WebCT’s days are numbered. Are you prepared to use Canvas? Come to this week’s training: Wednesday December 5th, 5-6pm in Walker 638. Register at: http://bit.ly/Ug2NnB
It’s not too late to sign up for this week’s Canvas training. It will be held Thursday November 29th from 9:15am to 10:15am in Ansin 112. Stay later for extra help backing up your WebCT content. Register at: http://bit.ly/Ug2NnB
The end of WebCT is drawing near. Are you ready to use Canvas?
Sign up for a Canvas Training and learn all about this new system. Dates are as follows:
- Wednesday 11/7, 5-6pm in Walker 638 (JRL)
- Tuesday 11/13, 2:15-3:15pm in Walker 638 (JRL)
- Monday 11/19, 12:30-1:30pm in Walker 418 (ATL)
- Thursday 11/29, 9:15-10:15am in Ansin 112 (3DL)
- Wednesday 12/5, 5-6:00pm in Walker 638 (JRL)
- Monday 12/10, 12:15-1:15pm in Walker 418 (ATL)
- Wednesday 12/19, 11:00am-12:00pm Walker 418 (ATL)
- Thursday 12/20, 2-3pm Walker 418 (ATL)
Space is limited! Register at http://bit.ly/Ug2NnB
ITG will also be running Canvas Open Labs every Friday until December 21st. Canvas Open Labs are open office hours where you can work on your courses in Canvas with guidance from ITG staff. They will be held at ITG in Walker 403.
We hope to see you soon!
Faculty have long been asking for help assessing the legality of using copyright materials in their classroom. This tool will help guide you through the things to consider while making your decision. After you are finished, you can print the results for your records.
Iwasaki Library Director Robert Fleming describes the situation:
Over the summer, the decision in the closely-watched copyright infringement lawsuit filed by publishers against George State University was handed down. In their complaint, the plaintiffs argued that the University had improperly posted copyrighted materials on a course management system without seeking permission from copyright holders. The decision, currently under appeal, found that almost all of the uses in question were within fair use. According to copyright expert Kenneth Crews, the decision underscores the importance of knowing how to conduct a fair use analysis. Crews also suggests that in today’s legal environment, we need to be prepared to account for our actions.
In response, staff members from IT, ITG and the Iwasaki Library have developed a new tool to assist faculty members in conducting a fair use analysis. It can be found at http://fairuse.emerson.edu. Originally envisioned as a tool to assist faculty members who wanted to post clips from films on Median, the language has been broadened so that it can be used by faculty who are considering the use of copyrighted materials from books and journals as well. Questions about the tool and how to use it should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chronicle coverage of the decision can be found here: http://chronicle.com/article/Long-Awaited-Ruling-in/131859/.