Learning Technology@LJMU

Staff Guide: Digital Content

There are a number of e-Resources available at the University which can be used directly within your Canvas course.

There are a number of e-Resources available at the University which can be used directly within your Canvas course. Take a look at the following tools which will enable you to use different types of media, there is also some information about copyright to help you understand how resources can be used.

Academic Misconduct e-Learning Course

The course is a ‘SCORM’ object that can be added to your module. It contains a general overview related to collusion, plagiarism, and cheating. There are several scenarios where the student is asked whether misconduct has taken place. The marks can also be collected in the Canvas Grades Area. You can do this yourself or contact LTSupport@ljmu.ac.uk.

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Box of Broadcasts

Box of Broadcasts (BoB) is a service for UK universities which allows staff and students to record TV or radio programmes from over 60 channels. Log in with your normal LJMU user name and password.

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The copyright law exists to protect the intellectual standing and economic rights of creators and publishers of all literary, dramatic, artistic, musical, audiovisual and electronic works. Learn more about copyright infringement and how to properly link to resources from within your Canvas course.

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Creative Commons

Creative Commons (CC) is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding the range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share. The organization has released several copyright-licenses known as Creative Commons licenses free of charge to the public. These licenses allow creators to communicate which rights they reserve, and which rights they waive for the benefit of recipients or other creators.

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e-Books and Journals

Book and Journals are now available fully electronically via a web-site on the Internet. Learn how to add content to your module.

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Images can be used to enhance your online materials in your Canvas course. There are lots of sources for Copyright free images!

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Skills for Study helps students to develop the skills they need to succeed in their studies and prepare for life after university. Each of the 12 modules focuses on a distinct topic, ranging from core academic skills such as Critical thinking and Academic writing to broader skills like Group work and Personal development.

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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Education Resources are digital materials, such as powerpoint presentations, online quizes or video. These resources are free for you to use and include in your online course and in presentations.

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Reading Lists

KeyLinks is a reading lists management system which is easy to use and supports the entire workflow of managing reading lists and integrates with library content. The reading list can be accessed via your Canvas module in the Module information area. For more information read the guide below, and learn how to add a reading list to your course.

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