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Copyright & Fair Use: Moodle

A guide to copyright and fair use information for University of Redlands faculty.

What exactly can I post?

  • Anything posted on Moodle should be evaluated with the four fair use factors.  Check out the fair use tab on this guide to learn more.

  • Remember, you may always link to materials licensed by the University of Redlands Armacost Library via its various databases or link to materials freely available online.  Consult with your subject librarian before linking to materials accessed through our subscription databases as there are some publishers who have prohibitively restrictive licensing terms. 

TEACH Act and Blackboard

Your use of materials in Moodle might fall under Section 110(2) of U.S. Copyright law (aka TEACH act).  The American Library Association (ALA) has created TEACH Act Best Practices using Blackboard™ (these best practices will apply across course management systems, including Moodle).

Know Your Copy Rights!

A guide from the Association of Research Libraries on how to use copyrighted works in your teaching.  The guide also discusses types of works which do not require permission.




Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) announces the release of the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of fair and reasonable approaches to fair use developed by and for librarians who support academic inquiry and higher education. The Code was developed in partnership with the Center for Social Media and the Washington College of Law at American University. Winston Tabb, Johns Hopkins University Dean of University Libraries and Museums and President of ARL, said, “This document is a testament to the collective wisdom of academic and research librarians, who have asserted careful and considered approaches to some very difficult situations that we all face every day.”