Getting Started

New to Otus? Here are some great places to get started!

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48 articles in this collection
Written by Keith Westman, Samantha Mason, Kris Hyland and 3 others
Teachers

Using Worksheets with your Students

This article will show you the options for how students can complete a worksheet, such as a Word Document, PDF, or Google Doc.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Co-Teacher Capabilities

This article will describe what a co-teacher is able to do within the classes they are a co-teacher of.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Ways Teachers Can Upload and Share Images or Videos

This article will describe how teachers can upload and share images and videos. Using the Class Board and Bookshelf is just the beginning!
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Getting Started Guide | Teachers

This article provides a brief overview of the modules available to teachers.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Teacher Users: Creating an Account

Welcome to Otus! If you want to create a teacher account, and you're brand new to Otus, you're in the right place.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

How to Log in with Microsoft SSO

This article will help you set up your initial Microsoft SSO log-in.
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Written by Kris Hyland
Updated over a week ago

Getting Started: Add a Class

In some cases, classes can be manually added to Otus.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Add a Co-Teacher

This article will show you how to add a co-teacher, as well as what a co-teacher can do within their classes.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

View or Edit your User Profile | Teachers and Admin

Teachers and Administrators can view or edit various aspects of their user profile.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Adding or Editing Family Contact Information | Teachers

This article will show teachers how to add or edit family contact information.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Chat With an Otus Support Specialist

You can speak to an Otus Support Specialist in real time to answer any questions that you may have.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Teacher Home Page: Notification Feed

This article will describe what can be found on the teacher home page, which is a feed of notifications.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago
General

Tips and Tricks for Adding Images, Video, and Audio in Otus

This article will provide details regarding using images, video, and audio in Otus, including file size limits and acceptable file types.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Mailbox: Adding Otus to Your Contacts

This will show you how to add our Otus Mailbox email address to your contact list to avoid messages going to your junk or spam folders.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Skyward API Configuration

Follow these instructions to generate and share your Skyward API credentials.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Otus Account Types Overview | All

This article will outline the modules available in each account type, as well as identify any modules that are unique to a specific account.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Translate Your Account

Follow these steps to translate your Otus account into the language of your choice.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Overview of Account Types | Teacher, Admin, and Main Admin

This article outlines the differences between teacher, admin, and main admin accounts.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

How to Log in with Google Single Sign-On

This article will help you set up your initial Google Single Sign-On (SSO) log-in.
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Written by Kendell Hunter
Updated over a week ago

Otus Implementation Guide

This document describes what new clients can expect during the onboarding and implementation phase of our relationship.
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Clear Cache on iPad/iPhone

How to clear the cache in Chrome and Safari on iPhone or iPad
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

7 Ways to Use Otus for Communication

Otus offers a variety of features that help ensure that the connection between home and school is strong.
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Otus Whitelist: URLs to whitelist

This is a list of URLs that the district should whitelist during Otus Implementation to ensure effective performance. Includes tech specs.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Clearing Your Browser's Cache

How to clear the cache on a computer's web browser: Chrome or Safari
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Written by Samantha Mason
Updated over a week ago

Using the Mobile App | Teachers

Quick view access to notification feed, class board, assessment status, grades, and standards. Assign, view, and edit recognitions.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Reset Password

Steps to take if you have forgotten or need to reset your password or need to reset a student password.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Adding the Google Chrome Extension

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Written by Kris Hyland
Updated over a week ago

Otus and Illinois HB 3606

The following information details many of the ways in which Otus helps schools comply with HB 3606.
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

How to Share an Idea with Us

This article describes how a user can share feedback and ideas for Otus improvements.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Site Performance Issues

Troubleshooting slow loading time and performance in Otus
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Written by Samantha Mason
Updated over a week ago

"You Do Not Have Permission to Access This Resource" - Error Message

Information for Teachers or Admins receiving the "You Do Not Have Permission to Access This Resource" Error Message.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

HTML Embedding

Many teaching tools provide you with embed codes so you can easily add their content to Otus!
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Written by Kris Hyland
Updated over a week ago

iFrame Embedding

Embed many types of web-based resources on a bookshelf page to share with students.
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Written by Kris Hyland
Updated over a week ago

Learning, Together at Otus

How Otus uses the idea of "Learning, together" as an internal and external marching cry.
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

What Does Personalized Learning Mean to Otus?

Personalized learning has nothing to do with edtech
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Case Study: Empowering Teachers with Data to Propel Student Success

Gravette School District Case Study
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Predicting Student Outcomes with Otus and the Big Five

Social emotional learning (SEL)
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Family Account Creation Document | Admin and Teachers

A printer-friendly letter to share with parents and families with instructions for creating an Otus Family Account.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Have Report Cards Driven a Wedge Between Parents and Standards-based Grading?

Overcoming obstacles when implementing standards-based grading
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago