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Copyright at Okanagan College

Posting a presentation (i.e. Powerpoint slides) in Moodle

If the presentation has been uploaded legally, you can show it in a classroom and link to it in Moodle. Do not make a copy of the presentation and then upload it to Moodle.

Using copyrighted material in course slides for display only:

The Copyright Act's exceptions for educational institutions (section 29.4) allows you to "reproduce a work, or do any other necessary act, in order to display it" in a class for teaching purposes, as long as there is no commercial version available that is appropriate for the use. This exception does not cover the distribution of copies of copyrighted work, in electronic or paper form.

Using copyrighted material in course slides to display and distribute:

While educational exceptions allow reproduction of copyright protected material for display purposes, the exceptions do not apply for distributing the slides in Moodle or sharing by other means with students. For slides that will be shared you will need to ensure you are within the limits of Fair Dealing or an educational exception in the Copyright Act (such as section 30.04 Works available through the internet), or you have permission.


Items that accompany a textbook (PowerPoint presentations or other digital files/objects) 

The proper use of digital materials that accompany a textbook depends upon the rights granted by the publisher of the textbook.

Information obtained from or through this site does not constitute legal advice, but is provided as guidelines for using works for educational purposes.

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