OTAP for Windows

This article explains how to download, install, and set up OTAP for Windows. Before installing OTAP, see the OTAP System Requirements.

  1. Download OTAP
  2. Run the OTAP_Installer
    • A notification may offer options to RunSave, or Cancel the installer; click Run
    • If Windows Defender Smart Screen prevents you from running OTAP_Installer, click More info and then click Run anyway

      If Windows Defender continues to prevent you from running the installer, then contact your computer administrator and request that he or she add https://raters.innovativeotsolutions.com to the Trusted Zone. See more about Windows Defender SmartScreen Group Policy and trusted zones.
    • If you see a User Account Control query, click Yes
  3. Click Next and then Install

    Advanced option. Click Browse to select an alternative OTAP installation location (e.g., a network drive).  Contact your computer or network administrator for acceptable options.
  4. Click Finish

    After you install OTAP, you will be guided to set up your new OTAP installation
  5. 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.
  6. Click Default to create your new OTAP database in the same location as your OTAP software program files

    Advanced option. Click Browse to select an alternative OTAP database location (e.g., a network drive). Contact your computer or network administrator for acceptable options.
  7. 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.
  8. Click File and then Register
  9. Click Continue

    If you need to get your OTAP license key, click Retrieve Key (Internet connection required).
  10. Paste your OTAP license key into the License key field
  11. 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:
    ! @ # $ % ^ & * ( ) [ ] { } \ / , . - _ + = |
  12. Optional. Enter your professional credentials (e.g., MSOT) and/or title

OTAP system requirements

  • Windows: 10, 8, 7; Windows Server 2019, 2016, or 2012
  • Minimum 128 MB RAM
  • Minimum Pentium 2 266 MHz processor
  • Minimum 150 MB free disk space
  • Software to view PDFs, such as Adobe Acrobat Reader DC

Computer network administrators

The Center for Innovative OT Solutions provides a streamlined installation package with pre-configured options to facilitate installation across a large network of computers. Visit our Streamlined OTAP Installer page for more information.

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