Copyright and Your Fall 2019 Courses

This notice is from the archives of The Notice Board. Information contained in this notice was accurate at the time of publication but may no longer be so.

In case you missed this notice circulated at the start of the summer, here are sources of copyright help to keep in mind if you need to reproduce or distribute copyrighted works for student use in your upcoming courses.

U of L Copyright website resources:

The University Copyright Advisor office ( or 403-332-4472) is happy to assist you with permissions clearance for your course materials.  If you would like some help, feel free to:

  • e-mail us your course readings list or syllabus,
  • e-mail us individual readings as you assign them throughout the semester, or
  • provide us with temporary course access to enable a permissions assessment of copyrighted content in your Moodle course.

For each item or reading we will:

  • assess whether permission is needed;
  • determine whether needed permission is covered by an applicable license agreement or statutory user’s right;
  • cover the cost of pay-per-use licensing through the Library’s dedicated course materials licensing fund, when needed;
  • on request, arrange for Library student assistants to scan and format PDFs of your selected book chapters and
  • provide you with a persistent link you can post in Moodle or distribute to students to ensure they can access the item both on and off campus.

If you ask us to assess your course readings list or content posted in Moodle, on completion we will provide you with a permissions summary for all items assessed. We are also happy to help you explore potential alternatives to expensive course textbooks for future courses. 

Please contact the Copyright Advisor office if you wish to book an appointment to discuss your needs in detail. We also welcome requests for copyright presentations if your class will be working on projects or assignments that require basic knowledge of copyright and permission issues or how to find and use copyright-compliant content.

Rumi Graham
University Copyright Advisor



Rumi Graham | | (403) 332-4472 |