Creating Courses

More and more we are providing educational opportunities using the internet. Whether it is distance learning and eReserves through the Carmen course management system, or open educational tools such as a Massive Open Online Course (MOOCs) such as Coursera or an iTunes U course, education is moving online. It is important to understand the copyright issues that are involved in each of these online formats for teaching as you create your course. Below are a few of the key issue to consider:

  1. Who owns the course? Do you and the university have an agreement about who can continue to use the course (particularly for MOOCs or iTunes U) and how, if you leave the institution?
  2. Can I use others’ copyrighted works in my course?

Review the following Help Articles to learn more about author's rights and using copyrighted materials in an online environment. Also see the Online Learning page on this site.

Below are a number of online resources that can help you understand the issues involved in providing different forms of online education.