|Your course website in Blackboard must have one Copyright Notice that identifies copyrighted materials from publishers and/or other sources including Creative Commons.|
What things are copyrighted?
Aren’t educational uses exempt from copyright?
Can I show a movie, read from a book, etc. in class?
Can I make copies of a document (text, picture) to hand out in class?
Can I use text or media in a multimedia project?
Can I put a Web video, picture, or text document in my Blackboard site?
In the first case, entire texts or images can be posted, but only portions of videos. “Portion” is not defined, but it is taken to mean a small part. In the second case, items such as assigned readings, videos, etc. should not be posted. Instead, you can and should post a link to the item; this does not violate copyright (and also saves storage space in Blackboard). (TEACH Act)
How do I get permission from a copyright holder?
What if I don’t know or can’t find the copyright holder?
Can students use copyrighted material, like an image, in a slide show?
Can’t the Library provide copyrighted material for my students?
Finally, what if everything I want to use violates some copyright law?
A large amount of copyrighted educational content is licensed under Creative Commons, which means it can be used freely in teaching. (Creative Commons)
Use the College’s digital video databases. The College has databases with thousands of video clips on many subjects. These videos can be freely used in face-to-face and online teaching.
Consult the Library on finding public domain content, using the digital video databases, and interpreting copyright laws and guidelines.
Note: Documents in parentheses are taken from a larger collection of Copyright Resources on the College’s public website. Each provides additional information on the topic.
Library: College Copyright Resource Agent
|Page Revision Date 8/8/2016|