Distance Education

• Distance education at our university began on Monday, April 6, 2020, only limited to the Spring Semester of the 2019-2020 Academic Year.
• The online synchronous courses to be taught within the scope of distance education will be held on the day/hour specified in the course schedule of 2019-2020 Spring Semester.
• The evaluation methods of all undergraduate / graduate courses and up-to-date academic calendar will be announced later.
• The courses to be taught by distance education are updated on your course calendar over ITU Portal with the note of Distance Education.
• The courses, which will not be given by distance education in 2019-2020 Academic Year Spring Semester, are planned to be given as to “cover the summer term” according to the intensive calendar/program to be announced later when the extraordinary conditions are over.
• Distance education conducted via Ninova and Zoom.

As ITU Community, we wholeheartedly believe that transition to distance education, obliged by the measures to prevent the spread of Novel Coronavirus, will be completed with success.

We appreciate your support and wish you stay with health.

ITU Rectorate

Different Time (Asynchronous) Education

In asynchronous education, education material is presented to students in a digital environment. The students and the instructor interact with methods such as question and answer at different times.

Simultaneous (Synchronous) Education

In synchronous education, students and instructors are found in electronic environment (such as video conferencing, TV) simultaneously. The course is handled interactively in this environment.

Distance Education Courses


Assignments are announced to students and assignments can be uploaded by students via Ninova.


Homework, quiz and exam grades entered by instructors are shared with students.


All digital course materials such as presentations, PDFs, images are shared with students.


Students can access distance education records simultaneously.


Instructors can send messages to selected or all students.


Students interact with other students and instructor(s) via the forum.



The ITU library provides e-resources, trial accesses and online training links, offered from publishers and education stakeholders that provide free access, for a certain period of time.

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Remote Use of Licensed Software

You can use our VPN infrastructure to use licensed software off campus. Academic staff and all of our students who take courses that the use of licensed software are compulsory can benefit from this service.

Using VPN

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How Do I Participate in Distance Education?

The Zoom application must be installed on your computer or mobile device.

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Distance Education Videos

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Enrich Your Distance Education Experience

You can take courses from Coursera to enrich your learning experience in addition to the courses you receive from our university. Thanks to our membership of Coursera for Campus, more than 3800 lessons have been provided free for our 2000 students until 31 July.

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Our Mental Health during Social Distancing and Distance Education Days

While living the distance education experience in social distancing environment due to COVID-19, we also need to protect our mental health. The Psychological Counseling and Guidance Center is at your side for the measures we can take to protect our mental health and for all kinds of support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Distance Education Call Center

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