Announcement on the Process of Courses in Associate and Undergraduate Programs in Istanbul University 2020-2021 Academic Year Fall Semester

The general principles and rules regarding the operation of the courses in the associate degree and undergraduate programs have been determined in the fall semester of the Istanbul University 2020-2021 academic year.

It is as follows: 

1. In accordance with the decision taken by the Istanbul University Senate on 08.09.2020, the courses in the fall semester of the 2020-2021 academic year will start to be held with digital facilities and distance learning methods as of October 19, 2020.

2. In the distance education process, synchronous (live, simultaneous) and asynchronous (teaching material) methods will be used.

3. Synchronous lessons will be conducted over the Istanbul University Learning Management System (İÜÖYS) using the ZOOM live course platform. Our students will be able to participate in synchronous lessons through their computers or mobile phones.

4. In the asynchronous education process, instructional materials in eight content types (textbook, lecture note, lecture presentation, lecture video, textbook link, lecture note link, lecture presentation link, lecture video link) will be uploaded to İÜÖYS.

5. Synchronous course hours will be carried out according to the weekly course schedule specified in the curricula of the programs.

6. The duration of a synchronous lesson is 45 minutes. There will be a 10-minute rest break after each lesson.

7. Synchronous course registrations will be automatically archived in İÜÖYS 24 hours after the end of the course. Therefore, our students will be able to watch their lessons again whenever and wherever they want.

8. Detailed information on the use of İÜÖYS and ZOOM platforms will be provided in Turkish and English via the user manual and animative videos.