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Copyrights for Online Teaching


Do you know what is and isn’t allowed when you’re sharing resources with students online? Maybe you’ve heard of the “10% rule,” but is this rule reliable? In this workshop, you’ll learn the differences in copyright law for online and face-to-face teaching, best practices for remaining copyright-compliant in Blackboard, and how to find openly-licensed educational resources that can be used without copyright concerns.


Faculty who want to learn how to responsibly and confidently navigate copyright in their teaching.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand what kinds of uses you can and can’t make of a resource based on its copyright status.
  • Perform a fair use analysis before sharing a resource online.
  • Find and use openly-licensed educational resources in your discipline.
  • Know when to ask for help.

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