The Brightspace Community is a space for learning, collaboration, and connecting. We are so glad you could join us on this journey. Here at Brightspace, we value the diversity and expertise of our members. We draw on the strength in diversity of thought and experience to reflect the rich array of knowledge that represents our brand and community. To better help your time here be both valuable and enjoyable, we want to outline expectations held for ourselves and our community members.
The purpose of our Community is to exchange knowledge and expertise about D2L products, online learning and pedagogical techniques. Please ensure that your postings and content are relevant to the subject at hand. It is normal for some topics to drift from the stated subject. However, to ensure maximum benefit for everyone, we encourage you to keep your postings as close to the subject as possible, and move side conversations to their own topic. There are many places for conversation in the Community. While we do not control and are under no obligation to control or monitor Community activities, we reserve the right to highlight content or messages we think are particularly useful or relevant, move messages that are off topic, or point the author to a more appropriate location to engage.
Be Respectful to Others
Any form of communication on this site should use appropriate language and be respectful of fellow Community members, the public, D2L and its employees. You must not engage in “Offensive Conduct”, including:
· Language offensive to another member or group's identity, orientation, gender, or other protected rights.
· Inflammatory remarks or trolling.
· Spamming of posts, comments, or direct messages.
· Posting an individual's identifiable information.
· Posting defamatory or obscene content.
· Posting any malware, code, link, or content that could compromise another user's safety and information.
· Any other activities or communication that could jeopardize safety, well-being, and information of other user’s and D2L employees.
When submitting information to us you cannot:
· misrepresent your identity,
· impersonate any person, or
· use the account, username, or password of another user at any time.
By providing your personal information to D2L, you consent to the collection, processing and storage by D2L of your personal information in accordance with the terms of our Privacy Statement.
Be 18 or older.
No one under the age of 18 may make an account to use Community due to privacy laws and regulations in various jurisdictions.
If D2L becomes aware of a Community user under the age of 18, your account will be removed.
Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, a parent or legal guardian may create and access a Community account (an “Account”) on behalf of an individual under 18 years of age (a “K12 Learner”).
By creating an Account for a K12 Learner, the parent or legal guardian, (i) represents that they are a legal parent or guardian of the K12 Learner (ii) agrees that at no time will the K12 Learner be permitted to access, or use the Account (iii) acknowledges that they are accepting the Rules and shall be bound by the Rules (iv) accepts full responsibility for the Account and, (v) understands that any breach of the Rules may result in privileges being revoked and/or Account removal.
You can only use Community for your own lawful, non-commercial, personal purposes. We are providing the Community for the benefit of our customers, partners, developers and users only.
Promptly inform us if you believe that someone is using Community under false pretenses or in a manner that is contrary to D2L's or the Community's best interests.
Help Us Help You
If you're looking for help, have a question or want to connect with a member of the Community - don't hesitate to reach out. Our Community Management team will ensure you receive a response.
To contact the Brightspace Community Management team, please email email@example.com
Sharing is Caring
Within the Community there are users with years of experience and those who are just getting started. We encourage you to take some time to offer your expertise to Community members who are looking for support or resources.
Take the Lead
Do you want to get more involved? We're always happy to connect with members who want to contribute more to the Community.
Send the Community Management team a message so we can explore ways to support your development as a Community leader.
To contact us, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Through various activities in the Community, you may have access to the email addresses and personal information of other Community members.
· All users must respect each member's right to privacy.
· Unauthorized use of personal information and email addresses of Community members for the purposes of spamming or other commercial use is not permitted.
· Likewise, personal information cannot be used to solicit, leverage, harass, or unduly contact community members.
D2L has a Privacy Statement that describes how we collect information from you or about you, why we collect this information, and how we will use or disclose this information. In addition, it sets out our general policies on information security as further detailed in D2L's Privacy Statement, which is also incorporated into and made a part of these Rules.
To deliver, develop, test and improve the Community, we may collect, analyze, and interpret data elements acquired by, associated with, or provided in the use of the Community. All individual data elements of such analyses are property of their respective owners.
All usage data related to use or performance of the Community and all algorithm, computational, or cumulative results of the analyses are wholly-owned by D2L.
