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Moving Online Help for Instructors: Copyright for Instructors

This lib guide has information for instructors on how to set up your distance classes

With the changes in our teaching environment and new technologies becoming available, now is a good time to re-evaluate our compliance with copyright.  Don't Panic!  Educational Fair Use still applies to most reasonable activities.  Take a look at the resources below or ask a librarian if you have any doubts about something you want to do.  We can help find ways to accomplish your goals without violating copyright. 

Here are some "Rules of Thumb".

  • Set a good example for your students and cite everything you borrow.
  • You cannot charge students copying fees for things you hand out in connection to a class.
  • Copying more than one chapter of a book or 250 words of a poem may not be a great idea.
  • Don't forget that citations and attributions should be included for videos, blogs, emails, etc. as well as print.
  • Be especially diligent about recording credit for unpublished material--yours or someone else's.

Educators Guide to Copyright and Fair Use

Video Guide to Copyright for Educators

Copyright Guidelines