The video above could be helpful to share with your students. From the Copyright Clearance Center.
from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
Resources and lessons from the National Association for Music Education: Creativity in the Classroom. Includes subject areas other than music.
Fair Use guidelines for sharing copyrighted material for educational purposes also apply to online learning environments. In addition to the Fair Use guidelines of brevity, spontaneity, and cumulative effect, limited access and limited time are also factors, which are in your favor using a course management system. However…even if access to the material is limited to students who can log in to your course, copyright protections still apply.
What to include on documents
If you are providing copyright-protected documents to students (documents that are not in the public domain, for which you are not the copyright holder, and for which you do not yet have permission from the copyright-holder to distribute),
Students should be made aware of the copyright-protected nature of the material. All copyrighted material that is distributed for classroom use or posted in Canvas should be labeled with the following:
Link rather than upload
You have the option to link to copyrighted material, if it is already online, rather than posting it yourself and risking copyright violation.
Amount and Substantiality of the Portion Used
A use is generally considered fair use if it uses a smaller amount of the source work. But the amount is proportional. A quote of 300 words from a 320-word poem is larger proportionally than a quote of 300 words from a 5000-word article.
Materials in library databases are licensed already, so consult those licenses (or ask a librarian) for more information on reusing licensed content in Canvas. Films on Demand’s terms explicitly permit streaming in a course management system, for example.
Get permission if using more than one semester
Spontaneity is a Fair Use factor, so material should only be used for one semester without obtaining permission. If it’s material you would like to use repeatedly, consider getting permission or linking to the material if possible, rather than copying it.
The TEACH Act
The 2002 Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) updated U. S. copyright law. These updates extended permission to educators to "perform" or "display" copyrighted works in an online educational environment, with some considerations beyond Fair Use:
More on copyright compliance in course management systems
Copyright Online FAQ from the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center at North Carolina State University
Columbia University Library's Copyright Advisory Office offers many helpful resources for faculty
"Copyright on Campus"
A video from the not-for-profit Copyright Clearance Center
Using Copyrighted Works in Your Teaching: An FAQ: Questions Faculty and Teaching Assistants Need to Ask Themselves Frequently
by Peggy Hoon, J.D., Visiting Scholar for Campus Copyright and Intellectual Property, Association of Research Libraries
The Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries Web | PDF
Copyright Crash Course from the University of Texas
Copyright Law of the United States from the United States Copyright Office
Ball State University Library's Copyright and Intellectual Property Office
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines from the University of Maryland University College
Understanding Fair Use from the University of Minnesota
"Thinking through Fair Use" from the The University of Minnesota is an online tool that provides you with an analysis of your planned use of copyrighted material
Copyright and Fair Use from Stanford University and NOLO press.
Teaching Copyright from the Electronic Frontier Foundation
A Fair Use checklist from Indiana University
Measuring Fair Use: The Four Factors from Stanford University
Copyright Guidelines for Showing Movies on Campus
Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Online Video from the Center for Media & Social Impact at American University
Web | PDF
Help with attributing Creative Commons-licensed content
Best Practices for Creative Commons Attributions from New Media Rights
An introduction to Creative Commons licensing, from the Creative Commons website: http://creativecommons.org/videos/a-shared-culture
An explanation of the options for Creative Commons licensing, from the Creative Commons website: http://creativecommons.org/videos/creative-commons-kiwi
Another introduction to Creative Commons licensing, from the Creative Commons website: http://creativecommons.org/videos/wanna-work-together