Do you have a worksheet (Word document, PDF, Google Doc...) that you want your students to complete? There are a few options here that will work for you:

  • Option 1: Take the content of the worksheet and create it as an Advanced or Assessment.
  • Option 2: Add the worksheet as an image into an Advanced Assessment question that the students can free-hand write or draw on
  • Option 3: Add the worksheet to a rubric assessment, students will print, complete, and upload their work as an image on the same rubric assessment.
  • Option 4: Add the worksheet to a lesson, students will print, complete, and upload their work as an image on a rubric assessment.

Keep reading to see how you can use each of the above options in Otus!

💡 Tips from the Otus Team:

  • Don't let the word assessment deter you. In Otus, the term "assessment" is used to indicate the collection of student work; you don't have to include the results in the gradebook! Advanced Assessments are a great way to create many different types of activities for students to complete.
  • Screen shots and screen clips are an easy way to capture the contents of the worksheet.

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Option 1: Create Worksheet in Otus

With this option, you can create the essence of the worksheet directly in Otus. Ultimately, this option will be easiest for students; it takes the least amount of steps to complete, and these types of activities can auto-score!

Here is an example of a PDF worksheet and it's re-created version in Otus.

The above example is of a 4th grade science activity, where the goal is to place words into the correct categories. In an Advanced Assessment, the question type used in the example above is called Classification.

Teacher Steps:

  1. Create the Advanced Assessment.
  2. Build the activities.
  3. Assign the assessment.
  4. View the student's work.

Student Steps:

  1. Navigate to Assessments module.
  2. Complete the activity/activities in the assessment.
  3. Submit the assessment.

See below for suggestions on how to make various activities in an Advanced Assessment. The images on the left are the worksheet, and the images on the right are what they can look like in Otus.

Fill in the Blank:

  • This is a Kindergarten missing numbers activity made using Cloze Text .

Matching:

  • This is a 6th grade vocabulary matching activity made using Match List.

Labeling Diagrams or Pictures:

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: want your students to be able to check their answers? They can do that in Advanced Assessments! Check out this article for more information.

To see all of the different question types available, select the button below:

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Option 2: Add Images of Worksheet for Students to Free-Hand Write or Draw On

Like option 1, this option also uses an Advanced Assessment, and it is also very easy when it comes to student completion. Here, you will use an image of the worksheet as the "background" of a question; of which the students will then be able to free-hand write or draw on.

Here is an example of a PDF worksheet and it's re-created version in Otus.

The example above is of a Thanksgiving word search. The Otus version uses a screen shot of the word search portion and the list of words from the PDF. In an Advanced Assessment, the question type used above is called Highlight Image.

Teacher Steps:

  1. Capture screen shots or screen clips from the worksheet/PDF.
  2. Create the Advanced Assessment.
  3. Add the screen shots as activities using Highlight Image.
  4. Assign the assessment.
  5. View the student's work.

Student Steps:

  1. Navigate to Assessments module.
  2. Complete the activity/activities in the assessment.
  3. Submit the assessment.

❓ When is this better than Option 1?

If the primary student action for the activity is free-hand writing or drawing, this is your best option. Option 1 is best for structured activities that can be digitally manipulated (like dragging and dropping or matching), or if you want students to be able to check their answers. If students will be drawing, or if you want them to practice free-hand writing, then use option 2!

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Option 3: Using the Rubric Assessment for Distribution - Have Students Print, Complete, and Upload Worksheet into Rubric Assessment

The difference between this option and option 4 is that this option suggests distributing the worksheet to students through a rubric assessment, while option 4 suggests using a lesson for distribution of the worksheet.

This is what it looks like for the students to access the worksheet in the rubric assessment:

The worksheet will need to be added as an attachment when creating the assessment. When the students open the assessment, the attachment will appear as a link in the upper-left corner. They will need to click on the link to access the attachment.

Teacher Steps:

  1. Create the Rubric Assessment.
  2. Add the worksheet as an attachment to the Rubric.
  3. Assign the assessment.
  4. View the student's work.

Student Steps:

  1. Navigate to Assessments module.
  2. Start the rubric assessment and download the attached worksheet.
  3. Print and complete the worksheet.
  4. Add an attachment by selecting Choose File under Student Attachments.
  5. Choose the Image option.
  6. Take a live photograph of the completed worksheet.
  7. Submit the assessment.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: The student also has the option of taking a picture of their worksheet using their phone or another device, then sending that image to themselves to download onto their computer. They can then upload that image to their rubric assessment by replacing step 6 above with "browse their computer for the image".

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Option 4: Using a Lesson for Distribution - Have Students Print, Complete, and Upload Worksheet into Rubric Assessment

The difference between this option and option 3 is that this option suggests distributing the worksheet to students through a lesson, while option 3 suggests using a rubric assessment for distribution of the worksheet.

This is what it looks like for the students to access the worksheet in the lesson:

The worksheet will need to be added as a file on an activity in a lesson. When the students select the tile, the file will appear as a link on the bottom of the tile that says Download.

Teacher Steps:

  1. Create the Lesson.
  2. Add the activity that contains the file for the worksheet.
  3. Create the Rubric Assessment.
  4. Assign the assessment.
  5. View the student's work.

Student Steps:

  1. Navigate to the Lesson module.
  2. Open the activity with the worksheet and download the worksheet/PDF.
  3. Print and Complete the worksheet.
  4. Navigate to Assessments module.
  5. Start the rubric assessment.
  6. Add an attachment by selecting Choose File under Student Attachments.
  7. Choose the Image option.
  8. Take a live photograph of the completed worksheet.
  9. Submit the assessment.

💡 Tip from the Otus Team: The student also has the option of taking a picture of their worksheet using their phone or another device, then sending that image to themselves to download onto their computer. They can then upload that image to their rubric assessment by replacing step 8 above with "browse their computer for the image".

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