Student Privacy

In order to protect the privacy of students enrolled in distance and correspondence education courses or programs, the faculty will not publicly post any grades or personal information for any student. Grades must be posted securely, visible only by each individual student, in his/her password-protected student grade book.

To further protect the privacy of students, all faculty must contact students using the secure communication system in the Learning Management System (LMS) or through College provided email accounts for both faculty and students. Coastal Alabama Community College currently licenses Canvas, by Instructure, Inc. as the LMS. Students may adjust the settings in their password protected Canvas account to receive communications only in their Canvas inbox or also receive email in their Coastal Alabama Community College email inbox and other designated private email accounts. Students have the ability to view their entire communication history in their Canvas inbox and delete emails as desired. As with any other password protected email account, other individuals cannot access or view the message history.