Rules of use of the educational platform of distance learning "Academy Online" of the Hennadii Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Version of the document dated 09.01.2024.

  1. Creating a User profile on the Platform
    1. To register on the educational platform of distance learning "Academy Online" (hereinafter referred to as the Platform), the user creates his/her profile when entering the Platform by clicking "Register". The following mandatory personal data shall be indicated
      • real surname, name and patronymic;
      • place of work;
      • mobile phone number;
      • e-mail address.
    2. The person registering (hereinafter referred to as the User) should pay attention to the correct spelling of the surname and name, as this data will be used when registering for courses, testing and issuing certificates.
    3. The Administration of the Platform reserves the right, if necessary, to offer the user to undergo identification through a personal interview with a representative of the Center for Professional Training of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.
    4. In case of providing incorrect data set forth in clause 1.1 of these Rules, the administration of the Platform has the right to restrict the user's access to the materials posted on the Academy Online, as well as to delete the profile of such a user (see clause 5 of the Rules).
    5. A profile is considered active if the user has logged in to the Platform at least once in the last 180 days. After the specified period, the profile is deleted by the system automatically. To continue using the Platform, the user must register again in accordance with clauses 1.1-1.3 of these Rules.
  2. Enrollment and completion of courses
    1. After registering at the Academy Online, the User can participate in any (open*) courses of his/her choice and in accordance with the defined user status.
    2. * Access to password-protected training courses is provided only upon official request from the institution! Existing users receive an access password upon individual request to the Platform Administrator.
    3. The use of the Platform, completion of courses, familiarization with lecture materials and the electronic library of the Academy Online is free of charge.
    4. If there are any additional conditions for enrollment and completion of the course, this shall be stated in the course description.
    5. Users of the Platform shall independently determine the time and place for taking the distance course, familiarize themselves with the basic and supplementary materials, and the literature recommended for the course.
    6. To successfully complete the course, the User shall:
      • start familiarizing themselves with the course by clicking "TAKE THE COURSE";
      • answer the control test questions after each lecture;
      • read the recommended literature for the course;
      • complete practical tasks, if they are provided for by the course structure;
      • pass the final test to assess the level of knowledge on the subject matter of the relevant course with a score exceeding 75% of the maximum score.
    7. In case of unsuccessful completion of the course, the User has the opportunity to continue training on the chosen topic.
  3. Issuance of the Certificate
    1. Users of the distance learning platform of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine "Academy Online" who have completed the course and successfully passed the final test may be issued a Certificate.
    2. The Certificate contains the information required for a document of professional development.
    3. An electronic certificate based on the results of the course is sent to the User's email address specified in his/her profile within 7-15 business days from the date of completion of the final test.
    4. A printed Certificate* can be sent to the User upon request. To do this, send a request letter to the Platform administrator to the following e-mail address: dipacademy.club@gmail. In the subject line of the letter, indicate: "C1 - course topic" (for example: "C1 "Scientific Diplomacy"). * For the period of martial law, certificates are sent in electronic form.
    5. The printed Certificate is sent by
      • by Nova Poshta service to the post office, the number of which will be indicated in the letter of application;
      • at the expense of the recipient;
      • within 14 days from the date of the request;
      • complete practical tasks, if they are provided for by the course structure;
      • pass the final test to assess the level of knowledge on the subject of the relevant course with a score exceeding 75% of the maximum score.
  4. Electronic library
    1. Users of the Platform have an opportunity to get acquainted with the materials of the electronic library "Academy Online" (hereinafter referred to as the Library), which contains scientific and analytical materials, diplomatic dictionaries, textbooks and articles authored by the specialists of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine and partner organizations.
    2. Access to the Library in the form of a password is sent by the Platform Administrator in response to a request letter to the email address: [email protected]. The user's full name and place of work must be indicated in the letter.
  5. Deleting a user profile
    1. The Platform user profile may be deleted for one of the following reasons
      • the User's profile does not comply with the rules of use of the Platform (see clauses 1.1-1.3);
      • The User has not visited the Platform for more than 180 days;
      • The User has deleted his/her profile from the Platform by himself/herself.
  6. Final provisions
    1. The copyright to the Platform and all materials posted on the web pages of this resource (including, but not limited to, information, texts, comments, articles, photographs, drawings, graphic objects, screenshots, scans, video, audio materials, computer code, other materials posted on this website) belong to the Hennadii Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (hereinafter referred to as the Owner), unless otherwise specified.
    2. All rights are reserved. The use of the Platform and all materials posted on the Platform in any form and/or by any means without the prior written permission of the Owner is prohibited.
    3. In order to obtain permission from the Owner to use the Platform and all materials posted on the web pages of this resource, the User may send a request by e-mail to the Platform Administrator at [email protected].
    4. Use means copying, adaptation, rewriting, modification, automatic and/or systematic collection of data from this website, etc.
    5. By using the Platform, the User gives an irrevocable and unconditional consent to comply with the terms and conditions of use of intellectual property and to refrain from taking any actions to the detriment of the interests and/or rights of the Owner and third parties.
    6. The Owner of the educational platform of distance learning "Academy Online" has the right to make the necessary changes and additions to these Rules.
    7. The Owner of the Platform is not responsible for the operation of the Platform in case of illegal actions of third parties and force majeure circumstances.