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Copyright: Televised Classes

Televised Classes

Material for telecommunication and distance learning courses may be communicated to students and/or recorded for later viewing or listening on the conditions that: 

  • The content must be provided in the form of a lesson. This could be a live virtual classroom session or a document prepared as a lesson posted in Blackboard.
  • The university must take measures (such as the use of passwords and/or digital locks) to limit the audience only to students enrolled in the course.
  • The recording or copy of the lesson must be destroyed by the university and the students within 30 days after the final course evaluations.

It is recommended that you review your options under the Copying Guidelines before seeking to provide content under this provision.  It is most useful for allowing a streaming copy of an entire video work and sound recording to be provided for students online.

Note that the Copyright Act (30.01 (4)) states “A student who is enrolled in a course of which the lesson forms a part is deemed to be a person on the premises of the educational institution when the student participates in or receives the lesson by means of communication by telecommunication.”

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