This guide contains several short, self-help tools created to assist faculty in understanding copyright, and in particular, fair-use doctrine as it applies to using the work of others in the classroom.
Copyright -- a quick guide to U.S. copyright law; useful for putting "fair use" in context
Fair Use -- a quick guide, a checklist, and details for the thorough academic
Getting Permission -- it's easier than you think! Find out how and see how we did it
Public Viewing of Film -- If you use film outside of the classroom, this page is for you
Tutorials, Games & Quizzes -- for active learners
Licensing Agencies -- when you don't qualify for fair use, and you can't get permission, get licensed.
Further Reading -- our extensive, annotated bibliography
Check our library databases and catalogs. We may already have just what you need.
Learn how to search Creative Commons. You may find exactly what you need with the rights you need to use it, available online for free.
Use the "Commons" tab in Canvas to find and import courses, modules, assignments, quizzes, discussions, documents, videos, audio, and images!