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Course Materials and Copyright for Professors: Home

This LibGuide will assist Professors in making determinations regarding how they can make accessible course materials as needed for students.

Placing Course Material Online

Copyright law is complicated.  This guide is intended to provide you with some guidance on how to refer library users to accurate information.  However, this guide is not intended to provide legal advice to Professors or library users.

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact the University Copyright Librarian, Sara Benson, at

You may decide to link to course material from your class webpage.  You may decide to post materials in your online class forum (such as Compass).  Or, you may share copies of materials with your students in class.

However you decide to share materials, a consideration of copyright restrictions is necessary.




Copyright Librarian

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Sara Benson
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