Interact2

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. 

Provided by publishers – may be uploaded to Interact2, unless clearly stated otherwise, use will rely on express or implied permission. If publisher resources are available online ensure you understand the terms of use and provide a link where possible. Generally publishers do not allow adaptation or changes to their resources.

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. 

Material that is not available electronically may be digitised and communicated online through the CSU eReserve service. Links can be embedded in Interact2 by creating links to Resources.

Note: None of this material should be uploaded to Interact2 - this includes PDFs.

Audiovisual material

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. 

CSU Replay

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

Uploading material

Material may only be uploaded to Interact2 under the following conditions although the preference is to provide links where possible:

  • CSU owns copyright
  • Permission is granted
  • Copyright has expired (lifetime + 70 years)
  • Creative Commons licence
  • Licensed for online use

Contact

Send an email to CSU Copyright

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.

Student work

Students own copyright in their own original work. To share student assignments on Interact2, permission should be obtained in writing. Forward a copy to CSU Copyright.

Computer Software

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.