BYOD Toolkit (1 May 2013)

Jisc Legal has published a BYOD toolkit in response to the rise in learners and employees using their personal computing devices (typically smart phones and tablets) in the work and learning environment.

The toolkit includes a variety of resources:

1. Your Staff, Mobile Devices, Law and Liability

To some extent bring your own device (BYOD) is already happening in your institution. Staff are already using their mobile devices to access their work emails, papers and documents from off campus. This paper focuses on the legal issues surrounding staff bringing their own devices.

2. Your Students, Mobile Devices, Law and Liability

Students will increasingly expect that all information and services currently available from a university or college desktop will be available to them via their mobile device.  At the same time, institutions will want to ensure that systems and information are secure, and users adhere to policies on access to systems. This paper focuses on the legal issues surrounding student mobile use.

3. Risk, Liability and Mobile Devices

This paper provides a quick reference for managers as to the main legal risks which need to be assessed against your institution’s risk strategy before opening your institution’s ICT system to mobile access by staff and students using their own devices.

4. Bring Your Own Device Policy Template for Further Education

The BYOD Policy template is intended as a guide to help providers write an effective policy that states what their institution's approach is to the use of personally owned devices by staff and learners.

Posted on 29/04/2013