FERPA and Technology

Class roster information that is displayed in learning management systems, such as Sakai, is ok to be displayed as students must authenticate to access the site. Interpretation of FERPA has determined that a student cannot be anonymous in course support sites like Sakai. However, faculty or courses that use class Web sites and/or discussion groups that are public should take care that only directory information is displayed. The information of students who have asked for non-disclosure of their directory information should not have information in view on any publically accessible site.

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