Canvas allows you to provide your students online access to course materials, maintain grades, etc. Canvas does not monitor copyright issues.
eReserves is an online reserve system, hosted by the HCC libraries, to provide students with access to course materials like paper documents (articles, book chapters, class notes, old exams, homework solutions, etc.).
Students must login to view these with their HCC student W# and password.
If the item that is needed is in electronic format in a licensed database or eBook, linking, (instead of posting a downloadable copy), is preferable.
Canvas and eReserves can be used simultaneously when you have copyrighted material in eReserves but also want to manage your course through Canvas.
When using copyrighted works inside Canvas, you should include a Copyright Notice along with the material, generally on a separate cover sheet. You can choose from the suggested examples below.
Example 1 - The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the use of copyrighted materials including copying and distribution. Fair use (Section 107) allows for limited use of copyrighted materials without the permission of the copyright owner. Individuals using copyrighted materials in excess of fair use may be liable for copyright infringement.
Example 2 - This material has been reproduced and communicated to you by or on behalf of Houston Community College in accordance with Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976 (Title 17, United States Code). The material in this communication may be subject to copyright under the code. Any further reproduction or communication of this material by you may be the subject of copyright protection under the code. Do not remove this notice.
Example 3 - Notice: This material may be protected by copyright law (Title 17 U.S. Code). Pursuant to the federal Copyright Act (Title 17 of the United States Code), it is preemptively unlawful to reproduce, distribute, or publicly display any copyrighted work (or any substantial portion thereof) without the permission of the copyright owner. The statute, however, recognizes a fair use defense that has the effect of excusing an act of copyright infringement. It is the intention of HCCS to act within the parameters of the fair use defense in allowing limited posting of copyrighted materials in online course areas such as this one. It is the intention of HCCS, moreover, that such materials be made available solely for the purposes of private study, scholarship, and research, and that any further reproduction of such materials by students, by printing or downloading, be limited to such purposes. Any further reproduction of copyrighted materials made from this computer system may be in violation of copyright laws and is prohibited.
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