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User Agreement

'Y Porth' ("the Porth") is an innovative e-Learning platform for the Higher Education sector in Wales, developed and maintained by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol ("the Coleg"), and based on the Blackboard Learn VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). The service is hosted on behalf of the Coleg by Swansea University.

Open areas of the site
There are no access restrictions to open e-learning resources on the Porth. Visitors should be aware that these materials are protected under copyright/IP laws and may be subject to usage monitoring.
Registration-based areas of the site
Registration-based areas are restricted to current students and staff within a Higher Education Institution (HEI) in Wales who have registered on the Porth as users. Users must use their HEI e-mail address ( to register on the Porth and are required to confirm their identity using this e-mail address. By registering as a student or member of staff on the Porth, they are reminded that they are required to adhere to the basic conditions of use as set out in this document.

Porth Registered users ("users") are permitted to access registration-based resources and modules on the Porth VLE on condition that they log in using their individually assigned Porth username and password. Student accounts will normally be de-activated in October of their graduation year (as stated on their registration form for the Porth). Users will be contacted by e-mail to give notice that their account has expired, and the Coleg will allow for accounts to be extended where they can prove continued association within a HEI in Wales as a student or member of staff.

Users must not use an username and password issued to another user. Users are solely responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of their login credentials and may be held responsible for all activities associated with their Porth username. Users should immediately notify the Coleg's E-Learning team if they suspect their Porth account has been compromised in any way.

All material submitted to the Porth e.g. within a document, blog, discussion board, chat-room, wiki or in any other user-editable section shall be legal, decent, honest, and truthful and not violate any copyright, intellectual property or trademark laws. Materials uploaded to the Porth which are defamatory; actuated by malice; intentionally misleading; contain advertising or malware; or are unlawful, threatening or abusive in any way will not be tolerated.

Please note the Coleg has an absolute right to decline to include, or to remove, suspend, or change the content of material accepted for inclusion, and/or to suspend the user's Porth account.

Student and staff accesses to the Porth VLE may be viewed by the Coleg's E-Learning Team. Resource holders may also use the tracking facilities within the Blackboard VLE to analyse access to materials. It is considered good practice for staff to inform their students that their usage is being monitored (for example, by using the Blackboard announcement feature).

Use of the Porth is also governed by the user's home institution's IT Acceptable Use/Terms of Use Policy.