Sample Syllabus Language
You may wish to include the following advisory in your syllabi.
If you use Duo Security to sign in to University applications, YOU ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to set up back-up devices in Duo Security so that you are prepared in the event that your primary Duo device is unavailable (you forgot it, it was stolen, it’s broken, the battery is dead, etc.). Learn about back up devices at it.umn.edu/services-technologies/how-tos/duo-use-backup-device.
As a Duo user, it is your responsibility to come prepared to sign in to applications necessary for class activities, including exams and quizzes. If you are unable to sign in, you may lose points for the class activity. Failure to bring your Duo device or a back-up is not an excused absence or a valid reason for make up work.
Learn more about Duo Security at z.umn.edu/duosecurity.
Optional Syllabus Language
If you are concerned about improper use of devices in the classroom, consider including the following in your syllabi:
Please only use your mobile phone to verify your identity with Duo Security at the University of Minnesota Sign-In page. Verification takes less than a minute. After you have successfully signed in, put your phone away for the duration of the class period.