Live, Instant Access to Grades
One of the most significant benefits of the LiveGrades system is the interface for Students and Parents to access grades
instantly online. It is the mission of the LiveGrades product to not only simplify grading for teachers, but, also to
improve communication between teachers and students/parents. By making grades available online, students/parents are
empowered to monitor their progress closely, and utlize this information to focus efforts to improve their performance
Easy to Use Interface
Within any given school, there will be parents and students from every walk of life. Some may be highly technically
saavy, while others may have had little exposure to new technology. The LiveGrades student/parent interface was designed
to be straight forward and easy to use. Once a parent account has been established, they simply log in and click on
their student to instantly see a list of all their grades. They can then simply click onto a class to see the details,
and continue to drill down to get detailed information. The interface avoids excess information and confusing content to
allow parents to get straight to what they are looking for – grades.
Access from Anywhere
As a web based system, the parent/student interface is accessible from anywhere with an Internet connection. Parents can
easily access the information from home (even on slower connections), from work, or even from public places providing
internet access (libraries, etc.). The online system also allows parents to check on their students progress whenever
is most convenient for them, anytime day or night.
One Login for Parents
As LiveGrades is designed for organization wide use, all students within the same organization can be accessed from a
single parent account. Upon a parent's first visit to LiveGrades.com, they can establish a user profile with their
basic information (name, email address, etc.). With this account, they can use the student access key provided by the
school to associate a student to their account. If they have multiple children, even in different schools, they can
simply enter the student's access key into their profile to associate any number of students to their account. A parent
will only have to establish this account and associate students once. Parents will be able to continue to log in using
this same account to view their students grades year after year.
Separate Login for Students versus Parents
While the content being seen by parents and students is very similar, LiveGrades is setup to allow different accounts
for the students and their parents. Parents may associate multiple students to their accounts, however, the student can
only see their own information when they access the system. This also allows messages from teachers to be customized to
either the students or the parents.
Full Archival of Grades
LiveGrades empowers parents, students, and teachers through the availability of grades throughout the course of a class.
This information doesn't go away, though, it is archived and kept available indefinitely. This allows parents and
students to quickly jump back to previous years to see their grades in classes they've already completed. This enables
parents to trend their student's performance over time to identify weak areas. If a child begins Elementary school in a
school district that uses LiveGrades, that student and his parents will be able to access every grade the student has
ever received all the way through high school graduation.
As communication is the key to success, parents and students may access the message center to facilitate communication
with the teachers. Teachers may send messages to individual students or parents, or may send messages to their entire
classes (students and/or parents). Students/Parents are able to access any messages they have received, and can reply
back to the teachers through the message center. They may also create new messages to send to any of their teachers.
School or organization wide messages may also be sent through the Message Center to notify parents of events or other