Lee - Consultant
Lee is ready to finalise the report and wants you to make sure she can share it confidently. She wants to be sure of copyright and referencing and that it presents well.
Start the beginning of the first topic and work through the module in order.Complete each activity as you go. When prompted, click on the save buttonbefore moving onto the next section. Each section must be completed in one sitting to ensure all answers are saved correctly.You can create a PDF of your results (for your reference) just follow the prompts or you can submit your answers to Library Staff. NB. The PDF will only generate if you have entered and saved all your answers.Don't forget to go to the quiz page, located in CloudDeakin. You can get there via the Conclusion page 2/2 in this module.Email us as firstname.lastname@example.org(Opens email) for help, or post your questions in the Essential Digital Literacy forum thread(Opens in a new tab). We will respond within 2 business days.
Everything that you read, view or watch carries copyright terms and conditions, including information you find on the internet. As a responsible student and future employee you need to use information ethically and be aware of copyright and fair dealing law.
After you have answered the questions on each page, make sure you click the save button before moving on to the following page.
Your answers will be available to print at the end of the module. You must complete the module in one sitting.
You can only enter between 5 - 420 characters in each answer box.
In the last module, you looked at how to determine appropriate formats of information for the task at hand, and how to critically evaluate the information you have found. Now Lee is ready to put together the final report, and she wants to ensure that you are able to use the resources you’ve found, and that they are referenced correctly and acknowledge the original creator.
Head to the quiz to test your knowledge on Sharing information. Use the quiz link located on the bottom right of the page. Score 80% or above to unlock the Post self-assessment survey.
If you consent to sending your answers to Library staff for the purpose of improving this module, please Click here (Opens in a new tab) to upload the PDF file.
Step 2: Complete the quiz
Click to start quiz (Opens in a new tab)
Click here to create a PDF of your answers. The PDF will only generate if you have entered and saved all your answers. You can save the PDF for your own personal reference.
Please note: to save you may need to change the default printer option to Adobe PDF.
Step 1: Generate your answers
Lee is really happy with report you’ve sent her so far. She does have some concerns over some of the sources and wants you to check them for copyright. You’ll need to do some research.
Start Step 12. Referencing
Lee wants you to double check the report to make sure all the sources have been attributed correctly to their authors. You need to learn how to reference your work correctly.
Start Step 23. Tools
The last thing Lee wants you to do is decide how the report is to be presented. You’ll need to investigate a variety of tools and select the most appropriate one.
Start Step 34. Conclusion
Head to the Quiz and Finalise your answers page.
Start Step 4
Lee - Consultant
“Phew! It’s done! Thanks for checking copyright and organising the references. The report looks really professional, and the readers can follow up our information if they need to. You’ve been a great intern, you’ve got a bright future ahead of you!”
Demonstrate an understanding of copyright requirements, and ethical use of information.
In this module you will learn how to:
Share information to audiences with different priorities.
Select and use technologies to communicate in an academic or professional environment.
Recognise the importance of referencing and acknowledging the ideas of others in the work you create.
Thanks for your response about the two newspaper articles, that was really useful! I just heard back from our client asking how we’re going, I’ve told them we’ll get something to them by the end of the week.
I really loved the images you used in the report – they look great, but we need to check for copyright to see if we are able to use them before we send them the final report. We also need to make sure that all the resources we refer to, and have quoted from are referenced correctly.
Monday, 1 February 2016 3:25 PM
Final report - copyright and referencing
You’ve emailed Lee your thoughts about the two newspaper articles, and she has replied to you:
Check whether you can use it for research or study.
Check the copyright status of the work within Australia.
Before you can start on Lee’s request, you’ll need to understand the basics of copyright and how it affects your right to reuse someone else’s work.
In this section you’ll learn how to:
How does copyright affect your rights to reuse someone else’s work?
These are a few of the icons relating to copyright you may come across:
Signs that a work is out of copyright:
The creator passed away before 1955 and the work was published or made public in their lifetime.There is no creator (or the creator is a company), and the work was published before 1955.The work was published after the death of the creator, but published before 1955.The copyright has expired, or a copyright holder has waived their rights. If this is the case, the work is then said to be ‘in the public domain’. If a work is out of copyright, or in the public domain, you can use it for any purpose.
Check the copyright status within Australia
If a work is in copyright, you can still use it with certain limitations. In the next section, we will detail how. Additional resource: duration of copyright fact sheet(Opens in a new tab)
Signs that a work is still in copyright:
There’s no information or you’re not sure. Assume the work is in copyright.Original versions of photographs published or made available before 1955 will be out of copyright. However, organisations sometimes copyright digitised versions of photographs.The work is unpublished.
One article from a single issue of a journal or newspaper, or more than one article so long as it covers the same specific topic.
As long as you are only submitting your work for assessment and it won’t be made publicly available, you can use a ‘reasonable amount’. You must still attribute the work(Opens in a new tab) to its creator. A reasonable amount means:
For other works (such as sound recordings, films, etc.) only copy as much as you can justify for use in your assignment, not the entire work.
One chapter of a book, report or other written work, or ten percent (10%) of the published work.
