ILT Policy

1. Introduction

Barking & Dagenham College provides a range of computing services to supplement and enhance the learning experience for students. We have developed this policy to ensure that student data is protected and that these resources are effectively used and available when needed. We also need to ensure the correct use of our systems and deter abuse.

Barking & Dagenham College has a commitment to the confidentiality, integrity, availability and legitimate use of data used on its computer systems. A breach of any of these could result in financial loss, disruption of services and/or legal action against the College.

This document explains the code of conduct required by students to enable Barking & Dagenham College to fulfil its statutory duty to prevent: 

Additionally, the policy provides general information and advises on best practice. Access to College systems is on the understanding that you have read and understood the policy. If you are unsure about any aspect of the policy seek advice from your tutor.

Your first use of the College IT system demonstrates your consent to the terms of this policy.

Note:The term PC refers to all type of computers in use at Barking & Dagenham College and includes the Apple Mac range.

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2. General

Do’s

Don’ts

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3. Use of your PC

Do’s

Log out and turn off your PC at the end of the session or when leaving it unattended.

Don’ts

Barking & Dagenham College regularly monitors student screens remotely to ensure students are on task and that there is no misuse of College systems. Please be aware that your screen may be viewed at any time by College staff.

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4. Using Software on your PC

Don’ts

Never load software that has not been supplied by the College onto any PC, without permission. Do not run any software on a College PC that has not been supplied or approved by the College. Do not delete programs, icons or files that do not belong to you, without permission from College staff. 

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5. Using Removable Media on College PCs

Do’s

Don’ts

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6. Programs & Data

Do’s

Don’ts

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7. Using Email

The email system for students at Barking & Dagenham College is provided for course-related use and should not be used as a general bulletin board, for personal use or to sell or buy things.

Do’s


Report any derogatory or malicious email received. Always be suspicious of unsolicited email unless you are sure it is from a trusted source. Many viruses are transmitted via email and infect on opening.

Don’ts

While Barking & Dagenham College does not routinely monitor the content of emails, they may be open to inspection during investigations into misuse. The College does collect statistical information about the number of inbound and outbound emails, who they are from and to as part of the spam filtering service.

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8. Using the Internet & Intranet

Do’s

Observe copyright regulations relating to material obtained via the Internet. Never pass on copyrighted material without the permission of the author. Computer screensavers are often copyrighted software and should not be downloaded.

Don’ts

Barking & Dagenham College monitors use of the Internet and record sites visited, from which machine and the user id using Real-Time Web Security and Access Monitoring software to check that the College is complying with regulatory and self-regulatory procedures. Misuse or abuse will lead to disciplinary action.

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9. Responsibilities

Barking & Dagenham College utilises remote monitoring software that is able to display the screen of any student PC, as a learning aid and to detect unauthorised use of the PCs and IT system. Misuse can be readily detected and reported.

All computer users at Barking & Dagenham College, whether they be staff, students or outside contractors, are required to abide by the ILT Policy. Breaches of many of the instructions may result in disciplinary action.

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10. References

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