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Copyright Guidelines and Forms

Faculty, instructors and students will find this copyright information helpful on issues concerning the use of copyrighted works in classroom presentations and projects. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be construed as such. It will, however, point you in the right direction to find answers to your copyright questions. If you have further questions, please contact CIDT.     

SAU Intellectual Property Policy (.PDF)
The purpose of this document is to clearly articulate for faculty, staff, students, and other interested parties, the relevant University policies, and clarify the rights, privileges, responsibilities, and options of these parties when intellectual property is created.

CIDT Fair Use Copyright Guidelines (.PDF)
Designed to guide the digitization and presentation of copyrighted materials in Blackboard online course websites, and has been adapted from the SAU Library Electronic Reserve Standards.

CIDT Project Intake Form (.PDF)
Should accompany projects submitted to CIDT to ensure compliance with Fair Use laws when material will be copied from analog to digital format for use in a Blackboard course website.

Sample Copyright Permission Request Letter (.doc) and Copyright Permission Request Form (.pdf)


Distance Education Manual

This document – located on MySAU Portal – includes processes and procedures for creating, enhancing, and facilitating courses. Effective distance education requires knowledge of best practices in online pedagogy that differ from traditional classroom settings. To maintain content quality, integrity, and consistency, use of the guidelines in this document are imperative. For further questions, please contact CIDT.



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SAU Student Disability Resources

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