Copyright and the Classroom

Imagine this scenario: a student comes to you and says, “My textbook is on back order and won’t be here until next week. Can you scan the chapter you just assigned and post it in our Canvas course?” What is your response? Is this simple request a violation of copyright laws? Is this covered under fair use? Do you post a scanned copy of the textbook in your Canvas course, wondering whether you might be breaking copyright laws? Participate in this self-paced training to find out the answer to this question and more!

We will cover CMC copyright policy, copyright laws, fair use, and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). This training is offered via a Canvas course and is open throughout the semester for you to complete at your own pace. This course is open to CMC faculty and staff who wish to learn more about important copyright issues that pertain to higher education. Please be aware that this training does not constitute legal advice and cannot substitute for taking the appropriate steps to obtain permission from the copyright holder.

After you register for this training in WebAdvisor, you will gain access to this training’s Canvas course in about 1 day. Enter the Canvas course and follow the directions; you will also find the deadline for completing this training in the Canvas course.

Estimated completion time: 1 hour to 90 minutes. If you have any questions about this course please contact the Office of Innovations at (970) 947-8408 or via email at

WebAdvisor registration information
Please register for this training via WebAdvisor using the following information: 17/SU TRN901 CS04 (SYN: 04497). Or ask us to register you! Use SYN number 04497.
Stay tuned for Fall 2017 Training courses!
Problems registering? Contact the IT Department’s Service Desk for help registering with WebAdvisor at 970-947-8438 or 866-642-0495.