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FERPA Tutorial

** NOTICE **
With direct ANGEL access scheduled to be discontinued on October 31, 2017, we are currently working to migrate the FERPA Tutorial and Quiz to another platform. Instructions on how to access the new tutorial platform will be widely distributed at that time. Until further notice, please continue to use the ANGEL link provided below.

FERPA (the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that governs how we protect and disclose student educational records. As a recipient of federal funding, Penn State is obligated to comply with FERPA.

To assist University faculty and staff in understanding FERPA and its impact on their professional responsibilities, the Office of the University Registrar has developed an online tutorial in ANGEL.

To access the tutorial, please go to the ANGEL website.

  1. On the Home page, please select the “Log On” button. Provide your Penn State Access Account ID and password if prompted.  Your name should appear to the right instead of “guest”.
  2. On the My Profile page, in the My Groups section, select "Find a Group."
  3. On the Group Search page, in the Keyword Search box, enter "FERPA," select the Search button.
  4. Select "FERPA - Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, instructor Todd Clouser."
  5. Select each module in sequence.
  6. After reading through all of the modules, select "FERPA Quiz" to test your knowledge on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

If you are unable to access ANGEL, you can preview the tutorial modules: