Unless a video is specifically licensed as being
It is covered by Copyright, even if there is no specific copyright statement visible.
One important element when embedding content into your OER is to ensure that it is "marked" so that the user/reader is not confused about who the material belongs to.
How do we tackle this?
Provide a citation or attribution statement immediately under the video or at the bottom of the page to give credit!
Best practices for using YouTube or Vimeo videos in the classroom OR in your OER:
Videos that are not posted by the copyright owner may violate copyright and should be avoided.
Please check with the Library's copyright team ( email@example.com ) if you have questions or concerns.
Can I use videos from the Library's collection in my class or put it on eReserve?
Can I embed a video from the Library's collection in my OER?
Library licensed materials are not generally appropriate for inclusion in your OER because:
Please contact the Library ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for help verifying licensing permissions or to find a suitable alternative to using this material in your OER.
Films or videos accessed through personal subscriptions such as:
Do not permit for the public performance of content. This limitation is a contractual obligation that is agreed to when the individual alone signs up for their services. These videos may not be shown in class, as part of your online/synchronous lecture, or embedded into Blackboard. These subscriptions are not recommended for inclusion in OER.
This guide was designed solely for informational purposes for Georgian College students, faculty & staff.
All other users are encouraged to check and confirm the information with their institution.
This site is prepared by library staff and is not reviewed by legal counsel.