When you are ready for your students to complete a lesson, you will need to assign that lesson. Follow the steps below!

💡 Tip from the Otus Team - you must have at least one activity in order to assign your lesson.

➡️ Step 1: Select Assign

  • You can select Assign while in the lesson builder:

  • Or from the draft lessons page. Select the ellipsis to the right of the lesson, then choose Assign.

➡️ Step 2: Choose Lesson Settings.

  • Students

    • Select the class (or classes) you wish to assign to.

    • Select specific groups of students you'd like to assign to (optional).

  • Settings

    • Toggle the "Students must complete lesson activities in order" on or off. For more information on this setting, see the FAQs below.

➡️ Step 3: Select Assign in the upper-right corner.

➡️ Student View: Lessons will appear on the student's Notification Feed, To Do List, & Assigned Lessons page with a status of New!

➡️ Want to see how you can view the progress of your students on lessons? Check out this article.

Otus Live

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to assign a lesson to students.

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on how to pace students' activities with Otus lessons.


  • Why is the Assign button gray/inactive? You may not have added activities to the lesson yet. A lesson has to have at least one activity to be assigned.

  • Can I assign the lesson for a later date? Yes. Toggle the Assign at a Later Date (Optional) to the ON position, then select a start date from the dropdown menu. Check out this article for more information.

  • If the due date passes, can the students still complete the lesson? Yes. The due date does not lock or disable the lesson in any way.

  • If I make edits to a lesson, do I have to assign the lesson again? No, any updates you make to a lesson will automatically update for the students. There is no need to reassign.

  • What happens if I assign a lesson multiple times? Students will see multiple instances of that lesson in their Lessons module. The preceding note about making edits to a lesson will apply to all assigned instances of that lesson.

  • How do I see the student progress of a lesson? Click HERE for more information on viewing lesson progress.

  • If I require that the students complete the lesson activities in order, what does that look like on the student's side? The activities will appear inactive and will have a padlock symbol on them until the student marks the previous activity as complete.

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