Course Policies


In order to receive badges in HumanMOOC, learners must achieve competencies associated with weekly credentials. When you successfully complete the requirements associated with each badge it will be awarded. Completion of requirements are documented via the Obtain Your Badge item at the end of each weeks module in Canvas and at the end of the course in Canvas.

Code of Conduct

All HumanMOOC participants are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Instructors and participants will enforce this code throughout the course. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody.

tl;dr: Be excellent with each other

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The Quick Version

Our course is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any venue, including Hangouts, discussion boards, blogs, Twitter and other online media. Course participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the course at the discretion of the instructors.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the instructors or other participants may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the course.

If you are being harassed yourself, or notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an instructor immediately.

Instructors will be happy to help participants assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the course. We value your participation.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all course-related events.

Privacy Statements

Before signing up with various social services, we recommend that you become familiar with the privacy statements of each service. We have provided a link to the services we have recommended below. If you use another service not on the list, please make sure to check their policies. Please be aware of who owns the content you place on their service, as well as how they protect your privacy (or not).

Reporting Abuse

If abuse of any kind occurs on any service, please also report those behaviors to those services. We have provided a link to the procedures for those services below.

Support Requests


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