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FERPA and Teaching with Technology

FERPA (the Family Educational Rights Privacy Act) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records.

What is an education record?

Content that identifies students, or content that students create, constitutes an education record and thus FERPA regulations apply; those regulations require that the university protect the content from disclosure. One exception to the regulations is student consent.

FERPA and technology

Many instructors are aware of FERPA but may not think of it when it comes to technology. Be mindful that Cornell has contracts with a number of vendors whose services are approved for the use of education records. Blackboard, Turnitin, Qualtrics, and LabArchives are all examples of approved services.

Would you like to know more? Go to: FERPA and Teaching with Technology | Cornell IT News.

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