If your images are sourced electronically and are cited correctly, there is blanket permission in the Copyright Act 1968 to use them in presentation slides and in learning management systems like Moodle.

Using electronic images in presentation slides and on pages in learning management systems is allowed under the educational statutory licence of the Copyright Act 1968.

This includes born-digital images such as graphics and charts, and it also includes digital images that depict non-digital works such as photographs of sculptures or scans of photographs. If the image is now in an electronic form, then it can be used under the statutory licence.

Examples of images include:

  • Paintings
  • Photographs
  • Cartoons
  • Patterns
  • Maps
  • Diagrams
  • Technical drawings

Images can be used in presentation slides and on pages in learning management systems as long as they are cited correctly. Images should be cited in a way that protects the moral rights of the creators. For more information on moral rights see Plagiarism and moral rights.

Copyright print and graphic material that is being communicated must have a Copyright Warning Notice appear immediately before or at the same time as the copyright material is being viewed. The Copyright Warning Notice is available in pdfjpeg and gif formats.   

A note about open online courses

The information above pertains to courses for UNSW students. For more information about the materials you can use if you have students in your course that are not enrolled students of UNSW, see Open online courses.

Specific information about other electronic course materials:

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