Copyright Basics: Virtual Instruction Exception
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Virtual instruction takes place when a course is taught entirely online, or when components of a face-to-face course are taught in an online environment such as Blackboard or other course management system. Virtual instruction includes digitally transmitting class materials to students, which is authorized under the TEACH Act provision of copyright law, BUT FIRST there are requirements for instructors, technology, and course materials that must be met.
TEACH Act requirements for:
Copyrighted materials used in virtual instruction include:
(Adapted, with permission, from the website of the Purdue University Copyright Office)