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Override a Student’s Final Grade
Double click in the Final Grade rectangle next the student’s name. Place a check in the Manual Override box and enter the grade that you want.  If you need to do this for more than one student: Don’t click on the red X to close the ‘score inspector’, just double click on the next student’s name.  This is faster!

Enter Pass/Fail Grades
Double click in the Final Grade rectangle next the student’s name.  Place a check next to Manual Override and enter P or NP for the grade.  Keep the score inspector window open (don’t click on the red x) and click on the next student in the list to override their grade. 

Mark an Assignment as “Late”
Right click on the grade and select ‘late’. 

Mark an Assignment as “Not Handed In”
Enter 0 for the grade, then right click in the cell where the grade is, and types in NHI in the comment area.

Enter Teacher Comments
Right click on the student’s final grade a select Score Inspector.  Then you can choose a comment from the list there or click in the comment box and enter your own comment. If you choose to do your own comments, PLEASE keep it short. 

Calculate Total Points Earned By Your Students (in Excel)
Save your scoresheet as a .csv file. Open the file. Select the columns of data you wish to include in your total point calculation. Put the cursor in the top left column of data you wish to include, hold your left mouse button down drag/highlight to one empty column past the data, release the left mouse button – all the data you wish to total should be highlighted. Click on the Sigma button ( Σ )up in the tool bar. Your totals should appear in the far right column that you included in your highlighting!

Run the Student Roster Report
Select a class from the Classes pane. Click the Reports tab. The Reports window appears.  Click Student Roster. The Student Roster window appears. Use the default report settings, otherwise, enter the required information.  (Click on the fields you want to appear.) Click Run Report. The Save Report window appears. Enter a file name of the report in the Save As field. By default, this field populates with Student Roster. Choose the location where you want to save the report from the Where pop-up menu. (This is where you instruct it to save in your folder you created on your desktop.  Otherwise the report is saved to a mystery location.)  Click Save. The Student Roster Complete window appears. Click OK.

The report has been saved to your folder (or wherever you told it to go).  You have to minimize your gradebook window, open your folder & the report you want.  Print as desired.

Run the Individual Student Report
Generate a summary of class activity on a student-by-student basis.

Select a class from the Classes pane. Click the Reports tab. The Reports window appears. (click on little arrow if there is nothing there). Double Click Individual Student Report. The Individual Student Report window appears. Use the default report settings, otherwise, enter the required information. Click Run Report. The Save Report window appears. Enter a file name of the report in the Save As field. By default, this field populates with Individual Student. Choose the location where you want to save the report from the Where pop-up menu. Click Save. The Individual Student Report Complete window appears. Click OK. 

To view the report, navigate to where the report was saved and open it. The report results display based on the parameters you selected.

View Student Demographic Information
Click on the Backpack in PowerTeacher. Click on the student’s last name on the left side of the screen. You should see a “select screens” drop down on the right of that window. Select the first Demographics choice if you see two of them.  

Adding Spelling Categories
Log onto your grade book. Select Tools on the menu bar. On the Tools menu select Categories. When the Categories window opens, click on the + button located in the lower left corner of the window. For the name type, “Spelling:  Daily Writing”. In the abbreviation window type, “Spell:  Daily Writing”. Click the + button again.  For the name type, “Spelling:  Tests”. In the abbreviation window type, “Spell:  Tests”.  Click the close button located in the bottom right corner of the window. Select the File menu from the menu bar. Select Save.  

I have to log in twice, what’s wrong?
The web page has expired.  Click on the ‘Refresh button’ before logging in OR Explorer has saved an incorrect password. See the instructions below on how to remove a saved password.

Password Automatically Fills and is Incorrect
Go to “Internet tools” from the Internet Explorer tool bar.  Go to “Internet options”.  Click on the “Content” tab.  Click on the “Settings” button in the AutoComplete area.  Deselect the option for “User names and passwords on forms”.  Then click OK twice  

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