You are encouraged to develop course websites using instead of traditional print course packs. This helps lower student expenses, as they are not obliged to purchase an expensive course pack. It also allows them to access their course documents from almost any location, providing more flexibility and a better overall student experience.
You are also encouraged to consider making use of the Library's , which includes the option for digital materials to be retrieved and made available to your student by the Library. Ares, the Library’s course reserve platform, provides a single point of access for all course materials; it can be accessed and, if the option is activated, through Virtual Campus as well.
It is possible for you to make use of a course website outside of Virtual Campus, which should be password protected and restricted to students enrolled in your course; however you will then be responsible for ensuring that the website meets all legal requirements. The guidelines below only apply to the use of Virtual Campus.
There is a wide range of material that you may provide to your students. You are encouraged to make use of materials not protected by copyright (see ), materials available under licences, and your own unpublished materials, for which you do not require any permissions. Alternatively, you should make use of any applicable .
Note: if you are unsure as to what you are permitted to do with a work, remember that providing your students with a link, which directs them to the material in question, is always permitted! For more information on creating persistent links, see .