Clearing up Copyright is a free, self-paced course available to current faculty, staff, and students at Dalhousie University. The course is intended as a self-enrolled, stand-alone course and is available in Brightspace.
The content within the course is intended to be a helpful starting point for understanding copyright in general, and specific copyright exceptions for Canadian Universities.
There are two modules that are part of the course:
- Copyright University Instructors and Staff: This module consists of seven sub-modules that provide an overview of key copyright issues for instructors and staff, with a focus on copyright and teaching. This module takes approximately one hour to complete and uses the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ (CARL) Copyright Open Educational Resources for University Instructors and Staff
- Copyright Basics for Teaching and Research: This module includes most of the same content included in the first module, with additional sub-modules that focus on key copyright topics related to research, should take approximately 2 hours to complete, and features content from the University of Alberta Libraries’ Opening Up Copyright series as well as content from the Canadian Association of Research Libraries’ (CARL) Copyright Open Educational Resources for University Instructors and Staff.
Registration for the course is open to anyone at Dalhousie with Brightspace access (current faculty, staff, and students). To register for the course:
- Log in to Brightspace.
- Go to Academic Support – Self-registration.
- From the list of the courses select the copyright course – “Online Community – Copyright @ Dal” and click on the link, and follow the prompts to register for the course
For any questions related to the course, please contact the Dalhousie Copyright Office (email@example.com