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What is Myplace?

Myplace is the online learning environment for the University of Strathclyde. It is based on the Moodle Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) but has been adapted to meet the needs of users at the University of Strathclyde.

As a student you will be given access to Myplace as part of your teaching and learning experience at the University. You will be expected to comply with the University’s regulations and policies governing the use of computing facilities and resources which are set out within this document.

University Policy on the Use of Computing Facilities and Resources

How will your personal data be processed?

As a user of Myplace your personal data will be processed for the purpose of teaching and learning. Your personal data including information relating to usage and course information will be logged within the system. This information along with other personal data e.g. name, class, course code etc. will be accessible to staff associated with your studies to allow them to identify you and to review your participation, progress and completion of your course.  Limited personal data related to your user profile may be viewable by other students on your course/programme e.g. name, profile image and discussion messages/content will be archived.

For more details about how the University uses your personal data please see the Data Protection Statement for Students.   More information about Data Protection can be found on the University’s Data Protection web pages. Any enquiries about data protection can be forwarded to dataprotection@strath.ac.uk.

Student Conduct in the online learning environment

The University of Strathclyde is committed to equality for all people irrespective of their protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

Making any inappropriate or offensive comments on Myplace and University social media pages are in breach of the University Dignity and Respect Policy and will be dealt with accordingly.  

The University relies on electronic tools for communication between students and members of staff as part of your learning experience.  It allows you the opportunity to communicate with your classmates and tutor anytime whether you are on or off campus.

It is important in all online communications to behave as you would face to face in the classroom and treat others with respect. In all communications e.g. email, online discussion, blogs, and wikis we expect you to:

  • Always maintain a respectful tone and be patient as users of all abilities may be participating.
  • Do not use BLOCK capitals as this can be interpreted as shouting, if you want to emphasise a point use *asterisks* instead.
  • Do not reveal your personal information (home address, date of birth, phone number etc.) or post other peoples personal information online.
  • In discussion forums keep your messages to the point and state who the message or post is coming from and add a descriptive title
  • Do not immediately respond to an inflammatory message; think about what you have written before you post it. If you wouldn’t say it face to face then do not post it.

Note that the University also has a classroom protocol which applies in the face to face setting.

 

 

As a user of Myplace we expect you to...
  1. Be responsible for any content you create within Myplace; emails, discussion postings, blogs and wikis other similar communication tools. The University reserves the right to remove inappropriate content.
  2. Remember that in accordance with the University Policy on the Use of Computing Facilities and Resources unacceptable use is not permitted.
  3. Do not violate, plagiarise or infringe the rights of third parties including those covered by copyright, trademarks and privacy legislation.  When posting material please ensure that either you own the copyright (as you have created it) or you have obtained permission from the copyright owner or one of the licences held by the University allows the material to be reused.
  4. Remember that in accordance with the University Policy on the Use of Computing Facilities and Resources you must not create, store or distribute information that is offensive, obscene or indecent. Please notify your course tutor if you spot any offensive material within Myplace.
  5. Do not share your login details with other users, impersonate someone or adopt an inappropriate user name.
  6. Remember that failure to comply with the conditions in this document or the University Policy on the Use of Computing Facilities and Resources  may lead to disciplinary procedures being invoked as set out in the University Calendar, Part 1, Regulation 5.
What about copyright?

As a user of Myplace it is important to be aware of the main points of Copyright including the licences available to students within the University which allow reuse of copyright material, copyright ownership and using such material within a VLE.

Please see our Copyright web page for information. Any enquiries can be forward to ictlegalcompliance@strath.ac.uk

Further details of the legal background can be found in the University Policy on the Use of Computing Facilities and Regulations.

Help and advice

For help using Myplace please contact the IT helpdesk:

 help@strath.ac.uk or telephone 0141 548 4000 (option 1)