Copyright & Fair Dealing Workshops & Events

We offer services to assist your understanding of the copyright law and the use of copyrighted materials in your teaching at Queen's University. Ask Us, if you require assistance or would like to book a workshop.

Tuesday Drop-In Session

If you need assistance with eReserves or Copyright, we are here to help!  Join us during our drop-in sessions to ask questions, provide feedback, and receive help with your courses.

Drop-in Sessions are held every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Faculty and Staff Learning Facility (FSLF), B176 Computer Lab in Mackintosh-Corry Hall. 

Use of Copyrighted Materials in Teaching

Recent changes in copyright law represent a significant shift in the way copyrighted materials are to be used in the face-to-face and electronic classrooms at Queen’s. This workshop will provide you with a summary of these changes and outline a variety of guidelines, tips and tricks for managing copyright in your classroom.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The basics of copyright law in Canada and how the Copyright Advisory Office can help you in maintaining copyright compliance;
  • How to apply the Copyright at Queen’s policy to a variety of areas related to teaching and learning (print support materials, classroom use, digital support materials);
  • About new copyright-related services being offered through the library, including Queen's e-reserves.

Ask Us to book a session.

Getting Started with Electronic Reserves

Bring your syllabi and have Queen’s library staff help you get started with e-reserves through Moodle. Please have a Moodle course created before attending this session.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn:

  • How to add e-reserves to your Moodle course;
  • How to request print and electronic items through e-reserves;
  • About interesting library purchased materials that can be used to supplement your core course materials.

Ask Us to book a session.

Canadian Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students

Learn who owns the intellectual property of work you do as a graduate student,  how to comply with and check copyright requirements for your thesis submission, and what you should know about copyright as a teaching assistant. Using practical examples, this workshop will provide a brief history of copyright in Canada, a summary of recent changes, as well as guidance for the use of copyright materials in your research and teaching.  Learn what you need to know about copyright, fair dealing and Canada’s copyright environment.

Ask Us to book a session or, if you are a graduate student or instructor and would like to meet about theses supervising or preparation.

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If you have any questions about Copyright at Queen’s University, please Ask Us. 

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