Canopy is a web-based platform used by representatives of Higher Learning Commission (HLC) member institutions and other HLC stakeholders, such as peer reviewers. Institutional representatives use Canopy to view and update institutional data, request additional location updates, and participate in various activities to ensure compliance with HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation and other HLC requirements. Peer reviewers and other stakeholders view and update personal and professional data, accept or decline event invitations, and maintain up-to-date schedule and conflict of interest information within Canopy .
Each user is assigned unique login credentials by HLC. Users may not share their credentials with others or allow others to use their login credentials to access Canopy. Users agree to take reasonable measures to secure their login credentials.
Canopy requires users to provide personally identifiable information in support of their official relationship(s) with HLC. This information is required to ensure proper access to various features and information, to keep data current and accurate, and to perform various accreditation activities. Users should familiarize themselves with HLC’s Guidelines for Personally Identifiable Information Submitted to HLC.
Users agree to post information in Canopy in a manner that reasonably avoids spreading viruses or malware and that reasonably avoids causing damage to Canopy, its users and HLC. Users will not upload any executable files or files that contain code or programs designed to impede or destroy the functionality of any computer software or hardware, including, but not limited to, viruses, Trojan horses, worms, corrupted files or code, or spyware.
Users are responsible for ensuring that their end-user devices are compatible with the system requirements of Canopy.
HLC may scan files as they are uploaded. However, users of Canopy explicitly acknowledge that they are downloading files at their own risk, should files be made available for download.
By posting information in Canopy, users understand and agree to the requirements regarding ownership of institutional records and information as detailed in HLC’s Management of Records and Information policy.