Both teachers and students have the ability to star assessments and blog posts, putting them in a section of the student profile that parents can see. This is a great way to save work that the teacher or student is proud of to view later and share with families.
Uploading an Item to the Portfolio
While the individual modules of Otus have their own way of being added to the portfolio, you can upload anything to the portfolio from the student profile.
Navigate to the class that contains the student you wish to upload work for.
Click on the student tile of the correct student. Within the student profile, then click Content tab along the top. The Portfolio will be listed at the top. Click on Portfolio to view all of the items that have been added to the student portfolio.
To add a new item, click + Add item.
First, you'll have to title the upload, and specify which class you are connecting it to. Then, click the upload button to bring up our upload options: Video URL, Image URL, File Upload, GoogleDrive, etc. Also, there is an optional comment section for the teacher to explain why they wish to share this to the student portfolio.
When you have selected the item and clicked Done, click Save to finalize.
Starring an Assessment for the Portfolio:
Navigate to Assessments.
Click on the subcategory, Assigned Assessments. Then choose the class in which the assessment was assigned.
Click Grade to view a list of the students to whom you assigned the assessment you wish to add to the portfolio.
You should see a column next to each student's name with list of hollow stars. Click on the star if you wish to add the assessment and score to your student's portfolio. Otus will prompt you to add an optional reason for choosing this assessment for the student's portfolio. Once finished, click Save.
Starring a Blog Post for the Portfolio:
Click on the Blog module, select the class in which the Blog is located, and select Class Feed to view your students' posts.
Next to each student's post, there are three horizontal dots that you can select to change the post settings, add an item to the student portfolio or delete. Click the dots then select Add to Portfolio.
Once you click Add to Portfolio., Otus will prompt you to add an optional reason for choosing this blog post for the student's portfolio. Once finished, click Save.
To View Student Portfolio as a Teacher:
Click on the Class module to view the student tiles in a particular class.
Click on the student tile of the correct student. Within the student profile, then click Content tab along the top. The Portfolio will be listed at the top. Click on Portfolio to view all of the items that have been added to the student portfolio. By clicking on any item in the portfolio, you can see the details of the item as well as any notes that have been added to the portfolio item.
To View Student Portfolio as a Student:
Log into your account and click Portfolio.
To View Student Portfolio as a Parent:
If you have multiple children, you can select which portfolio you'd like to view using the drop down menu.