Cite and/or attribute all sources used in your lecture/course (including images). Hint: you can use the RDP Library’s sample attributions.
Use RDP’s password-protected Learning Management System (Blackboard) to make material available to your students, and use tools your institution provides or recommends to deliver lectures with copyrighted content.
Your Subject Librarian may be able to help you find alternative content, and the Libraries’ electronic databases have a large collection of online journals and ebooks. In fact, many content providers have recently increased access to a variety of materials to ensure broader access by campuses. Your librarian can also help you find openly-licensed teaching materials like Open Educational Resources (OER).
You may scan print materials to post on Blackboard, as long as the use fits within the Fair Dealing Guidelines. Consider making your scanned PDF files more accessible by converting "non-selectable" text files using an optical character recognition (OCR) online tool.
Section 30.01 of the Copyright Actalso outlines specific exceptions for online education. In particular, it is not an infringement of copyright for students "to reproduce the lesson in order to be able to listen to or view it at a more convenient time," provided the students destroy or delete their copy within 30 days of receiving a final grade (Section 30.01(5)).
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Red Deer Polytechnic recognizes that our campus is situated on Treaty 7 land, the traditional territory of the Blackfoot, Tsuu T’ina and Stoney Nakoda peoples, and that the central Alberta region we serve falls under Treaty 6, traditional Métis, Cree and Saulteaux territory. We honour the First Peoples who have lived here since time immemorial, and we give thanks for the land where RDP sits. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.