Copyright Help in UM Learn

All copied materials (such as journal articles, book chapters, reports, videos and images) uploaded to UM Learn and/or to its tools must be compliant with the Copyright Act and the UM Copyright Guidelines. As well, materials must be clearly identified and/or referenced.


  • Copied materials in UM Learn must not be distributed in any format without permission from the copyright owner.
  • Course materials created by faculty and instructors are copyright-protected and made available to you for your personal use only. This includes course notes, lecture slides, recordings of lectures, and other course resources.
  • Do not upload copyright-protected material to UM Learn and/or to its tools unless the material can be legally shared.

Faculty and Academic Staff

  • Copying a fair amount as described in the UM Copyright Guidelines is allowed.
  • Whenever possible, post a link instead of uploading a file.
  • Confirm the licence terms before using library electronic resources. This is especially important for e-resources which have distribution restrictions.
  • Make use of open access, Creative Commons, public domain and other copyright-friendly material.
  • Copying repeatedly from the same resource with the intention of distributing more than a fair amount is prohibited.
  • Note that UM Learn and its tools are subject to review.
  • You may contact for assistance in ensuring your course material is compliant.

Posting works which infringe copyright is prohibited.

For information about copyright or services available to you, see the Copyright Office website or contact

Remember, use it fairly - keep it legal.

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