Personalize Settings in PowerSchool Admin


How to Set the Default Sign In Page

Personalize the default page that appears after you sign in to PowerSchool.

  1. On the start page, choose Personalize under Setup in the main menu. The Personalize page appears.
  2. Click Default Sign In Page. The Personalize - Default Sign In Page appears.
  3. Select an option to indicate your preferred Default Sign In page:
    • Choose a standard page from the first pop-up menu.
    • Enter a valid PowerSchool page name in the second pop-up menu. To determine the page name, navigate to that page. Copy the URL from the Location or Address field on your Web browser and paste it into this field.
  4. Click Submit. The Changes Recorded page appears. The next time you sign in to PowerSchool, the system opens to the page you chose.

How to Set the Default Student Page

Personalize the default page when working with a student.

  1. On the start page, choose Personalize under Setup in the main menu. The Personalize page appears.
  2. Click Initial Student Screen. The Personalize - Initial Student Screen page appears.
  3. Choose an initial student screen from the pop-up menu. This will be the default page that appears when you select a student record.
  4. Click Submit. The Changes Recorded page appears. The next time you select a student, the student page you chose will appear.

    Note: After selecting a student, the default student page appears unless you viewed a different student page since you signed in to PowerSchool.

How to Personalize Your PowerSchool Interface

  1. On the start page, choose Personalize under Setup in the main menu. The Personalize page appears.
  2. Click Interface. The Personalize - Interface page appears.
  3. Use the following table to enter information in the fields:

Field

Description

Hide left navigation menu

If you do not want the main menu on every PowerSchool page, you can select a preference to hide the main menu from all pages except the start page. To navigate in PowerSchool without using the main menu, use the navigation path or "breadcrumbs." Select the checkbox to hide the Main Menu. Alternately, deselect the checkbox to show the Main Menu.

Enable task navigator

The Task Navigator is a tool that provides process-oriented help for certain complex tasks. The Task Navigator can be enabled or disabled, depending on each user’s preference. When enabled, the Task Navigator appears as a frame in the lower left of pages in PowerSchool that include task navigation. The Task Navigator displays a list of defined processes and the order in which they should be performed, depending on the page being viewed. Select the checkbox to enable Task Navigator. Alternately, deselect the checkbox to disable Task Navigator.

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