Account Types

There are five account types in Otus; Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Student, and Family.

There are a total of 17 modules within Otus; some are unique to certain account types, others are shared across account types.

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Module Overview

Available In: Main Admin, Admin

Primary Use: Searching for teachers and students, as well as controlling district student groups, teacher groups, and recognitions.

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Available In: Teacher, Student, Family

Primary Use: A notification feed for class activity.

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher,

Primary Use: Viewing and analyzing student data.

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Tips from the Otus Team:

  • If you are unsure about uploading 3rd Party data, please reach out to your Otus District Technology Coach or to our support team using the chat feature.
  • 3rd Party data uploads are typically done from the Main Admin account or by your Otus Technology Coach, and less from Admin or Teacher accounts.

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Student, Family

Primary Use: For the Main Admin, Admin, and Teacher accounts, the primary uses are related to classroom management; student groups, recognitions, participation, parent communication, and others. For Student and Family accounts, the primary use is to access the Class Board.

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Available In: Family

Primary Use: For family members to access specific information regarding each of the students linked to their account.

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Resources: Getting Started Guide for Families

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Student

Primary Use: To create a series of activities for students to complete.

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Tip from the Otus Team:

  • The development team is currently working on making the Lessons module available for family accounts. Stay tuned!

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Student, Family

Primary Use: For teachers to upload and share resources with their students.

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Student

Primary Use: To create, assign, and grade assessments that measure student growth.

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Student, Family

Primary Use: Entering and viewing grades to measure student growth or overall performance.

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Tips from the Otus Team:

  • Otus has two gradebooks; the points gradebook and the standards gradebook.
  • Districts have the option to make both available, or choose to have one or the other.

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Available In: Student, Family

Primary Use: Viewing student results from 3rd Party assessments (such as NWEA, IAR, SBAC etc.).

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Tip from the Otus Team:

  • This tab may not be available in all student/family accounts. The availability of this tab is controlled by the district. If you are an administrator and interested in having this available for the students and family members, please reach out to your Otus Technology Coach or the Support Team using the chat feature.

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Available In: Teacher, Student

Primary Use: To gather ungraded, quick student feedback.

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Student, Family

Primary Use: For teachers and students to have informal, conversational-style communication.

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Tip from the Otus Team:

  • As a general rule, family accounts can only see blog content created by the teacher or their own student(s). They are unable to see posts or comments made by other students.

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Student, Family

Primary Use: For teachers and students to keep track of events and assessments.

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Available In: Student, Family

Primary Use: A place to collect pieces of student work, including assessments, blog posts, artifacts, and file uploads.

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Tips from the Otus Team:

  • While the Portfolio Module is only available in student and family accounts, teachers also have access to the portfolios. They are located in the student profile.
  • Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, and Student accounts can all add information to the portfolio.
  • Family accounts are unable to add content to the portfolio.

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Available In: Student, Family

Primary Use: An assessment that students can take to help identify their strengths, areas for improvement, and passions. Students take the Thrively Assessment, of which the results are posted in their Learning Profile.

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Tip from the Otus Team:

  • While the Learning Profile Module is only available in student and family accounts, teachers also have access to the results of the Thrively Assessment. They are located in the student profile.

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Available In: Main Admin

Primary Use: To control district-wide settings.

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Tip from the Otus Team:

  • Many of these settings are determined during the Onboarding phase with the help of your Otus Technology Coach. If you have questions regarding your district's specific use of these settings, please reach out to your Otus Technology Coach or the Support Team using the chat feature.

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Available In: Main Admin, Admin, Teacher, Family

Primary Use: To access our Knowledge Base of help articles.

Specific Functions:

  • Selecting this module takes users to a separate webpage where they can search through our Knowledge Base. It is the same experience for all account types.

Tips from the Otus Team:

  • Users can reach out to our Support Team without needing to go to the Help module - just look for the chat icon in the bottom-right corner of the screen.

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