UD and all individuals associated with the university are bound by any applicable
local, state and federal laws. The university academic units comply with all of the
requirements of the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). UD makes every
reasonable effort to protect the privacy of student sensitive personal information
regardless of delivery method. For assessments, Turnitin will be integrated into the
Learning Management System. Any work a student submits is subject to analysis and
archival within the plagiarism database. The Registrar, academic unit admissions and
records employees are the points of contact for all FERPA related issues. Faculty
and Staff are informed and trained of their responsibilities concerning FTC red flag
rules and the reasonable steps required to avoid identity theft and release of confidential
Credentials for UD online learning access are assigned to registered students and
access is only granted to designated staff members and all users must abide by the
content and student information to anyone other than the teaching faculty, the individual
student affected, approved administrators and individuals approved by the academic
unit Dean's office.
The identity verification process protects student privacy through use of a secure
gateway (Brightspace by D2L). A secure login is provided along with an encrypted password managed by the student
once the student is registered appropriately for a specific term.
Faculty should adhere to the privacy rights outlined from the academic units around
student rights and information supporting Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act
(FERPA). No grade information or student personal data should be released outside
the secured online classroom or the registrar’s office unless there is a student signature
authorizing the release. In addition, all university employees should follow the Acceptable
Use Policy outlined by the Information Technology Department to ensure a collective
effort for effective information security.
To maintain confidentiality, students are provided password reset information to their
assigned university email once they are officially registered in the appropriate semester.
It is the student’s responsibility to maintain confidentiality in regard to passwords
Only work submitted to open forums (eg. Threaded discussion, group chat areas) may
be accessed by other students. Assignments, grades, feedback and correspondence are
not viewable by other class members.
The University of Dallas provides the Brightspace by D2L online classroom and all related materials and assessments (collectively the “University
of Dallas Online Delivery Method”) solely for your educational purposes, subject to
the following terms and conditions and the sole discretion of the University of Dallas.
The University may modify these terms and conditions at any time by updating the Terms
of Use before the start of a semester.
Your access to the University of Dallas Online Delivery Method is for your use only
to complete your course requirements. Any use of the University of Dallas secured
site not related to the fulfillment of class deliverables is prohibited, including
but not limited to business venture proposals. Your credentials (login ID and password)
for access to the online classroom should not be shared with anyone for any reason.
This includes backup of your credentials, entry into the online site or completion
of course requirements, assignments or assessments. In no event will the University
of Dallas be liable to you for any incidental, indirect, special or consequential
damages arising out of your use or inability to use your credentials or the materials
provided. Infringement of these terms will result in an academic review.