Friday, October 16, 2015

PowerTeacher Comment Bank

In the Fishbowl this week learn about PowerTeacher Comment Bank.  In PowerTeacher Gradebook, you are able to add comments to your Personal Comment Bank. Your Personal Comment Bank will be available when assigning scores and comments to assignments and final grades. You can also edit and delete previously entered comments. Your Personal Comment Bank will remain available for use with any current and future classes in your PowerTeacher Gradebook during your tenure at KIS.

Fishbowl Schedule

Session 1 8:10 am - 8:50 am
Session 2 9:40 am - 10:20 am 
Session 3 2:10 pm - 2:50 pm
**20 min Mini Session  1:10 pm- 1:30 pm Tech Bytes

Goal 1: Learn how to create a Comment Bank in GradeBook

Time:30 mins

Goal 2: To create a comments in MS/HS for C1/C2, or S1/S2 Reporting Terms in GradeBook

Target Audience: Any Faculty at KIS responsible for reporting

1. How to Add Comments to your Personal Comment Bank

  1. On the PowerTeacher Gradebook menu, select Gradebook Preferences. The Preferences dialog appears.
  2. Click the Comment Bank tab.
  3. Click Add to add a new comment. The Create a New Teacher Comment dialog appears.
  4. Enter a comment Code and Category.
  5. In the Comment field, enter the text of the comment. Select a Smart Text option from the pop­up menu to insert a name or pronoun into the context of the comment. Alternately, you can right click in the Comment text area to display the Smart Text options.
  6. Note: Name options are case­ insensitive. Pronoun options are case­ sensitive.
  7. Click OK. The changes or additions appear in the Comment Bank on the Score or Comment
  8. Inspectors.
  9. To modify a comment, select a comment from the list and click Edit.
  10. To remove a comment, select a comment from the list and click Delete. A confirmation dialog appears. Select Yes to delete the comment.

2. Add a Comment from Your Personal Bank in PowerSchool

  1. Open PowerTeacher Gradebook.
  2. Open the Score Inspector: right-click on a score and select Score Inspector or single-click a score and choose Tools from the menu bar, then select Score Inspector.
  3. In Score Inspector, click on the Comment Tab. A dialog box displaying all  pre-entered comments will appear.
  4. Insert comments by either double clicking a comment or clicking a comment one time then click on the Insert Selected Comments button. Multiple comments can be added by control-clicking (Windows)/command-clicking (Apple) or shift-clicking desired comments, then clicking the Insert Selected Comments button.
  5. Click Close to accept changes or Cancel to ignore changes.
  6. Click the arrow next to the student or assignment name to add comments to another student/assignment score.
  7. Close the Score Inspector. Upon closing, the changes will be saved.
  8. Note that comments may also be entered by typing text in the comment box.
  9. To clear the comments, click on the Clear button then close the Score Inspector. 
  10. Once comments are added to a score, a comment icon displays next to the score in the Spreadsheet view.

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