Easier than you might think!
Here's the 1, 2, 3 of entering course recommendations for next year.
1. Open PowerTeacher (not gradebook!)
2. Click on the Backpack icon
3. Choose a student in the class and click on their name
4. Under Student Pages, choose Recommendations
5. Click Add new Recommendation
6. Enter course number (using course number guides provided in email for this year)
7. Be sure the year is correct, and leave a comment for counselor if you choose.
8. Click "Submit" at the bottom of the page.