Check whether you can use it for research or study
Whole images (including maps and graphs).
Making your assessment publicly available
More information can be found on Deakin Library’s copyright and licensing wiki(Opens in a new tab).
Sometime you might want to make your assessment publicly available. You might want to put it on your website, or publish it in your ePortfolio, If you want to make anything publicly available, your use will depend on:
The terms and conditions of the website or licensed service that you got it from. Licences are used to control access to, and use of, most content.Whether you have permission from the copyright holder.If the work is available under an appropriate creative commons license. Creative commons licences(Opens in a new tab) are free licences allowing creators to share their work for others to use legally.
Deakin Library copyright and licensing wiki(Opens in a new tab)The attribution and citation page of the copyright wiki(Opens in a new tab)Deakin Library help page(Opens in a new tab)
Always attribute sources that you use in your work.
For more information on copyright, be sure to check out
Always check the copyright status of a work. If in doubt, assume it is in copyright.
When using something in an assessment, only use a reasonable amount of the work.
Top three copyright tips
Using the right sources in your work provides you with the supporting evidence you need. Referencing is the acknowledgement of the sources that you use - you must reference all sources that you use including words and ideas, facts, images, videos, audio, websites, statistics, diagrams and data.
Enables the reader to locate the sources referred to in your paper
Researchers rely on referencing to locate sources.
Demonstrates academic integrity
Proper referencing ensures that you have acknowledged your sources and that you have done your best to avoid plagiarism – the use of other people’s words, ideas or materials without proper acknowledgement.
Shows what you have read
Your references demonstrate the depth and the breadth of your reading.
Supports and strengthens your argument
When you take a position on an issue you need to support it with evidence gathered from the sources you have read, to try to convince your reader.
How it's done
Work through sections 3.8 What is referencing?(Opens in a new tab) and 3.9 Honesty, trust, fairness, respect and responsibility: Academic integrity (Opens in a new tab) developed by Student Life’s Language and Learning Advisers.
After you have completed them, including section 3.10 Quiz:Academic Integrity, return to this module.
As a digitally literate graduate, you should be able to effectively share information and ideas. To do this, you need to consider the best way of sharing information, and which tool will help you best communicate the message you are trying to share.
Sometimes this will be outlined in an assessment task, other times you will need to consider how best to share information.
You have to conduct a presentation, will you simply use Microsoft PowerPoint? Or will you think about using alternative platforms such as Prezi, Emaze or Padlet?
emaze.com(Opens in a new tab)
padlet.com(Opens in a new tab)
prezi.com(Opens in a new tab)
Lee - Consultant
“I want to include that data you found in Passport database. The table looks a bit bland, can you present it in a more interesting way?”
On the right is the table on Leading Visitor attractions we found using Passport Database.
Lee wants you to explore some different ways of presenting the data from the table. The next pages will show you a few possibilities.
Let’s say you just wanted to compare visitor figures for the Great Barrier Reef to Australia’s leading tourist attraction, the Sydney Opera House, from 2014 to 2017.
You can use Microsoft Excel to create charts like these:
Below is a list of links to some useful tutorials about Excel 2016:
Charts(Opens in a new tab)Tables(Opens in a new tab)Basic tips for working with data(Opens in a new tab)Click here for the following Excel versions:
Excel 2010(Opens in a new tab)Excel 2013(Opens in a new tab)
Excel 2016 Tutorial Creating a Table Microsoft Training Lesson 2016, YouTube, TeachUComp, 12 January, retrieved 3 May 2018, < https://youtu.be/_M7SOEbv2R0>.
Open video in new tab(Opens in a new tab)
venngage.com(Opens in a new tab)
You might also like to make use of free online infographic tools such as Piktochart or Venngage.
piktochart.com(Opens in a new tab)
This Piktochart combines data from different reports and statistics as an infographic. Click on the image below to open in a new page and have a closer look at some of the interactive features.
It’s important to consider how you share information! If you are unsure of where to begin, have a look at the University’s subscription to Lynda.com! Lynda.com provides a vast online library of instructional videos covering the latest software, creative, and business skills.
lynda.deakin.edu.au(Opens in a new tab)
Find out more about Creative Commons licences(Opens in a new tab).
Q1. How are you able to use this image? Link to image 1 (Opens in a new tab)
Q2. How are you able to use this image? Link to image 2 (Opens in a new tab)
Q3. How are you able to use this image? Link to image 3 (Opens in a new tab)
Have a look at these images, and their Creative Commons licences. What are you able to do with each image?
Have a look at the works below and the information provided about their creators. Use the guidelines listed on the previous page to check whether the following works are in or out of copyright.
Title: Introduction to Marketing Theory Year first published: 1953 Author: John Smith, 1918-1999 Type of work: Written work
Title: The Starry Night Year created: 1889 Artist: Vincent Van Gogh, 1853-1890 Type of work: Artistic work
Title: Morning light in Oslo Year created: 2012 Artist: E Mitchell, 1990- Type of work: Artistic work
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Essential Digital Literacy
Bachelor of Commerce - Sharing Information
Welcome to the Essential digital literacy Sharing information module. This module should take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. We hope you enjoy it.