Terms and Conditions for eLearning
Access to the BDA eLearning site
Prior to accessing the BDA eLearning site, you will need to register your details via the BDA’s main online booking system. This process is required so that your account and any associated future courses / modules etc can be registered accordingly.
- Existing eLearning accounts: where a candidates email address matches an email address already in stored on the BDA eLearning platform, we will associate any newly booked / registered course details with the account sharing the same email address.
- New eLearning accounts: if the candidates email address does not match an existing eLearning accounts email address, (and or differs from any eLearning account email address which may have been set up historically), a new eLearning account will be created. using the email address provided by at the time of booking.
- if you already have an existing BDA eLearning account and you wish to associate a new module or course notes etc with the existing eLearning account – it is important that you supply (at the time of booking) the email address currently associated with your existing eLearning account. Thereafter, if you need us to merge any duplicate eLearning accounts, this will result in the loss of any data / tasks already completed by the delegate.
- for system maintenance purposes, the BDA will from time to time remove / purge any and all eLearning accounts which have not been accessed for a period greater than 2 years
Accessing your BDA eLearning module(s) and in person course notes
- For ‘eLearning’ specific modules: (whether these are booked individually, in batches and or as part of an Accredited course), the BDA aim to release these modules on the first Thursday following the submission of your booking request; and more specifically, providing payment has been made before the allotted time (please refer to payment section for more information). All eLearning specific modules (with the exception of our Level 5 and Level 7 Professional Accreditation modules) will receive access to their requested eLearning module for a period of 1 year from the date that it is first loaded to the candidates BDA eLearning account.
- For ‘In person’ training: – you will receive access to these course notes / handouts etc via the BDA eLearning portal approximately 1 week prior to your training course; and access to this module will last for 45 days.
- For our Professional Accreditation modules (Level 5 and 7): - you will receive access to the modules on your given start date.
Payment for course(s):
Access to you chosen eLearning modules / supporting course information, will only be provided once confirmation of payment has been received / confirmed; and more specifically, providing payment has been confirmed by midnight on the preceding Wednesday (GMT).
More specifically, should you require access to your chosen course(s) in a hurry, we would suggest that payment for your course(s) be made using a credit/debit card, as our finance team are typically able to confirm receipt of this within a few days.
Conversely, if a decision is made to pay via invoice, please be advised that we will only be able to release your eLearning related modules once payment has been received / confirmed.
In the unlikely event that you need to cancel or change your booking, our policy is as follows:
- Changes to your booking: All changes and cancellations must be notified in writing to eLearning@bdadyslexia.org.uk
- Cancelling / Refunding your booking:
- Providing the module has not been released, the BDA will aim to provide a refund, less an administration charge of £30 (for each overall booking).
- Conversely, in the event that a delegate can be seen to have already accessed/begun the eLearning course, the BDA is will be unable to provide any refund towards that module.
- Cancellation of Accredited Level 5 and Level 7 modules;
- Refunds for the associated courses will be given solely at the discretion of the BDA and only under exceptional circumstances.
- Any refunds that are agreed, will be subject to a £30 administration charge,
- Please note: no refunds will be given once / following the submission of any initial task.
Extentions to your Accredited Level 5 and Level 7 course
- Candidates will be subject to a fee for each additional 3 months required. The fee may be waived in exceptional circumstances upon completion of the form ‘Application for an Extension’. The extension will need to be approved by the course leader and suitable evidence provided prior to you reaching the expected end of the course.
Supplimentary information regarding user access to the BDA eLearning site
Course content / copyright
- The material on this website is copyrighted. No part of the material on this site may be copied, photocopied or reproduced in any form or by any means without the permission in writing from the BDA.
- Any references to trademarks, service marks, products, services or the work of others are acknowledged and referenced by the authors.
Third Party Content
- Every care has been taken to ensure that the content of third-party sites that are linked to from the BDA eLearning Site is appropriate for the audience and purpose intended.
- The BDA is not responsible for the content of any third-party sites that are linked to from this website.
- Third party websites may change their content without warning.
Minimum System Requirements
- We recommend where possible that a desktop PC or laptop computer is used to access the learning materials on this site, although the site can be used with a mobile device if desired.
- Minimum system requirements to access the course content can be found here
- Please note that web pages and content are not guaranteed to display in any other format.
