How do I set usage rights and user access for a course file?

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If usage rights is enabled in your course, you have to set a usage right (copyright) for each file you upload to your course. Usage rights must be assigned to files before files can be published to the course. If a file or multiple files are located in a folder, you can set usage rights through folders.

 

Note: Usage Rights is currently a course opt-in feature. To enable usage rights, learn how to manage feature options in the course features lesson.

 

Open Files

Open Files

In Course Navigation, click the Files link.

 

Manage Usage Rights

Manage Usage Rights

Click the line item for the file [1]. Click the Usage Rights icon [2]. You can also click the file's warning icon [3], or the Files toolbar Manage Usage Rights link [4].

 

Select Usage Right

Select Usage Right

In the Usage Right drop-down menu [1], select one of five usage rights. If you are an instructor and are not sure which usage right applies to your file, please consult your institutional admin for guidance:

 

  • I hold the copyright (original content created by you)
  • I have obtained permission to use the file (authorized permission by the author)
  • The material is in the public domain (explicitly assigned to public domain, cannot be copyrighted, or is no longer protected by copyright)
  • The material is subject to fair use exception (excerpt or summary used for commentary, news reporting, research, or analysis in education)
  • The material is licensed under Creative Commons; this option also requires setting a specific Creative Commons license

 

 

If known, enter the copyright holder information in the Copyright Holder field [2].

 

Set File Access

Set File Access

You can also set access to the file. By default, the file is unpublished. You can also publish the file or restrict access.

 

To select file access, click the radio button next to the access type. You can change the access at any time.

 

Save File

Save File

Click the Save button.

 

View File

View File

View the updated file.

 

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