IS100

IS100 MAY PROFICIENCY

IS100 May proficiency exam that will be held on June 13, Sunday at 13:00.

IS100 is a must course that all students have to take in the first year of their undergraduate education at METU. The students may be exempt from the course if they pass the IS100 proficiency exam. In order to be exempt from the IS100 course, a student have to score at least 60 points in the proficiency exam

We highly recommend you to take the exam that will be held on June 13.
Students who cannot get a passing grade (60/100) from the proficiency exam have to take the course in the following semesters.

You will take the exam via ODTUClass from the links that will appear 10 minutes before the exam time. In the exam, there will be 30 questions and it will take 35 minutesYou do not have to use Safe Exam Browser or any other tools to take the exam. You can take the exam via ODTUClass using any web browser Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox etc.

UNFORTUNATELY, YOU CANNOT CHOOSE OR CHANGE YOUR EXAM HOUR.

During the exam, you can only open the link below, which contains the meanings of the words you need to know for the answering exam questions. You will not be allowed to open any tabs other than the dictionary, and if otherwise is detected, you will directly go to the discipline.

https://ii.metu.edu.tr/proficiency-exam-dictionary

In case of any cheating situation, you will directly go to the discipline.  We will not tolerate you, and your friends who you communicate with.

There will be no make-up for this exam, so it is your responsibility to provide a suitable computer and internet connection for the exam.

You can find study materials in the following link:  http://ii.metu.edu.tr/presentations-and-notes

If you send an e-mail and your question is already answered in the website, you will not get an answer. 

Please check the website first for your questions: https://ii.metu.edu.tr/proficiency-exam-regulations


IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT THE IS100 COURSE:

·        IS100 is an online course and all sections are online sections. There are no defined class hours. All activities (quiz, assignment, midterm and final) are done online.

·        Please check IS100 Webpage and IS100 Frequently Asked Questions Section for your questions.

·        You are welcomed to e-mail your questions (which are absent in the webpage and the FAQ section) to our e-mail address (is100@metu.edu.tr).

·        If you send an e-mail and your question is already answered on the website or in the FAQ, you may NOT receive a reply.

·        If you send an e-mail without stating your name, surname, student ID, department and grade (year) explicitly, you may NOT receive a reply. 

·        Course code is 9010100, please check the capacity of the sections from https://oibs2.metu.edu.tr/View_Course_Capacity_158/ first, then add one of the sections that is available.

·        For students that are in CEIT department, those who started METU after and including 2007 are NOT required to take the course.

·        For students that are in ECEESE and EME departments, those who started METU after and including 2015 are NOT required to take the course.

·        For students that are in FLE department, those who started METU after and including 2018 are NOT required to take the course.

·        For students that are in CHEDMHED and PHED departments, those who started their first year in 2018 and 2019 are NOT required to take the course.

 

IMPORTANT REMINDERS ABOUT THE IS100 PROFICIENCY (EXEMPTION) EXAMS:

·        IS100 Proficiency Exams are online exams, which are held three times a year (on February-March, May-June, September-October) collectively. You CANNOT choose or change your exam date or hour.

·        Exam dates are announced in the Academic Calendar at the METU webpage.

·        IS100 Proficiency Exam is taken to be exempted from the IS100 course. You need to get at least 60 points out of 100 to be exempted. 

·        Students who took IS100 course before (even if they dropped the course) CANNOT take the exam.

·        Only first year students (students who are about to start their first years) of the following departments can take September proficiency exam:

     1.   Faculty of Architecture - Industrial Design

     2.   Faculty of Arts and Sciences - All Departments

     3.   Faculty of Education: All Departments

·        If you are a transfer student, send an e-mail (subject: "Transfer Student – Prof. Application”, content: Student ID, department, summary of your situation) to is100@metu.edu.tr two weeks prior to a proficiency exam. Transfer students whose applications are accepted will be notified via e-mail three days before that proficiency exam. 

·        You are welcomed to e-mail your questions (which are absent in the webpage and the FAQ section) to our e-mail address (is100@metu.edu.tr).

·        If you send an e-mail and your question is already answered on the website or in the FAQ, you may NOT receive a reply.

·        If you send an e-mail without stating your student ID and your department explicitly, you may NOT receive a reply. 

For more information, see: https://ii.metu.edu.tr/proficiency-exam-regulations

Study material: https://ii.metu.edu.tr/presentations-and-notes

 


Welcome to IS100 Course!

