Moving your course materials online?
Here is some helpful information from our friends at the Library Learning Commons.
So you are moving your course materials online!
It may help you to know that in terms of copyright you have the exact same rights as well as restrictions on Blackboard as you would have in the classroom.
For a quick recap here are things to keep in mind when transferring materials to a virtual classroom.
Ask yourself the following question: what type of material am I transferring?
If the answer to these questions is YES, you can proceed to upload to Blackboard.
Are you using an article from an e-journal or an e-book found within the Library database?
Please check the permitted uses and use the library Reading List Builder to upload the materials to Blackboard. For more information on Reading List Builder.
Are you using materials that are publicly available on the Internet?
Whenever possible, linking to the material is preferred. If you wish to create a pdf/doc and copy the material to Blackboard, you may do so only if:
Are you using a scanned book chapter, article from a journal not licensed by the Library?
If you are scanning and uploading print material, you can copy material under the George Brown Fair Dealing Policy. This policy provides guidelines for posting materials for your students without seeking permission from copyright holders. For example, this policy allows you to scan and post up to 10% or one chapter (whichever is greater) of a book to Blackboard. Check the Library website to see this policy.
Contact Copyright Services if:
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org OR your liaison librarian
View Copyright FAQs: http://copyright.georgebrown.ca/
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