Interact2 is an integrated Online Learning Environment at CSU that hosts teaching material developed by CSU. Embedded links provide access to further readings and resources in CSU databases, eReserve or on the web.
PowerPoint & Slideshow
Using images – scanned from a textbook or copied from a legitimate website can be accessed from Interact2 by uploading the file to the DOMS Copyright PowerPoint Collection and using a link. The Part VB Copyright notice must be displayed at the beginning of the slideshow and reference the source of the image. Further information.
Using text – quotes from different sources can be included in PowerPoint presentations, sources must be referenced.
Book chapters and Journal articles
CSU purchase access to eBook collections and Journal Databases. eBooks must be used in accordance with their licence which generally allows Academic Staff to provide students with links either to the book or individual chapter. eBook and electronic journal links can be embedded in Interact2 by creating links to resources.
Access to legitimate books and journal articles published on the internet can be provided with embedded links.
Note: None of this material should be uploaded to Interact2 - this includes PDFs.
YouTube – Embed links to legitimate YouTube clips
TV & Radio broadcasts – Provide links to broadcast material on the broadcasters website or programs recorded in TVNews and EduTV databases.
Commercial DVDs – Can be shown in class, CSU does not hold a licence to copy or communicate Commerical DVDs online.
Music – CSU holds a licence with APRA, ARIA, PPCA & AMCOS that allows music to be used for teaching provided it is copied or downloaded from legitimate sources. If communicated online it can only be streamed and access limited to CSU students.
When recording lectures academic staff may include:
- Australian television and radio broadcast recordings or programs displayed from Australian broadcasters websites - must display Part VA Copyright notice
- PowerPoint presentations that include non-CSU images - must display the Part VB copyright notice and reference sources
- Quotes and images copied from books, journals and websites (not eBooks or eJournals)
It is unlikely that other material can be copied as part of a recorded lecture.
Social networking sites
Copyrighted material should not be posted to social networking sites such as forum, blog, wiki, YouTube because this is likely to infringe copyright.
Academic staff and students can post links to legitimate material available on the web as well as citations.
There are no provisions in the Act for copying or communicating computer software. To provide software to students either purchase a licence or seek permission.