"Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research materials in any medium -- digital or otherwise -- that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others with no or limited restrictions." OER range from textbooks to curricula, syllabi, lecture notes, assignments, tests, projects, audio/video and animation. ~ UNESCO
These are the official Copyright Guidelines for Minnesota State employees: https://www.minnstate.edu/system/asa/academicaffairs/policy/copyright/guidelines.html
The Copyright Guidelines site includes information on:
If you need to seek permission from the Copyright Clearance Center to use an article or book chapter in D2L or in a class, please see the Inver Hills bookstore. They have the Copyright Clearance account on campus.
For additional information regarding copyright for specific materials, please see the Minnesota State IP/Copyright Tools and Forms page: https://www.minnstate.edu/system/asa/academicaffairs/policy/copyright/forms.html