Center for Teaching and Learning


As faculty or staff, you should already be enrolled in the community course Copyright and Fair Use. It will walk you through some of the basics of copyright, fair use, open source, and creative commons. If you cannot access the site, please submit a help ticket to

Did you know that just uploading an article from your computer to your Blackboard course could be copyright infringement?! That seminal piece on particle physics or Kantian ethics that you scanned from a journal published in 1983 could be safe to share with your students, or could expose you and the university to litigation by the original publisher! How can you tell the difference? Use SIPX in Blackboard to easily verify and share articles with your students. Click here to find out how.