Software Spirit - The Teacher's
The Teacher's Marksheet lets you enter
marks in order or randomly from a stack of papers. Organize into
sheets (usually units or categories like assignments and tests.
You can choose comments from a list or type
them as you go, and create versatile reports or compact strip
Zoom in on a student's demographics or marks to view just one student
right clicking on a name or mark.
Click tabs to see other sheets. Name the sheets "assignments",
etc. if you like.
Instantly switch between raw scores and per cent.
Enter A+, B-, etc. as marks, special marks
like excuse, absent, not handed in. Attach
a note to any mark.
Enter marks by name (type the first
letters of the name).
Comments chosen from a list of 500,
individual comments. Up to 20 comments from the list per student, up to
4 in one sheet. Squiggly red underline spell
checking & thesaurus.
Print out marksheet (optionally by ID or secret
Print class list with squares for attendance or marks
Print student reports with many options including just the missing
Print full page or compact reports - up to a ten students on one page.
click "email" instead of "print" to email
directly to parents.
Export reports to student folders on your network
Organize your marks into as many sheets as
- put assignments in one, tests in another, etc. or put a each unit of
your course in a separate sheet. Any column in any sheet can be
average column from a sub-sheet, so you can organize each unit into
Tabbed notebook style for quick movement between sheets.
Simultaneously organize into categories so you can see the just test
from all the sheets..
Unlimited levels of weighted averaging - weight the columns within each
sheet; weight the average columns of these subsheets in their
sheets. Auto excuse from optional modules.
Blank marks: your choice of zero/excused in class average/ excused in
Sort alphabetically, by rank, gender, secret name, ID or group.
by grade, gender, etc.
Identify students by groups - those
a particular module or those working with a particular teacher in a
situation. Choose to view only one group.
Automatic backup system keeps several backup copies
Averages and comments copy to the clipboard for your word processor so
you can use the comment system for anecdotal reporting.
Up to 500 students per class, 1000 marks per student.
Import marks from LXR-Test (scoring edition)
Copy&Paste classlist to Palm Pilot
other PDA), enter marks there & copy/paste back to Marksheet.
Works on all versions of Windows from 95 to Vista and 7. The
occupies only 2 MB on your
drive. Memory requirements
are very modest; runs nicely on any Windows computer.
WinTMS 3.0 prices
Teacher license $30
Group of teacher licenses: $50 + $10 per teacher
School license: $100 plus $6 per full time teacher working at the
Department license (math, science, etc.): $100.
Updates from WinTMS 2.0
teacher license $20
school: $50 plus $3 per full time teacher
No GST (sales below Revenue Canada threshold), no delivery charge.
Send a cheque to Harvey Brown, Box 825, Spirit River, AB T0H
3G0 or use PayPal to send money to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Delivery is usually via email now. Ask for a CD if you want one.
Read on to download a free, fully functional demo copy. It does
in a couple of months and will annoy you by printing "Software Spirit
on all your printouts. The demo can be upgraded to a teacher or
license with the addition of a tiny file easily sent via email even to
school boards that block program attachments.
changes & latest news for WinTMS 3.0
- Change to Gmail security; no longer supports Marksheet
sending reports to parents by mail. School board email servers
never allowed it. Meeting Gmail's new requirements means updating
all my development software and extensive changes to the program to
make it work with those updates. I regret that reports can
only be sent from home through your service provider's standard email
- minor change to SIRS import dialog to make long class codes fully
visible. There were some reports that SIRS 4 exported classlist
files that were different and incompatible with Marksheet, but this
seems to have been a false alarm or perhaps a minor SIRS bug that was
quickly corrected. (Sept 3)
- Export to web feature crashed on a course name that included a
< or > character. Fixed Sept 29.
- The old Export to and Import from Palm Pilot has been changed to Spreadsheet
and tweeked to work with spreadsheets as well as memo or text
documents on mobile devices. There has to be a way to transfer
the document to your computer so you can copy and paste. It works with
memos on Evernote (evernote.com, free app), as well as
spreadsheet files via Dropbox and iCloud. Help file
updated. Nov 11.
- Changes to make marks documents saved on very wide monitors or
two-monitor computers open okay on smaller one-monitor computers.
a demo or update for WinTMS 3.0
To try out the Marksheet demo or update your licensed copy, just
on the underlined word "download" about 6 lines below. Your
will ask you to choose a location - on your desktop or hard drive
where!). It takes about 5 minutes on a modem.
Doubleclick on the downloaded file "MakeTMS3.exe", click "unzip", "OK"
That's it for the update. If it is a first time installation
of version 3, you have to open My Computer, C drive, WinTMS folder and
doubleclick on WinTMS3.exe.
Download WinTMS3 demo/update (2.1 MB,
June 3, 2013) see list of
The installation file, "MakeTMS3.exe" no longer fits on a floppy
Put it in your staff folder so teachers can run it over the school
To transport it to another computer via floppy disk, install it on the
first computer, then copy the files from the WinTMS folder to two
disks. The WinTMS3.exe program will occupy one disk by itself.
Download the WinTMS Workshop - an
step by step workshop for beginners.
Microsoft Word document, 600 kb zipped.
WinTMS 3 will
work as a demo unless you have purchased it.
Installing it does not overwrite your WinTMS2, but it will make version
3 run when you double click on a file. To go
back to 2.0, just open My computer, C drive, WinTMS folder and
doubleclick on WinTMS2.exe. If you save a real
file with 3.0, you may not be able to open it with 2.0.
3.0 Enhancements over 2.0
- Editing in the zoom display
enter marks in the zoom. Click on a mark and type. Use the
up and down arrow keys to move.
- Email reports to parents -
“Email” instead of “Print” in the Print-Reports
dialog. All the
options are available so you can email reports for selected students or
all students, include the sheets you want, etc. Email delivery
advantages over the website method offered by one of Marksheet’s
it goes directly to the parents’ private email addresses within
of clicking the button. Enter student/parent addresses in
teacher email account information in Options-preferences.
- Mark Notes - You can attach a note
- Teacher notes – for each
do not print out so it is a good place to keep reminders for yourself.
- Spell check – squiggly red
checking in all areas where individual comments are typed, and a spell
check button for the list of comments. It even has
just like Microsoft Word.
- Thesaurus – available
typed so you can select a word, hit the Thesaurus button and get a list
of synonyms from Roget’s Thesaurus.
- The copy/paste columns feature has
to include subsheets. You can copy a summary column like Term1
paste it and all its subsheets into a different file or a different
in the same file. There is a special "paste without marks" for
of you who want to copy your term 1 organization over to term 2.
- Palm pilot & other PDA support
marks on your pocket computer & transfer to Marksheet. More
be done with this if there is interest in it.
- Startup options – designed
convenient for network users to find their work.
- Export to Trevlac and Spirit School - export dialog - course
# are now editable so if you accidentally use the science 7 classlist
your math 7 class, you can get the course-section numbers from the
and still export your marks for report cards.
- Bargraph - prev and next buttons added so you can conveniently
the columns of the current sheet.