This guide will walk you through the features and capabilities of OnCourse Connect. You may not see all of the tabs discussed in this article. Visibility is dependent on your district's setup. If there is a tab that you are not seeing but think you should have access to, please contact your district.
When you first log into OnCourse Connect you will be taken to the Classroom LMS tab. If your district is not using OnCourse Classroom, the default tab will be the Student Info tab. The navigation bar is located on the left. This is where you will navigate between the various tabs.
Below the OnCourse Connect logo, guardians will see the students to which they are linked. Click the carrot to expand and collapse the list. Click directly on a student to choose a profile.
Daily Health Screening
If health screenings are turned on for your district, you can click here to complete and submit the Daily Health Screening questionnaire.
Within the Settings tab, there are four sub-tabs, General, Display, Notifications, and Classroom (only districts that have purchased OnCourse Classroom will see the Classroom tab)
With proper permissions, guardians and students can change their username, email address, and password.
Here, users can determine the look of their OnCourse Connect account, choosing either a light or dark mode and whether to a user's profile picture or initials.
Here, parents and students are able to customize the way in which they are notified within each category. Parents will see four categories; Global Notifications, Announcements, General, and Grade Book. Students will have slightly different options. They will see; Global Notifications, Announcements, Classroom, and General.
Within each category, users can enable notifications in four places; the Connect Notification Center, Connect Mobile App, Email (Individual Notifications), and Email (Daily Digest). Along with the Email (Daily Digest) option, users can choose a delivery time to receive the daily digest.
It is important to note that Global Settings override individual settings in all other categories. If an option is checked in the Global Settings area, and the same option is checked in the Announcements area, then the notification WILL be sent. However, if a setting is not checked in the Global Settings area and is checked in the Announcements area, then the notification WILL NOT be sent.
It is best practice to check all options in the Global Settings area, and then only check the desired notifications at the individual levels.
You will ONLY see this tab if your district is using OnCourse Classroom. This is where guardians will see the Classroom permission section. They can choose the permission option for each student, and allow full use or deny access to OnCourse Classroom.
This is where users will view all of the notifications they have chosen to view via the Connect Notification center.
This is where users will access the Classroom LMS application. It is the default tab when users first log into OnCourse Connect. If your district is not using OnCourse Classroom, the default tab will be the Student Info tab. Guardians have view-only access to this tab. Color-coded classes are on the left and assignments matching the color of the class from which they were assigned is on the right.
Click directly on a class takes you to this screen. Here you will see the Assignments, Resources, Messages, and Archived Messages for the selected class.
Users are able to see all contacts linked to the selected student. In this tab, guardians have a few options, they can submit a change request, remove a contact, add a new contact, and edit student information. Submitted requests must be approved by your district before the changes are reflected in OnCourse Connect.
Change or Remove a Contact
Click the Edit Contact button to create a change request or remove a contact.
On the next screen,
- To edit a record, make the necessary changes, and click
- To delete a record, simply click
Add New Contact
Click the Add Contact button to add a new contact.
On the next screen, complete the form, and click
Edit Student Information
Click the Edit Student button to create a student change request.
On the next screen, make the necessary changes, and click
Additional Information Section
In this section users can see miscellaneous information including transportation and lunch program information. Please contact your school to request additional information fields.
Here, users have access to all the calendars pertinent to the student. Multiple calendars can be toggled on or off, and you can choose a monthly, weekly or daily view.
This is a collection of the student's grades, separated by year, along with any comments the teacher has entered into the Grade Book.
Click on any grade to open up a view of assignments for the selected class.
This tab gives users an easy view of the student's current schedule, with an option to print. Users can view the schedule in Single Day or Matrix view.
This tab will show a more detailed attendance history for the student. It is color-coded for easy viewing, showing total attendance values at the top with a calendar view underneath.
This final tab will allow users to see any discipline incidents in which the student was involved. Users also have a searching function.
This tab allows users to view any fees, payments, or credits that have been applied to the student's account. The current balance is visible at the top. Use the buttons below to filter results. And use the search feature to find something specific.
Allows users to view a list of all the times the student logs in or out of a location in the district. Use the buttons to filter results. And use the search feature to find something specific.
Choosing this tab automatically runs a copy of the Student Test Scores Export report for the student. All data on the report is visible here.
This is where the district will share documents with students and guardians that they can interact with. There are four types of documents, Accept/Decline, Download Only, Confirm Only, and Upload Required. Click to open a document and follow the instructions.
This tab shows any announcements sent out by your district.
This tab takes users to the OnCourse Connect for Student and Parents video. This video will walk users through the features and capabilities of OnCourse Connect.
When you're ready to logout of OnCourse Connect, simply click the Log Out tab.
This concludes the introduction to OnCourse Connect. Please provide us with feedback of your experience so we can provide you with the best possible portal.