Welcome to Montessori Compass! We really appreciate the opportunity to work with your school.
This Quick Start Guide will walk you through the basics to set up your account and enable you to test out the record keeping features in a matter of a few minutes. In order to test out the Record Keeping features, it is necessary to create a classroom, create a student, and assign a student to a classroom.
Create a Classroom in Montessori Compass
Classrooms are a way of organizing students and teachers. Since our billing structure is based on the number of active students, there is no limit to the number of classrooms you may create. In addition to your everyday classrooms (i.e. Primary, Lower Elementary, Upper Elementary, etc.), you may also wish to utilize the classroom feature for specialty programs such as Music, Art, Language, Before Care, After Care, etc. Both students and teachers can be assigned to multiple classrooms and each classroom can maintain it's own attendance, lesson plans, observations, etc.
Click <More> and select <Classrooms>. Then click the "New Classroom" button.
STEP 2: (QUICK START REQUIRED STEPS IN BOLD)
*YOU HAVE NOW FINISHED QUICK START STEP 1.
Optional Step - Not Required for Quick Start
Assigning Teachers to Classroom
Assigning a teacher to a classroom is an optional step to test the record keeping features, because administrative users already have full access to enter new records or edit existing records for any student. If you have additional teachers at your school that wish to test the system, it will be necessary to first create a user profile for the Teacher (learn how to create a teacher profile) and then assign them to a classroom.
*While administrative users can edit record keeping for any student, you also have the option to assign an administrator as a "teacher" to the classroom. The only reason to do this is if the Administrator wishes to see "Planned Lessons" for that specific classroom on their daily calendar. For schools with multiple classrooms, this can sometimes make an administrator's calendar too busy, which is why it is optional. Administrators can always view planned lessons for every classroom by selecting each classroom name in the dropdown filter at the top of the Students page.
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