Online Mid Term Exams (1st and 2nd Grade Students)

20 May 2020

Dear 1st and 2nd Grade Students,
Online Mid-Term Exams of our Faculty courses, which have not been held before, will be held during “June 01 - 24, 2020”.

For the mid-term exams you are responsible for the 6 lessons given face to face at our Faculty and the first online lesson given via O’Learn, i.e. totally 7 lessons till the mid-term exam weeks in normal conditions. You can check the related course titles on our Faculty WEB site.

Online Final Exams of the whole courses will be held during “July 01 - 14, 2020”. In the final exams, you are responsible for all the courses you have taken since the beginning of this academic year.

Online Make-Up Exams will be held during “August 04 – 08, 2020”.

Each class will be informed about the online mid-term, final and make-up exam schedules through your e-mails and the WEB site.

Please comply with the following instructions carefully for your online exams to be technically successful:

  • Do not attempt to reach the exam before the planned time, BUT please log on to O’Learn / Blackboard 15 min before the scheduled exam time.
  • Make sure your computer is up-to-date: adjust your computer’s date and time, update your internet browser, clear off cookies.
  • Make sure your browser is Chrome or Mozilla Firefox. Explorer is not advised.
  • You can go back to the previous questions during the exam.
  • Do not log out before saving your answers.
  • Exams are prepared at the initiative of the responsible instructor. Exam questions may be multiple choices with 4 or 5 options, filling in the blanks or in classical format. The duration of the exam will be determined by the number and the type of the questions.
  • The system keeps a logbook for students’ all online actions during their exams.
  • If you experience a problem during the exam, you must take the screenshot and send it to the technical desk to your instructor.
  • Only in case that the technical problem is confirmed by the system registration and approved by the responsible instructor, the student will be given the right to get a make-up exam of that course.

In this pandemic period, in line with YÖK (HEC) decision, formal education was suspended at the Universites since March 16, 2020. YÖK (HEC) then announced the decision for completing the 2019-2020 Academic Year Spring Semester with online education and online exams.

I have previously announced to you that missed practical (preclinical / clinical) education will be held in the summer term when face-to-face education can be given at our Faculty. In the latest YÖK (HEC) decision, it was not clearly informed how to complete the practical (preclinical / clinical) education at the Dentistry Faculties.

As the Dentistry Deans Council (DDK) and DDK Executive Board, I am the member of this Board, we are working to solve this issue. We know the decision of some Dentistry Faculties as to give the remaining practical (preclinical / clinical) education in the next academic year and to graduate the 5th grade students without face-to-face education in the summer term, and we are discussing about this issue, as well. As DDK, we asked for an online meeting again from the President of YÖK (HEC), and we are waiting for this meeting the date of which will be cleared within this week.

As mentioned in the e-mails you have sent, we all know and understand your concerns. However, you also need to know and trust that, all academic staff of our Faculty of Dentistry are endeavoring to maintain the essential qualified education so as to carry you to an upper class, to educate and graduate you as fully equipped and competent dentists, and we are all constantly working with great determination to make and implement the necessary strategic planning in these pandemic conditions.

After the YÖK (HEC) meeting with DDK, I will share the cleared decisions with you.

Your Online Mid-Term Exam Calendar has been prepared and will be sent to you with this announcement. The dates of your Online Final Exams are also determined and hereby declared to you. Now it is time to get prepared for your exams and succeed by studying hard.

Today is the day when Great Leader Mustafa Kemal Atatürk landed in Samsun on 19 May 1919 with the Bandırma Ferry and started our War of Independence. Atatürk gifted 19 May Youth and Sports Day to Turkish youth. With this awareness, Happy 19 May, Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day. “19 Mayıs Atatürk’ü Anma, Gençlik ve Spor Bayramınız” kutlu olsun.

I wish you success in your exams, stay healthy.

Prof. Dr. Işıl KÜÇÜKAY