Why Does Course Hero Ask for Your School

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When you sign up to Course Hero, you will be asked for your school name. But, why do we have to enter our school in Course Hero? Will Course Hero inform our school that we use the service? Let’s read the explanation about why we have to enter our school when signing up to Course Hero here.

The Reason Why We Have to Enter Our School Name When Signing Up in Course Hero

When you decide to join Course Hero, the first thing that you have to do is to access the official website of Course Hero. When you are on that site, then the thing that you have to do is to click on the Sign Up button at the top right corner of the site. After you click on it, then you have to choose whether you are a student or an educator. Let’s say that you are a student. If so, then you have to click on the “I’m a student” option. Then, you can choose whether to sign up with Google, sign up with Facebook, sign up with Apple, or sign up with email. Let’s say that you choose to Sign up with Google. After you click on it, then you will see there is a school field where you have to enter your school name there. So, why is the reason for entering our school name when signing up in Course Hero?

As explained on Course Hero site, Course Hero asks for your school name because this information will only be used to personalize your experience and will not be shared or made public. So, it is not used for informing your school that you use Course Hero. Well, after you enter your school name on that field, now you can hit the Create My Account button.

What To Do If Someone Uploaded My Private Information Onto Course Hero

According to Course Hero, if you found that content on Course Hero which contains your personally identifiable information, you are able to submit a takedown request  here.

Another way that you can do to solve this problem is that you can contact the Compliance Team at Course Hero  at privacy@coursehero.com. In your request, you have to include the information below to accelerate the process.

  • You have to include specific files on Course Hero which reveal your personal information and the location on the website.
  • You have to indicate the type of personal information which is revealed in the specified files.
  • You have to identify the exact page where the personal  information is located in the specified files.
  • You have to provide a statement that you ‘have a good faith belief that this content violates my privacy’.
  • You have to provide a statement that you ‘represent that the information in this notification is true and correct’.
  • You have to provide your full name to act as your digital signature.

Are We Able to Delete Our Account on Course Hero?

You may want to know whether you are able to delete your account on Course Hero or not. According to the Course Hero, you are able to delete your account from the Course Hero platform directly. It can be done by going to ‘My Account’ in your Account Settings.

As explained on the Course Hero, here are what will happen if you choose to delete your account.

  • The information of your account such as username and any other information that you gave on your account will be removed from the Course Hero platform. However, your submissions will remain in accordance with Course Hero Terms of Use.
  • Course Hero will not be able to provide you with Services and you will not receive emails from Course Hero anymore.
  • You will not be able to use the email which is linked with your account with Course Hero again.

Things to Do and Don’t Do in Course Hero

Before you sign up to Course Hero, it is important for you to know about the things that you can do and you cannot do on the platform. By knowing about it, you will use the platform wisely so that you can avoid doing the things categorized into cheating. As a result, you will stay safe in using Course Hero.  Here are the things that you can do and don’t do in the Course Hero as explained on the Course Hero site.

The things that you can do in the Course Hero are listed below.

  • You are allowed to use Course Hero materials to study more effectively and to make you understand more about the material.
  • You are allowed to upload quality original study materials to Course Hero as long as you have made it by yourself.
  • You are allowed to use Course Hero study materials and tutors to help you with your tasks when it is appropriate.
  • You are allowed to use Course Hero as long as you follow the academic honor codes of your instructor or institution.

The things that you are not allowed to do in the Course Hero are listed below.

  • You are not allowed to copy answers directly from Course Hero resources and submit them as your own work.
  • You are not allowed to upload study materials of another person to Course Hero and claim them as your study materials.
  • You are not allowed to use Course Hero materials or tutors to complete tasks when you are asked not to use outside help.
  • You are not allowed to use Course Hero in a way that violates the academic honor codes of your instructor or institution.

So, what will happen if we violate the rules in Course Hero? If so, you may be able to be banned from the platform permanently. You have to be careful in using Course Hero. Even though on this platform you can see answers for your assignments, but it does not mean that you can copy and  paste it as you want. You have to use this platform as your resource to study for getting more understanding and if you want to answer your assignments, you can read the answers on Course Hero to understand it, but then you have to make the answers with your own words.

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