Updated: Dec 17, 2019
What have you gotten yourself into?! Jk, this will be no sweat! We're here with you step by step. What are those steps that you should be thoughtful about as an Empower Site Administrator?
Go Live & User Launch
and away... we... go!
There's a lot you can do to customize Empower to support your particular vision. Change vocabulary. Most vocab in Empower can be changed by admin users. Be aware of how the length of vocabulary may effect formatting on different tools.
Score AutomationRead all about it here. Let us know in the Helpdesk if you want any changes. Report set up
A built-in way to facilitate user questions. Read about it here.
In most cases it is possible for Empower to communicate with your SIS (Student Information System) so that Empower can pull user data at regular intervals. This prevents districts from needing to do double entry as student populations fluxuate. Read all about that here.
Standards Creation & Management
Empower is a standards-based system, so having the standards in at least a semi-final state is really important before getting users invested in building content and giving scores according to the standards.
Learn how in this video:
Go Live & User Launch
When the above is done, you're ready to welcome users in. Credentials
If your users have gmail addresses attached to their Empower accounts, they can log in with the Google Single Sign On button on the Empower's login page.
If not, then the best way may be to find the username convention (probably FirstnameLastname) and set a default password for all accounts. Check and manage that in this tool.
Empower has all of its resources built in and will guide users through getting started.
Additionally, you might want to suggest a look at the Teacher Quick Start Guide.
How do you learn? We're here for it. OnsiteWe can come to you! Contact your Empower rep for prices and availability
Virtual SessionsEat the elephant one bite at a time. We'd love to have a free consultation with you to create a custom PD plan to meet your needs a few hours at a time. Here's a template:
As mentioned above, Empower has all of its resources built in and users can follow our recommended steps for learning while logged in, search for guided help and access all of our other resources right from Empower.
As long as you're using Empower, we're here to support you. Helpdesk
When it doubt, reach out. Online Resources