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Getting Started

New to Otus? Here are some great places to get started!

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Student Groups OverviewStudent groups can be created at the district level or at the class level.
Upload Student AttendanceOtus allows the uploading of attendance data for utilization in analytics and report cards.
Otus Change Management SupportEvery client receives support and guidance navigating the change management needed to implement Otus.
External Tool Activities (LTI) for LessonsHow to add an external tool, such as Playposit, to an Otus Lesson as an activity.
Ways Otus Provides Student AccommodationsHere are ways in which Otus can provide accommodations to students that may need them.
Glossary of Otus Terms and DefinitionsThis article contains an alphabetical glossary with the terms Otus uses throughout the platform.
Add Images, Video, or Audio in OtusDetails regarding using images, video, and audio in Otus, including file size limits and acceptable file types.
Otus for Support StaffWays support staff such as school counselors, psychologists, and social workers can use Otus.
Share an Idea with UsRead how a user can share feedback and ideas for Otus improvements.
Upload and Share Files as a StudentWays a student can upload files such as photos, videos, audio recordings, Google Drive attachments, and One Drive attachments.
Otus and Your Existing SIS: A Partnership, Not a ReplacementDiscover How Otus Complements Your Student Information System (SIS), Enhancing Capabilities Without Replacing Essential Functions
Otus Proficiency Assessments GuideThe Otus Proficiency assessments encompass Reading, Language Usage, and Math from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Standards Based Grading Setup GuideThese are some of the initial steps to take when setting up the Control Center for Standards Based Grading.
Prepare for the New School Year | Administrator ChecklistA list of all of the items that administrators want to make sure are taken care of before the start of the school year.
Viewing Teacher Content from an Administrator AccountView teacher content (assigned lessons, assignments, gradebooks, class information, etc.) from an administrator account.
Upload to ShareFileHow to use ShareFile as part of your Otus integration.
Manual Rostering in OtusRoster students and teachers in Otus directly without utilizing your Student Information System.
A Teacher is Leaving the District: Actions and RecommendationsThe steps to take once it is known that a teacher will be leaving the district.
School-Wide Announcements with Otus: SISHow to configure Otus so that class board, e-mail, and text messages can be send to all students and families.
Viewing Sites, Teachers, and Students from an Admin AccountLearn the functions of the Sites, Teachers, and Students sections of the District module in an Administrator account.
District Student Search from an Admin AccountAdministrators can search for a student in the district and view their student profile.
Prevent Students from Changing Their NameHow to remove the capability for students to change their name in Otus.
Otus Data ConsortiumView and share data with multiple school districts
Administrator Activity DashboardView high level insights on how your district is using Otus.