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Student Identity Verification Procedures and Distance Education

All Misericordia University distance education courses and the Blackboard Learning Management System employ a secure portal login process that requires a student use his or her unique Misericordia email address as his or her identification and a personal secure password selected by and known only to that student for entry into a course through Blackboard and for access to the university portal. This ensures verification of student identity and is of no additional cost to the student.

The secure log-in and password verification process ensures the protection of the student’s privacy under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The process for resetting student passwords is established by the portal vendor, through an electronic system by providing an alternate email address.

The Office of Information Technology is responsible for the application of the student identity verification procedures and monitoring of the university portal security.

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