Tutorials and Tech Tips

Tutorials and Tech Tips

 

 

 


 

Odysseyware (OW)

 

 

Login Issues

If you are having trouble logging into OW, check out some of these common problems.

 

Username and Password

  • Both the username and password are all lowercase.
  • Usernames are often (but not always) your first name and the first two letters of your last name. 
    • ​Ex. Jane Smith would be janesm
  • Your password is your first initial, your last initial and the last four of your social. 
    • ​Ex. Jane Smith would be js1234

Odysseyware Login

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Web Address

Ensure the web address is correct. If it doesn’t start with sckesc.owschools.com you’re on the wrong page. Try accessing it from the Quick Links box in the upper left corner the NDLA webpage.

NDLA Homepage Odysseyware

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Cookies and Cache

Clear the cookies from your web browser. Select your browser below for specific instructions.

 

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Communication  

If you need to communicate with us while you are using OW, check out these suggestions.

 

Message Tab

Checking Messages: All messages can be found in the Message tab at the top right corner of the page.

New Messages: Any new/unread messages from the teachers are highlighted with a blue line to the left of the message and noted on the Message tab. 

 

Odysseyware Messages

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Send a message

  • Click Compose in the blue ribbon under the Message tab.

Odysseyware - Messages - Compose

 

  • Select the Admin, NDLA checkbox on the right-hand side.
  • Type your subject line and message.
  • Click Send Message.
  • You can typically expect to hear back in a day or so,
    depending on when the message is sent. 

Odysseyware - Send Message

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Ask For Help Button

 

Questions in the Assignment: If you are working on an assignment and have a question over one of the problems, you can send a message directly from there.

  • Scroll to the bottom of that question’s page and select the Ask For Help button. Each message you send is attached to only that problem. So if you have a question about another problem, that message should be sent on that problem separately. 
  • The response to your question will show up as a red New oval on the Ask For Help button. (The response will be displayed on that question only.)

Odysseyware - New Ask For Help Message

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Reassigned Assignments: If an assignment is sent back, please check the Ask For Help button.

  • Often a teacher will reassign an assignment if you did not answer all parts of the question or if we need clarification on an answer.
  • Scroll through each question and check the Ask For Help button to make sure you see all the messages that have been left.
  • All messages can also be found under the Message tab in the top right corner of the page. 

Odysseyware - Teacher Ask For Help Message

 

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Checking progress 

There are several ways to keep track of the progress you are making in your classes. 

 

Percent Completion 

Check the progress you are making in your classes by looking at the percent you have completed. 

  • In OW, click on the Learn lightbulb in the upper right corner of the page (if you are not already there).
  • Click on the Courses tab on the right hand side of the blue ribbon. 

OW Learn Courses

  • If you want to complete the minimum 2 classes each quarter, look at the percentages under Progress, then: 
    • if you have not finished any classes this quarter, add the percent progress from the classes with the two highest percentages. (See the example below.)
    • if you have finished one class this quarter, add 100% to the percent progress from the class with the highest percent.

Odysseyware Learn Courses Percentage

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Due Dates

Make sure you are staying on track in your courses by checking the due dates.

  • In OW, click on the Learn lightbulb in the upper right corner of the page (if you are not already there).
  • Click on the Courses tab on the right hand side of the blue ribbon. 

OW Learn Courses