Originally posted on infinitecampus.com.
April 9, 2018 – Blaine, Minn. – Infinite Campus, the most trusted name in student information, is excited to announce Otus, a Chicago-based education technology platform provider for teachers, administrators, students and parents, as a Grading Services Partner. Infinite Campus student information system (SIS) customers will have a connection between the Otus platform and the Campus Grade Book for real-time assignment score passback.
Otus’ platform integrates student learning data from third-party assessment and content providers with real-time, in-classroom data generated by Otus. As teachers use the Otus platform to provide formative and summative assessments to students, those scores will be reflected in their Campus Grade Book and in the Otus grade book.
Infinite Campus is IMS Global Certified and meets the OneRoster standard for securely sharing class rosters, assignment data and scores between systems. Otus is completing the IMS certification process to ensure seamless product integration.
“This powerful partnership will be beneficial for our customers,” said Charlie Kratsch, Infinite Campus CEO and Founder. “Campus was the first SIS to be OneRoster v1.1 Grading Services API certified, so it’s important that we partner with technology providers who recognize the significance of the IMS Global certification.”
“This partnership will save teachers time and reduce errors,” said Dr. Barry Brahier, Product Manager for Teaching and Learning at Infinite Campus. “By integrating with Otus, we are ensuring that teachers spend more time teaching, which furthers our mission of Transforming K12 Education®.”
“With today’s proliferation of classroom technology, teachers are spending far too much time entering grades into multiple systems, when they could instead spend that time focused on maximizing student learning,” said Chris Hull, Co-founder & Chief Product Officer at Otus. “Providing feedback to students is a critical component of the learning process, yet when grading alone becomes time-intensive, the most important types of feedback — comments and conversation — are often lost. This Grading Service partnership with Infinite Campus is important because it will seamlessly integrate the two systems, allowing Otus educators to dedicate more of their time to providing quality, detailed, and personalized feedback to students.”
Otus is currently finalizing its IMS certification. After that point, Infinite Campus and Otus will be piloting the integration with select districts during the late-Spring of 2018, with release to all customer districts planned for July 2018.
For more information, please visit www.infinitecampus.com/campuslearning.
About Infinite Campus
As the most trusted name in student information, Infinite Campus manages 7.8 million students in 45 states. For 25 years, Infinite Campus has successfully implemented its solutions for customers of all sizes, from those with fewer than 100 students to those with more than 600,000 students. Infinite Campus customers include school districts, regional consortia, state departments of education and the federal government. www.infinitecampus.com
Otus is a Chicago-based education technology company that has developed an innovative school operating system for K-12 classrooms, schools, and districts. Otus provides an all-in-one technology platform for the entire school community and allows users to easily view student engagement, performance, and progress. Designed and built by teachers and school administrators, Otus empowers teachers in the classroom, informs school leaders, keeps students engaged and organized, and helps parents stay better connected. Otus features three primary components: a Classroom and Learning Management System, an Assessment Platform, and a Data Management system. Otus received EdTech Digest’s 2018 award for “Best Learning Analytics Solution” and was a finalist for “Best Emerging Edtech Solution,” and the company has been recognized by District Administration magazine in its “Top 100 Products” ranking. For more information, visit www.otus.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.