Educational Technology and Privacy

Web-based technology and social media are increasingly used as learning tools in university courses. When requiring students to use these technologies, it is important to do so in ways that do not contravene privacy legislation (FIPPA). This law prohibits instructors from requiring that students’ personal information be stored or accessed on servers outside of Canada.

Need help making a decision about using educational technology in your course? See below for resources to help you do this while safeguarding student information.

 Please note that these resources and decision making tools have currently only been approved for undergraduate courses.

If you have questions about protecting student privacy, contact , or visit the University Secretary page.

Resources for Instructors

Privacy Check for Students

Has your instructor asked you to use a technology for learning? See our FAQ for how to safeguard your privacy when using educational technology.

For further information on these resources or any questions or concerns related to adopting technology for teaching and learning, .