- providing course materials in the classroom;
- providing course materials on a password-protected course website or learning management system;
- providing course materials through the University Library.
There is also an instructor frequently asked questions webpage with some additional information about providing course materials.
Course packages ("course packs")
A course package is a compilation of materials that is provided to students through Retail Services. It can include various types of materials, such as journal articles, excerpts from books or the instructor's own work.
Faculty and instructors are responsible for acquiring and compiling the resources that are to be included in their course packs, but the University Library may be able to provide assistance. Please contact the Copyright Office for more details. Staff at Retail Services are responsible for making the course packs available to students, and the Copyright Office will make every effort to acquire any copyright permissions or licences that are needed. We cannot guarantee that a copyright owner will provide permission or a licence, and it can take six to eight weeks to receive a response from a copyright owner. The cost of course packs can vary depending on copyright fees, the number of pages and documents and the volume of course packs being produced. Those costs are generally reflected in the selling price of the course pack.
Obtaining clearances from copyright owners can take a long time, so please submit your requests early so that your course pack will be available in time.
Any materials that can be handed out in hardcopy in class without copyright permission (for example, materials covered under the University’s Fair Dealing Guidelines, materials covered under the Copyright Act’s “internet exception”) can be included in course pack without permission.
To adopt a required textbook for your class, please visit the Textbook Requisitions PAWS channel for more information.