College Used Third-Party Applications

Student Online Policy

The way we use apps is changing.

The process for getting new apps approved for use in the Department of Education is being updated.

As of 2021 all WA public schools are required to comply with new federal legislation that outlines the use of Third-Party applications in Government departments. This means that the College needs to seek permission from parents/ guardians to allow students to access or sign-up to third party services.

What is a third-party service?

Online third-party services:

  • are provided to you by a vendor external to the Department of Education,
  • are free or paid services,
  • can include versions that may be downloaded onto staff and student devices.

These services provide functions such as:

  • school or student management
  • teacher administration
  • student learning content or activities
  • communication tools.

Online third-party services may require:

  • students or teachers to create separate student accounts,
  • students to participate in online activities or upload content,
  • students or teachers to provide personal student and/or parent information.

There are risks involved with providing personal information to a third-party service. The level of risk will depend on the vendor’s security and privacy processes.

How do I request a new app?

Staff can request a new app be assessed by opening an IT Service Request under the category “Software or App Request”.

Current Third-Party Apps used at Joseph Banks Secondary College:

The below applications are currently being reviewed for rating. They should not be used while this process is undertaken. Staff can request to be notified by the IT Service Desk once this process is completed.

The College can use these application without notifying parents or requesting permission. Staff can begin using these applications with students straight away.

Schools must notify parents of the use of the below applications, however permission for a student to use these applications in not required.

Schools must seek permission for students to use the below applications, however it may be bundled together in a single permission form.

Schools must seek permission for students to use the below applications. This must be done as a separate permission form or individual request.

Do Not Use

The school cannot use an application rated Do Not Use.