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Copyright and FeedbackFruits

FeedbackFruits (FbF) is a digital teaching tool accessible 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.

Peer Feedback
Peer Feedback contains a set of tools that allow students to upload their own material, such as videos or podcasts. Subsequently, the teacher and/or fellow students can add comments.

Activating Study Material
Activating Study Material contains a set of tools which make audio or video materials available to students. Videos and podcasts that are available from any publicly accessible website are made available 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  • own unpublished work;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.

It is possible to use copyrighted material in FbF. This material must comply with the following conditions:

  1. the articles are accessible via the University's subscription, and
  2. the publishers of the articles are to be found on the list of licensed e-resources, and
  3. the publisher's name has a ‘yes’ under 'PDF'.

Other copyrighted material can only be used in FbF if you make the use visible by placing the article or chapter on Brightspace in the Learning Object Repository (LOR).

Copyrighted material may be placed on Brightspace without permission of the maker/copyright holder. Via the Easy Access Agreement Leiden University pays the UvO Foundation for the benefit of the copyright holders (the publishers). Please note that the use of copyrighted materials involves costs for your faculty and/or institute.

After placement in the LOR, you can link to the article or chapter in the relevant course. If the material is already in the LOR, you do not have to place it in the LOR again, but you do have to link to it in the course.

Teachers may not upload a copyrighted video or podcast to FbF. For this kind of materials no agreements have been made with 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.
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