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Copyright at Bishop's University: Course Packs

A guide for faculty, staff, and students

Have you considered?

Instead of using course packs, the Library encourages faculty to use Moodle, reserves or e-reserves for their course materials for the following reasons:

1. Placing items on reserve, e-reserve, or uploading them to Moodle is almost always permitted by databases and publishers, and is therefore a more copyright compliant way to provide readings to students. 

2. Many databases and publishers, such as Ebsco (including Academic Search Complete) do not permit the copying of their materials in course packs and, as such, many important articles and other items would not be legally available to students in a course pack format.
3. Placing items on reserve, e-reserve, or uploading them to Moodle is environmentally friendly as less paper is used in the process.

4. Using Moodle and reserves is an economical option for students.


Please note, all faculty are responsible for informing themselves of and complying with all copyright requirements when placing items in a coursepack.

All documents that are included in course packs must comply with copyright requirements. Before providing course packs to the Printshop, follow the verification steps outlined in the Copying Guidelines (Print & Digital) section. 

For more information on how Fair Dealing may apply to course packs, please refer to guideline #6 in the AUCC Fair Dealing Guidelines.

Please visit the ITS Moodle webpage for more information on how to use Moodle and upload documents.

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