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STEARsoft - Tutorials

iPhone Tutorials

See the iPhone tutorials page for video tutorials for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

STEARsoft Cloud Server Tutorials

These links are to youtube.com videos:

Teacher tutorials
First login2 min This shows how to activate your account, set a password and login for the first time.
Marking attendance13 min The focus is on attendance sheets, also covering keyboard, mouse and touch shortcuts.
Cover1 min This shows how to cover the register for another teacher. This means finding, viewing and marking attendance for a session beloging to a different teacher.
Part-time students3.5 min Repeating part-time hours or other codes across a whole term.
Administrator tutorials
Quick start4.5 min Logging in for the very first time, setting up basic structures and adding a set of teacher accounts.
Central Student List5.5 min Adding students to the central student list. You either need to be an Administrator or a Power Teacher (both methods are shown). Includes matching House and Form names.
Data ownership8.5 min Explains how data is structured in STEARsoft. The tutorial indicates how ownership helps define areas of responsibility and what this means when practically setting up the system.
Set up teacher data2 min Shows how the administrator can log in as a teacher and create classes, import students and set a timetable for them.
Setting permissions5 min Shows how the administrator can control access to STEARsoft using different user groups, specifying class access rights and controlling additional privileges.
Set up term dates2.5 min Explains why only Power Teachers can do this (usually) and how they do it.
Creating blank attendance sheets2 min Shows how to generate blank attendance sheets using term and timetable information.
Shared classes5.5 min Shows how a class can be shared between two teachers with optional ability to view and change the other teacher's sessions.
Various, including details of data concepts33 min Starting from the very beginning, this is a much slower look at the administrator section. Ignore the 'Quick Start' references in the video; this is 33 minutes. The quick start is above.

Tutorials for Individual Deployments (single user)

These links are to youtube.com videos:

Tutorials for stand alone School Deployments (Using the Central student list)

These links are to youtube.com videos:

A document on emails that goes through the new email features for version 6.0.0

Tutorials for ODBC School Deployments (Linking to an existing database)

These links are to static, illustrated documents on this website:


Flash-based tutorials for the PC/Web and Palm devices

The top 6 tutorials are more recent and show how to get started with STEARsoft. The others are out of date, but most of the teacher day-to-day use is very similar, so they are still useful in part. They will gradually be updated or replaced. If you have any comments or suggestions, either on the tutorials below, or on what you'd like to see in future tutorials, please let us know via the suggestions page (Login to your account to do this).

How to Install STEARsoft
New for version 4.0
[161KB]

This tutorial covers:

  • installation (briefly)
  • Starting STEARsoft

Quick start
New for version 4.2
[2.1MB]

This tutorial covers:

  • Initial setup of accounts and classes
  • Obtaining a free Cutomer ID
  • Activating a trial license
  • Shortcuts to streamline access.

How to activate a trial license for STEARsoft
New for version 4.0
[471KB]

This tutorial covers:

  • Obtaining a free Cutomer ID
  • Activating a trial license
  • Activating a trial for a Palm device

How to activate STEARsoft on a Palm device
New for version 4.0
[305KB]

This tutorial covers:

  • configuring the account
  • obtaining a license
  • setting up the Palm device

How to dynamically import data from an existing school database. (Basic example)
static diagram-rich led example
[~500KB]

This tutorial covers:

  • minimal expected database structure
  • adding your database as an ODBC data source.
  • setting up the link details in STEARsoft to your database.

How to dynamically import data from an existing school database. (Fuller example)
static diagram-rich led example
[~500KB]

This tutorial covers:

  • full example of expected kind of database structure
  • adding your database as an ODBC data source.
  • setting up the link details in STEARsoft to your database.
  • importing the data as a teacher.

Older tutorials - but still correct with only minor details out of date.

Advanced STEARsoft features 1 [3.1MB]

(approx 13 minutes run time)

This tutorial covers:

  • Adding codes and attaching notes.
  • Copying student data.
  • Students in more than one class.
  • Changing privileges in a multi-user environment.
  • The summary overview for one class over a period of time.
  • The summary overview for all classes from all teachers for one day.
  • Obtaining a blank register to print out.

Using incidents in STEARsoft [1.44 MB]

(approx 8 minutes run time)

This tutorial covers:

  • Using the incidents features.
  • Creating a desktop shortcut to STEARsoft.
  • Assigning a quick-launch button on your Palm.
  • Using birthday information.

Tutorials that are out of date. Some parts may still be useful.

Getting started with STEARsoft
New for version 3.3
[3.6MB]

(approx 17 minutes run time)

This tutorial covers:

  • installation (briefly)
  • setting up global settings in Administrator Control
  • setting up a user account to work in
  • setting initial preferences
  • creating classes
  • importing student names
  • defining your timetable and termdates
  • creating your blank register pages
  • the basics of taking a register electronically

Enabling STEARsoft on your Palm [1.6MB]

(approx 6-7 minutes run time)

This tutorial covers:

  • The steps to register for a license
  • how to enter your license into STEARsoft
  • what to configure to get the license to your Palm
  • The basic features of STEARsoft on your Palm
  • including taking a register