Copyright and teaching

The following pages provide information to help you make decisions about use of copyright-protected materials in your teaching:

  • Copyright Decision Tool
    • This tool aims to help you work through a variety of use cases and either provides guidance directly or links you to the relevant section of the copyright website. The tool is based in Qualtrics; selections in the tool are not connected to any personal information about you, including your IP address.
  • Guide for Instructors
    • This guide will help you understand when you need copyright permission and when you do not. This is the best place to start if you are new to making copyright determinations in your teaching.
  • Guide for Slides (and other lecture content)
    • This guide will help you understand how to apply Copyright Act exceptions to images/figures/tables/diagrams, etc., created by others in your slides or other lecture material.
  • Fair Dealing Advisory
    • Fair dealing is an exception in the Copyright Act that allows reuse of works, for specific purposes (like education), without permission. The advisory is the University's guidance on using this exception in your teaching. The advisory is most useful when copying print material or material made freely available online.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Need help? Have questions?

Check out the Services for copyright in teaching that lists the services on campus that provide assistance handling copyright issues.