The U.S. Copyright Law section on "fair use" (17 U.S.C. sec. 107) states that the use of copyrighted materials in teaching, including multiple copies for classroom use, is not copyright infringement provided the specific use "passes" a four factor test.
The four fair use factors are:
Instructors are encouraged to use the library's course reserve service to share print course materials with their students. Textbooks, media, and other physical items may be placed on course reserve, allowing equitable access and potentially saving students money on texts.
Canvas may be used to share electronic course content. Please see the Linking Library Content section of this guide and the Ebooks at Michigan Tech guide for specific instructions on sharing Ebooks in the library's collection.
Copyright permission may be required for reproducing materials not held in our collections. Library staff can help you understand the permissions process. Contact email@example.com for assistance.
The library's online content including journals, book and videos can easily be linked into your Canvas course. Linking provides access to the work without needing to worry about copyright or licensing restrictions. In addition, linking provides the library with valuable (anonymous) usage data which we use to help inform our collections decision-making.
To link a library resource to your canvas course follow these steps:
Your students can now access the linked material. Off campus access may require login with ISO credentials.
To embed online content into your Canvas site see our guide Embed Learning Resources in your Canvas Course.
(Note: all users of the library's online content are encouraged to be familiar with the library eResources policy)