Copyright Information Sessions

Questions about copyright? Join us for a virtual information session. Can't make it during a scheduled session? No problem! We'll come to you - over the phone, or online.

Find out more about sessions for:

Faculty / Sessional Instructors

The U of M Copyright Office is offering two new webinars for summer session 2020

Using copyright protected materials in online course delivery

Copyright law is flexible and supports teaching in all delivery formats (even online), but some different considerations may apply when teaching your course online.

Instructors are invited to join the Copyright Office's hour long webinar to learn the basics of copyright in online course delivery, get your questions answered, and learn how to get support for your copyright questions.

May 4, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

May 11, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Free to use materials for online course delivery - Webinar

As you are choosing materials for online course delivery consider a variety of free to use materials available, including: Public Domain, Open Educational Resources, and Creative Commons. These materials are either copyright free or provide users with broad permission for use (or even modification) and are highly flexible and adaptable to online course delivery. 

Instructors are invited to learn more about free to use resources, where you can locate them, and how to use them in this hour long webinar from the Copyright Office.

May 6, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

May 13, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

*The webinars will be delivered through Cisco Webex. Registration is required but you do not need Webex in order to attend. Register for any of these sessions through the U of M Events Calendar ( or contact

If these dates do not fit your schedule, let the Copyright Office virtually come to you.

Whether meeting individuals one-on-one or presenting to an entire department, copyright specialists are available to deliver online information sessions on a date, time, and location that meets your schedule. Contact the Copyright Office for more information. 204-474-9607 / 7277 or

Graduate Students

Are you thinking of including in your thesis someone else's photograph, table, figure, chart or diagram? Want to modify or adapt it first? Find out what you need to know about copyright while preparing your thesis - whether you can use images and text created by others, if and when permission is needed, how to get permission, how to find free resources, details of the Copyright Act, who owns the copyright to your thesis, and more.

Copyright information sessions for graduate students are offered several times per year, usually during one-hour lunch breaks. For details about registration, consult the GradSteps Workshops website. 

Please contact the Copyright Office at 204-474-7277 / 9607 or to arrange a virtual meeting or presentation on a date, and time that fits your schedule.

Staff / Researchers

Do you and your colleagues need an update on using copyrighted material for research or administrative purposes?

Virtual information sessions can be scheduled for groups of any size, and for any research or administrative unit at the University of Manitoba. Sessions are usually scheduled for 30 minutes, but can be adjusted to your needs. If you would like to schedule an information session specifically for your faculty/department/unit, or if you would like a session one-on-one, please contact



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