PowerSchool - Online Distance Learning Courses

What are the online distance training courses?
The online distance training courses are provided by Pearson for online distance training on PowerSchool.

Who are the online distance courses designed for?
The courses have been designed for PowerSchool users in the roles of administrator, staff, and teachers.

How do I access the online distance courses?
Any computing device with a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, IE or Safari) and an Internet connection will work. This includes desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. 

Where can I access the online distance courses?
School, home or anywhere else with a public WiFi. 

When can I access the online distance courses?
Pearson PowerSchool Distance Learning courses are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.  

How do the online distance courses work?
Each course is individual and delivered through self-paced asynchronous instruction.You can start and stop units within a course as time permits. The distant learning courses feature audio, graphics, text, and search capabilities to maximize the retention for each learner. The courses include simulation and authentic assessment. 

Is there an instructor for the online distance course?
No. The courses are online and self-paced asynchronous instruction.

What online distance courses are available?

See the PDF attachment at the bottom of this webpage for a course catalog.

How long does it take to complete an online distance course?

As the courses vary in size and are self-paced, the time required to complete a course can range from one to four hours.

How do I get access to online distance courses?
Send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a PowerSource userid and password. Once you sign in to PowerSource, you have access to all the online distance courses. You can then launch (enroll) in any of the listed courses.

What happens when I am enrolled in an online distance course?
An email is sent which provides a link to PowerSource where the distant learning courses are located.  Follow the link and set a password for your userid. You are then ready to select and launch (enroll) in any course.

Is there any cost for the online distance course?

No. Courses are free to any school employee within SAU 24 who is a PowerSchool user. You can participate in an unlimited number of distance learning courses and repeat courses as needed.

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