Developing an Online Course
Courses are created as a part of the faculty course developer’s University employment
and is a work made for hire within the developer’s scope of employment. The
University will retain the copyright to the course, including the right to copy,
distribute, display, perform, transmit, publish, and sell the course throughout
the world. See Washington State University’s
IV:H.2. The University retains the right to use any and all elements of
the course in future distance education course offerings.
The faculty developer will have the right to use the substantive content of the
course, without further consent or approval from the University, in any scholarly
or creative works that do not compete with the University’s use of the course.
In particular, the developer will have the right to use the content in textbooks,
journal articles, conference presentations, consulting projects, and other scholarly
works or professional activities.