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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.


How to add a "Turnitin Assignment"

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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:

  • Mean of grades: The sum of all grades divided by the total number of grades.
  • Weighted mean: Each grade item can be given a weight, which is then used in the arithmetic mean aggregation to influence the importance of each item in the overall mean.
  • Simple weighted mean: The difference from Weighted mean is that weight is calculated as Maximum grade - Minimum grade for each item.
  • Sum of grades: The sum of all grade values.
  • Mean of grades (with extra credits)
  • Median of grades
  • Smallest grade
  • Highest grade
  • Mode of grades

For more information: https://docs.moodle.org/26/en/Category_aggregation

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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:

  1. Go to course page and click "Turn editing on" button. 
  2. Click Course dedication option from Add a Block dropdown menu.
  3. Click "Dedication tool" button on the Course Dedication block.  
  4. Select the time frame that you want to calculate the eastinated dedication time.
  5. Click "Calculate" button.
  6. The estimated dedication times of participants will be displayed.
  7. You can export the table as an Excel sheet.

For more information: https://moodle.org/plugins/view.php?plugin=block_dedication


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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.


How to add a Group Choice activity?

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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:

  1. Go to course page.
  2. Click "Turn Editing On".
  3. On the left side of the page "Add a block" section will appear.
  4. Select "Mass Actions" from the dropdown menu.

To apply a mass action you may follow these steps:

  1. Go to course page.
  2. Click "Turn Editing On".
  3. Checkboxes on the right side of activities and resources will appear.
  4. Click the chechboxes you want to apply the action.
  5. Click the desired action from the Mass Actions Block.



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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.

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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.

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Where is the list of students?

You can display the list of participants including students and teaching assistants by following these steps:

  1. Go to the course.
  2. Click "Participants" link on the "Navigation" block which is located on the upper left corner. 
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