Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated
Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated is a nonprofit organization. We are 501 (c) (3) Charitable and educational organization.
Here students benefit from a wide range of learning virtual cloud activities, access to course materials, consistent feedback, and clear communications. The use of a learning management system (LMS) can contribute to these benefits and assist in the implementation of the principles of universal model for learning. By articulating methods of usage in this procedure we establish a consistent level of usage across this initiative.
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As we realize that visitors to our Learning Management System (LMS) may be concerned about what happens to those information which will provide by the users who will use our system.
We also realize that education and training establishments have a duty of care to protect the privacy of information provided by all users like students and employees when they make use of the LMS.
This procedure describes methods and expectations for the usage of Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated LMS. The Learning Management System Usage Policy outlines the rationale for these procedures.
Learning management system (LMS)
Learning management system (LMS) refers to both software applications and web-based technologies that are used by faculty and students to access, plan, implement, supplement, monitor, and/or assess learning or to communicate about virtual learning.
For the purpose of this policy, the following words and expressions shall have the following meanings:
The legal person or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the Processing of Personal Data. For the purpose of this Policy the Data Controller is the education or training establishment making use of the Service.
The natural or legal person, authority, agency or any other body which processes
On behalf of the Data Controller and in accordance with the terms of this Policy. For the purpose of this Policy the Data Processor create.
Data Protection Legislation
All applicable legislation and regulations relating to the protection of the fundamental rights and freedom of natural persons and, in particular their right to privacy with respect to the processing of Personal Data applicable in the country in which the Data Controller is presents. We take data security and the privacy of personal information very seriously. The Department does not publicly post information online that contains personally identifiable data of any student, educator, or citizen.
Data Processing Systems
All the software, hardware and systems used by the Data Processor to process the Personal Data and to fulfil its obligations under this Policy.
Any student or employee of the Data Controller.
Authority The authority responsible for the enforcement of the applicable Data Protection Legislation.
Any information relating to a Data Subject.
Includes both automatic processing and manual processing, provided that in respect of manual processing the manual data is organized in a relevant filing system (as defined under the Data Protection Legislation) and “Processed” shall be construed accordingly.
All applicable laws, rules and regulations regarding the sending of unsolicited
electronic commercial messages.
The provision of the LMS product by the Data Processor.
Services and Personal Data
The LMS is a cloud-based learning environment provided by Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated create to its educational and training establishment customers.
Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated create provide customers with a set of login credentials for per-generated system accounts.
Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated create licenses the use of learning materials to customers based on the products they have purchased.
Customers can make use of the LMS to provide educational material to their employees and students.
Customers can enable their employees and students to access the LMS individually by creating user accounts.
When creating a user account an initial set of data is required which includes a username, first name, last name, email address and password. Customers can choose whether to use real names or aliases for this data. Customers can enable employees and students to self-register on the LMS.
Customers can assign learning content to user accounts to meet their particular requirements. This can be achieved by allocation of user accounts to groups. As this happens employee and student group membership and assigned work is stored within the LMS.
Customers are required to ensure that system account credentials are kept secure.
As students work through the learning content, their results are tracked and stored within the LMS.
Employees have the ability to generate reports based on student data.
Students can print their performance data reports for personal retention and control.
Students can edit their own password.
Students can request that their teacher or administrator edit their user details including first name, last name, email address and password.
Employees can edit or delete student user personal details.
Employees can delete student result data.
Customers are required to ensure that any Personal Data that is extracted from the LMS by its
employees is safeguarded
Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated create operates an archiving system to retain student and employee data for a period of no more than 7 years.
Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated create retains the right to share
aggregated de-identified student data for the development, promotion and improvement of its Services.
Employee and student data stored within the LMS is and will remain the property of the customer.
Under no circumstances will Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated create act as or become the Data Controller of the Personal Data. The customer is and will stay the sole Data Controller of the Personal Data.
Access to student data requires a site code along with either; a student user name and password, or an employee user name and password.
Obligations of the Data Processor
The Data Processor agrees and warrants that it will:
(a) only process the Personal Data in accordance with the terms and conditions set out in this Policy and in accordance with any further written instructions from the Data Controller;
(b) unless otherwise agreed in writing, only process the Personal Data to the extent and in such manner as is necessary for the provision of the Services or as is required by law or any regulatory body;
(c) keep the processed data strictly confidential and ensure that each of its employees, agents and/or permitted subcontractors engaged in processing the Personal Data will be informed of the confidential nature of the Personal Data;
(d) implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect Personal Data against unauthorized or unlawful processing and against accidental loss, destruction, damage, alteration or disclosure. Such measures shall be appropriate to the harm that might result from unauthorized or unlawful processing or accidental loss, destruction or damage to Personal Data and to the nature of Personal Data to be protected;
(e) promptly notify the Data Controller if it receives a request from a Data Subject to have access to Personal Data or any other complaint or request relating to the Data Controller's obligations under the Data Protection Legislation and provide full cooperation and assistance to the Data Controller at the Data Controller’s sole cost and expense in relation to any such complaint or request (including, without limitation, by allowing Data Subjects to have access to their Personal Data);
(f) comply with all reasonable requests or directions by the Data Controller to enable the Data Controller to verify and/or procure that the Data Processor is in full compliance with its obligations under this Policy;
(g) provide the Data Controller with full details of any complaint or allegation that the Data Controller is not complying with the Data Protection Legislation by a Data Subject or from the relevant Data Protection Authority;
(h) assist the Data Controller (at the cost of the Data Controller) in taking any action that the Data Controller reasonably deems appropriate to deal with such complaint or allegation pursuant to clause (a).
