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  • Design Week 2016

    Otis will host international talent, for its 5th annual Design Week, a series of week-long intensive design workshops with students, faculty, and visiting artists and designers.

    Theme: “GAME ON!”

    June 12 – 17, 2016.
    Public Lecture:

    June 12, 2016 at 7:00 pm.
    Goldsmith Campus

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045
    Free Admission and Parking

  • Classes Begin

  • Campus Closed for the Holiday.

  • Classes End.

  • Classes End

  • Viet Thanh Nguyen’s bestselling novel The Sympathizer won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, the First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction, and a Carnegie Medal from the American Library Association. It was also a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award and the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction. Nguyen is also the author of Race and Resistance: Literature and Politics in Asian America and Nothing Ever Dies: Vietnam and the Memory of War.

  • Tonya Foster

    Sep 21| Lectures
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    Poet Tonya Foster is the author of the collection A Swarm of Bees in High Court. Her work has appeared in nocturnes, Callaloo, Traffic, Gulf Coast, and other journals. Her essays have appeared in NY Arts Magazine, NYFA Quarterly and The Poetry Project Newsletter. A co-editor of Third Mind: Teaching Creative Writing Through Visual Art, Foster teaches at California College of the Arts and lives in the Bay Area.

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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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