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Your Responsibilities when using Moodle

As Monash staff and students you should be aware of your rights and responsibilities around issues such as Copyright, Academic Integrity, Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities and Privacy in relation to Moodle.

Following is an overview of each of these areas with links to more information.

Students

Copyright
Academic Integrity
Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities by Students Policy
Privacy

Staff

Copyright
Academic Integrity
Information Technology Use Policy - Staff & Other Authorised Users
Privacy

Information for students

Copyright

Moodle is not a copyright-free zone. The University takes copyright compliance seriously. Monash also respects your intellectual property rights as a student and researcher. To help you understand your rights and responsibilities, access the detailed advice and information on the designated Students section of the Monash University Copyright website.


Academic Integrity

Academic integrity involves using, generating and communicating information in an ethical, honest and responsible manner. Monash outlines the academic integrity obligations of students and staff in its Academic Integrity Policy and Managing Plagiarism and Collusion Procedures.

Breaches of academic integrity include:

Plagiarism – taking and using another person’s ideas and/or manner of expressing them and passing them off as your own by failing to give appropriate acknowledgement; and
Collusion – unauthorized collaboration on written, oral or practical work with another person or persons.

If you have any questions about the Academic integrity for students then you may find the answer in the Academic Integrity Questions and Answers.


Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities by Students Policy

The Information Technology Facilities of Monash University are provided to students for legitimate University purposes. This will normally mean academic coursework, academic research activities and administration.
 
The Procedures under this Policy set rules for and explain:

What the Information Technology Facilities are
Access to IT Facilities
Responsibilities of Users
Misuse of IT Facilities
Electronic mail and other messaging
Internet Use
Privacy and Surveillance
Relevant Laws

Read the Acceptable Use of Information Technology Facilities by Students Policy in full.


Privacy

Monash values the privacy of every individual's personal information and is committed to the protection of personal information.

Monash has established a privacy regime that strives to:

Promote an understanding and acceptance of the privacy principles and their objectives throughout the university community;
Educate people within the university about information privacy;
Handle any complaints received in an efficient and appropriate manner; and
Monitor privacy compliance and keep the university informed of updates to procedures.

For more information on Privacy, visit the Privacy at Monash website.

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Information for Staff

Copyright

Staff need to be aware that copyright laws and licence agreements still apply within Moodle. Moodle provides a great environment for sharing rich content with your students, and to help staff use that content in ways which meet legal and policy requirements, the University Copyright Office provides detailed advice on the Teaching page of the Monash University Copyright website, including information on using ejournals and ebooks, DVDs, YouTube, images and music. 


Academic Integrity

As an academic staff member, academic integrity impacts your teaching role in many domains, including;

preparation of learning and teaching materials,
development of face to face and online learning tasks,
design of assignments and other assessment tasks,
liaising with library and other support staff,
student discipline procedures and grievances, and, of course,
marking, giving feedback and grading student work.

If you have any questions about the Academic integrity for academic staff then you may find the answer in the Academic Integrity Questions and Answers.


Information Technology Use Policy - Staff & Other Authorised Users 

This policy deals with the provision of information technology resources by Monash University and the associated responsibility of authorised users when accessing these information technology resources. These resources include, but are not limited to, the Monash network, computer systems and software, access to the Internet, electronic mail, telephony and related services.

Read the Information Technology Use Policy - Staff & Other Authorised Users in full.


Privacy

Monash values the privacy of every individual's personal information and is committed to the protection of personal information.

Monash has established a privacy regime that strives to:

  • Promote an understanding and acceptance of the privacy principles and their objectives throughout the university community;
  • Educate people within the university about information privacy;
  • Handle any complaints received in an efficient and appropriate manner; and
  • Monitor privacy compliance and keep the university informed of updates to procedures.

For more information on Privacy, visit the Privacy at Monash website.

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