The Options

There are four types of assessments you can create in Otus:

  • Simple
  • Rubric
  • Advanced
  • Plus (+)
  • Bubble Sheet (available only to participating districts)

Each has a different structure. See below for a brief overview of each!

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Simple

Great for:

  • Quick Checks
  • Exit Tickets
  • Comprehension Checks

Types of questions it offers:

  • Multiple Choice
  • True/False
  • Short Answer

Assessment builder example view:

Student example view:

Grading example view:

Click below to start creating a Simple Assessment!

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Rubric

Great for:

  • Essays/papers
  • Submitting artifacts (Google docs, video, images... click HERE for more information on what a student can upload into a rubric!)
  • Performance-based grades

Types of questions it offers:

  • You can add multiple Descriptors (which essentially serve as categories).
  • You can add multiple performance levels within each descriptor.

Assessment builder example view:

Student example view:
*please note that student submission is not required for the rubric assessment. If the students don't need to attach or upload anything for grading, you can just assign and grade the rubric without needing the students submit from their account.

Grading example view - all class:

Grading example view - individual:

Click below to start creating a Rubric Assessment!

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Advanced

Great for:

  • All content areas, but this is definitely your best option for Math assessments.
  • Longer, more detailed assessments
  • Assessments that need many different question types
  • When you want a variety of ways to score questions in an assessment (partial credit, alternate answers...)

Types of questions it offers:

Too many to list! There are over 60 question types you can create in an Advanced Assessment. Click HERE to learn more about them! Here are just SOME of the question types available in advanced assessments:

Assessment builder example view:

Student example view:

Grading example view:

Click below to start creating an Advanced Assessment!

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Plus (+)

Great for:

  • Entering grades for an assessment that wasn't given in Otus
  • Quickly entering a single score

Types of questions it offers:

Plus Assessments don't actually have questions, rather, creating a Plus Assessment essentially adds a spot in the gradebook for an assessment that wasn't given in Otus, for example, a worksheet that was completed by hand.

Assessment builder example view:
Note - this assessment is "created" while you are in the gradebook. Clicking the + in the upper-left corner of the gradebook will generate this view below:

Student view example:
Since this is not an assessment that students actually take in Otus, there isn't a student view.

Grading View Example:
Note - you can add a Plus (+) assessment to both the points and standards gradebook. How you grade each will look a little different, see below:

Click below to start creating a Plus (+) Assessment!

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Bubble Sheet (GradeCam)

What is a Bubble Sheet Assessment?

Similar to the concept of Scantron Tests; teachers do not write actual test questions within Otus. Bubble Sheets are used as a place for students to indicate their answers for a test that is given on paper.

  • Allows for a quick way to produce a multiple-choice style test (short answer questions also available).
  • Students fill out a bubble sheet, of which is scanned in by the teacher via GradeCam for instant grading
  • Not all districts will have this option available. This assessment type is only available to participating districts. Contact Otus Support or your Otus Technology Coach to learn more about obtaining GradeCam for your district.
    What is a GradeCam Bubble Sheet Assessment?

Great for:

  • Assessments that are formatted to be taken on a scantron.
  • Multiple Choice / True False / Short Response assessments that are already printed on paper.

Types of questions it offers:

  • Multiple Choice (True/False can be accommodated)
  • Short Answer

Assessment builder example view:

Student view example:
Since this is not an assessment that students actually take in Otus, the example student view is that of the bubble sheet they will be given to fill in their answers. These are printed upon assigning the assessment.


Grading View Example:
Bubble Sheets are graded by scanning them in via computer's webcam or by PDF drag-and-drop.

Click below to start creating a Bubble Sheet Assessment!

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