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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.
Entry link: How can I restore a course?

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:

  1. Go to your course.
  2. Click "Settings" from "Course Administration"
  3. Click "Manage badges".
  4. Click "Add a badges"
  5. Fill the mandatory fields marked by *.
  6. You will be taken to the "Criteria" tab.
  7. From the drop-down menu choose to "Add badge criteria":
      • Manual issue by role: all enrolled users on the course with a certain role 
      • Course completion: the student will need to have been marked as completing the course to get the badge.
      • Activity completion: based on the student completing an activity.
  8. You must define which criteria must be completed to receive the badge.
  9. Click "Save".
  10. Click "Enable access" at the top of the page.

 

Entry link: How can I set badges up to the course?

How can I show students the deadline of activities?

There are two ways advised to show the deadlines of the activities to your students.

  • Students can see the deadline of the activities in "Upcoming Events' block on your course page. The names and the deadlines of the activities are automatically transferred to this block. Moreover, it is possible to view all the activities and their deadlines by simply clicking "Go to calendar" button on the same block.
  • If you want the deadlines to be shown under the assignment itself, you can see "Description" section you face while adding the activity. On the other hand, if the activity has already been added to the system, and you want to add a deadline after, you need to click "Edit"  and  "Edit settings" in sequence. Then, enter the deadline in "Description" section and select " Display description on course page" option. Finally, click "Save and return to course" button. The deadline of the activity will appear below the activity itself.

 

 

Entry link: How can I show students the deadline of activities?

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:

  1. Go to course page.
  2. Click "Turn editing on".
  3. Click "Add an activity or resource" link on a week/topic you want to add Attendance activity.
  4. Select "Attendance" from the list and click "Add" button.
  5. General settings of activity will be displayed. Type a name for the activity which will be displayed on course page. The default value is "Attendance".
  6. Using "Grade" section you may determine the grading policy for attendance. If you do not want to grade attendance from "Type" dropdown menu, please choose "None".
  7. Using "Extra restrictions" section you may limit network addresses. If you know the subnetwork addresses, please type them separated with commas.
  8. After completion of settings, click "Save and display" button.

To add sessions to "Attendance" activity, please follow these steps:

  1. Click on "Add Session" tab.
  2. Using "Add Session" section, set session timing.
  3. Using "Multiple Sessions" section, you may add repeating sessions.
  4. Using "Student Recording" section, you may let students to record their own attendance.
    1. Enable student recording by clicking "Allow students to record own attendance" box.
    2. Select appropriate option from "Automatic marking" dropdown menu. "Automatic marking" dropdown menu options are:
    • Disabled: Students need to click on the activity and type the password.
    • Yes: Students will be automatically marked depending on their first access to the course. 
    • Set unmarked at end of session: Any students who have not marked their attendance will be set to the unmarked status selected. 
  5. "Student password" option determines if a password will be required for students to record attendance. Select appropriate option. The options are:
    • Type a password in the text box. This password will be same for all sessions created.
    • Leave the text box empty, if you do not require any passwords.
    • Click on "random password" box. After saving the session click "Sessions" tab. You will see the sessions and on the "Actions" coloumn you will see a key icon (). Click on the key to display random password. You need to give this password to students in order them to record attendance.
    • "Include QR code" option is not recommended since it is not working properly.
Click "Save changes".

To list the sessions, please click on "Sessions" tab. To display the attendance of students, please click "Report" tab.

Entry link: How can I take attendance online?

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:

  1. Save your grades document as a "CSV file".
    • This file should include a column such as id number or email to identify students.
  2. To be sure, open .csv file with a text editor (such as Notepad):
    • Check the separator. In most cases separator is either comma or semicolon.
    • Check the decimal separator: It should be "dot (.)".
  3. Go to ODTÜClass and open course page.
  4. Click "Grades" option from Course Administration.
  5. Click "Import" tab. "CSV file" tab will also be chosen.
  6. Drag and drop your .csv file to "File" box.
  7. Select the separator (step 2) of your file.
  8. Click "Upload Grades" button.
  9. Check "Import Preview".
  10. ODTÜClass will be matching the students in your file with the list of enrolled students according to your selection at the "Identify user by" section:
    • Select the column title of the student idenfier from "Map from" dropdown menu.
    • Select the matching data from "Map to" dropdown menu.
  11. From "Grade item mappings" section find the grade item you want to import and select the column title of the grades in your file using the dropdown menu.
  12. Click "Upload grades" button.

 

Entry link: How can I upload my grades to gradebook?

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:

  1. Go to the course page.
  2. Click "Users" from the Course Administration.
  3. Click "Groups".
  4. On the new page, click "Auto-create groups" button. 
  5. On the Auto-create Groups page:
    1. You can change the "Naming Scheme" where @ represents letters, # represents numbers.
    2. To create groups according to number of members per groups, change "Auto create based on" option.
    3. Define the number of groups to be created or the number of members per groups.
    4. Select "No allocation" from "Allocate members" dropdown menu.
    5. Click "Submit" button to save changes.

To add a Group Choice activity you may follow these steps:

  1. Go to the course page.
  2. Click "Turn editing on" button.
  3. Click "Add an activity or resource" link.
  4. Select "Group Choice" and click "Add" button.
  5. From the Group Choice settings you should name the activity and add description. You may also set the available dates for the activity.
  6. When you finish settings, click "Save and return to course" button.
Students should click on this activity and select the group that they want to join. Students can also see the names of other group members.
Entry link: How to add a Group Choice activity?

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

Entry link: How to add a reminder?

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:

  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 *.
  6. Configure other options if you need. 
  7. Click either “Save and return to course” or “Save and display”.
Entry link: How to add an assignment?

How to add resources such as lecture notes?

To add a file as a resource:

  1. Go to course page and click "Turn editing on" button.
  2. Drag the file you want to add and drop on the related week.  
Entry link: How to add resources such as lecture notes?

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:

  1. Go to course page.
  2. Click "Users" from the Course Administration.
  3. Click "Enrolled users" from the menu.
  4. Click "Enroll users" button on the top right of the list.
  5. A pop-up window will appear. Type username or id number of the student in Search area. 
  6. Find the corresponding person from the presented list and click to select.
  7. Select "Student"  from Assign Roles dropdown menu.
  8. Click "Enrol Users" button.
Entry link: How to add students to my course?


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