Uploading an Article Obtained from the Library to WebCT
An instructor wants her students to read an article from a professional journal. She accesses the full text of the article as a PDF through the University Libraries. She saves the article to her computer and then uploads it to her course's WebCT Vista site for students to download
Since the instructor obtained the article from a Libraries licensed electronic resource she needs to understand general limitations and restrictions on use that may be contained in the license agreement between the publisher and the Libraries. The terms of such license agreements control how the materials may be used. It is essential that all instructors using library resources understand their Rights and Responsibilities for the Use of Library-licensed Electronic Resources. Frequently license agreements do not allow copying of PDF files and reposting them to a class web site or WebCT Vista site. However, in numerous instances the instructor can make articles available to students from a course web page through a direct link. To learn how to link directly from your web page to an article available as an electronic resource from the Libraries, see the Linking Methods tutorial.