Welcome to Otus! If you're a teacher, and you're brand new to using the app, you're in the right place.
First, it's important to make sure that you created your account with your school-issued email if you have one.
Also, make sure you're connecting to the correct district and site if you wish to communicate with other teachers and students within your district.
Navigate your web browser to https://my.otus.com. If your school uses Google, Microsoft or Clever for SSO (Single Sign-On), you can click one of the corresponding buttons below, and login with your given credentials.
If your school doesn't use one of our three SSO partners, you can create an account by clicking Sign Up.
Fill out the the form, and click Next.
Note: Passwords must contain at least 8 characters, one uppercase letter, one lowercase letter, and one number.
Select your district and school site from the drop down.
If you're having trouble finding your district or school site, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your:
- School Name, City, State, Zip
- District Name
To view your classes, log in. Your home page should show you a series of tiles, one for each of your classes. If you don't see any classes yet, you need to add some!
To view the students in a class, you can click on any of the class tiles.
From here, you can view which groups each student are in, as well as how many positive/negative recognitions each has. You can switch between classes with the drop down menu in the center above the student tiles.
Each class has its own separate seating chart, attendance list, participation list, and class board. You can also communicate with your students or parents using the Mailbox feature.
To begin working in the Assessment module, click the government building icon.
Here, you will be able to view a list of all assessments you've created, both item based and rubric based. Click the hyperlinks for more information on how to create each type of assessment. To view your assigned assessments, click on Assigned Assessments and use the drop down to specify which class you'd like to view.
Click on Item Bank below Assigned Assessments to see a list of all items you've created.
For more information on Assessments, click here.
View Your Gradebook
To view your gradebook, click on the banner icon just below the assessments icon.
Here, you can view student total scores in the first column, and each individual assessment score in the columns following. Use the drop down to switch between classes.
If you prefer to grade on standard mastery, you can toggle between points and standards gradebook at the top. In order to assess standard mastery, you have to attach standards to your items and rubric descriptors when you're building assessments.
For more information about navigating your gradebook, click here.
View Your Bookshelf
Your bookshelf is a place you can store, title, and attach standards to weblinks and files. From your bookshelf, you can easily share those resources with individual students, teachers, entire classes, or groups. To navigate to your bookshelf, click on the book icon on the left side of the Otus app.
For more information on adding and sharing resources in your bookshelf, click here.