Republished from our Opening Education site.

As part of the informal survey of institutions we did in early May (and supplemented by our own research) we gathered links to all of the Copyright education sites on campuses around B.C. I’m sharing these hoping they will be of some use:


Camosun –



Douglas College –



Kwantlen –

Langara –

Okanagan College –





UVic –



In addition, because it is of particular interest to our deliberations around supporting copyright education/OER awareness, we looked further and pulled out URLs to the FAQs institutions have come up with for their instructors, staff and students:

Camosun –

JIBC – “Preparing Course Materials” –

JIBC – Blacboard and copyright –

JIBC – Digital Materials FAQs –

JIBC “General FAQ” –

Kwantlen –

OC “Copyright in the Classroom” –

OC “Licensing” –


SFU FAQs (actually Access Copyright’s FAQs) –

SFU – making required readings available –


UVic –

UVic Guides –

VCC digital materials copyright questions-

For now I will offer only one observation based on this research so far – copyright education is almost exclusively the domain of the institutional library, yet education on those library driven sites regarding “openness” is typically limited (with some notable exceptions) to “open access” (that is, access to academic journals, institutional repositories, etc) and NOT “open educational resources.” This seems like one gap that could be addressed.

Stay tuned for more to come as we mull through the replies and formulate some plans. If by chance your institution’s copyright site or FAQ was inadvertently left out, please feel free to add it in the comments (on the original post on our Opening Education site) or else email it to me at

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