Updates & Releases
We’re always working to improve Otus and give you the best user experience. Check out our list updates and releases below, listed in order from most recent.
What’s New in Otus – Video Recaps
Want to watch a video recap of what’s new in Otus each month? Check out the links below – these will take you the What’s New in Otus monthly recaps, co-hosted by Otus’ User Experience Researcher, Stephanie Baeza, and Otus’ User Community Coordinator, Hillary Kleppel.
Assessment Analytics 2.0: Ability to view an answer breakdown chart in the Question Analysis.
Assessment Analytics 2.0: Can now sort the headers of the standards performance table.
Plans: Gradings scale colors are now on the PDF download of an individual student’s plan.
Plans: The Student Profile now displays all of the Plans a student has been added to.
Exports: Plans Overall Performance report now available.
Plans: Ability to add multiple items to a Plan template at once.
Plans: Ability to add default text to a Text column on a Plan template.
Advanced and Simple Assessments: Graded assessment pages can be sorted by all headers.
Assessment Analytics 2.0: Linked standards displayed in the individual question analysis.
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.
Gradebook: Family and student accounts can now download a CSV.
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.
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.
Advanced Assessments: Printing improvements
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.
Analytics: Send a copy of a Query report.
Plans: Add attachments to status updates.
Plans: Send a copy of a plan template.
⭐ 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.
⭐ Physical Fitness Test (PFT): Ability to add PFT data to Otus.
⭐ LTI for Lessons: Ability to add LTI directly to lessons.
⭐ Gradebook: Available option for Total Grade Conversion: “Show Raw Total Grade Conversion Calculation”.
⭐ Schoology LTI