OTAP for Mac

This article explains how to download, install, and set up OTAP for Mac OS X 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion) or later, including macOS Monterey (Version 12).

  1. Prepare your Mac to install OTAP
    (a) Open System Preferences
    (b) Click the Security & Privacy tab
    (c) Click the lock and enter your password so you can make changes
    (d) Click to Allow apps downloaded from App Store and identified developers
    System preferences dialogue box
  2. Download the OTAP installer
  3. Run the OTAP_Installer
  4. Drag the OTAP icon to the Applications folder
    OTAP installer for macOS
  5. Allow OTAP to be run on your Mac
    When opening OTAP for the first time, hold the Control key (CTRL).  Click Open.
  6. Click New to create a new OTAP database
    Advanced option. If your computer administrator has already installed an OTAP database, then click Search to find and select your existing OTAP database (otapDatabase.otdb); you may then skip the next step.
  7. Click Default to create your new OTAP database in the same location as your OTAP software program files
    Advanced option. Click Browse to locate and choose an alternative location for your new OTAP database such as a file server, network drive, or shared folder.
  8. Click Regular to install OTAP in Regular mode
    Advanced option. Regular mode allows you to save client names in the OTAP software. Click Pseudonymous to install OTAP in Pseudonymous mode. Pseudonymous mode does not allow you to enter client names. Each client is assigned a random OTAP ID number that you must retain and secure by according to the established procedures that also apply to code books and paper copies of test score forms.
  9. Click File and then Register
  10. Click Continue
    If you need to get your OTAP license key, click Retrieve Key (Internet connection required), log in to the Center for Innovative OT Solutions website, www.innovativeotsolutions.com, and click Get your OTAP Software license & transfer keys.
  11. Paste your OTAP license key into the License key field
  12. Enter your name and create an OTAP software password
    A password must be at least 8 characters long and contain a lower-case letter, an upper-case letter, a number, and a special character such as the following: ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) [ ] { } \ / , . - _ + = |
  13. Optional. Enter your professional credentials (e.g., MSOT) and/or title

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