Distance Education Support Materials

Last Updated:
04/05/2021 - 13:14
Dear students,

Considering the protection of both intellectual property rights and personal data, it is important that the audiovisual teaching materials (presentation, video, lecture notes, etc.) accessible from ODTUClass and other environments by our students for following their courses should not be uploaded to other virtual environments or shared online without the consent of the course instructor. All students are expected to be attentive and careful in this regard.

Dear Students,

In our university, the work related with the measures concerning the Coronavirus is organized and updated continuously under the guidance of The Higher Education Council (YÖK) and The Ministry of Health being in close contact with these institutions.

In this regard, distant education process will continue in the Basic English Department and all associate degree, undergraduate and graduate courses in the 2020-2021 Fall term.

As METU family, we wish all of you a healthy and successful period with the belief that this process will be completed with the support of all our faculty members and students in a fully mature environment that befits our university.

Courses and Exams

2020-2021 Fall period will be completed by distance education. Courses, necessary online sources and activities will be prepared by the instructors.

The exams at the Department of Basic English and exams of the undergraduate and graduate courses, the qualifying exam for the doctoral thesis, thesis committees, and thesis defense meetings can be given and carried out via digital platforms as long as the procedures are transparent and legally accountable.

Tools Used in Distance Education

Work on alternative tools to prepare course material for use in distance education are ongoing. In parallel, the tools on this page will also be updated.

Attending Live Classes with Blackboard Collaborate in ODTÜClass

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to participate in the live lesson and what tools you can use with the Blackboard Collaborate application.

Attending Live Classes with BigBlueButton in ODTÜClass

In this video tutorial, you will learn how to join the live lesson and what tools you can use with the BigBlueButton app.

Attending Live Classes on ODTUClass with Zoom App

ZOOM, a freely accessible synchronous login tool, has simple and easy to use features.
In this video tutorial you will learn how to join the live lesson and what tools you can use with the Zoom (https://zoom.us) application.

Safe Exam Browser Setup and Usage

Safe Exam Browser is a web browser environment to carry out e-assessments safely. The software turns any computer temporarily into a secure workstation. It controls access to resources like system functions, other websites and applications and prevents unauthorized resources being used during an exam. It does not allow other windows to be opened during the exam. You can learn how to install and use Safe Exam Browser in the video.

Safe Exam Browser Troubleshooting

To fix problems with Safe Exam Browser may take some time. Please, make sure that you have installed and set up Safe Exam Browser correctly and it works as expected before your exams. In this video, you can find some common problems and solution options.