There are two steps to follow to determine if you can share resources with students:
1. Consider the format of the original source to determine if you can copy the work for educational purpose:
2. Once you've chosen a reading that falls within copyright guidelines, there are a number of ways to share the reading with your students:
Please note: Citation information must be provided when sharing resources with students.
More information on fair dealing:
Look up the 'terms-of-use' of the license agreement to determine permitted uses of the electronic resource.
Note: The journal may be hosted in more than one database. Permitted uses will differ from database to databases.
Faculty, students, and staff at Langara can reproduce, share, or stream works available through the internet, provided:
The source and, if provided, the author, performer, maker, or broadcaster must be cited.
Copyright Act, Section 30.04.
All materials shared online must be copyright compliant, following the same guidelines as in the classroom (outlined above).
In the Copyright Act, online learning is equal to a live classroom and instructors can share lessons containing copyright-protected works with students digitally, provided that:
Copyright Act, Section 30.01(1).
Do you want more flexibility when choosing course material for your students?
Visit our Alternatives to Copyright page to explore different types of resources with less copyright restrictions, including:
The information obtained from or through this website is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes and is not intended to constitute legal advice.
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