It is important to Chabot College that all students feel secure knowing that their privacy is protected within the Blackboard System, in compliance with the U.S Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
Who can access my course(s) in Blackboard besides me?
Blackboard is a secure, password protected system, whereby access to courses requires an active user account within the system. For any given Chabot course site in Blackboard, only CLASS-Web/Zone-enrolled students or authorized persons requested by the instructor (such as a course evaluator or a Teaching Assistant) will have access to the class.
What information is (automatically) entered into Blackboard?
When you enroll (by way of CLASS-Web/The Zone) in an online and/or hybrid or Chabot College course that is set up in Blackboard, the following five information items are automatically entered in the Blackboard system: your first name, your last name, your username (your W ID), a default password, and your email account (default is Zonemail).
Who Can See My Information?
Blackboard Learn's default privacy options display only your name (and, if you go to the Profiles area and setup your profile, an avatar) throughout your courses, in places like the communication tools.
The student email address associated with your Blackboard account is not visible to other students in Blackboard, nor are they visible when an instructor sends an email from within Blackboard.
Also, once students change the default password, the new password is only known to that particular student.
Of the five information items automatically entered in Blackboard, your first name/last name, your Blackboard username (W ID) as well as the email address associated with your account will only be visible to the instructor and the system managers, which includes system administrators and technical support personnel.
Note that students do have the option to go to the separate Profiles area and enter information such as an email address, but they must manually enter this information and go through a series of prompts, including selecting privacy settings. Profiles is separate from the information automatically entered into the system.
How Will My Information be Used?
Also, please note the following:
For additional questions:
Contact Online Learning Student Support: OnlineLearning@chabotcollege.edu
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