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Getting Started

 
Welcome and congratulations on joining the online GPA Teacher revolution. Using GPA Teacher, you'll find all the classroom management tools you need, including tools that help you communicate with your students and their parents.
 
To get started, keep reading. You'll find a summary of instructions for using GPA Teacher below. You may also click on the Help link from within GPA Teacher or visit this link to find further instructions.
 
Thank you for choosing GPA Teacher for your classroom management needs!
 

Logging in

 
To access your GPA Teacher account, go to the GPA Teacher site. Also on this site, numerous help-related resources are available in the top right-hand corner under the help and support heading, including the full GPA Teacher manual.
 
 
From the home page, enter your e-mail address and password, then click the Sign In button. If you forget your password, click on the forgot your password? link beneath the Sign In button.
 
Within the My Account page that appears, you can view and edit your name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and password via the Change links. To use the GPA Teacher software, click the Launch GPA Teacher link from within the App Launcher panel on the right-hand side of the window.
 
If you're not using your own computer to access GPA Teacher, please be sure to click the Sign Out link when you are done, then close your browser window.
 
 

Adding your classroom information

 
Before you can take full advantage of the multitude of features GPA Teacher has to offer, you must first add your marking periods, classes, and students. Each term contains your classes, to which you assign students.
 
To add a Term, click on the Classes icon from the Navigation Bar at the top of your window. Next, click on the Terms Manager link found underneath the Navigation Bar. Once a term has been created, add your classes by clicking on the + Add link in the Periods/Classes section on the left-hand side of the window.
 
To add students, which then can be assigned to one or more classes, click on the Students icon within the Options section on the right-hand side of the window.
 
 
From the Students window, click on the Add a Student link in the sidebar menu on the right-hand side of your window to add your students. Next, click on the Manage Students or Assign Students link to assign students to your classes.
 
 

Providing access to students and parents

 
GPA Teacher makes it easy to communicate. To provide access to your students and parents, click on the Reports icon from the Navigation Bar at the top of your window (or click on the Reports link for one of your classes).
 
 
From the Reports window, select the Student and Parent Access Link Ids report type and click on the Continue button.
 
 
Type in the password students and parents will use to access the system. Click on the Generate button to generate the report. Note that the report includes full instructions for students and parents, as well as automatically generated Link Ids that are the key to accessing student and parent information. As such, you may decide to generate this report using the One Page Per Student option and distribute either electronically or via printed copies.
 
 
A Link Id links a student or parent to you, the instructor. If a student has multiple classes with you, he or she will receive only one Link Id and Password.
 
Students and parents use their Link Ids and Passwords to gain access to the GPA Student and GPA Parent software interfaces. In addition, parents are asked to enter their son's or daughter's name, allowing them to view information about each of their children if they have more than one. To proceed, students and parents click on the + Add a Link option within the Classes window, then enter their Link Id and Password.
 
 
The GPA Student and GPA Parent products contain much of the information you provide to GPA Teacher, including grades, attendance, discipline records, message posts, and announcements. The web interface students and parents use is very similar to the GPA Teacher interface. In addition, students and parents may send you an e-mail message directly from the web interface.