To deliver your course online you will need to consider copyright and check how students will access the learning resources.
Copyright law in Australia means that you need to consider how you share resources with students. Copyright applies to:
Linking to resources in your courses explains how to provide non-UQ copyright materials to your students via Learn.UQ (Blackboard).
If you are delivering resources to students overseas check whether they are able to access learning resources in the same way they would if they were in Australia.
Students can contact AskUs if they are having trouble accessing learning resources they need for their course. The Library will try to assist them to access the resource.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Guidance on remote teaching and academic continuity provides recommendations for academic staff on how to adapt your teaching approach for students who are unable to attend on-campus classes. A UQ login is required to access this resource.
Consider using Open Educational Resources (OER). OER are teaching and learning materials that are freely available for everyone to use whether you are a teacher, student or self-learner (e.g. OpenStax College, Open Textbook Library, etc.) One of the advantages is that you may be able to share OERs with students via Learn.UQ (Blackboard) or email if they have appropriate Creative Commons (CC) licences.
Our OER guide also includes a checklist on how to evaluate open educational resources.
OER resources have different CC licences. It is important to check what type of licence applies to the OER to determine if it is suitable to use in your courses. The next box explains what CC licences are suitable.
OERs can be moved into Learn.UQ (BlackBoard) or shared via email if they are published under one of the following licences:
|Licence||Description||What this means|
|CC BY||Allows others to distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon a work, even commercially, as long as they credit the creator of the original.||You can copy the content into your courses and modify the content. You must always provide credit to the original author. Permits commercial use.|
|Allows others to remix, tweak, and build upon a work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit the original creator and license their new creations under the identical terms.||You can copy the content into your courses and modify the content. If the modified content you create is shared, the original creator must be credited and the content shared under the same licence. Permits commercial use.|
|Allows others to remix, adapt, and build upon a work non-commercially, and although the new works must also acknowledge the original creator and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license the derivative works on the same terms.||You can copy the content into your courses and modify the content. If the modified content you create is shared, the original creator must be credited but the modified content does not have to be shared under the same licence.You may not use the material for commercial purposes.|
The work should be used “as is”. No modified versions, abridgments, annotated versions, excerpts and figures are allowed to be created. Works must also acknowledge the original creator.
|You can copy the content into your courses in full without modification. You must provide credit to the original author. Permits commercial use.|
While you can share OERs, with the licences outlined in the table, via Learn.UQ (Blackboard) or via email, you must ensure you are providing attribution and adhere to the licence use conditions (limitations).
There are other CC licences available. Not all are suitable for including content in your Learn.UQ (Blackboard) course.
Your students can make document delivery requests for journal articles, book chapters, conference papers and more if they are not available online via Library Search or Open Access. To help with processing, we recommend that they include:
Contact your liaison librarian. To support online delivery of course content into China, your librarian can check if:
Where a publication is not otherwise accessible, check if:
Provided that the article is published OA and taking into account the CC licence conditions, the work could be downloaded and emailed to students.
In all other cases please contact email@example.com.