Are you looking for teaching materials the library doesn't already own? (Video, books, other?)
If you're looking for teaching materials the library already owns, email your subject librarian-- they can help you search for them!
USE THE TABS TO FIND OUT WHAT A PERMALINK IS AND HOW TO FIND THEM ➡️
The image below is a session link, not a permalink. This means it will expire. If you post this link for your students on Blackboard, it will lead to a 'page not found' screen. (Frustrating! Confusing!)
Permalinks may be in different places depending on what database/product you are using.
We know, this is also confusing and frustrating. Please ask us here if we can help you find a permalink. Here are some examples of where to find permalinks:
Example #1: in MinerQuest or any other EBSCO database
Synchronous instruction refers to a live online session with your students. This can be done through Blackboard Collaborate, which is a tool in your Blackboard courses. You can either add a librarian to your Blackboard course, or a librarian can invite students to join a live session via the librarian's Blackboard shell. To request a live online instruction session, you have a variety of options:
Asynchronous library instruction refers to pre-recorded videos and tutorials that your librarian may provide to you and your students. These can include brand new videos that are tailored to your class and existing tutorial videos that we have created for other classes. For a librarian to share these videos with your class, you can either add a librarian to your Blackboard course, or a librarian can send you the video links for you to incorporate into your class. To request pre-recorded videos, you have a variety of options:
This web site presents information about copyright law. The UTEP Library makes every effort to assure the accuracy of this information but do not offer it as counsel or legal advice.
Adapted from “Rapidly shifting your course from in-person to online” by Nancy Sims, University of Minnesota Libraries, and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License, and from TAMU University Libraries, with permission.
This may be a surprise if you have heard that there is a big difference between class lecture slides and online conference slides - but the issue is usually less offline versus online, than a restricted versus an unrestricted audience:
If you can limit audio and video use for your course to relatively brief clips, you may be able to include those in lecture recordings or live-casts under the copyright provision called fair use. For media use longer than brief clips, you may need to have students independently access the content outside of your lecture videos. Some further options are outlined below.
There may be some practical differences in outcomes in compliance to the law depending on where you post new course videos - for example, on Blackboard vs. on YouTube.
Linking to publicly available online content like news websites, existing online videos, etc. is rarely a copyright issue. (Better not to link to existing content that looks obviously infringing itself - Joe Schmoe's YouTube video of the entire "Black Panther" movie is probably not a good thing to link to. But Sara Someone's 2-minute video of herself and her best friend talking over a few of the pivotal scenes may be fair use, and is not something you should worry about linking to.)
Making copies of new materials for students (by downloading and uploading files, or by scanning from physical documents) can present some copyright issues, but they're not different from those involved in deciding whether to share something online with your students when you are meeting in-person.
Where an instructor doesn't feel comfortable relying on fair use, a subject specialist librarian may be able to suggest alternative content that is already online through library subscriptions, or publicly online content.