(VLE) Acceptable Use Policy

 

Introduction
All students are required to sign up to this acceptable use policy when they log on for the first time. They must accept the conditions set out below in order to access any material.

Please note these conditions apply to the whole duration of your courses.

If you breach any of these conditions, the school may regard this as misconduct. In appropriate cases the School will deal with such breaches under the school's Behaviour Management policy. Misconduct on the VLE, whether it occurs during school time or not, shall be dealt with equally.

Security
Each individual is responsible for the security and use of their Username and password. You are not allowed to use the account, Username or password of any other user. You must not disclose your Username or password to anyone else.

Communication
When using the VLE's communication facilities you must:

       Respect other people's views and beliefs.

       Only post comments which are appropriate to the particular discussion.

       Remember that you are conversing with real people and not with a screen name in cyberspace.

This will enable you to enjoy your interaction with fellow students and your teachers in a friendly and intellectually stimulating environment.

By contributing postings to any forum within the VLE you are granting a license to the school to reproduce the content of your posting, and you are also granting a license to other users to download or copy the content in accordance with these conditions.

When using the VLE's communication facilities YOU MUST NOT:

       Post anything abusive, defamatory, obscene or otherwise illegal.

       Post any personal or private information on any individual.

       Copy or forward e-mail or any other private messages without permission.

       Include material which is confidential or the copyright of which is owned by someone else, unless you have first obtained permission.

       Post material which contains viruses or other programs which may disrupt the school's systems.

       Post any advertising or promotional material.

       Behave in an impolite or offensive manner.

St. Michaelís College reserve the right to remove, vary or amend any of the content which appears on the VLE at any time and without prior notice.

When submitting postings or assignments within the VLE you must give due acknowledgement for material quoted from other sources, both within the VLE and elsewhere.

Copyright

You are permitted to view, copy, and print documents within this VLE subject to your agreement that:

       Your use of the material is for your own personal information, and for non-commercial purposes only.

       You will not modify the documents or graphics in any form or manner.

       You will not copy or distribute graphics separately from their accompanying text and you will not quote materials out of their context.

ROLE OF TEACHERS AND SUBJECT LEADERS
As in the classroom, teachers are responsible for monitoring submissions by students to the VLE to ensure that this policy and the school's code of conduct are adhered to. Breaches shall be subject to the usual school sanctions and procedures. Subject leaders/HODs/Co-ordinators shall ensure clear roles for monitoring the VLE section for their department.