Copyright Basics eLearning

Lecturers, teachers and students, take our FREE simple, online Copyright Basics eLearning course, so you do the right thing every time you copy, scan and share copyright protected materials.

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This online 30-min course will help you understand the concepts behind copyright and what a copyright licence allows you to do. It's a quick, one-time, practical tool. This e-learning module can provide you with a comprehensive practical understanding of copyright in New Zealand.

It's important to understand that New Zealand copyright law differs from that in other countries. Overseas online resources are not a good guide, whereas Copyright Basics is 100% New Zealand and 100% relevant.

Plus, when you finish you’ll receive a certificate to confirm successful course completion.

Who should take this course?

  • Secondary and primary teachers
  • Secondary students
  • Tertiary and university lecturers and students
  • Librarians
  • Copyright officers
  • New staff going through HR induction training

What you'll learn

  • What copyright means
  • How the Copyright Act applies to you
  • How a copyright licence makes it easy for you
  • How different rules apply in learning environments
  • How copyright helps our learning and creative communities

Interested? Take the course and follow these steps.

To register or login to our Copyright Basics eLearning course, follow these instructions:

  1. Click here to register/login
  2. If your education institution has provided a Google or Microsoft account, then enter your normal login details.
  3. If you don’t have an institutional Google or Microsoft account then choose to create a new account and enter your details.
  4. Once your details have been entered, you will next see a screen that confirms a creation of your account.
  5. You will receive an account validation email to the email address you provided. Click the link in the email (or copy and paste it into your browser) to validate your account (note: if you are asked to enter your institution role and organisation, then do so before clicking to update your profile).
  6. You should now be on the Copyright Basics eLearning Course dashboard. Select the Copyright Basics tile in the centre of the screen to get started!
And remember, you can come back to the course anytime.

Questions?

For in-depth answers for all your questions, visit our Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base

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Copyright Basics eLearning

Copyright Basics eLearning

Lecturers, teachers and students, take our FREE simple, online Copyright Basics eLearning course, so you do the right thing every time you copy, scan and share copyright protected materials.
Learn more
Knowledge Base

Knowledge Base

Visit our knowledge base to find accessible, comprehensive, up-to-date copyright information. We currently offer in-depth guides for publishers, teaching staff, researchers, and students who work in tertiary and secondary education.
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