Faculty FAQ

Faculty FAQ

How beneficial is the Paste from Word tool?

Directly copying and pasting from Word can cause windows to close, browsers to crash, tests to end before they're completed, and discussion posts to disappear. This is a well-know problem with using content copied from Word to a Blackboard page (or any web page). This is not a Blackboard problem, but the Paste from Word mashup tool in the Bb Visual Editor minimizes the problem.

The Paste from Word tool may need to be enabled in your course Control Panel (below course menu) > Customization > Tool Availability. Click the check box next to "Word" and save. Then copy your text from Word, click the Mashup button in the Blackboard Visual Editor, select Paste from Word, and paste your text into the window that opens. Click OK.

What's needed from me for the review process if I'm teaching online this semester?

All current online instructors should refer to the OTC Online Course Development Review and Delivery Review. Both resources are found on the Course Development Webpage and on the Blackboard site OTL-FAC-CTR: FACULTY CENTER FOR OTC ONLINE under Reviews. If a course you are teaching is selected for spring 2013 review, you will be contacted by OTC Online to complete the instructor portion of the forms.

How were the Online Course Development and Online Course Delivery Review Documents created?

An Online Review Taskforce comprised of online faculty, staff, and administrators from the OTC Online Committee finalized the review documents that include components of the Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Rubric, Chico State Rubric, and Quality Matters Rubric. Additional online faculty were selected to provide feedback on the review pilots.

What can I do if I have an interest in becoming a trained reviewer for a future semester?

What is Ozarks Technical Community College Copyright Compliance Policy

                                                                                                     Ozarks Technical Community College
Policy 2.51 Copyright Compliance Policy

Ozarks Technical Community College is committed to operating in compliance with U. S. copyright law and enjoining copyright compliance by its instructors, staff and students in their performance of College related activities. A Copyright Compliance Coordinator, appointed by the President, oversees appropriate activities including, but not limited to:

  • Posting of copyright compliance notices at appropriate locations in College facilities.
  • Providing copyright compliance information and in-service activities as needed to instructors, staff and friends.
  • Presenting copyright compliance guidelines in College publications such as the faculty, employee and student handbooks.

In particular, the College promotes an awareness and understanding of "fair use", "works for hire" and other copyright concepts that are of special significance in instructional activities and materials so that students and instructors are better able to comply with U. S. copyright law.

  • "Fair use" allows that in specific circumstances it is fair to use a copyrighted work, without expressed permission from the copyright holder, for a limited and personal purpose which does not in any way damage the copyright holder's ability to profit from the work.

College faculty, staff and students who infringe copyright by abusing "fair use" do so at their own risk.

  • "Works for hire" specifies that work created by an employee (faculty or staff) within the scope of employment or at the direction of the employer or using substantial resources provided by the employer is, by law, a work made for hire and, therefore, owned by the employer (the College).

Unless otherwise specifically agreed to in writing by the College in advance, all copyright rights, publication rights and royalty rights resulting from works developed by College faculty or staff shall remain the exclusive property of the College.