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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:
While adding a resource and an activity you may configure the conditions using "Restrict Access" section.
For more information: https://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Conditional_activities_settings
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 email@example.com 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:
After adding a new grade item, you can follow these steps to manually enter grades:
How can I add a quiz?
The Quiz activity lets you administer a wide range of questions within a specific layout and order, provide different kinds of feedback based on how a student performed on the quiz, and control the ways that students can access the quiz.
To add a Quiz activity, please follow these steps:
When a quiz is saved, the activity is ready but you need to add questions. To add questions, please follow these steps:
For more information please visit "Öğretim Elemanları için ODTÜClass Kullanıcı Kılavuzu" page:43.
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: http://faq.cc.metu.edu.tr/groups/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:
You will be directed to Advanced Grading wizard. You may follow these steps to create the rubric:
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:
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, https://useraccount.metu.edu.tr, to be able to change your passwords. If you forgot your password, please follow the instructions on: https://faq.cc.metu.edu.tr/faq/i-forgot-my-password-where-can-i-apply
Special Students should create their passwords and activate their accounts via https://useraccount.metu.edu.tr/newstudent/ page. If you don't know your usercode or Applied (Registered) program please contact Student Affairs via http://oidb.metu.edu.tr/en/personnel-contact-information 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:
How can I set badges up to the course?
Badges are a way of celebrating success.Badges are awarded according to various criteria.To create badges you may follow these steps:
How can I show students the deadline of activities?
There are two ways advised to show the deadlines of the activities to your students.
How can I take attendance online?
In order to take attendance online, you may use "Attendance" activity.
To add "Attendance" activity to your course, please follow these steps:
To add sessions to "Attendance" activity, please follow these steps:
To list the sessions, please click on "Sessions" tab. To display the attendance of students, please click "Report" tab.
How can I upload my grades to gradebook?
You can enter your grades in a file in your computer, and then upload it to ODTUClass. For that, you can follow the next steps:
How to add a Group Choice activity?
Before adding a Group Choice activity, empty groups should be created. To create groups you may follow these steps:
To add a Group Choice activity you may follow these steps:
How to add a reminder?
This plugin will automatically send reminders for calendar events. You will add a new event to calendar. You can follow here for this step:https://odtuclass.metu.edu.tr/mod/glossary/showentry.php?courseid=1&eid=45&displayformat=dictionary
For more information: https://moodle.org/plugins/local_reminders
How to add an assignment?
The assignment activity allows instructors to collect work from students, review it and provide feedback including grades. The work students submit is visible only to the instructor and not to the other students unless a a group assignment is selected.
Students can submit any digital content (files) and/or instructors can ask students to type directly into a text field. An assignment activity can also be set up to not accept any student submissions and serve as a reminder to students of a 'real-world' assignment they need to complete and to record grades in ODTUClass.
To add an “Assignment”, you may follow these steps:
How to add resources such as lecture notes?
To add a file as a resource:
How to add students to my course?
If the students are registered to your course, when they login to ODTU-Class, they will automatically be users of the course. If you want to add a student who is not officially registered to the course, you may follow these steps:
How to add weeks to a course?
To add weeks to your course you may follow these steps:
How to backup my course?
You can backup the course structure and materials, download as a compressed file and restore to another course.
To backup a course, you may follow these steps:
How to calculate course total using weights?
To calculate course total grade using weights, you need to use "Weighted Mean of Grades" aggregation option. To select/change the aggregation option you can follow these steps:
Please note that, total of weigths should be equal to Max Grade of Course Total for correct calculation.
How to change the language of the course?
To change the language of your course to Turkish you may follow these steps:
How to create a Turnitin Assignment?
To add a “Turnitin Assignment”, you may follow these steps:
For more information: Turnitin Moodle Integration Instructor User Manual
How to create Groups?
You can create groups automatically or manually.
To create groups manually you may follow these steps:
To create groups automatically you may follow these steps:
To create groups you may follow these steps:
How to edit the title of a resource?
How to enroll a guest student?
To enroll a guest student you can follow these steps:
Please note that guest students are not graded and they cannot reach activities that are graded. Guest students can only view the resources.
How to enroll a teaching assistant?
To enroll a teaching assistant you can follow these steps:
How to grade assignments?
You can grade assignments in two ways:
For the first option, follow the steps:
For the second option, follow the steps:
How to hide a resource?
How to move a resource to another week?
How to select an aggregation option?
In order to calculate the course total, an correct aggregation option needs to be selected. To select/change the aggregation option you can follow these steps: Go to the course page.
How to send e-mail to enrolled students?
Quickmail enables sending e-mail to enrolled students.
To compose a new e-mail you may follow these steps:
How to show average of grades to students?
