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Copyrighted Material in Canvas Faculty Guide

Guidance and information on the use of copyrighted materials in Canvas.

Using Harvard Business Review in Your Course

While the Library subscribes to Harvard Business Review (HBR) through the database Business Source Premier, please note that HBR's permissions website explicitly states that educator use of HBR articles and case studies through any means other than through HBR's Course Planning platform is not permissible.

Create your Harvard Business Publishing Educator account and learn more about coursepacks:

While HBR requires you to create a coursepack so your students can purchase the articles you assign, you may also choose to direct them to Business Source Premier to let them see if we have existing access to any of the articles at no additional cost:


Posting an item to Canvas for educational purposes does not exempt an instructor from copyright regulations. The information presented here provides guidance but should not be considered legal advice. 


Please email to consult with a librarian for guidance on the use of copyrighted course materials.
For all Canvas-related questions, please email to create a support ticket.