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Getting Started Guide for Families
Getting Started Guide for Families
A brief description of each of the modules available in a Family Account.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
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Otus allows family members to view and access information for all of the classes that their student(s) are enrolled in. This access provides family members with insight into their student’s classroom.

This article is meant to be used as a brief overview of each of the modules available in the Family View. Each section will have links to take you to more detailed articles.

The landing page of a family account: Home

Do you need to add a student to your account still? Click the button below.


Select the button below to get a quick overview of each module and familiarize yourself with some of the great features that Otus has to offer for every user type!


Home

The Home page for family accounts has a Notification Feed for class activity and a To Do list of all current and outstanding lessons and assessments.


My Students

The My Students module will show a tile for each of the students you have linked to your account.

  • The numbers at the bottom of the tile show how many recognitions that student has earned. The + stands for positive recognitions, the - stands for negative recognitions. To see their recognitions, see the Classes section of this article.

  • Clicking on their profile picture or name will take you to a list of their classes. For more information on classes, see the Classes section of this article.

If you do not see any students on this page, that means you have not yet linked your student's account to your family account. Click here for instructions on how to link your student's account.


Gradebook

By selecting Gradebook, family members will be able to view overall student grades and class performance.

Assessments

Standards


Plans

Family members can view and update student Plans, subject to permissions set by the district.

❗Not all family accounts will have this module. The availability of this module is based on district settings.


Reports

The Reports module will show you any 3rd party data (NWEA, PARCC...) that is available for your student.

❗Not all family accounts will have this module. The availability of this module is based on district settings.


Classes

Family members are able to view class information for their student(s).


Portfolio

Family members also have the ability to view the student’s portfolio. The student portfolio shows class assessments that have been chosen by the student and/or teacher. The portfolio can contain items to track learning goals and highlight exceptional work.

  • Shows assessments that have been chosen by the student and/or teacher.

  • Can contain items to track learning goals and highlight exceptional work


Blog

Family members have access to view their student’s Blog post(s), in addition to any comments on the post(s). Teachers can use the blog feature in Otus as a discussion board.


Bookshelf

Family members are also able to access any online resources from their student’s Bookshelf. Bookshelf resources are links that have been shared by the teacher or saved by the student.


Otus Live Video

Click to see a video from our Otus Live series that provides an overview of how to navigate Otus as a Family user. It addresses each module available in a Family account.


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