You can send an email or text message to students from within Otus. You have the ability to send to a message to an individual student or a group of students and Otus will keep a running log of these communications for future reference.
From the home screen, select Classes
Select Mailbox from the secondary navigation window
Select a Class from the drop-down menu
Enter your message.
Select whether to send a Text or Email to the student(s). Please note that Text messages only send one way from the phone number (717-200-4638), cannot include pictures, and are sent 140 characters at a time. Text messages are intended to be brief messages. Have students and parents add the number to their phonebook so they know these messages are from Otus.
Select the students or family members that you wish to reach out to. Clicking the box across from Students and Family respectively will select all.
If you want to send right away, select Send
If you want to schedule the message for delivery at a later date and/or time, select the date below the text box
Select the desired date and time from the calendar and time list that is displayed
If you want to see the messages that are scheduled for future delivery, select Scheduled
If you want to view sent all sent messages, select Sent