Attendance be tracked manually within the Classes module of Otus, but districts also have the option of uploading attendance in bulk. This article will help you prepare an export of your data for upload to Otus.

➡️ Filling in the Otus Template

  • Using an export of your data, you'll need to fill out a template to upload the information into Otus.

  • Please click here to download the .CSV template that you'll use to organize your existing data.

✅ Student Email (Column A): the students' email addresses must be the ones that are used for their Otus accounts.

✅ Teacher Email (Column B):

  • This column is not technically required, but can be used if helpful.

  • If choosing to use this column, this email address must be that of the main teacher, not co-teacher.

  • This email address must be one of an active teacher account in Otus.

✅ Course ID (Column C): In this column, include the Section ID from your SIS.

✅ Date (Column D): Year, Month, and Day are required (YYYY-MM-DD)

✅ Status (Column E): These are the attendance options:

  • Present

  • Tardy

  • Absent

✅ Note (Column F): This column is optional. You can attach a note to the attendance record using this column. There is no character limit.

Once you’ve compiled your students’ attendance data according to the Otus template, you are ready to go!

➡️ Share the Template with the Otus Team

  • The final step is to share your data with the Otus team. If you have not yet been provided a secure link to share the data, please reach out through the in-app chat and our team will happily provide one.

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