Learning Hub Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

By enrolling in a course on the Teacher Learning Hub (Hub), you are joining a special community of learners. The Hub depends upon your motivation to learn the material and to do so with honesty and academic integrity. In order to participate in the Hub, you must agree to the terms of use contained in this document and any additional terms specific to a course. Any additional terms will be posted within each course.

Terms of Use

This system is the property of the Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI), unauthorized use is a violation of 45-6-311. Unlawful use of a computer, MCA and OPI policies. By continuing to use this system, you indicate your awareness of and consent to these terms and conditions of use. Log off immediately if you do not agree to the conditions stated here.

By creating an account on the Hub, you agree that you will:

  • Complete all tests and assignments on your own, unless collaboration on an assignment is explicitly permitted.
  • Complete all activities to your full ability and following course expectations.
  • Complete all activities with honesty and academic integrity.
  • Maintain only one user account and not let anyone else use your username and/or password.
  • Not engage in any activity that would dishonestly improve your results, or improve or hurt the results of others.

Please note that the OPI will review and may make changes to these terms of use from time to time. Any changes to the terms of use will be effective immediately upon posting on this page, with an updated effective date. By accessing the Hub after any changes have been made, you signify your agreement on a prospective basis to the modified terms of use and any changes contained therein. Be sure to return to this page periodically to ensure familiarity with the most current version of the terms of use.

Rules for Online Conduct

You agree that you are responsible for your own use of the Hub and for your user postings. "User Postings" include all content submitted, posted, published or distributed on the Hub by you or other users of the Hub, including but not limited to all forum posts, wiki edits, notes, questions, comments, videos and file uploads. You agree that you will use the Hub in compliance with these terms of use and all applicable local, state, national and international laws, rules and regulations, including copyright laws, any laws regarding the transmission of technical data exported from your country of residence, and all United States export control laws.

The following are strictly prohibited on the Hub:

  • Content that defames, harasses or threatens others;
  • Content that discusses illegal activities with the intent to commit them;
  • Content that infringes another's intellectual property, including, but not limited to, copyrights or trademarks;
  • Profane, pornographic, obscene, indecent or unlawful content;
  • Advertising or any form of commercial solicitation;
  • Content related to partisan political activities;
  • Viruses, Trojan horses, corrupted files, malware, spyware or any other similar software that may damage the operation of another's computer or property;
  • Content that contains intentionally inaccurate information or that is posted with the intent of misleading others;
  • Use of the Hub in any manner intended to damage, disable, overburden or impair any Hub server or the network(s) connected to the Hub or to interfere with any other party's use of the Hub;
  • Attempts to gain unauthorized access to the Hub, other accounts, computer systems or networks through any means;
  • Attempts to obtain any materials or information stored on the Hub, its servers or associated computers through any means not intentionally made available through the Hub; and
  • Misrepresenting or attempts to misrepresent your identity while using the Hub.

Violations and Termination

If you are found in violation of the Terms of Use you may be subject to one or more of the following actions:

  • Receiving a zero or no credit for an assignment;
  • Having any certificate or renewal units earned in the course withheld;
  • Notifcation of OPI's Licensure Unit;
  • Being unenrolled from a course; or
  • Termination of your use of the Hub.
  • Additional actions may be taken at the sole discretion of the Montana Office of Public Instruction, the Hub, and Hub course providers.

Terms of use violations will be determined at the sole discretion of the Hub. You will be notified if a determination has been made that you have violated these terms of use and you will be informed in writing of the corresponding action to be taken as a result of the violation.

If a determination of violation has been made, you may appeal that decision in writing to the Learning Hub Coordinator within ten work days of notification of the violation.

You may terminate your use of the Services at any time, either by ceasing to access them, or by deleting your account.  The Hub has no obligation to retain any of your account, course data, renewal unit certificates, or submitted content for any period of time.

Privacy Policy

This privacy notice relates to user accounts created on this site. The Office of Public Instruction (OPI) takes your privacy very seriously. In order to provide access to this site, we need to collect and store the personal information you provide.


We collect the data that you provide when creating an account, such as name and email address. We also collect data about your activity on the site including, but not limited to, course completion records, evaluation feedback, and any contributions that you make within courses.

Personal information you provide is used only to permit access to the online courses on this site and to verify course completion upon request of the registered account holder or the OPI’s Licensure Unit. Personal information you share with us and course completion records will not be shared with any third parties, such as your school, administration, or place of employment, without explicit written notification from you. Information provided by you within course evaluation responses is used only for performing analysis of the use of our site. General, non-identifiable, non-personal information is used for reporting and marketing purposes.

For any school, district, principal, or supervisor wishing to monitor, track, or have access to course completion records for employees, explicit permission must be submitted from the account holder to opilearninghub@mt.gov.

For further information, please see the State of Montana Internet Privacy and Security Policy.

Effective Date: 1/8/18

Updated: 1/22/19


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Last modified: Thursday, January 31, 2019, 8:54 AM