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Distance & Online Services e-News Going the Distance to Serve You EKU Libraries Enhancing your online teaching Welcome to the fall 2013 issue of EKU Libraries’ Distance & Online Services e-News. This newsletter highlights new and useful EKU Libraries resources and services for you and your students. Is there a library service or resource you and your students need? Just contact me and let me know! Brad Marcum Distance Education Program Officer | 859-622-1801 Using Copyrighted Material in Online Teaching: The TEACH ACT A common misconception among online educators is that the TEACH Act gave more leniency toward posting copyright material in course management systems such as Blackboard. The act supplements copyright law’s fair use exception that allows certain uses of copyrighted works without the permission of the copyright holder. However, there are still limitations: • Motion media (e.g., video): Up to 10% or 3 minutes, whichever is less. • Text material: Up to 10% or 1000 words, whichever is less, usually 1 chapter or 1 article per journal issue. • Music, Lyrics, Music Video: Up to 10%, but no more than 30 seconds. • Illustrations, Photographs: No more than 5 images from an artist/photographer, or no more than 10% or 15 images, whichever is less, of collective work. In face-to-face teaching, a professor can show the full length of a movie as long as the movie is directly related to the course content and only students on the class roster are viewing the movie. In an online only class, a professor cannot convert the full length of a movie to a streaming format without obtaining the permission of the copyright holder. Why? According to copyright law, Title 17 United States Code section 106, the right to reproduce the copyrighted work in copies or phonorecords is the exclusive right of the copyright holder. In response to this copyright dilemma, EKU Libraries has purchased films and documentaries that are already in a streaming format so that professors can easily add these types of movies into your Blackboard class. Go to to find titles and subjects. Blackboard Librarians Libraries Fall 2013 Librarians are able to provide library instruction and reference assistance to students in your Blackboard classes. As embedded librarians, we can answer research questions on the Discussion Board (Ask Your Librarian), conduct online library instruction, post links to library skills tutorials, or engage your students in live chats. For more information, contact your liaison librarian or Brad Marcum, Distance & Online Learning Program Officer.

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