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Copyright and Brightspace

Brightspace is the electronic learning environment which has replaced Blackboard as of 1st September 2020.

Lecturers deposit their materials on behalf of their students in Brightspace. Third party copyrighted material must be placed in the Copyright Repository in the LOR (Learning Object Repository).

Frequently asked questions

Anything that lecturers write/make themselves or that has been written/made by Leiden colleagues, such as:

  • trial exams;
  • homework schedules;
  • reading lists;
  • assignments;
  • PowerPoint presentations used during lectures (you can read more about the permitted use of images on  our webpage on Copyright and weblectures under the subheading ‘What is the citation exception?’).

All documents which are not written by the lecturer or Leiden colleagues. These include:

  • bookchapters;
  • articles from journals;
  • other copyrighted material.

By linking to the material. You may link to material that is:

  • available in the Library Catalogue; if it is not, you may contact your subject librarian to explore the possibility to purchase the digital version of the publication;
  • available on the internet from a legal source (an example of an illegal source is PirateBay);
  • published in open access;
  • already in the LOR.
  • Maximum amount of pages of an article from a journal: the entire article.
  • Maximum amount of pages of a book containing 200 or more pages: 50 pages.
  • Maximum amount of pages of a book containing less than 200 pages: 25% of the total amount of pages.

You can find more information on our webpage on  Copyright for teachers.  

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