(1) This Rule provides the framework for the management of all online learning resources via the University Learning Management System and must be read in conjunction with the Online Learning Resources Procedures that support this policy.
(2) This Rule applies to all University Representatives involved in the development, administration and delivery of all online learning resources via the University Learning Management System (LMS).
(3) The University is committed to enhancing the quality of our course offerings and embracing new technologies.to support our aspiration to be the leading provider of flexible and online learning.
(4) Appropriate tools and technologies for teaching and learning will be used in all units (where applicable) to enhance the student learning experience.
(5) All units will have a dedicated University Learning Management System (LMS) site.
(6) The Learning Management System supports the online delivery and administration of resources, communication, collaboration and assessment.
(7) Online Learning Resources must adhere to accessibility standards in accordance with government legislation.
(8) The University is mindful of safeguarding its intellectual property, managing the rights and responsibilities of UNE authors, and administering copyright and license compliance obligations in relation to the use of Learning Resources.
(9) Unit Coordinators are responsible for administering and overseeing the unit LMS site including:
(10) The Special Needs Office is responsible for:
(11) Teaching and Learning Support is responsible for:
(12) The University Library is responsible for providing and managing Library Resources and providing services to academic staff to support their teaching activities.
(13) The Copyright Officer is responsible for providing and maintaining information resources and services to assist staff preparing online Learning Resources to manage their copyright obligations.
(14) Information Technology Directorate is responsible for providing technical support, development of existing systems and implementation of new systems within the virtual learning environment.
(15) Heads of School are responsible for:
(16) Electronic records must be kept in accordance with the University Records Management Rule.
(17) In the event of a conflict between this Rule and any Rule, policy or practice, this Rule shall take precedence.
(18) The [Undefined Division/Position]Vice-Chancellor pursuant to Section 29 of the University of New England Act makes this University Rule.
(19) University Representatives must observe this Rule in relation to University matters.
(20) The Rule Administrator is authorised to make procedures and guidelines for the operation of this Rule. The procedures and guidelines must be compatible with the provisions of this Rule.
(21) This Rule operates as and from the Effective Date.
(22) Previous policy on Learning Resources is replaced and has no further operation from the Effective Date of this new Rule.
(23) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Rule, the Vice-Chancellor may approve an exception to this Rule where the Vice-Chancellor determines the application of the Rule would otherwise lead to an unfair, unreasonable or absurd outcome. Approvals by the Vice-Chancellor under this clause must be documented in writing and must state the reason for the exception.
(24) Copyright gives legal rights to owners of creative products and materials in the form of a limited monopoly over the use of those materials, including copying and reproduction.
(25) Core Learning Resources comprises the minimum Learning Resources the student must engage with in order to complete the assessment requirements for a unit.
(26) Effective Date is the date on which this Rule will take effect.
(27) Learning Management System is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting and delivery of electronic educational technology teaching and learning programs.
(28) Learning Resources comprise the sum of 'UNE-Authored Learning Resources' and 'Third Party Copyright and Licensed Materials' that are made available to students to achieve learning outcomes and complete assessment requirements for a unit.
(29) Library Resources these include resources and licensed materials that are managed and made accessible by the University Library (including the electronic reserve collection) to support teaching and learning activities.
(30) Rule Administrator is the Vice-Chancellor or Delegate.
(31) Third Party Copyright and Licensed Materials comprise materials for which the copyright is held by the author or publisher (not the University) or obtained through a services aggregator and for which the requirements of Australian copyright law or licensing agreements with the aggregator services must be adhered to.
(32) UNE-Authored Learning Resources comprise assignment topics, worksheets, journals and other materials created by University staff which can be distributed to enrolled students without infringing the copyright of others.
(33) University Representative means a University employee (casual, fixed term and permanent), contractor, agent, appointee, UNE Council member, adjunct, visiting academic and any other person engaged by the University to undertake some activity for or on behalf of the University. It includes corporations and other bodies falling into one or more of these categories.
(34) UNE Act means the University of New England Act 1993 No 68 (NSW).