PowerPTC and Covid-19

There are many challenges when it comes to hosting parent-teacher conferences during Covid-19. PowerPTC can assist in making your parent-teacher conferences a success despite the unknowns that districts are facing. We’ve recently released updates to PowerPTC to help improve your conferences during these challenging times, including: Phone Conference Support – It is possible to allow Phone Conferences on a individual… Read more →

Navigating Parent-Teacher Conferences During Covid-19

Managing Parent-Teacher Conferences during the best of times can be difficult, but with the added challenge and stresses associated with Covid-19, hosting conferences can be especially daunting. Whether courses are taking place in-person or virtually, parent-teacher conferences are still a great opportunity to take one-on-one time with parents to discuss their student’s progress, and to ensure they are meeting appropriate… Read more →

Summary of Updates for Fall 2019

We have been hard at work improving PowerPTC, continuing to make PowerPTC the most intelligent and easy-to-use Parent-Teacher Conference scheduling system available. Many of the changes below came from feature requests from our customers. While we can not implement every feature request, we are always looking for feedback from our users. The following is a summary of the improvements and… Read more →

Multi-Student Auto Scheduling

With PowerPTC, parents can now schedule multiple students at once using the Auto-Scheduler. The new Multi-Student Auto-Scheduling allows for parents and guardians to more easily setup their conference with fewer clicks. This feature can be controlled in the Configure -> Other Settings section of the PowerPTC administrative interface. Read more →

Even More SSO Options for PowerPTC (eSchoolPlus)

With version 1.6.4 of PowerPTC we are testing out unified guardian login support with even most student information systems that do not support SAML.  This release adds a preview of unified guardian logins with eSchoolPlus. If you would like to try out SSO with eSchoolPlus, please see the following document: https://www.powerptc.net/powerptc/file/YbWLmYqrm8Mo60MNtTgbalKIp Unfortunately, PowerPTC uses a non-standard, unsupported method to authenticate… Read more →

Net Neutrality Matters

My name is Charles Syperski and I am the President of CWS Software.  My company provides a very inexpensive Parent-Teacher Conference scheduling system for school districts.  On December 14th 2017, the FCC will vote to end net neutrality protections.  Without net neutrality, small businesses and start-ups, like CWS Software, may not stand a chance to compete with established businesses.  As a… Read more →

PowerPTC 1.5.0 – Update Overview

We’ve recently rolled out version 1.5.0 of PowerPTC which includes the following changes:   Role-based Administrators You can now define a role for your administrative users to limit the areas they can access within the PowerPTC management interface.   Activation Code Grouping You can now easily group multiple students into a single parent activation code.  This would result in guardians… Read more →