Learning Management Systems
PowerSchool Enhances Google Apps Integration
PowerSchool has updated its learning management system, PowerSchool Learning, to improve its single sign-on integration with Google Apps for Education.
previous versions, PowerSchool Learning would send teachers a PDF
snapshot of students' homework assignments, and then they could use
Dropbox Annotator to provide feedback to students. However, teachers
wanted the ability to comment on student assignments within Google
Drive while maintaining a record of homework submission dates in
In response to customer demand, PowerSchool
enhanced its single sign-on integration with Google Apps for Education.
Now, when students complete homework assignments in Google Drive and
hand them in through PowerSchool Learning Dropbox, teachers receive a
link to the document in Google Drive, as well as the PDF snapshot. This
new functionality gives teachers the option of annotating student
assignments using either Dropbox Annotator or Google Drive's markup
PowerSchool acquired Haiku Learning in June 2016 and has since rebranded the LMS as PowerSchool learning,
expanding the company's suite of K-12 education technology products.
According to the company, this update to PowerSchool Learning gives
teachers more choices for providing student feedback and helps to
streamline communication between teachers and their students.
information about PowerSchool Learning's enhanced single sign-on
integration with Google Apps for Education can be found on PowerSchool's site.
Leila Meyer is a technology writer based in British Columbia. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.