Step 1️⃣ Find the assessment.

  • First, select the Assessments module.

  • Find the Assessment in the list and click on it. You can search for the assessment in the search field, choose the class from the dropdown menu, or filter your assessment list based on the status such as New!, Graded, Turned In, or In Progress.

Step 2️⃣ Read the details and select Start.

Step 3️⃣ Click start at the bottom of the assessment.

Step 4️⃣ Complete the assessment.

  • When the assessment begins, you start on Item 1. 

  • See the diagram below to show you what the different parts of the assessment are.

  • Your work auto-saves each time you click or type an answer.

➡️ Item List:

  • If an item is marked with a gray edge, that means the item has been completed.

  • If an item is white, the item has not been started.

  • You can click on each item individually or use the previous and next buttons.

  • Otus will autosave each question, so you don't need to save answers.

➡️ Annotations:

You may be able to leave annotations while taking your assessment if your teacher turned on that setting.

💡 Click here for more information about how the annotations work.

➡️ Toolbar:

Do you see this toolbar at the top of your assessment? That means your teacher turned on these settings.

💡 Click here for more information about how the toolbar works.

➡️ Accessibility:

There are a few ways you can change how the screen looks while you are taking your assessment.

You can change:

  • Color Scheme

  • Font Size

  • Screen Zoom

Step 5️⃣ Save and exit OR submit.

➡️ Save and Exit

  • If you have to return to the assessment at a later time: select Save and Exit in the upper-left corner. This will not submit the assessment!

➡️ Submit

  • While on the last item, clicking the Next arrow will prompt you to submit.

  • The prompt will warn you if any items haven't been completed.

❗ IMPORTANT NOTE: Once you submit an assessment, you are unable to go back and answer questions that were left unanswered. Submitting an assessment locks that assessment.

Otus Live Video

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how students take an Advanced Assessment, starring our very own Otus Avenger, Hawk!

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