How to Manage your Privacy Settings

As a district administrator you have the ability to influence the amount of identifying student information that Edge Factor collects and stores.

Step 1. Go to "My Account"

Click the gear icon in the top right hand corner and select "My Account". 

Pull Up My Account

Step 2. Open up "Privacy Settings"

On your account page choose "Privacy Settings". 

Note: This is only available to network and account administrators (learn more).

Step 3. Set your privacy settings 

By default we collect a students' full name, email address, the grade they are in, and any other personal information that the student provides (or that an educator or administrator provides on their behalf).

A. Select Your Privacy Settings. As an administrator you can limit the amount of student personal information that Edge Factor collects and stores. Simply click on the setting that best fits your organization/districts privacy requirements.

Default:

Moderate:

Strict:

Extreme:

Allow us to store your students' full name, email address, and the grade they are enrolled in. Allow us to store your students' first name, last initial, email address, and the grade they are enrolled in. Allow us to store your students' email address. We will not store any student user information. Students will not be identifiable.
IMPLICATIONS:
Admins, educators, and students have full access to all of the features on the platform.

IMPLICATIONS:
Users -
If students share the same first name and last initial it may be difficult for educators to find "their" student when adding people to a class. It may also be difficult to identify the correct student if the educator needs to reset a students' password.

Classroom - If students in a class share the same first name and last initial it may be difficult for the educator to tell which student completed the classwork that was assigned to them.

IMPLICATIONS:
Users -
Students may be unidentifiable if student email addresses are anonymized (i.e. 32401@edge.on.ca). As a result, it will be difficult to reset passwords or find students to add to a class.

Classroom - It may be difficult to tell which students completed classwork. 

IMPLICATIONS:
Users -There are no user accounts to manage. Students sign in anonymously through a QuickStart link.  

Classroom - Educators aren't able to create a class, assign content, or review the classwork their students completed.

Analytics - Admins have limited usage analytics. They aren't able to drill down on who has used the platform. 


B.
Verify Your Intentions. You will be asked to confirm that you want to change your privacy settings.

Keep in mind that enabling stricter privacy settings cannot be undone. Doing so will immediately and permanently remove user data.

You can learn more about how Edge Factor uses personal information by reviewing our Privacy Policy.