this course, we will be using on-line elements, which may include email, Avenue
to Learn, WebEX, and external web sites. Students should be aware that, when they access the electronic
components of this course, private information such as first and last names,
user names for the McMaster e-mail accounts, and program affiliation may become
apparent to all other students in the same course. The available information is
dependent on the technology used. Continuation in this course will be deemed
consent to this disclosure. If you have any questions or concerns about such
disclosure please discuss this with the course instructor.
As a McMaster student, you have the right to experience, and the
responsibility to demonstrate, respectful and dignified interactions within all
of our living, learning and working communities. These expectations are
described in the Code of Student Rights & Responsibilities (the
“Code”). All students share the responsibility of maintaining a positive
environment for the academic and personal growth of all McMaster community
members, whether in-person or online.
It is essential that students be mindful of their interactions
online, as the Code remains in effect in virtual learning environments. The
Code applies to any interactions that adversely affect, disrupt, or interfere
with reasonable participation in University activities. Student disruptions or
behaviours that interfere with university functions on online platforms (e.g.
use of Avenue 2 Learn, WebEx or Zoom for delivery), will be taken very seriously
and will be investigated. Outcomes may include restriction or removal of the
involved students’ access to these platforms.
Students are advised that lectures, demonstrations, performances,
and any other course material provided by an instructor include copyright
protected works. The Copyright Act and copyright law protect every original
literary, dramatic, musical and artistic work, including lectures by University instructors.
The recording of lectures, tutorials, or other methods of
instruction may occur during a course. Recording may be done by either the
instructor for the purpose of authorized distribution, or by a student for the
purpose of personal study. Students who wish to record sessions need to acquire
permission from the instructor. Students should be aware that their voice
and/or image may be recorded by others during the class. Please speak with the
instructor if this is a concern for you.