About the series

These modules are initially funded through the University of Alberta Centre for Teaching and Learning’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund (TLEF), with in-kind contributions from the University of Alberta Copyright Office and School of Library and Information Studies.

Project Aim: The project aims to create a suite of instructional modules on understanding copyright for U of A staff, students, faculty, and the general public. The project hopes to develop not only a community of users but also a community of contributors.

Project Description: The instructional modules have the following characteristics:

  • The modules will have five levels of instruction from basic to advanced meeting the needs of a wide variety of learners.
  • The modules will be open to instructors and staff across campus, Canada, and around the globe.
  • The modules are openly licensed under a CC-BY license.
  • The modules are interactive featuring popups, links and test questions through use of H5P.
  • Underlying materials to make (and edit the modules) including scripts and PowerPoint slides are available.
  • Initial Modules: Modules will be shared iteratively as they are produced. The project publicly launched in March 2018 with the first two modules “Public Domain” and “Images”.

Module Review Process:  In an effort to improve modules, four to six months after a module’s initial release it will go through a revision to incorporate any changes and create linkages with other modules developed in the series.