Welcome to Otus! If you're a teacher, and you're brand new to using the app, you're in the right place.
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, your administrator should be able to provide you with your new Otus login credentials. Once you have them, enter them in the username and password fields.
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.
Assign a Grade Level to Each Class
In order to take advantage of district-level settings, it's important to specify which grade level applies to each of your classes. While looking at the student tiles for each class, you can set the grade level by clicking Class Info.
Use the drop down menu next to Grade to select which grade level your class applies to. Be sure to click save once you've picked a grade. Repeat for each of your classes.
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, Simple, Advanced, 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.
You can view assessment, attendance, recognition, participation, and standards analytics for any data you've recorded or uploaded into Otus. To view analytics, click on the graph icon on the left side of the Otus app.
Use the Filter and Date picker to specify which student data you'd like to see for what time period. For all multiple choice item-based assessments, you can view an item by item analysis of the assessment for the whole class by clicking Assessments, specifying which assessment, and running the report.
For more information on our analytics module, click here.