|Course Content:||How to Share:|
|Owned, copyrighted work (by library, instructor, etc.)||Linking or eReserves|
|Open Access/Open Educational Resources||Uploading or eReserves|
|Creative Commons Licensed Work||Embedding, Linking, or eReserves|
|Public Domain Work||Linking or eReserves|
|Licensed Content (with express permissions for course use/sharing)||Embedding or Uploading|
Always be sure to check sharing permissions, not just for what can be used in your online course materials, but also for what can be copied into new courses/semesters.
Purchasing, renting, or borrowing from the library a legally made copy of a DVD, or access to streaming content, does not give the person in possession of the DVD or access the right to show that work to others. The copyright owner determines the circumstances in which the work may be performed. However, use of this type of media in a nonprofit educational institution is allowed, without obtaining permission, under certain conditions as specified in Section 110 (1) of the Copyright Act of 1976 and in House Report (94-1476).
There must be a direct relationship between the audiovisual material and the course. Audiovisual materials, even in a face-to-face classroom setting, may not be used for entertainment or recreation, whatever the work's intellectual content.
DVDs and streaming media, owned or licensed by the College, may be viewed by students, faculty, and staff may be viewed individually or in small groups outside of the classroom and/or for entertainment purposes. DVDs or streaming media which are to be shown to a larger audience as part of a special program, lecture series, etc. require permission from the copyright owner for public performance rights. Copying a DVD or circumventing restrictions on downloading streaming media without the copyright owner's permission is illegal.
U.S. Copyright Office. (2014) Circular 21: Reproduction of copyrighted works by educators and librarians. Retrieved from https://www.copyright.gov/circs/circ21.pdf
eReserves-Electronic course reserve reading list developed with the Library
Linking-Using a URL or Permanent URL to link out to a resource on another site
Embedding-Using HTML or embed tools to use content hosted on another site
Uploading-Uploading file(s) to your Moodle site