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The University of Arizona

 Classroom Observation Tool Suite


The following is a high-level view of the workflow supported by the Classroom Observation Tool Suite (COTS):

  1. Download: Download offline tools, instructions, and useful information.
  2. Observation Tool: Access the online, configurable observation tool.
    • Ad-Hoc Mode: Configure the tool individually to suit your preferences.
    • Template Mode:(†) Use your department's pre-configured template.
  3. Manage Templates:(‡) Create and maintain pre-configured observation templates.
  4. Query:(‡) Departmental and admin access only
  5. Reporting:(‡) Departmental and admin access only
  6. Admin Functions:(‡) Admin access only

(†)   Designates tools that require NetID login.

(‡) Designates tools that require both NetID login and registration for elevated privileges.

To request access to template management for your department:
  1. Login (unless you already have an active WebAuth session) by clicking on Login in the upper right corner.
  2. Click on the Manage Templates button below.
  3. Complete the form and submit your request.
  4. You will receive an email notification when your request has been reviewed and approved.

The Manage Templates button will then offer additional functions to enable template creation and management functions for your department(s).

 Observation Tool 
 Manage Templates 

If you have questions about the use of this tool, contact Ingrid Novodvorsky.