Otus has two gradebooks; the points gradebook and standards gradebook. Please note that not all districts have the points gradebook enabled. This article describes the various components of the points gradebook.

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Are you looking for an assessment in your points gradebook, but can't find it? Make sure you are in the correct grading period.

Access the Gradebook

  • Step 1: To view the Points gradebook, navigate to the Gradebook module.  

  • Step 2: Use the drop down menu to specify which class you wish to view data in.

Gradebook Breakdown

➡️ Total Grade

Total grade is presented in two (possibly three) ways.

  • Points: This is the total points this student has earned from all assessments in this class.

  • Percentage: Total percentage based on points earned vs. points possible.

  • *Grade Conversion: If your district has this feature turned on, the total point/percentage value will be converted into a specific level.

❗If weighting is turned on, points will not be visible, only the percentage.

➡️ Assessment Columns

  • Each column is a single assessment.

  • Assessment are listed in order of due date or, if there is no due date, most recently assigned. To change the order of the assessments, add or adjust the due date.

❗Hovering over the column title will give you the complete assessment name, as well as the due date (if applicable).

➡️ Points Earned, Status, and Comments

  • Points Earned: Points earned per assessment will be listed under the assessment column. You can edit the points earned by double clicking the point value. You can then select "enter" or "return" to jump down to the next student.

  • Status: The status for each assessment can either be On Time, Late, Excluded, Excused or Missing.  Edits can be made to the status by double clicking on that area.

  • Comments: Selecting the speech bubble will enable you to add a comment for the student to read. If the speech bubble is already grey, this means a comment has been added. Clicking on the bubble will open the comment for you to edit if you need.

Grading Periods

If your district has grading periods established, you select them under the Grading Period dropdown.

  • Assessments are placed in the gradebook based on their due date. The due date of the assessment determines which grading period the assessment will be placed in. If the assessment was not given a due date, then the graded date is used instead.

Do you need an assessment grade to be in a different grading period? Change the due date to that of a date that falls within the desired grading period.

➡️ For more information on grading periods, check out this resource.


The concept of grade weighting is used when you want certain grades to be "worth" more than others.

  • To see an example of a raw score calculation vs. a weighted grade calculation, click here.

➡️ For more detailed information weighting grades, check out this resource.

Exporting and Printing 

To export and/or print your gradebook, click the ellipses in the upper-right hand corner. Select Download as CSV. This will export the gradebook into your spreadsheet program (Microsoft Excel, Numbers, etc.).

Otus Live

Below is a video from our Otus Live series on navigating the points gradebook.

And here is a video from our Otus Live series on how to filter the points gradebook by grading period.

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