- Mar 2019
The Administrative Assistant for Information Technology Services can assist you to determine whether a work is in the CCC database. If the work is not in the CCC database, the Administrative Assistant for ITS will contact the rightsholder of the work directly, as well as handle any special copyright issues.
This is an important resource! If you want to use a copyrighted work, you can contact the Administrative Assistant for ITS to see if a) we have access to the work already, or b) we can request permission.
No one should post course content consisting of copyrighted works or portions of such works in electronic form without first either: obtaining the permission of the copyright owner or concluding, after reasonable inquiry, that the use qualifies as a fair use or other exempt or licensed use for which permission is not required.
IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!
A work also may be freely used if it is offered under a Creative Commons license
Works with Creative Commons (CC) licenses can be shared, but must be shared in the manner specified in the CC license that the creator has chosen (e.g. attribution required, share-alike). There are multiple CC licenses.
If it is possible to link to material that is publicly available on the web or available to the Messiah campus community through a Murray Library database, further permission is not needed.
Directly linking to the web and/or the library's subscription databases is the BEST way to share electronic resources responsibly. Links are not reproductions.
The copyright principles that apply to materials posted electronically through CANVAS are the same as those that apply to printed course materials. The reproduction or copying of a work subject to copyright protection normally requires the permission of the copyright owner. If permission is required for the use of printed course materials, it is required for electronic use.
Note here that the same rules apply to electronic sharing of materials (e.g. through Canvas). Content that is copied in your course (e.g. pdf of article, uploading video) is still governed by copyright law. See exceptions in regards to Fair Use and the Teach Act elsewhere on this page).
For this factor... It is more likely to be fair use if... It is less likely to be fair use if...
Pay close attention to the criteria for Fair Use (check out the evaluation tool at the bottom)
Check out the annotations to see key points for the copyright quiz
- Mar 2018
Make your own decision about validity.
I will add that if a reviewer has a negative perception, others might as well for ePortfolios. First, fully explore why they came to the conclusions they did. Ask follow-up questions. Try to see things from their point of view.
If after looking at yourself critically you still don't feel their comment is valid, then you absolutely can disregard that feedback. Still thank the person for the feedback, but not every comment will be true. You can't please everyone all the time.
2. Should I include my boss?
You can ignore this whole #2 section.
If you disagree, just say “I really appreciate your telling me that.” And if you don’t fully understand, ask for more information. But the best response is usually just to say thanks
Important! Especially if you want to continue getting feedback from people.
Prepare some inviting questions.
This is perhaps the most important step in the process. DO NOT simply request "Thoughts?" or "Please check out my site and let me know what I can do to make it better." These types of messages offer the reviewer nothing to work with.
The examples listed in this section are relevant to career evaluation/feedback, but here are some potential questions for requesting constructive critique of your ePortfolio:
- *My goal is to emphasize my leadership skills and experience. Does this ePortfolio communicate that?
- Does the order/organization of this site make sense? Are things located where you think they should be? For example, do you think my Collaboratory experience should be moved to the technology page?
- Did you feel any of the reflections were insufficient in terms of detail and development? Were there any that you had questions about after reading?*