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USE OF MEDIA IN DISTRIBUTED LEARNING CLASSES

Problems sometimes occur when faculty want to use media in their distributed learning classes. Please be aware of the following information.

  1. Most digital media now comes with an embedded signal which prevents it from being copied or played through the system used at UTS. This embedded signal is part of the copyright protection that manufacturers put on the media to prevent unauthorized use. Any copyrighted media that faculty want to use in live classes should be provided to your Logistics Coordinator at least one week before the media is to be used so that it can be tested by UTS Video Services.

  2. All media used in streamed or live classes must have copyright approval. For legal reasons, UTS will not play or show any media for which prior copyright approval has not been obtained. Distributed learning courses can be enhanced by the use of media and faculty are encouraged to use supplementary materials to enrich the courses; we have staff whose job is to obtain copyright permission. Obtaining permission to use materials is rather easy to do if adequate time is allowed.

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