Friday, December 14, 2018, 4:15 AM
Site: ODTUCLASS 2018-2019 FALL
Course: ODTUCLASS 2018-2019 FALL (2018-2019FALL)
Glossary: FAQ

Can I add a new event to the calendar?

You can add new events to your personal calendar. To add new event to calendar, you may follow these steps:

  1. Click "Dashboard" from Navigation block.
  2. Click "Customize this page".
  3. Select "Upcoming Events" from dropdown menu.
  4. Click "New event" link under Upcoming Events block.
  5. Fill the mandatory fields marked by *.
  6. Click "Save changes".

New event will be added to Upcoming Events list. If you want you can also add a calendar, you may select "Calendar" from "Add a block" dropdown menu.


Can I restrict access of my students to resources under selected conditions?

You can restrict access of your students to resources or activities due to:

  • a graded online or in-class activity
  • student information
  • selected dates

While adding a resource and an activity you may configure the conditions using "Restrict Access" section.


For more information:


Can users who are not ODTU affiliates use ODTUClass?

ODTUClass is a learning management system which serves to instructors and students, therefore it serves to ODTU users.

However, due to the request of the instructor, a user who is not an ODTU affiliate can be added by administrators. Please, send a mail to including the reason of request and name, surname and email of the user.


How can I add a midterm grade?

You can add columns to Grades manually to add grades for classroom activities such as midterms or quizzes. To add a new column (grade item),you may follow these steps:

  1. At the course page, click "Grades" option from the Course Administration.
  2. Click "Categories and Items" link under "Setup" block.
  3. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Add grade item" button. The New grade item page will open.
  4. Enter an "Item name" (for example: Midterm 1).
  5. Enter the "Maximum grade" value for this grade. Maximum grade depends on the aggregation method. For more information about aggregation methods please visit:
  6. Click "Save changes" button.

After adding a new grade item, you can follow these steps to manually enter grades:

  1. Click "View" tab to return to "Grader Report" where you will find the list of enrolled students.
  2. Click "Turn editing on" button. Grade cells will change to entry fields.
  3. Enter the grades to the fields.
  4. When you finish entering grades, scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Save Changes" button. Otherwise, all the grades you entered will disappear.



How can I change my password?

ODTUClass takes user information from ODTU central servers, therefore you can not change password on ODTUClass. CC provides more information about how to change password:

How can I create a rubric for an assignment?

Rubrics are an advanced grading method used for criteria-based assessment. The rubric consists of a set of criteria plotted against levels of achievement. A numeric grade is assigned to each level.

In order to create an assignment which will be graded with a rubric, you may follow these steps:

  1. Go to course page.
  2. Click "Turn editing on" button.
  3. Click “Add an activity or resource” link on the week/topic you want to add the assignment.
  4. Select “Assignment” and click “Add” button.
  5. Fill the mandatory fields marked by * such as "Assignment name".
  6. Expand "Grade" topic by clicking.
  7. Select "Rubric" from "Grading method" drop-down menu.
  8. Click "Save and Display" button.

You will be directed to Advanced Grading wizard. You may follow these steps to create the rubric:

  1. Click "Define new grading form from scratch".
  2. Type a name for your rubric.
  3. If you want, you may add a description about this rubric.
  4. Fill the rubric table:
    • Click and add a criterion.
    • Define levels by clicking on the level titles.
    • Change points values if needed by clicking on values.
    • Delete a criterion by clicking on "x" button on the left of the criterion title.
    • Duplicate a criterion by clicking on "Duplicate button image" button on the left of the criterion title.
    • Change criterion order by using arrows on the left of the criterion title.
    • Click "Add level" button to add a new level.
    • Click "Add criterion" button to add a new criterion.
  5. Check the "Rubric options" and uncheck options that do not match with your plan.
  6. Click "Save and make it ready" button if your rubric is ready. Otherwise, click "Save as draft" in order to continue editing.Example of a rubric table 

 For more information, you may visit Moodle Docs.

How can I enter course pages?

Students will be added to their courses throughout the semester as ODTÜClass is synchronized with Student Affairs Information System (OIBS). For students to officially complete their registration, their courses should be approved by the advisors. If registration is "Not Approved", the students will see no course. If registration status is "Approved" but add-drop status is "Not Approved", students will see the courses they have added during registration and changes during add-drop will not be reflected to ODTÜClass.

Once users login ODTÜClass, they are directed to Dashboard. On dashboard, users will see the list of courses they are enrolled. By clicking on the course name, users will reach course page.

How can I let my colleague see my course materials?

You can add your colleagues as "Non-editing teacher" to your course. Non-editing teachers can only visit your course page but cannot editing anything. 

To enroll a non-editing teacher you can follow these steps: 

  1. Go to the course page.
  2. Click "Users" menu from the Course Administration.
  3. Click “Enrolled users” option and list the enrolled users.
  4. Click "Enroll users" button on the top right of the list.
  5. A pop-up window will appear. On this window search the list of users to find your colleague typing e-mail address to "search" box. When you find your colleague click on the user and you will see that your colleague's name is added next to "Select Users" title.
  6. On this window select “Non-Editing Teacher” option from the "Assign role" dropdown menu. 
  7. Click “Enroll users” button.

How can I login ODTÜClass?

ODTÜClass serves as the learning management system for ODTÜ. You can login to ODTÜClass with your METU user-id (exp: abcd or e123456) and password.

You can use METU User Account Management page,, to be able to change your passwords. If you forgot your password, please follow the instructions on:   
Special Students should create their passwords and activate their accounts via page. If you don't know your usercode or Applied (Registered) program please contact Student Affairs via address


How can I restore a course?

In order to reach the contents of a course that you have backed up, you need to "Restore" it.

To restore a course, you may follow these steps:

  1. Go to course page.
  2. Click "Restore" option from the Course Administration.
  3. Drag the .mbz file that you have downloaded and drop it to Import a backup file area.
  4. Click Restore button.
  5. Click "Continue" button.
  6. Select Merge the backup course into this course option from Restore into this course section.
  7. Click "Continue" button.
  8. Click "Next" buttons to proceed.
  9. Click "Perform restore" button on the last page.
  10. When the system completes the process click "Continue" button and return to course page.