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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

8/4/22

     Advanced Assessments: Updated to the newest version of the TextHelp Speechstream toolbar.

     Bookshelf: Content is now paginated (20 resources per page).

7/21/22

     Custom Standards: Moved to a new location within the platform.

     Assessments: New confirmation modal for unassigning assessments.

7/7/22

      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.

 6/23/22

      Missing Assessment Report: Download a CSV of a student’s missing assessments from the Student Profile.

      Exports: New export available – Active Classes + Rostering.

6/9/22

      Advanced & Simple Assessments: Time to complete now available in Assessment Analytics 2.0.

      Lessons: Class column added to student’s assigned lessons page.

5/26/22

      Advanced & Simple Assessments: Ability to preview within the assessment builder.

      Rubric Assessments: Auto-saving while grading.

4/28/22

      Advanced Assessments: Printing improvements

3/31/22

       Plans: Item Status Analytics.

Analytics: Exports.

3/10/22

      Simple Assessments: Ability to preview within the builder.

2/10/22

      Historical Analytics: Ability to download and/or print charts.

1/27/22

      Standards Analytics 2.0: Data now displayed in horizontal bar charts, in addition to improved performance.

1/13/22

      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.

 12/02/21

      Assessments: Due date time now appears along with the date in both the teacher’s and student’s assigned assessments view.

11/18/21

      Plans: Download Student CSV.

11/04/21

      Plans: Overall Status Analytics.

10/21/21

      Classes: Classes view updated to list form.

      Assessments: Visual updates to the Drafts and Assigned Assessments pages.

10/7/21

      Analytics:  Send a copy of a Query report.

      Plans: Add attachments to status updates.

9/23/21

      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.

9/9/21

      Plans: Send a copy of a plan template.

8/26/21

      Plans:  Clone a plan template.

      Assessments: Unsubmit a Simple or Advanced assessment.

8/12/21

      Plans: Exit a student from a plan.

      Plans: Reactivate a student’s plan.

7/17/21

⭐ 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.

 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.

 5/22/21

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

 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

 3/13/21

      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

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

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