What are my responsibilities with learning data?

Learning data typically contains student personal information which is classified as high risk data in the Security Classification of UBC Electronic Information. People working with learning data (also known as data consumers) are responsible for:

Practice Guidelines for Instructors

The Learning Analytics at UBC: Purpose and Principles outlined the following practice guidelines for instructors:

  1. Instructors who access data for learning analytics purposes and in the context of quality assurance should inform their students on the course syllabus.
  2. In order to reduce the potential for bias, instructors should not have access to demographic data about their students. Where this data would be useful to the analyses, these should be conducted at the Department / Program level and presented to the instructor as aggregate.