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Odyssey Release Notes 2013.4.1

Odyssey Version 2013.4.1 Release Notes

This page provides an overview of the new features and enhancements included CompassLearning Odyssey version 2013.4.1 To learn more about this release, contact your CompassLearning sales representative or call 800-232-9556.

Password Reset Feature

Odyssey 2013.4.1 provides the ability for teachers and school administrators to reset their own passwords and to set student accounts so that students or parents must reset their passwords the next time they log in. 

If you are a teacher or administrator and you wish to reset your own password, click Forgot Password? on the Odyssey login page.

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The Password Reset page opens, prompting you to enter your user name and school code. A password reset link will then be sent to you via email. Click the URL provided in the email message to go to the password reset page.

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On this page, enter and confirm your new password and click Submit Password.

Prompting Students or Parents to Reset Passwords

If you are a teacher or administrator, you can prompt students to reset their passwords by logging in to Odyssey, accessing your student list, and selecting the students you want to direct to the Password Reset page. Then, from the Actions drop-down menu above the list of students, select Force Password Change.

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You can also force students and parents to change their passwords by accessing your list of students, opting to edit a student’s profile, and checking the Force Password Reset: box for that student and/or the parent.

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External Tests Added to Student Progress and Progress Summary Reports

With Student Progress Reports and Progress Summary Reports, you can now include NWEA or Scantron test data in your report results. On the Curricula tab in the report settings section, the External Test option appears among the grade levels you can choose to include in the report. To include NWEA or Scantron data, check the box for the External Test option.

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When you check this option, you MUST also select Math or Language Arts (or both) as subjects to include in the report. This is required because External Test data will always fall into one or both of these categories. If you do NOT select one of these required subject areas, you will see an error message.


After you have selected External Test and verified that you have also checked either Math, Language Arts, or both, continue setting your report preferences as you would normally. When you run the report, NWEA or Scantron test data for the subjects you specified will be included.

Option to Unsubscribe From Subscription Courses

If you have subscribed to a course created by other teachers in your school or district, you have the option to unsubscribe from the course at any time. For example, if you wish to remove a course from your course list at the end of the year (for the purpose of clearing your roster of courses for the upcoming year), you can use the unsubscribe option to unsubscribe from the course.

Note:Unsubscribing from a course does NOT unassign your students' work in that course.

To unsubscribe from a course, go to Courses and Assignments > Courses, and select "Subscribed by Me" to show your list of subscription courses. Click the red X icon (next to the gradebook icon) for the course from which you want to unsubscribe.


Content Alignments

Odyssey 2013.4.1 includes updated GED alignments for Math, English, Reading, Science, and Social Studies.

Maintenance and Bug Fixes

This version of CompassLearning Odyssey features routine maintenance and bug fixes.

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