Copyright and FeedbackFruits
FeedbackFruits (FbF) is a digital teaching tool. You can access and use FbF via Brightspace. Below you will find how to use FbF in compliance with copyright rules.
In a course a teacher can upload a document (article or book chapter) as a pdf in FbF. This document will then be visible to all students registered for the course. The students can comment on the article, see each other's comments and respond to each other. The teacher can also build in questions about the content.
FbF may include material written by students that can be commented on by other students as well as the teacher, for example a paper or essay. It is also possible to upload audio and video material in FbF.
Peer Feedback contains a set of tools that allow students to upload their own material such as a video or podcast. The teacher and/or fellow students will then be able to assess it.
Activating Study Material
Activating Study Material contains a set of tools with a different purpose. With these tools, the teacher makes audio or video material available to the students. Videos and podcasts that come from a publicly accessible website are made available here via a link to the material concerned.
You can use the following material in FbF without restrictions:
- own unpublished work;
- material made available with a CC license allowing this use;
- material in the public domain that is not or no longer protected by copyright
Copyright is not an issue here. This is different when the teacher uploads a copyrighted article or book chapter. Copyrighted material may be placed on Brightspace without permission of the maker/copyright holder. This use falls under the education exception of Article 16 of the Dutch Copyright Act and is paid for via the Easy Access Agreement to Foundation UvO on behalf of the copyright holders (the publishers).
In order to make the use of copyrighted material visible, you may therefore only place this material on FbF if you also place the same material on Brightspace in the LOR (Learning Object Repository), and link to it in the relevant course. If the material has already been placed in the LOR, you do not need to place it in the LOR again, but you do have to link to it in the course.
It is also possible to use journal articles that:
- are accessible via the University's subscription, and
- have publishers on the list of licensed e-resources, and
- have a 'yes' next to the publisher's name under 'PDF'.
You do not need to place these articles (in the LOR) on Brightspace either.
The teacher may not upload a copyrighted video or podcast to FbF. For this kind of use no agreements have been made with the copyright holders.
Teachers may only upload videos and podcasts that:
- have been made by the teachers themselves or by their students;
- are being made available by the maker with a CC license allowing such use;
- are in the public domain and are no longer protected by copyright.