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Privacy Management

Learn the fundamentals of Privacy management in Canada

Understand the risks associated with collecting, storing and using personal information

Format (Virtual Classroom)


The ​Privacy Management program is offered in a virtual classroom format with online learning components. It is important that you consider the learning format and its suitability for you to ensure that you have a successful learning experience. McMaster University Continuing Education uses the Learning Management System Avenue to Learn to deliver its virtual classroom courses.

Virtual Classroom Format

  • Courses are made “live” in ​Avenue to Learn 3 days prior to course start date. 
  • Courses offered as a virtual classroom with classes held, as per the scheduled day/time. You should expect to attend class at the same time each week.
  • Classes will be held online, using a combination of synchronous, real-time, instructor led sessions, supplemented with asynchronous activities (you complete the work when it's convenient for you).   
  • Teaching methods could include readings, facilitated discussion boards, videos, narrated presentations, group and individual exercises. You will be interacting with your classmates and your instructor each week.​

Considerations for Taking a Virtual Classroom Course

  • Your schedule allows you to attend class at the same time each week.
  • You prefer interacting with your peers and feeling part of a classroom environment. 
  • You are comfortable asking for clarification when needed and expressing yourself in written form through email or a discussion board.
  • You are able to read the textbook (and the assignments) on your own and understand the concepts.
  • You are able to work independently.
  • You have a quiet place to complete your work.
  • You are comfortable using technology (WebEx or ZOOM)
  • You have access to wifi/internet access, mobile device/laptop, microphone, and headphones and/or speakers