This guide is for educational purposes and not legal advice.
Canvas is a convenient option for housing documents and linking to outside resources. However, posting an item to Canvas (or another LMS) does not exempt an instructor from U.S. copyright regulations and several factors must be taken into consideration when seeking to distribute content and resources to your students.
Instructors are encouraged to follow copyright "best practices" as outlined in the Copyright Clearance Center’s publication, Using Learning Management Systems. These helpful best practices are summarized below.
E-resources can be shared by using the Ares / Reserves system provided by the JET Library. For more information visit the Ares page on the Faculty Resources Libguide.
Teach students to use research tools, like the ones listed below, to find articles and books from citations:
E-resources can be posted / uploaded directly to Canvas when:
Guides referenced during the creation of this page: