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Thursday, May 26 • 10:45am - 12:15pm
Copyright Best Practices for Learning Management Systems

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Based on the findings of an anonymized survey of U15 universities undertaken by the presenters, this session will explore the copyright concerns associated with posting materials in a learning management system (LMS), and how to best mitigate risk for an institution. The session will explore approaches that were identified at various institutions, in the survey, regarding monitoring (for instance auditing—voluntary or required), and copyright messaging (for instance, messages on either blank pages or pop-up windows containing information on copyright) in various LMSs.

The session will build on the analysis that arose out of this survey to present the approach our institution adopted to address copyright in the LMS with an eye to risk mitigation. The session will present the finalized wording for copyright statements in the presenters’ institution’s LMS, and how/where they appear. We will also provide suggestions for monitoring, and how to best educate faculty and instructors on copyright in the LMS. As well, we will discuss some of the technological challenges and considerations in implementing these best practices.

Learning objectives:

This session will provide our audience with an understanding of copyright concerns in the LMS, suggested wordings for warnings/copyright statements (how to draft them, what to include, and so on). As well as considerations about where, how, and when to present these statements in a LMS, as well as some overall technical considerations.

The session will aim to present not only the presenter’s institutional response to copyright in the LMS, but also present a view of the range of approaches and responses across Canada, allowing participants to draw their own conclusions regarding messaging and monitoring in their LMSs.


Brian Lesser

Brian Lesser is the Institutional Systems Architect at the Dalhousie University Libraries.

John Yolkowski

John Yolkowski is the Copyright Services Coordinator at the Dalhousie University Libraries

Thursday May 26, 2016 10:45am - 12:15pm
Imperial Ballroom

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