Electronic Device Use in the Classroom – BYU J. Reuben Clark Law School

Electronic Device Use in the Classroom

Students may use computers and other electronic devices during a class only for note-taking and other purposes expressly approved by the instructor.

Except for the use of cell phones to communicate in health and/or safety-related emergencies, no student, without advance express permission from the instructor in charge of the class, shall use any electronic device (e.g., computer, cell phone, smart phone, MP3 player, iPhone, iPod, pager, PDA, electronic recording device, etc.) during class to:

a. Access email,
b. Access instant messaging services,
c. Access the Internet,
d. Engage in any electronic communication, or
e. Make a video or audio recording of class activities.

Instructors, for pedagogical reasons, may further restrict or prohibit the use of computers and other electronic devices in their classrooms.

Instructors have the discretion, in dealing with individual students who violate this policy, to further restrict or entirely ban them from using computers and other electronic devices in their classrooms.

Without advance express permission from the instructor in charge of the exam or the Assistant Dean for Students and Internal Relations who can grant accommodations based upon a documented disability, no student shall use any electronic device except a laptop using Examplify, during any exam.

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