FAQ Details

Can I publicly post student grades by ID?

SUNY Cortland provides secure mechanisms for posting or distributing course and assignment grades, midterm estimates and final grades. Faculty should use secure tools (such as Blackboard) to provide grades individually to students.

Under no circumstances is the publication of student grades with the Cortland ID (CID) permitted. According to the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) the posting of grades with any indicators such as student name, student ID, or the Social Security Numbers (or portions of it) is prohibited. FERPA does not permit the public disclosure of personally identifiable student information.

This would also apply also to the use of student name, student ID, or the Social Security Number to distribute grades electronically (such as in an email) if the grades are sent to a group of students.

The Cortland ID is also considered both personally identifiable information (PII) and non-directory, meaning that it may be disclosed only with the student's prior written consent, or as allowed/required by law.

Last updated: 8/18/2021