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Books

Options Considerations
Campus Bookstore
  • Each student has own copy
  • Cost to students
Open Textbooks
  • Free online and save students money
  • Instructors can edit, revise, and remix content
  • Not many open textbooks available
  • Depending on platform/source, not all open textbooks adhere to accessibility standards
Library-licensed eBooks
  • Not all textbooks are available as eBooks
  • Libraries cannot license e-copies of textbooks from many publishers
  • Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions may limit concurrent users, total users, copying, printing, and downloading
Course Reserves
  • Limited copies available for students to use in the library for two hours
  • Works best for smaller classes, optional texts, or classes where only a small portion of the book is used

Book Chapters

Options Considerations
D2L
  • Instructors are responsible for copyright/license compliance
  • It is rare for use of more than one chapter of a book to be considered fair use. If additional chapters are needed, consider using the book as a textbook or putting it on Course Reserve
  • Instructors can request a scan of one book chapter (ask a librarian for assistance)

Articles

Options Considerations
Library-licensed eJournal Articles
  • Some licenses allow PDFs to be stored on D2L while others allow persistent links
  • Others require instructors to link to content (instructions for creating links to articles)
Open Access eJournal Articles 
  • Free online and save students money
Print Journal Articles
  • Instructors are responsible for copyright compliance
  • Some licenses allow PDFs of articles to be stored on D2L during the semester
  • Others require links to content
  • Instructors can request a scan of one article per journal issue (ask a librarian for help)

Media

Options Considerations
Streaming Video 
  • Check the library's Streaming Video Guide for information about thousands of films and clips available in GALILEO
  • Some licenses allow streaming media to be embedded in D2L while others require you to use a link to the video
  • Others required instructors to link to content (instructions for creating links to articles)
  • If you intend to use many feature films, consider asking your students to subscribe to a third-party streaming service (cost to students is a consideration)
Open Access Videos
  • Free online and save students money
Course Reserves
  • Limited copies of DVDs or CDs available for students to use in the library for two hours
  • Students can reserve a library space to watch/listen together
  • Works best for smaller classes, optional materials or for short selections

Instructor-generated Material

Options Considerations
D2L
  • Perfect option for syllabi, assignments, and so on

Student-generated Material

Options Considerations
D2L
  • FERPA and Copyright apply (permission to post material)