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Copyright

Slide Images

If it was legal to show slide images in class, it is likely legal to show them to students via live video conferencing or in recorded videos. 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. As long as your new course video is being shared through Baylor's learning managment system (Canvas, for most, but those teaching in online professional programs may use another comparable platform) course websites limited to the same enrolled students, the legal issues are fairly similar.

Many instructors routinely post a copy of their slides as a file for students to access after in-person course meetings, which also likely doesn't present any new issues after online course meetings.

In-lecture Use of Audio or Video

Here, the differences between online and in-person teaching can be a bit more complex. Playing audio or video off of physical media during an in-person class session is 100% legal at Baylor University under a provision of copyright law called the Classroom Use Exemption. However, that exemption doesn't cover playing the same media online. 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 in a separate section.

Where to Post Your Videos

Although you may have posted videos to YouTube, we strongly recommend that you use Baylor's Kaltura platform. Through Kaltura you can control access at the level of individual videos and easily connect to your course in Canvas.

 

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