There should be no content displayed on Blackboard that does not comply with our CLA Higher Education Licence.
We are aware that colleagues may want to upload PDF's of material from our current subscribed resources to Blackboard to improve students access to the resource. The standard route to request a scan is now through Reading Lists Online - the material will then be made available via your online reading list.
Please remember not to scan and upload items yourself as you may be breaching copyright restrictions. This can be costly and disreputable to the University.
Films and Clips
Provided the purpose is for illustration for instruction and the copying is fair you can upload clips to Blackboard. However, the use must not be commercial and must be sufficiently acknowledged.
You must also consider who has access to Blackboard, and it may be necessary to restrict access to only lthose learners who are enrolled on that specific module.
You will need to ensure that all permissions have been granted to upload an image to Blackboard. This includes images contained within a PowerPoint presentation. It may be possible to consider that the use of images would fall under the fair dealing exceptions of illustration for instruction, but it must be considered fair and that is does not negatively impact on the market for the original material.
If you are unsure about the copyright of an image, you can use sites such as TinEye and perform an image verification search.
Additionally you can check the further information section to find sources of free images that you can use in your work.
You may be able to use short extracts of music in teaching if it is for the purposes of illustration for instruction or criticism and review. The amount copied must be considered fair and have no impact commercially on the rights holder.
Always be very wary of using commercial music in teaching materials, especially if published on Blackboard or the internet. You would need to get permission from the composer, the music publisher and the record company.