Events
  • For the second year in a row, Otis will be hosting the Community Works Institute - Summer West. This is a five day professional development program for K-16 teachers focused on place based education, service learning and sustainability. There is a discounted rate for Otis faculty, staff, students and alumni to participate. Contact the Artists Community Teaching program for more info: act@otis.edu

  • Classes End.

  • I Know What You Did This Summer is a series of bi-weekly gatherings in the Bolsky Gallery at Otis College of Art and Design organized around informal slideshow presentations by curators, artists, writers and producers in the Los Angeles area. Taking the form of a personal travelogue, presenters will share places, experiences, and encounters during summer travel near and far. I Know What You Did This Summer is an occasion to enjoy drinks and conversation among friends, colleagues and our community.

    July 7: Anna Sew Hoy / Jesse Stecklow

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Grading in O-Space

Step-By-Step Instructions for Using the O-Space CMS Gradebook

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Go to O-Space.

Log into O-Space

  • Select current course under gray heading "My Courses"
  • Select "Posts" Tab

​Note: The CMS gradbeook is populated by adding posts

  • Select "New Post"
  • Select "Categories" (gray button)
  • Scroll down to Step 3 Who can reply ot this?
  • Check the box next to "Yes, this is gradable, add to gradebook"
  • Check the box next to "I want students to view their own grades" 
  • Enter "Maximum Points" task is worth
  • Enter "Relative Weight" (how many percentage points is the task worth out of a 100%)
 

Note: Must be at least 1%

  • Select Back
  • Enter a post title
  • Enter body text
  • Select Save
  • Select "Settings" tab
  • Select "Gradebook" on left gray menu (toward the middle)
  • You will see your gradebook automatically populated with registered students
  • Enter a score for students

Note: Avoid letter grades. An F for example is 0-59%. If you enter F it will be calculated at 33%. This can mess up your calculations. Enter the actual score.

  • Select Save when finished.
 

Note: If using the gradebook to also calculate your student's grades, make sure you adjust the grade settings. You can also use the gradebook for tracking completed assignments instead, for example creating your own value system (0=not completed, 1=complete). Students will be able to see what they have completed or not.

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