Notwithstanding anything else in the Policy, the Data Processor shall not be in breach of the Policy to the extent that any such breach and/or failure to comply with the Policy is necessary to comply with the Data Protection Legislation and/or any rule, order or enforcement notice of a competent authority in respect of the Data Protection Legislation.
Upon the termination of the provision of the Service all Personal Data processed by Data Processor on behalf of the Data Controller and its copies will be immediately returned/provided to the Data Controller, or the Data Processor shall, by the choice of the Data Controller, destroy all Personal Data and certify the Data Controller that it did so.
Obligations of the Data Controller
The Data Controller agrees and warrants that it shall:
(a) provide the Data Processor with clear, comprehensible and specific written instructions with regard to the Processing of Personal Data by the Data Processor for any activity required beyond that of the normal Services;
(b) provide the Data Processor with specific written instructions with regard to the security and
confidentiality of the Personal Data in accordance with applicable Data Protection Legislation for any activity required beyond that of the normal Services;
(c) inform the Data Processor of any legitimate inspection or audit of its Processing of Personal Data by any competent Data Protection Authority which relates to the Processing by the Data Processor;
(d) provide the Data Processor with prior notice of any intended inspection of the Processing of Personal Data under this Policy;
(e) inform the Data Processor immediately of any access request, request for correction or blocking of Personal Data or any objection made by a Data Subject related to the Processing of Personal Data by the Data Processor;
(f) comply with all relevant provisions of the Data Protection Legislation and Spam Regulations, including but not limited to the following general obligations:
- the informing of Data Subjects regarding the processing of their Personal Data through a privacy statement or other appropriate means;
- the notification of the processing of Personal Data to the Data Protection Authority;
- the compliance with applicable Spam Regulations regarding the sending of unsolicited messages, either electronically or by ordinary post.
1. Faculty members shall:
a. Encourage time on task and effective communications in the LMS by:
i. Using the News tool to welcome new students and broadcast relevant class communications;
ii. Posting appropriate course assessment dates in the Calendar tool;
iii. Posting their official e-mail, telephone contact information, hours of
availability outside of class, and office location in each of their LMS courses; and
iv. Stating their preferred method of electronic communication and setting an accurate expectation as to their intended response time.
b. Effectively communicate grade information:
i. Set up the grade book to match the specificity in the course outline
ii. post and reveal each student’s grades for all assessments on an ongoing basis within the parameters of access to student records and protection of privacy policies and procedures, with the exception of the final assessment, which will be hidden.
iii. Faculty will submit mid-term grades for first year students and final calculated grades for all courses.
c. Make relevant content available:
i. Publish the final approved course outline from Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated.
2. In the spirit of continuous improvement, faculty will be expected to develop their expertise in utilizing the functionality of the LMS. Examples of this functionality could include:
i. Faculty will look for ways to facilitate the work flow and timely return of assignments as they are created, submitted, marked and returned.
ii. Faculty will utilize the assessment capabilities of the LMS to provide self-assessment and marks-based assessment opportunities.
iii. Faculty will make their course materials available in the LMS, in a variety of accessible formats such as documents or pre-built LMS tools (e.g. links, learning modules, html pages).
c. Student engagement
iv. Faculty will leverage the online environment to enrich the virtual classroom experience (e.g. discussion tool, online readings).
v. Faculty will accommodate different learning styles through the use f online tools, multimedia, and other accessible methods of communication.
3. Faculty will familiarize the students with how to best use LMS site for their course. Expectations regarding use of the LMS functions and the preferred communication protocol will
be clearly articulated by faculty along with the timing and availability of marks, as well as in college and program documents
4. Students who have technical difficulty that prevents them from completing academic work related to the functioning of the LMS must contact the ICT Support Services desk and obtain a ticket number. The student provides this number to the faculty. The faculty member can elect to make an exception to acceptance of the late submissions based on this information/evidence of technical difficulty.
5. Faculty will post notice of absence or lateness.
6. Faculty will make every reasonable effort to adhere to copyright laws when posting information.
Roles and responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the vice-president, Academic to ensure this procedure is fully implemented.
It is the responsibility of each faculty member to develop their skills and abilities and use the LMS functions/system to support the learning environment.
It is the responsibility of the dean to ensure faculty have access to professional development to support skill development in the use of the LMS system.
It is the responsibility of the dean to ensure faculty are meeting the minimum requirements of the LMS Usage policy and procedure.
Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) considerations.
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AODA standards have been considered in the development of this policy and it adheres to the principles outlined in the AODA standards and the Traditional Methods Learning Center Of Maryland Incorporated commitment to accessibility as demonstrated by the Accessibility Plan (ADMIN-203).
The Data Controller shall indemnify the Data Processor against each claim, loss, liability and cost
incurred by the Data Processor as a result of unlawful Data Processing by the Data Controller, the breach of any relevant legislation, including but not limited to relevant Data Protection Legislation and Spam Regulations or the breach of this Policy by the Data Controller or any of its employees, agents or sub-contractors.
The Data Controller shall inform the Data Processor immediately regarding any claim or any threat thereof that is made to the Data Processor in relation to this Policy.
The Data Processor shall indemnify the Data Controller against each claim, loss, liability and cost
incurred by the Data Controller as a result of a material breach of the obligations of Data Processor under this Policy.
The Data Processor shall inform the Data Controller immediately regarding any claim or any threat thereof that is made to the Data Controller in relation to this Policy.
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