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Privacy and data protection on digital platforms

Privacy and data protection at the University of Bergen in connection with teaching on digital platforms. Guidelines are updated in June 2020.

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The guidelines distinguish between asynchronous teaching where only the teacher participates, and synchronous teaching in which the students participate.

Synchronous teaching has two main forms:

  • Live streaming that is not recorded and stored
  • Live streaming that is recorded and stored

Asynchronous teaching does not require any special measures, while in synchronous teaching the students should be informed about the use.

Information for students

Prior to digital teaching, it is important that students are informed about:

  • Is there live streaming without recording and storage, or is there live streaming with recording and storage?
  • How long is the recorder stored?
  • That they can be identified by image, name, voice, initials or the like.
  • That they can control this even at the settings of the digital tool, and choose whether he / she wants to participate with picture / video, audio or possibly write in the chat function.

If active participation is mandatory, this must be clearly stated in the course description.

Zoom, Kaltura and Teams are safe tools for digital teaching.

Read more about Recommendations for Hybrid Teaching and Learning Autumn 2020