Ensuring course readings are readily available to all students without being too costly is a prime concern for faculty and for LITS. However, there are copyright considerations to keep in mind.
In general, fair use arguments can be made when limited amounts of copyrighted material are used for educational purposes, the audience for which is limited to students enrolled in a particular class (by providing access to the materials in a password-protected environment, such as Moodle), and offered in formats that are not susceptible to further copying/downloading. Providing links to online materials (rather than copying them) is also a safe call because no copies are being made.
Please refer to the LITS Copyright Guide for best practices.
If you drag-and-drop a zipped/compressed file, Moodle will ask you how you want to handle the zipped file:
If you prefer not to use the drag-and-drop feature, use this method to upload files.
If you have a great number of files, it may be more useful to upload your files into a folder resource. In that case, we recommend first creating a folder to organize your files, and then uploading new files into that folder.
To add files to your folder(s):
Click "Save and return to course" to submit your changes and return to your course screen.