This is an online course and all sections are online sections. There are no defined class hours. 

To get attendance grade, you have to complete Quizzes (Test-Yourself) every week. You need to get at least 6 points from the quiz in order to get a participation grade for the week. You are responsible for following the course announcements and assignments on this page. For your questions about the course, please check the https://ii.metu.edu.tr/frequently-asked-questions-is100 page, where you can find the answers to common questions. If you cannot find an answer, please direct your questions to is100@metu.edu.tr e-mail address
Grading:
  • 30% - Midterm
  • 35% - Final
  • 25% - Assignment 1 + Assignment 2
  • 10% - Weekly quizzes

You need to collect at least 60 points in order to pass the course. Most students fail the course within a margin of 10 points. So, please remember that quizzes and assignments make a big difference. Please note that only the students who got more than 6 points from at least one of the first six quizzes are allowed to take the exam.
 

Tentative Schedule:

Midterm: May 4, 2021 (Tuesday)
Assignment 1: May 17 - May 23
Assignment 2: May 31 - June 6
Final: June 27, 2021 (Sunday)


Important Announcement About IS100 Assignments:

It is strongly recommended for you to switch MS Office display language into English due to changes in tool names in other versions. If you encounter any problem while doing so, you can visit this website; 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/add-an-editing-or-authoring-language-or-set-language-preferences-in-office-663d9d94-ca99-4a0d-973e-7c4a6b8a827d


FINAL MAKEUP EXAM

IS100 Final Make-up exam will be held on July 11 (Sunday), between 13:05 – 13:25. The exam will be held on ODTUClass, and it will take 20 minutes. Students will take the exam in their homes using their own computers. 

The application process is described below. Please read carefully! Applications that do not conform to the following criteria will not be accepted.

-          Application e-mail must be sent to is100@metu.edu.tr

-          The subject line of the e-mail must be “Make-up Request” – if not; your application may be ignored.

-          E-mail should contain the following student information: Student ID, Name, Surname

-          You should express your excuse clearly and honestly. If you have a document to prove your excuse (health report etc.) please add it to your e-mail.

-          You can still apply if you had; internet connection issues, power cut, computer failure, and any other technical issues.

-        If you could not attend the IS100 final exam because of exam conflict, you should apply IS100 final makeup exam. In this case, you have to send an application mail (as explained above) to  is100@metu.edu.tr In addition to that, the instructor of the course whose exam conflicts with must confirm your situation by sending an e-mail (from their metumail account) to IS100.

-          You will be informed about your application results via e-mail on July 9, Friday. Please check your metumail on that day!

-          Do not ask whether your excuse is valid or you are eligible to apply. Just send an application and you will be notified on July 9 about the status of your application (accepted or not accepted).  

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 6 (Tuesday), 23:55. Any applications sent after the deadline will be ignored.

*Please note that there is no make-up exam for the make-up exam.


FINAL

IS100 Final exam will be held on June 27, Sunday, start exactly at 19:05 PM (at noon) and closed exactly at 19:25 PM (at noon). 

The exam will take only 20 minutes, and there will be only 20 questions. You will be taking your Final exam on your own home, own computers. In case of any cheating situation, you will directly go to the discipline. We will not tolerate you, and also your friend who you communicate with.

You will see the exam link in the ODTUClass IS100 course page in the following week name: "IS100 Final Exam, 27 June 2021".

System will activate exams only when the time comes. So at the beginning, you will see the exam links blurred. When the time exactly will be 19:05 PM, the exam link will be activated; please click the link (or refresh the page) and take the final exam.

Please note that you have to collect at least 60 points to pass this course. In this context, even if you get 100 from the final and it is impossible to collect 60 points mathematically for you, you cannot take the final exam. Therefore, please check how many points you have collected so far before writing to us.


ASSIGNMENT 2

Read this before you attempt to do your assignment!

·      You have to access your second assignment via ODTUClass. The assignment will redirect you to the IS100 assignment page. Always use ODTUClass to connect to the assignment page. Follow instructions that are given below.

·      If you have trouble with the assingment page, first check your web browser. You should use Microsoft Edge or Internet Explorer and allow your pop-up settings. DO NOT USE GOOGLE CHROME OR MOZILLA FIREFOX!

·      You must do your homework only on Microsoft Office products running on Windows. Do not do your homework on Ubuntu or any other Unix platforms, otherwise, our tool may not read your homework and you may get zero points.

