Vetting Process for Online Tools

  • All apps, software, and subscribed web resources that collect student data must be vetted and pre-approved by the Technology Department (free or paid). A list of approved software and tools that require login or collect student data approved by NS are located on this spreadsheet. All NS staff should reference this list prior to using apps, software, and subscribed web resources that collect student data. 

    If a staff member identifies a new online tool that collects student data, please follow the approval procedure listed below. 

    Digital Content/Tools Approval Process

    Step 1 - A school or staff member finds new digital content/tool that collects student data or requires accounts to be created. 
    Step 2 - School/staff member fills out a proposal request via the NS helpdesk. 
    Step 3 - Using the NS digital content/tool evaluation process below, the Chief Privacy Officer vets the online tool. Review process includes: existing tools, budget, interoperability guidelines, curricular needs, legal (FERPA, COPPA, etc.)
    Step 4 - District approves/denies app, software or web resource use. 
    Step 5 - If appropriate, purchases app, software or web resource. 
    Step 6 - Development of implementation plan, training, expectations, etc.

    Press Ctrl + F on your keyboard to open the Find box and search for a product or other criteria.

    NS - Approved Technology Resources

    Additional information regarding the NS vetting process for online tools can be found at this link