Section 59-53-57 of the 1976 Code of Laws of South Carolina as Amended
BASED ON POLICY NUMBER AND TITLE:
SBTCE Policy 4-4-105 Information Security
Purpose: To establish the procedures and processes by which Trident Technical College (TTC) protects the privacy of students enrolled in distance education courses and programs.
Trident Technical College is committed to protecting the privacy of its students, including students enrolled in online and hybrid courses. The following requirements ensure the privacy of students in distance learning courses and programs and supplement other TTC procedures related to data security and confidentiality of student records for all students, faculty and staff.
All students have a unique TTC ID number, username, and self-selected password, which they must use to access their my.tridenttech.edu portal as well as their courses in the college’s learning management system. New students are required to establish their own password upon initial log in and can change their password confidentially at any time.
Students are responsible for protecting their secure login information throughout their enrollment at the college.
All TTC faculty members are required to use the college’s learning management system to record student grades. Faculty are trained in the importance of protecting student privacy and maintaining confidentiality of student information.
Access to Information
TTC’s learning management system is structured to protect student privacy. Students can view only their own information and information made accessible to the whole class by the instructor. Only the faculty members teaching a course and their department and divisional administrators may access student information in the learning management system.
Secure Login and Password
The college requires that all personnel adhere to college procedures and best practices for safeguarding login and password data. The Director of Infrastructure Services is responsible for maintaining a standard operating process for secure login account and password creation, to include password change/reset instructions.
The Assistant Vice President for Educational Technology and the Online College has responsibility for ensuring compliance with State and Federal guidelines and SACSCOC accreditation standards related to distance learning.
TTC Procedure 16-7-1 Student Records, Confidentiality applies to all students, including students enrolled in distance education courses and programs.
TTC Procedure 6-17-1 Information Security Plan describes measures use to protect privacy and personal information of all students, including students enrolled in distance education courses and programs.