·      Homework files are customized for each student. (i.e. your student ID is embedded in the file that you download.) Do not share your file with others! Do not collaborate with each other! You have to do your homework by yourself. Otherwise, your submission will not be evaluated and both you and the person that you get the file from will get zero points from the assignment.

·      Do not create a new Microsoft Excel file to do your homework. After you download your homework, first UNZIP the Excel file to the desired location in your file system. Make the necessary changes within the file that you download, save the changes without changing the file name. Then upload that file with .xls or .xlsx extension.

·      Please check the file size before you try to upload the file. Ideal homework file size should not exceed 200 KB. Any submission with the file size larger than 1 MB will not be accepted by the system.

·      Deadline for Assignment 2 submission is 06.06.2021 (Sunday) 23:55. Later submissions that are sent within the next day (07.06.2021) will be evaluated as late submissions and your grade will get a penalty for that (depending on how late you submitted). Any submission that is later than 07.06.2021, 23:55 will be discarded by the system. You are responsible for submitting early so that you are not affected by last-minute system glitches. 

How to download your assignment?

1.     Go to IS100 course page on ODTUClass. Use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, not Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox!

2.     Check your pop-up settings of your web browser and allow them to open the assignment page.

3.     Click on the Homework link provided at ODTUClass. This link will redirect you to the IS100 Assignment page.

4.     From the “Download Assignment” section, select “Assignment-2:MS Excel”, and click “Download Assignment” button.

5.     Your assignment files will be downloaded.

What to do after you have downloaded the assignment file

1.     Before making any changes, first UNZIP the excel file to a desired location in your file system.

2.     Make the necessary changes that are requested in the assignment description, and save the file without changing its name.

3.     Make sure that you have imported the data correctly. If there is missing data, you will lose points, most probably get a zero.

4.     Make sure you start from the top left corner (A1) in every sheet. Otherwise the location for your response will be wrong and you will lose points.

5.     When you are finished making changes, do not forget to save the file! (Many students got zero points in the past, just because they forgot to save the changes they made.)

6.     Do not delete the sheet that contains the questions in it! Otherwise our tool may misread the file and you may get zero points.

7.     Please check the file size before you try to upload the file. Ideal homework file size should not exceed 200 KB. Any submission with file size larger than 1 MB will not be accepted by the system.

8.     If your file size is larger than 1 MB, you are definitely doing something wrong. So, check the excel sheet that causes the problem and try to correct it.

9.     You must upload the Microsoft Excel file that you have downloaded (do not create a new file). Because the file you downloaded is unique for your student ID and another file cannot take its place. If you upload another file, you'll get zero points.

How to upload your assignment?

1.     Go to IS100 course page on ODTUClass. Use Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge, not Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox!

2.     Check your pop-up settings of your web browser and allow them to open the assignment page.

3.     Click on the Homework link provided at ODTUClass. This link will redirect you to the IS100 Assignment page.

4.     From “Upload Assignment” section, select Assignment 2, browse the excel file (with .xlsx or .xls extension) from your file system, and click the upload button.

5.     The system only accepts files with .xls or .xlsx extensions that are smaller than 1 MB. So, don’t try to upload a zipped file!!!

6.     If you want to change the uploaded file, you can upload your assignment again to the system. In that case, your old submission will be discarded.

Good luck to you all! 


ASSIGNMENT 1

Read this before you attempt to do your assignment!!

·       You have to access your first assignment via ODTUClass. The assignment will redirect you to the IS100 assignment page. Always use ODTUClass to connect to the assignment page. Follow the instructions that are given below.

·       You must do your homework only on Microsoft Office products running on Windows. Do not do your homework on Ubuntu or any other Unix platformsotherwise, our tool may not read your homework and you may get zero points. If you don't have Microsoft Office products, you can use computer laboratories in the METU campus.

·       Homework files are customized for each student. (i.e. your student ID is embedded in the file that you download.) Do not share your file with others! Otherwise, your submission will not be evaluated and both you and the person that you get the file from will get zero points from the assignment.

·       The deadline for Assignment 1 submission is 23.05.2021(Sunday) 23:55. Later submissions that are sent within the next day (24.05.2021) will be evaluated as late submissions and your grade will get a penalty for that (depending on how late you submitted). Any submission that is later than 24.05.2021, 23:55 will be discarded by the system. You are responsible for submitting early so that you are not affected by last-minute system glitches. 

