Online Educational Services: What Educators Need to Know

Educators are using online educational services for student learning, communication, and evaluation. While these services may be innovative, accessible, and available at little or no cost, their use could put the privacy of students and their families at risk. Sometimes teachers use online services without approval from school administrators, who are responsible for the information management practices of their staff. School boards must ensure online services used by teachers are compliant with Ontario privacy law.

Online Educational Services: What Educators Need to Know, a brochure published in collaboration with the Ontario Association of School Board Officials (OASBO), provides information for educators about the potential privacy risks of online educational services.

You can also download and share these posters (letter size/legal size) in your staff room and school office to remind teachers to get approval before using online services.