Document Type


Presentation Date

Spring 2021


Learning objectives:

  1. Participants will understand the ways in which copyright and fair use related to instruction.
  2. Participants will apply a fair use analysis to classroom situations in face to face and online situations.
  3. Participants will implement strategies for using classroom materials in an ethical manner.


This workshop will introduce teaching faculty to the ways that copyright specifically affects classroom and online instruction. The focus will be on the rights and limitations of the fair use doctrine, which allows the use of copyright-protected works in certain circumstances, including considerations of educational purposes. The workshop will introduce the traditional four factors of a fair use analysis, and participants will practice using this analysis in a variety of situations.

Skill levels for attendees: Little to no experience, Some experience

Software requirements: None

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License
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