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Digital Resources

Frequently Asked Questions

What are Digital Resources?

Digital resources are district-wide software applications which include but are not limited to Google Apps for Education, Canvas Learning Management System, StudentVUE, and Destiny Library Catalog.

Why use Google Apps for Education?

To provide students with access to current technology applications and free tools designed for collaboration with other students and teachers
To give students the ability to work on their documents both in school and at home - anytime and anywhere from any Internet connected device
To help students work collaboratively, engage in peer-editing of documents, and publish for a wider audience within the Beaverton School District
To facilitate “paperless” transfer of work between students and teachers
To provide adequate long-term storage space for student work
To actuate potential cost savings in terms of software licensing and document storage

How are the Beaverton School District and Google linked together?

The Google agreement with the Beaverton School District provides access to Google applications and storage. While Google hosts these services off-site, the District maintains the ability to manage users, groups, and settings, much like other locally hosted systems. This means that BSD can grant and remove user access, and control other settings to ensure a safe and secure collaboration environment for students and teachers.

What personal student information and student education records will be stored in Google Apps for Education?

The terms of the Google contract with the Beaverton School District mandate that we must have parental permission for the use of Google Apps for Education. On theDigital Resources permission form that parents are asked to sign, it states that "information about my child will be collected and stored electronically." Google does not request any personal information from students and the District does not provide personal student data (ex. birthdate, address, phone number, grades, test scores) to Google. That information resides in the BSD student information system and is not stored nor available to Google.

The permission form also states that "my student's education records stored in Google Apps for Education may be accessible to someone other than my student and the Beaverton School District". Examples of student education records in Google are assignments, notes, calendars and projects created by the student.

What if I don't give parental consent for my child to access digital resources?

If you do not give permission for your child to be given digital resources, your child will not be able to use most outside digital resources available through the Beaverton School District that require a student login. Your child will not have access to devices requiring a Beaverton School District login. This includes digital devices such as Chromebooks which are intended for students to check-out and take home.

How can I find out more about Google Apps for Education's privacy and security information?

Information about the Google Apps for Education security and privacy policy is available on the Google site.


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