College tutors compliance conditions

As a college tutor, your name and details have been forwarded to the Learning Environments team so that we can create a College Tutor LMS account for you. This LMS account will provide you with student-level permissions in the LMS subject sites requested for you. You may already have an LMS account (for example, if you are a University of Melbourne postgraduate student). This is a separate account for your college tutor activities.

In order for us to provide LMS access for you, it is necessary for you to formally agree to comply with relevant University statutes, policies and procedures regarding the use of University resources. Extracts of some relevant regulations are listed below.

Note that you must read these guidelines and explicitly agree to comply with them before we can create your account.

Your College will ask you to sign off on the following conditions before they request access to the subject(s) for you:

  1. You will not submit any assessment tasks on behalf of students; And,
  2. You will not participate in online class activities (e.g. blogs, discussion boards)

Without the express permission of the subject coordinator.

Although your LMS account allows you most student privileges, you are not participating in the subject as a student and you do not have permission to act in these subjects on behalf of your students.

Computing and network facilities rules

Provision and Acceptable Use of IT policy (MPF1314) outlines the privileges and responsibilities of persons granted access to the University’s information technology resources and facilities, for example:

  1. Facilities may only be used for authorised purposes.
  2. No user may engage in any act or practice, or omit to do any act or practice, which constitutes a misuse of any of the facilities.
  3. Any user who becomes aware that facilities are being used by any person to infringe the intellectual property rights of another person, or that the effect of any use of any facilities is to infringe such rights, must notify the University copyright officer forthwith.

Misuse includes, but is not limited to:

  1. Use for any purpose other than an authorised purpose.
  2. Use that causes or contributes to a breach of any provision of a law, statute, regulation, subordinate instrument or code of practice or conduct applying to the University or to which users are subject.
  3. Use that contravenes a University statute, regulation, rule, policy or procedure.
  4. Creating, transmitting, storing, downloading or possessing illegal material.
  5. The deliberate or reckless creation, transmission, storage, downloading, or display of any offensive or menacing images, data, or other material, or any data capable of being resolved into such images or material, except in the case of the appropriate use of facilities for properly supervised University work or study purposes.
  6. Use which constitutes an infringement of any intellectual property rights of another person.
  7. Communications which would be actionable under the law of defamation.
  8. Communications which misrepresent a personal view as the view of the University.
  9. Deliberate or reckless undertaking of activities resulting in any of the following:
    1. The imposition of an unreasonable burden on the central facilities or a local facility.
    2. Corruption of or disruption to data on the central facilities or a local facility, or to the data of another person.
    3. Disruption to other users.
    4. Introduction or transmission of a virus into the facilities.
  10. Circumventing user authentication or access control measures, security or restrictions upon the use of any facilities or account.

A more extensive list of misuse definitions is provided in the full regulation.

Intellectual property

An important consideration is University Statute 13.1.

Statute 13.1 specifies that teaching materials created or used for the primary purpose of teaching and education at the University are owned by the University. Teaching materials means all versions, whether digital or otherwise, of information, documents and materials created or used for the primary purpose of teaching and education at the University, including the permitted adaptation or incorporation of the scholarship, learning or research of the relevant member of academic staff, honorary appointee, visitor or student for that primary purpose, and includes lecture notes that are made available to students, computer-generated presentations, course guides, overhead projector notes, examination scripts, examination marking guides, course databases, websites and multimedia-based course ware.

All course material on the LMS is the intellectual property of the University and the teaching staff who have created it.

This guide was last updated 28 Nov 2022.
Please report any errors or omissions in this guide by submitting an LMS support request.

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