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STEARsoft - Tutorials

iPhone Tutorials

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

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:

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


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 The others are out of date, but most of the teacher day-to-day use is very similar, so they are still useful in part.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