How to download your assignment

1.    Go to IS100 course page on ODTUClass.

2.    Click on the Homework link provided at ODTUClass. This link will redirect you to the IS100 assignment page.

3.    From the “Download Assignment” section, select “Assignment-1: MS Word”, and click the “Download Assignment” button.

4.    Your assignment files will be downloaded.

 

What to do after you have downloaded the assignment file

1.    Before making any changes, first UNZIP the word file to the desired location in your file system.

2.    Make the necessary changes that are requested in the assignment description, and save the file without changing its name.

3.    When you are finished making changes, do not forget to save the file! (Many students got zero points in the past just because they forgot to save the changes they made.)

4.    You must upload the Microsoft Word file that you have downloaded (do not create a new file). Because that file is unique for your student ID and another file cannot take its place. If you upload another file, you'll get zero points.

 

How to upload your assignment:

1.    Go to IS100 course page on ODTUClass.

2.    Click on the Homework link provided at ODTUClass. This link will redirect you to the IS100 assignment page.

3.    From the “Upload Assignment” section, select Assignment 1, browse the word file (with .docx or .doc extension) from your file system, and click the upload button.

4.    The system only accepts files with .doc or .docx extensions, so don’t try to upload a zipped file!!!

5.    If you want to change the uploaded file, you can upload your assignment to the system again. In that case, your old submission will be discarded.

 

Good luck to you all!


MIDTERM MAKE-UP EXAM

IS100 Midterm Make-up exam will be held on May 19 (Wednesday), between 18:05 – 18:25. The exam will be held on ODTUClass, and it will take 20 minutes. Students will take the exam in their homes using their own computers.

The application process is described below. Please read carefully! Applications that do not conform to the following criteria will not be accepted.

-          Application e-mail must be sent to is100@metu.edu.tr

-          The subject line of the e-mail must be “Make-up Request” – if not; your application may be ignored.

-          E-mail should contain the following student information: Student ID, Name, Surname

-          You should express your excuse clearly and honestly. If you have a document to prove your excuse (health report etc.) please add it to your e-mail.

-          You can still apply if you had; internet connection issues, power cut, computer failure, and any other technical issues.

-          If you could not attend the IS100 midterm exam because of exam conflict, you should apply IS100 midterm makeup exam. In this case, you have to send an application mail (as explained above) to  is100@metu.edu.tr In addition to that, the instructor of the course whose exam conflicts with must confirm your situation by sending an e-mail (from their metumail account) to IS100.

-          You will be informed about your application results via e-mail on May 18, Tuesday. Please check your metumail on that day!

-          Do not ask whether your excuse is valid or you are eligible to apply. Just send an application and you will be notified on May 18 about the status of your application (accepted or not accepted).   

APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 16 (Sunday), 23:55. Any applications sent after the deadline will be ignored.

*Please note that there is no make-up exam for the make-up exam.


MIDTERM

IS100 Midterm exam will be held on May 4 between 18:05 – 18:25 PM.

 The exam will take only 20 minutes, and there will be only 20 questions. You will be taking your Midterm exam on your own home, own computers. In case of any cheating situationyou will directly go to the discipline. We will not tolerate you, and also your friend who you communicate with.

You may see your exam sessions on ODTUClass IS100 course page. You can find your exam session with a simple CTRL+F command and typing your ID number.

You will take your exam according to your exam sessions. You have to click on the suitable exam in ODTUClass, and you will start your exam. (For example; there will be 2 different exam in ODTUClass. If your exam session is 5, you have to go to the link named "Session 5-Midterm Exam".)

You may see the exam links in the following week name: "IS100 Midterm Exam, 4 May 2021"

System will activate exams only when the time comes. So at the beginning, you will see the exam links blurred. When the time exactly will be 18:05 PM, the exam link will be activated; please click the link (or refresh the page) and take the midterm exam.

Please note that only the students who got more than 6 points from at least one of the first six quizzes are allowed to take the exam. So the students cannot get 6 points from at least one of the first six quizzes are not allowed to take the midterm exam. Please do not send an e-mail about this situation. This information is provided to you from the beginning of the semester.


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IS100 HelpDesk Office Hours

Room

Phone #

Student Panel

E-mail

Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

13:30-16:30

B Block, B-103

0312 2103739

http://is100c.ii.metu.edu.tr/student.aspx

is100@metu.edu.tr

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