The T&L Times
The Department of Teaching and Learning Newsletter
November 19, 2021
Over the last few months, as we’ve refined our LearnPlatform library, we’ve had a few questions about some websites. When the SOPPA team initially started the process, we used information from different tools/websites to see what websites had accessed student accounts and data. We then worked to get agreements from those tools/websites to make sure that our students’ data was protected in the event of a data breach. As we have moved forward, some of the websites that we have agreements for are being blocked by our content filter because of things like pop-up ads, banner ads, embedded videos, and inappropriate content for our students.
Getting a signed data privacy agreement doesn’t mean that a website is appropriate for students, and sadly, we cannot control content on websites as they constantly get updated by creators. Our priority is always student safety, and high quality instructional content. Remember to check our library, as we update resources as we can. Please submit a Helpdesk ticket with any blocked site or SOPPA requests.