Use of Social Media by Faculty

Guidelines for Use of Web Technology

FIPPA restricts public bodies from storing or accessing personal information in hosting sites that are outside of Canada. Public bodies are also responsible for maintaining the security of personal information that is collected and cannot outsource that responsibility even if the actual collection, storage, access and disposal is managed by an outside provider. This places restrictions on the university's ability to use what is commonly called "cloud computing" and social media sites without performing due diligence regarding data security and getting consent from end users if the site stores personal information outside of Canada.

The guideline below represents what is currently best practices in the use of web technology in the classroom in British Columbia. Faculty are urged to avail themselves of the information, instructions and tools that are available in this guideline. There are templates which may be adapted for use in the classroom and many other resources listed to help in guiding you through the use of web technology in the classroom. The Information and Privacy Coordinator of Kwantlen, along with the departments of Information Technology (IT) and Communications and Marketing stand ready to provide guidance if needed.

Privacy Guidelines for Faculty Use of Web Technology