Online teaching material at Griffith

Delivered through Learning@Griffith.

If you are using teaching tools or platforms outside of Learning@Griffith (that have been approved through the ODS Contract Register (such as PebblePad or Yammer), see the “Teaching Tools outside of Learning@Griffith” copyright guide.

Articles and other material from Griffith library databases

You may link to any of this material.  Don’t copy files and put directly into Learning@Griffith.

Hardcopy books

You may request digitisation of:

  • one chapter or 10% (your choice) of the pages of a hardcopy book
  • all (if the book is out of print).

Simply include what you want in the reading list you submit through the Reading List Service.  Don’t digitalise and put sections of books directly into Learning@Griffith or on other platforms.*

* Griffith is legally and contractually obliged to ensure all these are kept in a single repository.  The Reading List Service is the designated repository.  Exceptions to this rule will be permitted under particular circumstances, but only after consultation with the Information Policy Officer who will document the use.

Journal and newspaper articles from hardcopy issues

You may use:

  • one article from each issue of a journal or newspaper
  • more articles from the same issue if they are on the same topic.

Simply include what you want in the reading list you submit through the Reading List Service.   Don't copy and put these or other digitalised readings directly into Learning@Griffith or on other platforms.*

* Griffith is contractually obliged to put these in a single repository.  The Reading List Service is the designated repository.  Exceptions to this rule will be permitted under particular circumstances, but only after consultation with the Information Policy Officer who will document the use.

Internet material

You may link to material on the web such as articles, reports and webpages.

PowerPoints and images (such as photos, diagrams, graphs and cartoons)

You may copy directly into Learning@Griffith:

  • any image you source from the open web*
  • your Power Point Presentation containing these images
  • any image from a hardcopy source (as long as an electronic copy of the image is not available for sale)

When referencing in your PowerPoint, include the URLs where you sourced your images.

* If you click an “I agree” box on the web before accessing an image, you are bound by the agreed terms, and you may not be allowed to use the image.

Note: When using images from the internet, you will help reduce our licence costs by using Creative Commons images.  Simply source the images you want by doing a CC Search and then click the "Google Images" box.

YouTube, films and videos

You may link (or embed a link) to any YouTube video in Learning@Griffith.

You may show and record individual clips for up to 5 minutes (from YouTube or commercial films) in your lectures as long as you are critically analysing or reviewing these clips in your lectures (or the clips have a Creative Commons licence).

Contact the Information Policy Officer, if the amount you wish to show is longer than 5 minutes and/or you are not intending to critically analyse the clip. The Information Policy Officer can often assist in enabling special case usage of the material you want. Otherwise, you must turn off the lecture recording whenever you show a YouTube video or film clip.

You can also link in Learning@Griffith to material in the Library's streaming video collections.

Scholarly Resource Services assist with supplying whole digital films and videos for use within courses.

If you have any questions, contact the Information Policy Officer.

TV and radio programs

When teaching at Griffith, you may use any material copied off air from Australian TV or radio (including Pay TV).   You can also link to news and current affairs programs (such as the 7.30 Report and 4 Corners) held in TVNEWs.

The Acquisitions Team (acquisitions@griffith.edu.au) assist with supplying TV material.

For additional advice contact the Information Policy Officer.

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Advice and support

  • The Information Policy Officer provides copyright advice and training across Griffith University for staff and students.
  • Reading List Service digitises and makes readings available online for students through Learning@Griffith in a copyright compliant way.
  • The Library assists with supplying movies and TV material for teaching in a copyright compliant way.
  • Griffith Enterprise advises on ownership and development of potentially commercial copyright, inventions and other IP created by staff and students.

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