Policy on the Sharing and Distribution of Course Content
Sharing and Distribution of Course Content
This policy applies to all members of the University community and covers all lectures, laboratories, seminars, assignments, exams, and any other University-sanctioned learning environment (including in-person and remote) in which course content is delivered.
Sharing and distribution of any course content, other than between individual students registered in the course, is not permitted without written permission of the instructor. Material recorded belongs to the instructor and can only be used for personal study of the course in question. The University requires anyone in possession of course content to safeguard the privacy and intellectual property rights of all persons in the learning environment. Regulations and limits surrounding the recording of class content are covered in the fair dealings section of the Federal Copyright Act.
- Students may use course content for personal educational purposes only. No other use of course content is permitted;
- Students are responsible for safeguarding any course content in their possession and for ensuring that it is not shared in any way that contravenes this policy;
- Any potential breach of privacy must be reported to the Access/Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org;
- Students are not permitted to share course content without written permission of the instructor other than with other students registered in the course;
- Students are not permitted to upload or download course content other than for personal educational purposes.
Student breaches of this policy will be subject to the processes outlined in the Trent University Charter of Student Rights and Responsibilities, the Undergraduate Academic Integrity Policy and/or the Graduate Academic Integrity Policy as determined appropriate by the Provost. Nothing in this policy precludes a student from sharing course content with an officer of the University.
Sensitive Personal and/or Confidential Information
Students and faculty have a shared responsibility to safeguard any sensitive personal information that might be shared during class.