Copyright rights and responsibilities apply to your use of Brightspace. You have the same education users’ rights teaching in Brightspace that you have in the physical classroom; and the same responsibilities to use content in a manner that meets the conditions set in NSCC Policies and the Copyright Act.
Full copyright protection is the default license attached to works. While facts are not protected by copyright, the expression or representation of facts can be. So be careful, copyright applies to all content you find on the internet (including photographs and visuals) as well as more traditional print and audio-visual sources.
You can make a digital copy of a print resource to load into Brightspace when:
Sharing links to content on the web (as an alternative to copying) is a recommended practice as long as the content on the website does not infringe copyright. Was the content:
Educational institutions can transmit lessons to students in real time over the Internet or make a recording of a lesson and post it on-line. However, there is a requirement to remove access to the recorded lessons within 30 days of students enrolled in the course receiving their final evaluations.
When the course is finished, instructors should remove their lessons and content from Brightspace, and save the files in a private location. When the course is offered again, create a new class in Brightspace and load the saved content. You may reuse the saved versions of lessons from previous courses.
A digital lock is a technological protection measure (a password, or encryption) that restricts access to the content with the objective of protecting the content from copying.
The Copyright Act prohibits breaking a digital lock. Always! The presence of a digital lock trumps all other rights.
Many instructors have DVDs that they show in their physical classrooms and want to continue to use the resource in their Brightspace courses. Most DVDs are protected by digital locks. This means DVDs cannot be copied or converted to a format compatible with Brightspace.
Use streaming video. Streaming video can be linked to or embedded into your Brightspace class.
Track your use of copyright-protected of content in this folder.
Don't have a copyright folder? Watch the short (under 2 minutes) video titled Add a Copyright Folder to Manage Files to learn how to create your copyright folder.