Privacy & Permissions

YOUR PRIVACY

  • Your ePortfolio belongs to you, so you need to decide how much personal information to put in it. You also need to be careful about the people with whom you share your ePortfolio. Obviously, you'll share the ePortfolio with your instructors, your trusted friends and family. Beyond that, be judicious when deciding to share your ePortfolio.​
  • You do not need to put your photo in the About Me subsection of the Welcome page, or anywhere else in the ePortfolio.
  • You can just use your first name in your ePortfolio.
  • You certainly don't need to put your address or phone number in the ePortfolio.
  • For contact information on your resume, put your email address only if you prefer.
  • If you are concerned about your privacy, make sure you DO NOT optimize your site for search engines. By default your site will not be optimized for search engines. If you DO want to be found easily when people do a search, you'll have to consult the Help page to find out how to optimize your site for search engines--also known as SEO for Search Engine Optimization.

 

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY, COPYRIGHT, AND PERMISSIONS

  • Plagiarism is a violation of SLCC's Student Code of Conduct, so do not put someone else's assignment or reflective writing in your portfolio and claim it as your own. All faculty at SLCC have access to anti-plagiarism software, and the institution takes plagiarism very seriously.
  • Do not put copyrighted material (images, for example) in your ePortfolio unless you have permission from the copyright holder, the material is in the public domain, or unless using the copyrighted material would fall under the fair educational use exemption. Even when you do have permission or the material falls under fair use, you should always reference its creator.
  • Before you include a photo in your ePortfolio in which other students are recognizable, gain their permission to do so. If you'd like to get their permission in writing, use the model release below. Note that permission to use their image in your ePortfolio does not give you the right to use it for commercial purposes.