Canvas: Student Privacy - The Law

These University policies govern student records in relation to Canvas use:

In addition to the Recommended Policy Statements for Syllabi:

  • For regular academic sites that are made accessible only to the enrolled students, include a statement on your syllabus such as the following:
    • "In this class, our use of technology will sometimes make students' names and U of M Internet IDs visible within the course website, but only to other students in the same class. Since we are using a secure, password-protected course website, this will not increase the risk of identity theft or spamming for anyone in the class. If you have concerns about the visibility of your Internet ID, please contact me for further information."
  • For sites that are open to the world and can be accessed by anyone, include a statement on your syllabus such as the following:
    • "In this class, our use of technology will make students' names and U of M Internet IDs visible within the course website. This particular website is not secure, and it can be accessed by anyone. If you have concerns about the visibility of your Internet ID, please contact me for further information."