Campus has updated the campus syllabus template to address policies, resources and information developed to support instruction and learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Providing a structured orientation will help students feel supported and engaged at the start of your course. Consider these strategies as you review your syllabus and plan to connect with students.
Download the L&S Student Orientation Canvas template, and adapt it to your course.
This is a complement to your syllabus. The Student Orientation template provides a place to make a more personal introduction to students, outlines basic computing and technical requirements, and offers supplemental information on student support services. This module also includes recommended activities for students to immediately engage and connect. The template is fully adaptable to the needs of any course.
Add relevant Student Technical Help Modules to your Canvas Course.
The Learn@UW Madison team created several student tech support modules that can further supplement the student orientation process. Topics include Kaltura Mediaspace, Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, Piazza Q&A, Turnitin Originality Checker, and Honorlock.
Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA – which protects the privacy of student education records), student consent is not required for the university to share with Honorlock those student education records necessary for carrying out the proctoring service. 34 CFR 99.31(a)(1)(i)(B). FERPA specifically allows universities to treat vendors as school officials and to share student education records with them where they perform services for the university and are subject to FERPA requirements governing the use and redisclosure of personally identifiable information from education records. Honorlock is FERPA compliant and is bound by the terms of its agreement with the university to comply with FERPA’s restrictions on the use of student education records.