Engrade Tech Support

by Mrs. Nilsen on September 5th, 2012

Having trouble (or just not sure where to start) with Engrade?  Let me be of assistance.

Hey all,

As it's the start of a new school year, I'll be sending home a notice about Engrade to all Senior parents.  To the new 6th graders, it may be a completely new experience and a little scary to try to figure out on your own.  For the first few weeks of the school year, I'll have help set up on the 6th ELA and Science page of our website, but I thought I'd put the same information in a blog post so that students and parents can reference it later in the year if need be.  Please let me know if you need any more help with your Engrade account.  Parent or student, I'm more than willing to have you come in and with our powers combined, we can make sure the technology is working for us, not against us.  I'm looking forward to using Engrade again this year to help us all know what's going on with homework, projects, and assignments, and being able to provide another potential form of communication.  Enjoy!

Topics covered in this blog post:
- What is Engrade and how will it help students be successful this year?
- How do I sign up?  Is it for Parents or Students?
- Ok, I have an account, but only one of my classes show up. How do I add other classes to my account? 

What is Engrade and how will it help students be successful this year?

Last year, we started using an online program called Engrade.  Engrade is used to keep track of attendance, student scores, and assignments.  It’s for parents and students to use to help us keep our accountability up.  Check out the video below to learn why teachers all over the country are using Engrade.
Video via Youtube [1]


How do I sign up? Is it for Parents or Students?

Engrade is for PARENTS AND STUDENTS to each make their own accounts.  (Ex: Sally and her mother, Ellen both make an account.  Sally’s dad, Paul, can make his own account too, if he wants, or he and his wife can use the same account.  Sally has her own, though, seperate from her parents.)  Students will be given an “access code” once school starts.  This code is what parents AND students will use to create their accounts.  The code will link your account to the information I enter about the student.  Students will be creating their initial accounts at school so that I can help with any “technical difficulties.”  They will also be giving me a copy of their password (in case they forget it).   One of their first assignments will be to sit down with one or more of their parents and help you create an account.  If you are having difficulties, check out this video on making a new student (or parent) account.
Video via Youtube [2]       

Note: obviously, this is not me talking.  You won't see the class "Learning Framework" as I teach no such class.  Instead, you should see the class listed that is connected to your access code.


Ok, I have an account, but only one of my classes show up. How do I add other classes to my account?

We should be able to take care of this when we set up accounts for students at school, but just in case I’ve included the tutorial below as well.
Video via Youtube [3]
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I hope all of this information is helpful in begining to use Engrade.  I will catalog all of this in a blog post so you can reference it later in the school year as well.  I'm always willing to help parents and students with technology issues before or after school, by appointment.  Please let me know if I can assist you in any way.  As Engrade is free, you can access it on any public or private computer, and it is my hope that it will increase communication and accountability within our students about their school work.  Good luck!


Works Cited
     [1]  Engrade.com. "Engrade - Introduction for Teachers." YouTube. YouTube, 29 Aug. 2011. Web. 20 Aug. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ_so0p28Qw>.
     [2] EDUC1300. "Student Access to Engrade." YouTube. YouTube, 18 Aug. 2011. Web. 20 Aug. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xezcRcQkho>.
     [3]  Lstsenglish. "How to Add a Teacher's Class to Your Student Engrade Account." YouTube. YouTube, 08 Aug. 2012. Web. 20 Aug. 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbYKmfoWuc8>.


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