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Updates & Releases

We’re always working to improve Otus and give you the best user experience. Check out our newest updates and releases below, along with links to the Knowledge Base.

⭐  Indicates a brand new feature

9/9/21

      Plans: The ability to send a copy of a plan template.

8/26/21

      Plans: The ability to clone a plan template.

      Assessments: Unsubmit a Simple or Advanced assessment.

8/12/21

      Plans: The ability to exit a student from a plan.

      Plans: The ability to reactivate a student’s plan.

7/28/21

      No public facing features.

7/17/21

⭐ Plans: Our newest module, Plans, is now available! Otus is a platform to teach, grade, analyze, and now plan.

      To Do List: Assessments marked as “missing” will always appear on the To Do List for students and families, graded or ungraded.

      Assessments: For Rubric assessments, the submission status can now be updated directly from the whole-class grading page.

      Single Sign On: Class Link has been added as a Single Sign On (SSO) option.

 7/01/21

        Assessments: Improvements to Math Essay, Chemistry Essay, Essay with Rich Text, and Drawing questions for Advanced Assessments.  

 6/19/21

⭐ Physical Fitness Test (PFT): Ability to add PFT data to Otus.

⭐ LTI for Lessons: Ability to add LTI directly to lessons.

 6/5/21

       No public facing features.

 5/22/21

⭐ Gradebook: Available option for Total Grade Conversion: “Show Raw Total Grade Conversion Calculation”.

5/8/21       

       No public facing features.

4/24/21       

       No public facing features.

 4/10/21

⭐ Lessons: Lesson Folders

⭐ Assessments: Ability to adjust the auto-score settings for standards-based Advanced Assessments

      Analytics: Optimized Standards Analytics 2.0

 3/27/21

      No public facing features.

 3/13/21

      Platform Wide: Visual updates to tables (ex. Standards Analytics 1.0)

 2/27/21

⭐ Analytics: Assessment Analytics 2.0 

 2/13/21

⭐ Lessons: Assessment activities 

⭐ Gradebook: Standards Gradebook Override

      Analytics: Advanced Assessments added to Historical analytics

      Assessments: Simple assessment question popup updates

1/29/21

       Lessons: Visual updates for teacher’s assigned lessons page 

       Assessments: Students now have a search field when in the assessments module

       To Do List: Student is directed to assessment on click

       Analytics: Historical analytics available for administrators

1/16/21       

       No public facing features.

12/19/20

⭐  GradebookTotal grade conversion for points gradebook

       Mailbox: Updated text editor

       Lessons: Activity tile visual updates

12/05/20

⭐  To Do List: Assessments added

       Analytics: NWEA updates

 11/21/20

⭐  AssessmentsNew question type for Advanced Assessments; video recorder

⭐  Classes: “Foreign Language” changed to “World Language”

⭐  Family: New gender-neutral family relationship options

      Assessments: Student module updates

      Lessons: Student module updates

11/7/20

⭐  Assessments: New assign setting for missing assessments

⭐  To Do List: Created and added to the home page

10/24/20

⭐  Lessons: Ability to edit “link” activities

⭐  Gradebook: Total Grade Conversion (non-points) added as a setting in the Control Center

10/10/20       

       Lessons: “Seen” status added

       Lessons: Preview button added in builder

       Report Card: PDF generation improvements

9/26/20

⭐  Lessons: Schedule to assign at a later date

9/12/20       

        No public facing features.

8/28/20

⭐  Report CardAbility to add SIS, State, or Student ID

⭐  Gradebook: Ability to hide points gradebook

       Lessons: Removed “All Classes” from the classes dropdown in assigned lessons 

8/15/20

⭐  LessonsQuestion activities

⭐  Lessons: Student progress tracking

⭐  Class Board: Module redesign

7/31/20

⭐  Schoology LTI