UW Flexible Option: Fraudulent Activity/Security FAQ

This document answers various inquiries of security regarding the UW Flexible Option

What mechanism is in place to prevent fraudulent activity?

  • Identity verification is key to preventing fraudulent activity. Each student is provided institution-based credentials that he/she uses to access the learning platform and the institutional student information system.  Students are required to keep their credentials (username and password) secret. At the assessment level, students taking a proctored assessment are required to show an ID and student identity is verified by the proctor.


Who is responsible for determining and addressing security needs within the respective D2L systems?

  • UW Colleges, UW-Parkside's and UW-Madison's Division of Continuing Education competency sets are housed in UW-Extension's instance of D2L. For now, UW-Milwaukee competency sets are housed in UW-Milwaukee's instance of D2L. UW-Extension is responsible for its D2L security; UW-Milwaukee is responsible for its D2L security as long as competency sets remain housed there.  New campus partners will house competency sets in UW-Extension's instance of D2L. 


Who is responsible for managing student data? What security is in place?

  • UW Flexible Option is a collaborative effort between UW-Extension and partner degree-granting institutions.  All participating institutions are responsible for managing student data and ensuring that security is addressed at all levels.


 Is an emergency notification system a campus responsibility or UW-Extension's responsibility?

  • The emergency notification system is a campus-based responsibility. 



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Created:2015-11-24 14:54 CDTUpdated:2015-11-30 10:31 CDT
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