Copyrighted materials posted in your online course site should meet TEACH Act and Fair Use guidelines. A general rule is that the TEACH Act gives teachers the right to use copyrighted material once and only once in the face to face as well as online classroom. Subsequent uses require permission of the author.
We recommend first investigating whether or not the UMD library subscribes to a database that includes the material you are looking to use. If so then you can link directly to the journal or article from your course site. The library has more information here, http://www.lib.umassd.edu/reference/CreateLinks.html#Copyright
If you have additional questions related to copyright and your online course, please contact Instructional Development at 508.999.8501 to request a consultation.
Copyright, Fair Use, and Related Issues (UMass Dartmouth Carney Library)
Creating PURLs and Persistent Links to Library Resources (UMass Dartmouth Carney Library)
Teach Act Toolkit
Crash Course in Copyright
Copyright Documentation for myCourses
The Instructional Development Team suggests the following statements and language for your course sites:
The materials on this course web site are only for the use of students enrolled in this course for purposes associated with this course and may not be retained or further disseminated.
© 2009. INSTRUCTOR NAME HERE.
All rights reserved. EMAIL HERE@umassd.edu