Online Code of Conduct

As a virtual learning student, there are additional rules and expectations regarding online etiquette in place in order to protect all students and all staff members. Access to remote learning must be used in a responsible, safe, efficient, ethical, and legal manner.

A breach of the code of conduct may lead to a learner being excluded or expelled from the programme(s) of learning they are undertaking.

All members of the Academy community must:
  • Demonstrate honesty and integrity.
  • Respect the differences in people, their ideas and opinions.
  • Treat one another with respect and dignity especially when there is disagreement.
  • Respect and treat others fairly.
  • Respect the rights of others.
  • Respect the need of others to work in an environment that is conducive learning and teaching in an online setting.
  • Be courteous and polite at all times especially in electronic mail exchanges.
  • In addition all students must:
  • Respect the integrity of all online systems and networks.
  • Respect all copyright laws.
  • Respect the personal information and privacy of others.
  • Be active and engaged participants in the learning program.
  • Obey directions from teaching and administrative staff.
  • Complete all assignments and work in a timely and thorough manner.
  • Not share their username and password with students who are not enrolled on an Academy course.
  • Not share sensitive personal information including any form of contact details with other course members and their facilitators.
  • Not use racist, sexist, homophobic, abusive terms, swear words or language that may cause offence in the Virtual Classroom or the Course Site.
  • communicate only in English at all times.

The following behaviors are considered to be a breach of the Code of Conduct:
  • Sending or posting discriminatory, harassing, or threatening messages or images.
  • Stealing, using, or disclosing someone else's code or password without authorization.
  • Copying, pirating, or downloading software and electronic files without permission.
  • Sending or posting confidential material, trade secrets, or proprietary information outside of the organisation.
  • Violating copyright law.
  • Engaging in unauthorized transactions that may incur a cost to the school or initiate unwanted Internet services and transmissions.
  • Participating in the viewing or exchange of pornography or obscene materials.
  • Sending or posting messages that defame or slander other individuals.
  • Attempting to break into the computer system of R|M|V|A, another organisation, or person.
  • Refusing to cooperate with a security investigation.
  • Using the Education Portal for political causes or activities, religious activities, or any sort of gambling.
  • Jeopardizing the security of the organisation's electronic communications systems.
  • Sending or posting messages that disparages R|M|V|A or another organisation's products or services.
  • Passing off personal views as representing those of R|M|V|A.
  • Sending anonymous e-mail messages.
  • Engaging in any other illegal activities.
  • Disturbing the virtual Learning Environment.
  • Refusing to follow the rules of the specific Virtual Learning Classroom.
  • Unmuting yourself when your facilitator has placed you on mute.
  • Recording any class session and transmitting it.
  • Recording your facilitator and/or classmates.
  • Participation in Cyber bullying and/or Harassment.
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