To show the means of grades, you may follow these steps:
How to transfer a course from previous semesters?
A course from one of the previous semesters may be transfered to the current semester by Backup - Restore actions.
You may follow these steps:
How to unhide a resource?
How to upload assignments?
In order to submit an assignment, you may follow these steps:
I graded a Turnitin assignment but the grades are neither available in gradebook nor visible to students. What is wrong?
Most probably you have graded the Turnitin assignment after "Post Date". Post date is the date when grades and feedbacks will be released to students. You need to grade submissions before this date otherwise the grades will not be shown in the gradebook. If the post date has passed, before grading edit the Post Date from Turnitin Assignment settings.
I need a sign in sheet. How can I get it?
You may use "Sign in Sheet" block to prepare and print an attendance sheet. To get the sign in sheet, you may follow these steps:
You can sort by name or surname and filter due to groups.
I want to assign different resources/activities to different groups of students. How can I do that?
To assign different resources or activities to different groups of students using groupings:
Add an activity or resource:
I want to check how much time my students spent on course. How can I do that?
You can use Course Dedication block.
For more information about this block please visit: https://odtuclass.metu.edu.tr/mod/glossary/showentry.php?courseid=1&eid=43&displayformat=dictionary
I want to schedule an activity and students will select from available sessions. Which activity should I use?
You can use Choice activity.
You may follow these steps:
After your students select the available sessions, to get the list you may follow these steps:
I want to send an e-mail to all students? How can I do that?
You can use Quickmail which is a block that provides selective, bulk emailing within courses and is one of the default blocks of ODTUClass courses.
To send a message to all enrolled students you may follow these steps:
Is there an app for mobile devices?
You can download and install Moodle Mobile apps.
My name is wrong. How can I correct it?
ODTUClass gets user information from ODTU central servers, therefore you can not change user information on ODTUClass.
For your questions and problems, you can reach Hotline via "Contact Us" link on METU Computer Center web site or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Frequently Asked Questions please visit http://faq.cc.metu.edu.tr/.
What are the permissions of a "Restricted Teaching Assistant"?
Restricted teaching assistants can add, edit and delete resource and activities, grade assignments but can not view or edit gradebook.
What are the permissions of a "Teaching Assistant"?
Teaching assistants have the same rights as Instructors do including permissions to add, edit and delete resource and activities, grade assignments as well as edit gradebook.
What does "Groups" mean?
An instructor can organise users into groups within the course or within particular activities.
For more information: https://docs.moodle.org/35/en/Groups
What is "Restrict Access"?
The Restrict Access section asks for the conditions when the activity (or resource) should be visible. This can be based upon dates, and/or score ranges of other activities and/or if other activities are considered completed.
For more information: https://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Conditional_activities_settings#Restricting_access
What is a "Turnitin Assignment"?
Turnitin, is a web-based plagiarism detection software. The student papers are compared with millions of resources including journals, web pages and other student papers. The results of comparison are presented by an Originality Report.
“Turnitin Assignment” integrates ODTUClass and Turnitin with prevents instructors and students to visit turnitin.com cause papers are submitted to Turnitin via ODTUClass. Instructors can view originality reports, grade submissions and provide feedback via ODTUClass.
What is aggregation?
The aggregation dropdown menu lets you choose the aggregation strategy that will be used to calculate each participant's overall grade. There are different options:
For more information: https://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Category_aggregation
What is course dedication block?
This block allows to calculate estimated dedication time of participants within a course. Estimated dedication time is calculated using click, session and session duration.
To enable Course Dedication block you can follow these steps:
For more information: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_dedication
What is Group Choice?
Group Choice allows students to enroll themselves in a group within a course. The instructor can select which groups students can choose from and the maximum number of students allowed in each group.
What is Mass Actions Block?
This block allows instructors to perform actions upon multiple resources or activities, rather than having to perform repeated actions on individual items. For example, to hide all resources and activities of a week Mass Actions Block offers a practical solution. Supported actions include mass selection, indentation, deletion, hiding, showing, and moving.
First, you need to add a Mass Actions Block to your course. To add a Mass Actions Block you may follow these steps:
To apply a mass action you may follow these steps:
What is Quickmail?
Quickmail is a block that provides selective, bulk emailing within courses and is one of the default blocks of ODTUClass courses.
By clicking "Compose New Email" on Quickmail block you can select participants by group or role, attach files, add subject and compose your message. You can either send your message or save as a draft.
Where are the courses which I taught at previous semesters?
You may find the courses from one of the previous semesters using "ODTUClass Archive" dropdown menu at ODTUClass main page.
Where is the list of students?
You can display the list of participants including students and teaching assistants by following these steps: