First, what is protected by copyright?
Original works of authorship fixed in any tangible medium of expression. That means no formal registration or even notation (e.g. © ) is necessary once an idea has been written down or put into a format. Copyrighted works include things like audiovisual works, graphics, sculptures, dramatic works, literary works, architectural works and performance works.
What do you do with the copyrighted materials?
|What||How to Use|
|Public Domain Materials (Government documents, work dated before 1923 with no renewal)||Linking|
|Creative Commons Licenses||Embedding|
|Open Educational Resources||Uploading|
Exemptions for Teaching
The TEACH Act makes many exemptions for face to face courses, but online teaching is more conditional due to the nature of the web.