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
⭐ Gradebook: Assessments gradebook is now available!
Gradebook: Ability to download a missing assessments report.
Plans: Reorder sections in the template builder.
Analytics – 3rd Party: Improved CSV downloads.
Rubric Assessments: Ability for students to submit without adding an attachment.
To Do List: “Excluded” or “Excused” assessments no longer included on the To Do List.
Assigned Assessments: Visual updates to columns.
Mailbox: User’s name is displayed in the footer & user’s name is shown as the sender.
Rubric Assessments: Ability to clear a descriptor grade.
Analytics: Toggle added for the ability to include archived class data.
Assigned Assessments: Time of submission now included. Other visual updates to columns.
Draft Assessments: Display assessment count per folder.
Plans: Visual updates.
Analytics-Historical: Improvements to downloaded charts.
Analytics: Visual improvements to filters.
Family Contacts: “Self” added as a relationship type.
Points Gradebook: Ability to delete, or “nullify” an assessment score without leaving a zero.
Analytics-Historical: Download all charts.
Standards Gradebook: Easily move from student to student in the performance history.
Gradebook: Add notes to the student profile and/or a report card directly from the gradebook.
Gradebook: Family and student accounts can now download a CSV.
Gradebook: Points and standards gradebooks buttons removed and replaced with tabs.
Gradebook: Navigate from student to student using dropdown and arrows.
Rubric Assessment: Preview an assigned rubric assessment.
Global: Metrics are displayed when charts are downloaded.
Gradebook: Filters moved onto the page for easier visibility and navigation.
Gradebook: The gradebook is now wider for easier visibility and navigation.
Gradebook: Updated CSV names for easier readability.
Points Gradebook: Assignment percent column now in the CSV.
Points Gradebook: Display due dates on individual students’ points gradebook page.
Standards Gradebook: Filters will “stick” while navigating the gradebook until logout.
Standards Gradebook: Block assessment content that cannot be reviewed from the attempt in the standards gradebook.
Standards: Enhancements to IL State Spanish Language Arts, Utah State Standards, and Kentucky State Standards.
Assessments & Lessons: Ability to remove a due date.
Lessons: Visual updates to Manage Assignees.
Exports: Grade level column added to Points Gradebook export.
Plans: Display percentages on horizontal bar charts and tooltips.
Assessments: Visual updates to Advanced Assessment builder and Manage Assignees.
Exports: New export available: Student Group Membership.
Mailbox: Improvements to email address validation & successful sending of messages to valid emails.
Standards: New Michigan State Standards now available.
Item Banks: Navigate item bank is now called Mastery item bank.
Exports: New export available: Student Information.
Student Profile: Assessment report; new format.
Advanced Assessments: Updated to the newest version of the TextHelp Speechstream toolbar.
Bookshelf: Content is now paginated (20 resources per page).
Custom Standards: Moved to a new location within the platform.
Assessments: New confirmation modal for unassigning assessments.
Sunset: Click here for more information on the removal (sunset) of certain features and modules in Otus.
Exports: New exports available – Assessments Graded per Educator and Assessments Graded with Points per Student.
Missing Assessment Report: Download a CSV of a student’s missing assessments from the Student Profile.
Exports: New export available – Active Classes + Rostering.
Advanced & Simple Assessments: Time to complete now available in Assessment Analytics 2.0.
Lessons: Class column added to student’s assigned lessons page.
Advanced Assessments: Printing improvements
Plans: Item Status Analytics.
⭐ Analytics: Exports.
Simple Assessments: Ability to preview within the builder.
Historical Analytics: Ability to download and/or print charts.
Standards Analytics 2.0: Data now displayed in horizontal bar charts, in addition to improved performance.
Assessments: Created date is now visible in the Edit Details menu of a draft assessment.
Assessments: Who assigned the assessment and the assigned date is now visible in the View Details menu of an assigned assessment.
Assessments: Character limit increase for Instructions (now 5,000).
Advanced Assessments: Previewing an Advanced Assessment is now available in the assessment builder.
Assessments: Due date time now appears along with the date in both the teacher’s and student’s assigned assessments view.
Plans: Download Student CSV.
Plans: Overall Status Analytics.
Classes: Classes view updated to list form.
Assessments: Visual updates to the Drafts and Assigned Assessments pages.
Analytics: Send a copy of a Query report.
Plans: Add attachments to status updates.
Analytics: Clone a Query report.
Mailbox: Subject line added to emails sent from the mailbox.
Assessments: Entirety of multiple choice options displayed on Simple Assessments.
Plans: Send a copy of a plan template.
Plans: Exit a student from a plan.
Plans: Reactivate a student’s plan.
⭐ Plans: Our newest module, Plans, is now available!
To Do List: Assessments marked as “missing” (graded or ungraded) appear on the To Do List for students and families.
Assessments: Rubric – 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.
Assessments: Improvements to Math Essay, Chemistry Essay, Essay with Rich Text, and Drawing questions for Advanced Assessments.
⭐ Gradebook: Available option for Total Grade Conversion: “Show Raw Total Grade Conversion Calculation”.
⭐ Lessons: Lesson Folders
⭐ Assessments: Ability to adjust the auto-score settings for standards-based Advanced Assessments
Analytics: Optimized Standards Analytics 2.0
Platform Wide: Visual updates to tables (ex. Standards Analytics 1.0)
⭐ Lessons: Assessment activities
⭐ Gradebook: Standards Gradebook Override
Analytics: Advanced Assessments added to Historical analytics
Assessments: Simple assessment question popup updates
⭐ Assessments: New 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
Lessons: “Seen” status added
Lessons: Preview button added in builder
Report Card: PDF generation improvements
⭐ Schoology LTI