For more information, training, or questions about our policies, please contact:
Rachel Long, Instructional Technology Librarian | firstname.lastname@example.org
Millsaps-Wilson Library | email@example.com
College Policies on Course Connect
The use of Course Connect for all courses is required. According to college policy, all relevant course materials should be archived on the Course Connect site, including
Course Closure Policies
All courses will be archived two weeks after grades are due each semester. Our course closure policy is designed to help protect all users and maintain academic integrity across campus. Our current policy of closing courses two weeks past the end of the semester is designed based on the policies of similar institutions. We have three main motivations behind closing courses, namely:
Under fair use, professors are protected and able to use some copyrighted materials for educational purposes. However, when the course is no longer being taught these protections disappear, as the materials have to be limited to students formally enrolled in the course by the college. Additionally, closing courses allows us to prevent students from submitting work to assignments from previous semesters either purposely or by accident, and helps to greatly reduce confusion about course access amongst students.
For more information, please see the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (DMCA). Additionally, the US Copyright Office has an excellent memorandum on copyright in digital education found here. Marqueete University also lays out the laws as they apply to online courses in a very accessible manner here.
Copyright and Archiving
Use of the Course Connect requires faculty commitment to the following: