The library has recently been made aware that a number of inactive Canvas courses as well as some current courses are visible to the public. If your courses are among these, and they contain copyrighted material, you may be exposing yourself, the library, and the University to legal action for copyright infringement. Some materials (e.g. articles, book chapters, videos, etc.) may not be covered by Fair Use protections if anyone outside of the Xavier community can access them. Read more about Copyright and Fair Use.
Note that publishing a course in Canvas for student access does not require changing the default Visibility setting from “Course” to “Public,” nor does it require marking the checkbox to “include this course in the Public Course Index” that is by default unchecked.
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