Competition and Non-Solicitation
The Community is for D2L clients, partners, users, developers and staff only.
- D2L competitors and their employees or contractors are prohibited from registering as Community members or otherwise interacting with D2L clients, partners, users, developers and staff through Community.
- Third party solicitation via private messaging of Community members or visitors for third party business development or sales activity is strictly prohibited.
If you are a registered member or guest visitor to the Community and are solicited or contacted by third parties through the Community, or if you suspect a user is improperly using the Community for sales activity, please report this activity to the Community Management team immediately so we can help ensure the best possible Community experience.
To contact us, please send an email to email@example.com
D2L respects the intellectual property of others, and we ask our users to do the same. We respond expeditiously to clear notices of alleged copyright infringement and terminate accounts of repeat infringers according to the process set out in the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act or the laws of another jurisdiction.
If you believe your copyrights are being violated and want to notify us, you can find information about submitting notices and D2L’s policy about responding to notices in our Notice and Takedown Procedure.
If you supply or post any information or material to the Community, you guarantee to us that you have the legal right to post such material and that it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity. By posting any materials (other than those that may be subject to a license as must be clearly noted and included upon posting), you give D2L the royalty-free, irrevocable,
perpetual, worldwide right to use, distribute, display and create derivative works from this material, in any and all media, in any manner, in whole or in part, without any restriction or responsibilities to you.
If you decide to use any licensed materials posted on the Community, you agree to abide by the obligations and restrictions in the applicable licenses.
Links to third party web sites or information are provided solely as a convenience to you.
- If you use these links, you will leave the Community.
- Such links do not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship, or recommendation by D2L of the third party or the third-party site.
- D2L is not responsible for the availability of any such sites, or for their content.
Community is hosted and serviced by third party vendors, and your data may be hosted and processed by these vendors in a country other than your country of residence.
You agree to allow such third party vendors to host and process your data as may be required for purposes of your participation in Community.
As stated above, Offensive Conduct is not tolerated in this Community. In the event that any Offensive Conduct is reported to or discovered by the Community Management team, the Community Management team reserves the right to take action without notice to:
· suspend, revoke or terminate a user's membership,
· delete content,
· or take other actions that we feel are necessary to protect the Community.
Anything you post to Community is on a non-confidential basis (other than personal information which is covered under the D2L Privacy Statement, or information that may be posted to closed user groups and made subject to separate non-disclosure agreements), and D2L shall be free to use and disclose the content of any such communication, including without limitation any ideas, inventions, concepts, techniques or knowhow disclosed therein, for any purpose including without limitation developing, manufacturing and/or marketing goods and services. You agree to not assert any ownership right of any kind in such communications (including without limitation copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, unfair competition, moral rights, or implied contract) and you hereby waive such moral rights in favour of D2L and its affiliates, licensees, successors and assignees. You also acknowledge that you have no right to receive any financial or other consideration in connection with such communication.
Consent To Receive Emails And Communications
By participating in Community, you consent to receive communications from D2L via the email address you have submitted, and you agree that all notices and other communications that D2L may send you will meet any legal requirement that such communication would satisfy if it were in writing. We may also use your email address to send you other messages including information about D2L and its partners. You may opt out of such email by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at the address provided at the end of these Rules.
While we allow you to upload and store content on Community, we are entitled to stipulate the storage conditions. In particular, the amount and duration of storage may be limited at our discretion. If we decide that we are running out of room on Community, we may delete your content without prior notice. Therefore, please ensure that you maintain regular backups of your content because we do not accept any responsibility for any loss of data.
Deleting Your Community Profile
You can request profile deletion from the Community site by emailing email@example.com. Your Community profile deletion request is subject to certain exemptions to safeguard the public interest (e.g. the prevention or detection of crime) and our interests (e.g., the maintenance of legal privilege). If you contact us to delete your community profile, we will verify your request and respond within thirty days.
Your failure to comply with these Rules may, at D2L's sole discretion, result in suspension, revocation or termination of your Community account. Your obligations to D2L will continue upon termination of your rights, including restrictions regarding the Content, disclaimers, indemnification obligations and liability limitations under these Rules.
Questions or comments about the Brightspace Community or its Rules can be directed to the Community Management team by email at firstname.lastname@example.org