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.