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Technology Policies

 
If requested, students will be loaned a computer to be used to access the online learning platform for the duration of that student’s enrollment in ISOK. Pursuant to the Agreement for Use of Instructional Property, families are solely liable for any loss or damage to the computer until it is returned to K12 and should take proper precautions to protect it. ISOK may require families to pay for lost or damaged computers. It should be noted there are no mandatory administrative, activity, or ancillary fees or costs for attending ISOK.

ISOK also offers a limited number of mobile broadband devices to students who meet the requirements. The device is to be used for attending online classes, accessing and completing schoolwork/activities, and communicating with the school. It is not provided for personal use. By receiving the device, the legal guardian accepts responsibility for monitoring internet use of the student and responsibly for payment for lost, damaged, or stolen devices. The device must be returned immediately to ISOK upon withdrawal or graduation.
 
 

Insight School of Oklahoma Student Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Guidelines

This section describes the policies and guidelines for the use of the program and exists to ensure that all students are aware of and understand their responsibilities when accessing and using resources.

Insight School of Oklahoma reserves the right to update or alter this agreement at any time. Such revisions may substantially alter access to Insight instructional computing resources. Insight School of Oklahoma instructional computing resources include any computer, software, or transmission system that is owned, operated, or leased by Insight.
 
Students enrolled in Insight School of Oklahoma should be aware of the following guidelines and expectations. Any activity that is not listed here, which violates local, state, or federal laws, is considered a violation of the Student Code of Conduct and Acceptable Use Guidelines.
 
Failure to follow these guidelines could result in the…
  • removal of student access to Insight School of Oklahoma instructional computing resources, which could result in his/her inability to complete learning activities,
  • suspension or expulsion from Insight School of Oklahoma, and
  • involvement with law enforcement agencies and possible legal action.
 
Accountability
  • Posting anonymous messages is not permitted unless authorized by the course’s online teacher. Impersonating
    another person is also strictly prohibited.
  • Students must use only their own usernames and passwords and must not share these with anyone.
  • Students may not interfere with other users’ ability to access Insight School of Oklahoma or disclose anyone’s password to others or allow them to use another user’s account. Students are responsible for all activity that is associated with their usernames and passwords.
  • Students should change their password(s) frequently – at least once per semester or course is encouraged.
  • Students must not publicly post their personal contact information (address and phone number, email, identifying usernames, etc.) or anyone else’s. This includes, but is not limited to, posting in chat during Class Connect, discussion posts, or on shared assignments (i.e. group work).
  • Students must not publicly post any messages that were sent to them privately.
  • Students must practice digital citizenship and not download, transmit, or post material that is intended for personal gain or profit, non-Insight School of Oklahoma commercial activities, non-Insight School product advertising, or political lobbying on an Insight owned instructional computing resource.
  • Students may not use Insight instructional computing resources to sell or purchase any illegal items or substances.
  • It is not allowed to upload or post any software on Insight instructional computing resources that are not specifically required and approved for student assignments.
  • Students may not post any MP3 files, compressed video, or other non-instructional files to Insight School of Oklahoma server.
 

Inappropriate Behavior

Inappropriate behavior includes…
  • insults or attacks of any kind against another person,
  • use of obscene, degrading, or profane language,
  • harassment (continually posting unwelcome messages to another person) or use of threats,
  • posting material that is obscene or defamatory or which is intended to annoy, harass, or intimidate another person. This includes distributing “spam” mail, chain e-mail, viruses, or other intentionally destructive content.
 

Student Internet Safety

Students must not reveal on the Internet personal information about themselves or other persons. For example, a student should not reveal his/her name, home address, telephone number, or display photographs of him/herself or others to persons outside of the Insight School of Oklahoma.

Students cannot agree to meet in person anyone they have met only on the Internet and who is not affiliated with the Insight School of Oklahoma. First meetings with Insight School affiliated students should be at school-sponsored events.
 

Network Etiquette

Insight School of Oklahoma students are expected to follow the rules of network etiquette or “netiquette”. The word "netiquette" refers to common-sense guidelines for conversing with others online. Students are encouraged to abide by these standards:
  • Establish Instant message usernames and e-mail addresses that are appropriate for the school setting.
  • Avoid sarcasm, jargon, and slang. Swear words are unacceptable.
  • Never use derogatory comments, including those regarding race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, political persuasion, body type, physical or mental health, or access issues.
  • Focus your responses on the questions or issues being discussed, not on the individuals involved.
  • Be constructive with your criticism, not hurtful.
  • Review your messages before sending them. Remove easily misinterpreted language and proofread for typos.
  • Respect other people’s privacy. Do not broadcast online discussions, and never reveal other people's e-mail addresses.
 

Inappropriate or Offensive Content

ISOK retains the right to remove content or files from a Dropbox folder, content from discussions, and profile pictures without advance notice or permission of the user when the content is found to be inappropriate or offensive. Inappropriate or offensive content includes, but is not limited to:
  • insults or attacks of any kind against another person,
  • obscene, degrading, or profane language,
  • harassment (continually posting unwelcome messages to another person) or use of threats,
  • material that is obscene or defamatory or which is intended to annoy, harass or intimidate another person. This includes “spam” mail, chain e-mail, viruses, or other intentionally destructive content.
 
Derogatory comments, including those regarding race, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ability, political persuasion, body type, physical or mental health, or access issues, will not be tolerated.
 

Insight School of Oklahoma Indemnification Provision

Insight School of Oklahoma assumes no responsibility for information obtained via the Internet, which may be illegal, defamatory, inaccurate, or offensive. This school assumes no responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs, or other obligations arising from the use of instructional computing resources. Insight also denies any responsibility for the accuracy or quality of the information obtained through user access. Any statement, accessible on the computer network or the
Internet, is understood to be the author’s individual point of view and not that of Insight School of Oklahoma, its affiliates,
or its employees. Insight School of Oklahoma assumes no responsibility for damages to the user’s computer system.
 
Opting in for text notifications about different events occurring in the platform may result in charges by the cell phone or mobile providers. Insight School of Oklahoma assumes no responsibility for charges received by students or families by their cell phone or mobile providers. Nothing in this policy negates any obligation the student and parent have to use the instructional computing recourses as required in the Use of Instructional Property Agreement.
 
("Agreement") the parent or guardian signed as part of the student's enrollment packet. In the event that this Code conflicts with the Agreement, the terms of the Agreement shall prevail."
 

Monitoring

ISOK reserves the right to review any material transmitted using ISOK instructional computing resources or posted to an ISOK instructional computing resource to determine the appropriateness of such material. ISOK may review this material at any time, with or without notice to students. E-mail transmitted via ISOK instructional computing resources is not private and may be monitored.
 
 
This information is from the Board-approved ISOK Handbook for SY 2020-2021.