Do you want your students to share in image or video with you?

Maybe it is a photograph they took for an assignment, or a video they recorded of their Spanish presentation.

There are various ways students can upload and share:

  • Rubric Assessment
  • Advanced Assessment
  • Blog
  • Bookshelf
  • Portfolio

Below you will find a section for each of the options that have greater details on how it can be used. You will also find the links to the specific help articles for that option.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team - You can use assessments to collect student work and not add it to the gradebook, so don't let the word assessment deter you!

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Rubric Assessment

When is this the best option?

  • When you want the simplest process for the students.
  • If you want to view criteria with the image/video side-by-side.
  • When you want to leave audio or video feedback.
  • When working with younger grade levels - it only takes 4 clicks to submit.

How it Works:

  1. Teacher creates and assigns the assessment.
  2. Student opens the assessment and adds their image/video.
  3. Student submits the assessment.
  4. Teacher views the image/video by going to the assigned assessment.

Other Perks

  • Building a rubric is a quick and easy process.
  • Students can attach up to 5 images.
  • Students can upload an image/video or take a live image/video using their device's camera.
  • The assessment does not have to be included in the students' class grade.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team

  • If choosing to not use it for a grade, add that information to the instructions when you assign the assessment, so the student's are reassured.

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Advanced Assessment

When is this the best option?

  • If you have a question a test that requires the submission of an image or video.
  • When working with middle to upper grade levels.

How it Works:

  1. Teacher creates and assigns the assessment.
  2. Student opens the assessment and adds their image or video.
  3. Student submits the assessment.
  4. Teacher views the image or video by going to the assigned assessment.

Other Perks

  • You can ask many different types of questions in an Advanced Assessment.
  • Students can attach up to 12 images.
  • The video can be up to 10 minutes in length.
  • Students can upload an image/video or take a live image/video using their device's camera.
  • The assessment does not have to be included in the students' class grade.

💡 Tips from the Otus Team

  • Images will appear as a file. Clicking on the link will open the picture in a new window.
  • The process to upload/take the image is more involved, therefore, is not recommended for using with younger grade levels.

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Blog

When is this the best option?

  • When you want students to see each other's images/videos.

How it Works:

  1. Student creates the blog post.
  2. Student adds the image/video to the blog post.
  3. Student publishes the blog post.
  4. Teacher visits the class blog to view the image/video.

Other Perks

  • It is easy to switch from class to class on the blog.
  • There is nothing for the teacher to create - the student is in control of the entire process.
  • The student can choose to make the post private, so only the teacher is able to view the post.
  • Students can upload an image/video or take a live image/video using their device's camera.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team

  • Building a blog post and adding an image/video does involve more steps for the student than the other methods, therefore, this is not as ideal for the younger grade levels.

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Bookshelf

When is this the best option?

  • When you only need specific students to share an image/video with you (not the entire class).
  • When you want to have access to this image/video on your Bookshelf.
  • When you want your students to have access to the image/video on their Bookshelf.

How it Works:

  1. Student visits their bookshelf.
  2. Student adds the image/video as a resource on their bookshelf.
  3. Student shares the resources with a teacher.
  4. Teacher visits their bookshelf (Shared With Me).
  5. Teacher views the shared image/video.

Other Perks

  • There is nothing for the teacher to create - the student is in control of the entire process.
  • Students can upload an image/video or take a live image/video using their device's camera.

💡 Tips from the Otus Team

  • For students, adding and sharing a resource from the Bookshelf does involve more steps for the student than the other methods, therefore, this is not as ideal for the younger grade levels.
  • When a student shares a resource with a teacher, it will go to the teacher's Shared With Me bookshelf.

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Portfolio

When is this the best option?

  • When the purpose of the image is not necessarily for sharing or grading purposes; the portfolio is meant as a place to showcase student work or house content that will travel with the student from year to year.

How it Works:

  1. Student visits their portfolio.
  2. Student adds the image/video to their portfolio.
  3. Teacher goes to their class list.
  4. Teacher selects the student and navigates to their student profile.
  5. Teacher selects Content to view the content of the portfolio.

Other Perks

  • There is nothing for the teacher to create - the student is in control of the entire process.
  • The items added here will travel with the student from year to year.
  • Students can upload an image/video or take a live image/video using their device's camera.

💡 Tips from the Otus Team

  • The portfolio is not organized by class, rather, it is specific to each student.
  • Both students and teacher can add items to a student's portfolio, but an item can only be deleted by the person that added it.

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