact. You can manage users in PowerSource. Here are some additional instructions for how to add or remove contacts. 


Tech Note Communications 

All Technical Contacts will automatically receive all Tech Note communications specific to their PowerSchool products. If you are not receiving these tech notes or if you would like to manage your settings, please log in to PowerSource then navigate to My Set Up (top right-hand side of the page), Site Settings 


Installers and Downloads 

For the products that have installers, you can access them through PowerSource under Downloads 


If you have any questions, please reach out to us through our Community Forum.