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Secondary TeacherVUE Documentation for Synergy

This is the documentation for Secondary teachers. Click here if you are looking for Elementary.

Need to master skills for taking attendance/lunch counts, creating seating charts, setting preferences, viewing reports, accessing classes, and using the grade book? You are in the right place!

  • Documents: You will need to log into your 4J account to access PDFs and other documents.
  • Videos: The video password is available from your Computer Coordinator.

Table of Contents

  1. Navigating TeacherVUE
  2. Viewing Student Records
  3. Working with Seating Charts
  4. Taking Attendance
  5. Taking Lunch Counts
  6. Using Notes About Students
  7. Communicating Using TeacherVUE
  8. Test Results, Term Grades, and Work Samples
  9. Reports
  10. Grade Book — Basic Setup
  11. Grade Book — Report Card Grade Calculation Setup
  12. Grade Book — Assignments
  13. Grade Book — Entering & Viewing Grades
  14. Grade Book — Class Tools
  15. Grade Book — Report Cards
  16. Grade Book — Special Features
  17. Managing Discipline (Feature is pending at this time.)
  18. Substitute Information (Feature is not available at this time.)
Navigating TeacherVUE PDF Tips Video
Navigation Basics Image
TeacherVUE 9.0 Overview (District Announcements, Home Screen Overview, Student Options) Video (2:21)
Viewing Announcements PDF Video (:44)
Selecting the Class Displayed PDF
Returning to your Current Class PDF
Accessing Grade Book PDF
Accessing StudentVUE PDF
Viewing Student Records PDF Tips Video
Viewing a Student’s Demographic, Family, and Emergency Contact Info PDF Video (1:31)
Viewing a Student’s Health Record PDF Video (1:09)
Viewing a Student’s IEP PDF Video (1:01)
Viewing a Student’s Course History PDF
Working with Seating Charts PDF Tips Video
Editing the Seating Chart
You will need to be the Edit mode to create a new seating chart.
PDF
Creating a Grid Seating Chart PDF Video (2:13)
Creating a Freeform Seating Chart PDF Video (1:48)
Selecting a Seating Chart PDF
Copying a Seating Chart PDF Video (:51)
Entering/Displaying Student Nicknames PDF Video (1:03)
Taking Attendance PDF Tips Video
Taking Attendance by Class List PDF Video (1:10)
Taking Attendance by Seating Chart PDF Video (:52)
Viewing a Student’s Daily Attendance Records PDF Video (:56)
Viewing a Student’s Period Attendance Records PDF
Taking Lunch Counts PDF Tips Video
Lunch Counts (elementary only)
This feature is not in use at this time; it MAY be piloted during the 2014-15 school year at specific schools.
PDF Video (1:06)
Using Notes About Students PDF Tips Video
Using Notes
The video provides information on how to add, view, edit, and delete notes.
Video (1:33)

Adding a Note

PDF Web

Viewing a Notes

PDF

Editing Student Notes

PDF

Deleting Student Notes

PDF
Communicating Using TeacherVUE PDF Tips Video
Emailing a Class or Group PDF Web Video (1:55)

Viewing Previously Sent Group Messages

PDF

Deleting Previously Sent Group Messages

PDF
Emailing Individual Students and Parents PDF Web Video (1:34)

Viewing Previously Sent Messages to Individuals

PDF

Deleting Previously Sent Messages to Individuals

PDF
Logging Contact Regarding a Student PDF Video (1:15)
Recording Parent Teacher Conferences
This feature may be implemented in the future.

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Test Results, Term Grades, and Work Samples PDF Tips Video
Viewing Standardized Test Scores (Viewing Test Group Analysis) PDF  Web Video (1:11)
Viewing Term Grades PDF Video (2:07)
Viewing the Grade Book Student Summary Video (1:18)
Entering Work Sample Scores Web
Reports PDF Tips Video
Running Reports Video (1:21)

Printing Class Reports

PDF

Printing Individual Student Reports

PDF
Printing Grade Book Reports
Click to view a variety of sample reports
that are available through the Grade Book Reports feature

Options for Printing Class Lists

Web

Creating Detailed Progress Reports

Web

Student Missing Assignments Reports

Web
Printing the Grade Book Web
Grade Book — Basic Setup PDF Tips Video
Customizing Comments – Skip this if you want to use the district default comments. PDF Web
Customizing Assignment Types
Skip this if you want to use the district default assignment types.
PDF Web
Configuring Assignment Scoring Settings
Total Points vs Weighted Categories – Includes information on setting assignment weights, dropped scores, and default points.
PDF
Final Grade Rounding PDF
Custom Grade Book Score Types – Learn how to create custom rubrics. PDF
Adding Standards to Your Class – Optional, but may be helpful for SLOs. PDF Web
Grade Book — Report Card Grade Calculation Setup PDF Tips Video
Select a Report Card Score Type (Course Grading Scale)
If you do not make a selection, your course grading scales will default to district grading scale. 
PDF Web
Customizing Report Card Score Types (Course Grading Scale)
If you do not want to use either of the district Report Card Score Types, you can create your own.
PDF Web
Term Weighting PDF Web
Grade Book — Assignments PDF Tips Video
Creating Assignments PDF Web

Editing Multiple Assignments — you can make certain global adjustments to your assignments by select Grade Book / Assignments in TeacherVUE.

How to Weight Assignments Using Points
This describes how to use the Maximum Points field in an assignment to more heavily weight it.
Web
Setting Weights by Assignment Type
This allows you to set the weight of a particular assignment type, regardless of the number of points possible in each type.
PDF
Adding Standards to Assignments Web
Grade Book — Entering & Viewing Grades PDF Tips Video
Quick Tips for Easy Grade Entry Web
Using Filters to Customize Your Grade Book View Web
Viewing Grade Books From Previous Years PDF
Grade Book — Class Tools PDF Tips Video
Class Web Sites
How to Add Resources to your Assignment/Class Web
How to Add Resources to your Class PDF Web
Grade Book — Report Cards PDF Tips Video
Posting Midterm or Final Grades for Secondary Teachers Web
Secondary Report Card Instructions for Non-Users Web
Grade Book — Special Features PDF Tips Video
Creating Breakout or Intervention Classes PDF
Adding Students to Breakout or Intervention Classes PDF
Sharing Classes PDF
Managing Discipline (Feature is pending at this time.) PDF Tips Video
Creating an Incident Referral PDF
Viewing Previous Incident Referrals PDF
Viewing a Student’s Discipline Record PDF
Substitute Information (Feature is not available at this time.) PDF Tips Video
Leaving Instructions for Substitute Teachers
This feature is not in use at this time; it MAY be piloted during the 2014-15 school year at specific schools.
PDF Web Video (1:48)
Logging in as a Substitute
This feature is not in use at this time; it MAY be piloted during the 2014-15 school year at specific schools.
PDF Web Video (1:25)