- The BDA has no control over internet bandwidth or how the site interacts with mobile devices.
- The BDA eLearning Site is subject to regular backups and maintenance.
- In the event that any maintenance, routine or otherwise, is likely to disrupt access to online modules for a period longer than 24 hours the BDA will endeavour to inform all learners affected by this as soon as possible.
- In extreme cases where access to online modules are affected in the longer term, compensatory arrangements will be made accordingly as deemed necessary by the BDA, and directly with those users who are affected.
Use of Forums
- We want the BDA eLearning site to be a welcoming, friendly and inclusive site where individuals can learn and share best practice in relation to supporting those with dyslexia. The discussion forums provided are intended for the exchange of news, information and views about dyslexia and the support of dyslexic individuals specifically in relation to the content of the modules offered on this site.
- Whilst we encourage discussion around this subject, we expect users to show respect and sensitivity to the beliefs, views and experiences of all users.
- By using the forums on the BDA eLearning site users agree to abide by the Terms as laid out below.
- Any concerns and or comments should be sent directly to: email@example.com.
- Keep comments relevant to the discussion topic.
- Do not impersonate other forum members or falsely claim to represent a person or organisation.
- Do not submit comments that contain personal information relating to either yourself or any other person.
- Do not submit defamatory comments (comments that are untrue and capable of damaging the reputation of a person or organisation).
- Do not condone illegal activity or incite people to commit any crime, including incitement of racial hatred.
- Do not submit comments that could prejudice on-going or forthcoming court proceedings (contempt of court) or break a court injunction.
- Do not submit comments containing someone else’s copyrighted material.
- Do not submit comments that are unlawful, harassing, abusive, threatening, harmful, obscene, profane, sexually orientated or racially offensive. This includes comments that are offensive to others with regards to religion, gender, nationality or other personal characteristic.
- Do not swear or use language that could offend other forum participants.
- Do not advertise or promote products or services.
- Do not spam or flood the forum. Only submit a comment once. Do not resubmit the same, or similar, comments. Keep the number of comments submitted on a topic to a reasonable level. Multiple comments from the same individual, or a small number of individuals, may discourage others from contributing.
- Do not upload files or post anything containing malicious code, viruses, corrupted files or other similar harmful programs or material that may damage the operation of the BDA’s or any other party's computer.
The user acknowledges that the forums are for subject-related discussion amongst candidates, and are not intended for direct communication with the BDA Any direct questions or queries should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The user acknowledges that the discussion forums are not a place for dyslexia support. Those seeking dyslexia support should contact the BDA National Helpline on 0333 405 4567 or by email at: email@example.com.
Moderation of Forums
- The BDA does not wish to censor or control opinions, but will ensure that the rules of the site are respected. The moderators' decision is final. We reserve the right to delete, edit, or move any content at our discretion.
- Moderation of these forums takes place after material has been posted. At this time it is decided whether posted content it is suitable to remain.
- Please be aware that other users may post inappropriate material. If you discover any content on the forums which you consider breaches any of these Terms and Conditions, or is otherwise unacceptable, you should notify the BDA immediately on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be aware that the BDA may not be able to remove or edit messages immediately.
- The BDA reserve the right in their absolute discretion to edit, alter, delete or move any material posted on the site. We may at any time, and without prior or post warning, close threads on forums as we consider appropriate.
- The BDA has the right to suspend or delete an account without prior notice or reason, and the decision to remove or ban an individual from using the forums is final.
- The BDA is not obliged to enter into any correspondence regarding the moderation of content on the forums.
- The BDA cannot be held responsible for any of the information posted on the forums. We are not the author or publisher of any such information.
- Any opinions expressed are the opinions of the users of the forum, and do not represent any advice or opinions of the BDA, its management or its associates.
- Any recommendation or other information within the discussion forums is followed by the user at their own risk. We do not warrant the accuracy of the information posted on it in any respect. The BDA is not responsible for and gives no endorsement of such material.
- The BDA is not responsible for the content of external websites. Links to external sites should not be taken as an endorsement of their content.
- In the BDA's attempt to ensure our forum content is up to date, and does not contain old and or out date information/guidance, the BDA reserves the right to periodically delete outdated forum posts.