Getting Started

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

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Written by Keith Westman, Samantha Mason, Kris Hyland and 4 others
General

Otus Live: Summer Series 2021

View all of the Summer Series Cohort recordings here!
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Lessons: External Tool Activities (LTI)

This article will show you how to add an external tool, such as Playposit, to a lesson as an activity.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Ways Otus Provides Student Accommodations

This article will describe the ways in which Otus can provide accommodations to students that may need them.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated this week

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

The Physical Fitness Test (also known as PFT) is available in the 3rd Party Data tab of the Analytics module.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Glossary of Otus Terms and Definitions

This article contains an alphabetical glossary with the terms Otus uses throughout the platform.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated yesterday

Tips and Tricks for Adding Images, Video, and Audio in Otus

This article will provide details regarding using images, video, and audio in Otus, including file size limits and acceptable file types.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Otus for Support Staff

This article will provide a few ideas as to how support staff such as school counselors, psychologists, and social workers can use Otus.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated this week

Virtual Otus Networking and Collaboration

Connect with other teachers and administrators who use Otus!
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Translate Your Account

Follow these steps to translate your Otus account into the language of your choice.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Clear Cache on iPad/iPhone

How to clear the cache in Chrome and Safari on iPhone or iPad
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Written by Brooke Fodor
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7 Ways to Use Otus for Communication

Otus offers a variety of features that help ensure that the connection between home and school is strong.
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Otus Technical Specifications and Whitelist

This is a list of URLs that the district should whitelist during Otus Implementation to ensure effective performance. Includes tech specs.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Clearing Your Browser's Cache

How to clear the cache on a computer's web browser: Chrome or Safari
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Written by Samantha Mason
Updated over a week ago

Using the Mobile App | Teachers

Quick view access to notification feed, class board, assessment status, grades, and standards. Assign, view, and edit recognitions.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

How to Share an Idea with Us

This article describes how a user can share feedback and ideas for Otus improvements.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

How Students Upload Various File Types or Attachments

This article will explain the three ways a student can upload file types such as photos, videos, links, and many more.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Reset Password

Steps to take if you have forgotten or need to reset your password or need to reset a student password.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Site Performance Issues

Troubleshooting slow loading time and performance in Otus
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Written by Samantha Mason
Updated over a week ago

HTML Embedding

Many teaching tools provide you with embed codes so you can easily add their content to Otus!
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Written by Kris Hyland
Updated over a week ago
Teachers

Getting Started: Creating a Student Account

This article will show you how to set up a student account.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Using Worksheets with Your Students

This article will show you the options for how students can complete a worksheet, such as a Word Document, PDF, or Google Doc.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Co-Teacher Capabilities

This article will describe what a co-teacher is able to do within the classes they are a co-teacher of.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Teacher - Student Communication

This articles provides an overview of the various means of communication or messaging between students and teachers.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Add a Bitmoji Classroom to Otus

Add your own Bitmoji Classroom to Otus or download our template
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Ways Teachers Can Upload and Share Images or Videos

This article will describe how teachers can upload and share images and videos. Using the Class Board and Bookshelf is just the beginning!
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Teacher Users: Creating an Account

Welcome to Otus! If you want to create a teacher account, and you're brand new to Otus, you're in the right place.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated over a week ago

Teacher Home Page: To Do List

The To Do list on a teacher's home page will display the completion of individual lessons and assessments.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

How to Log in with Microsoft Single Sign-On

This article will help you set up your initial Microsoft SSO log-in.
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Written by Kris Hyland
Updated over a week ago

View or Edit your User Profile | Teachers and Admin

Teachers and Administrators can view or edit various aspects of their user profile.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Adding or Editing Family Contact Information | Teachers

This article will show teachers how to add or edit family contact information.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago

Teacher Home Page: Notification Feed

This article will describe what can be found on the teacher home page, which is a feed of notifications and a to do list.
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Written by Brooke Fodor
Updated this week

Communicating with Students Using Zoom in Otus

One way to continue face-to-face interactions with students when using Otus during remote or eLearning days by using Zoom.
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Written by Monica Burke
Updated over a week ago
Webinars and Other Resources

Remote Learning 101 Webinar: Parent Orientation

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Written by Samantha Mason
Updated over a week ago

Remote Learning 101 Webinar: Grades K-2

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Written by Samantha Mason
Updated over a week ago

A Turnkey Solution for Remote Learning | Otus

This 30-minute webinar provides an overview of how Otus can serve as a remote learning platform.
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Remote Learning 101 Webinar: Grades 3-5

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Written by Samantha Mason
Updated over a week ago

Remote Learning 101 Webinar: High School

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Written by Samantha Mason
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Remote Learning 101 Webinar: Middle School

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Written by Samantha Mason
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Remote Learning Webinar: Show and Tell with Kris and Sarah

Show and Tell Webinar: Kris and Sarah from Antioch 34
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Written by Kristin Town
Updated over a week ago

Predicting Student Outcomes with Otus and the Big Five

Social emotional learning (SEL)
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Have Report Cards Driven a Wedge Between Parents and Standards-based Grading?

Overcoming obstacles when implementing standards-based grading
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

What Does Personalized Learning Mean to Otus?

Personalized learning has nothing to do with edtech
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Case Study: Empowering Teachers with Data to Propel Student Success

Gravette School District Case Study
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Learning, Together at Otus

How Otus uses the idea of "Learning, together" as an internal and external marching cry.
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago

Otus and Illinois HB 3606

The following information details many of the ways in which Otus helps schools comply with HB 3606.
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Written by Keith Westman
Updated over a week ago