The core purpose of Mount Holyoke College’s Learning Management System (LMS, currently Moodle) is to serve as an online teaching and learning tool for faculty and students of current courses. Course sites contain sensitive content including intellectual property, copyrighted material, and student names, grades and work.
The need to keep that content secure and private informs this guest access policy. Other course related environments that contain similar private and protected content may also be subject to this policy, including but not limited to course WordPress sites, Google folders, and Kaltura channels.
The Registrar’s Office approves and manages all auditors of Mount Holyoke College courses. Anyone wishing to audit a course should follow the auditor guidelines and processes of that office. Once approved and enrolled, an auditor will receive a Mount Holyoke guest affiliate account, which will be added to the appropriate Moodle course site to provide individual access.
Unofficial course collaborators from outside Mount Holyoke may not receive full access to a Moodle course site, or an affiliate Mount Holyoke account for this purpose. For faculty who wish to show components of their course site to collaborators, the following options may serve that need, and are supported by the Ed Tech team:
In all instances in which course content is shared, student privacy should be respected. Please consult with the Ed Tech team if you are unsure how best to maintain that privacy in this situation.