FERPA Guidelines in Online Communication
One can refrain from violating FERPA guidelines in online communication by following a few basic rules such as not sharing grades, social security numbers, GTID or other private information in emails or voice-mails and sharing information about the student ONLY with the parent/guardian on file.
Some methods that could be employed to verify that copyright is not being violated is to always cite your sources and when in doubt, ask. As teachers there are programs such as TurnIt In which can be used to ensure that the work turned in is original.
Copyright does not require that all work, images, words, and graphics be original. It does require that credit is given when credit is due and that permission is granted when necessary. As the Copyright Basics Video says “When in doubt, get permission!”