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Copyright Matters!Copyright Matters! is a publication outlining the conditions and limits of fair dealing for education under the Copyright Act.

All WCDSB staff and students should read the guidelines before using copyright-protected works (photos, videos, music, etc.) to be sure their use is allowed and to make sure you give proper credit to the creator of the material you are using.

For more information, see the WCDSB’s Copyright Policy APO011.

Looking for a copyright-friendly source of images to use in educational activities?

Britannica ImageQuest

Britannica ImageQuest gives WCDSB staff and students access to millions of rights-cleared images.

Available from Sora

Criterion-on-Demand videos, available through our Learn360 video database, offers access to popular feature films. These films:

  • Can be used in classrooms, after school, or for fundraising but not for private at-home viewing
  • Users can stream or download titles
  • Titles can be requested, if available.

Since some videos have mature content, only staff can access these videos using a special username and password, available from your school's library staff.

To see what's available,

Access  Learn360  at school or from home by going to the My Apps page. Staff can access the My Apps page from home by accessing it through the staff section of the board website. 

If you are having difficulty logging in please see How To Sign in, Search, & Create Playlists in Learn 360


  • Select Brightspace by D2L.  


  • Select The Green Tools button.


  • Select Learn360

Elementary and secondary students can access through teacher-provided links.

  1. Go to the drop-down menu in the upper left corner and scroll to where it says “Premium Content: Criterion on Demand.”

To find feature films appropriate for your students’ grade level:

1. Go to Advanced Search beside the search box.
2. Under the Search Options dropdown list choose Criterion on Demand.

3. Under Select Filters choose the appropriate grade under that filter option. If necessary, choose the required language filter to only get results in that language.

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Leading Through Spirals Of Inquiry: For Equity and Quality
Building Thinking Classrooms In Mathematics Grades K-12: 14 Teaching Practices For Enhancing Learning
Shake Up Shared Reading: Expanding On Read Alouds To Encourage Student Independence
Unearthing Joy: A Guide To Culturally And Historically Responsive Teaching And Learning
Authentic Learning: Real-World Experiences That Build 21st-Century Skills
Wayi Wah! Indigenous Pedagogies: An Act For Reconciliation And Anti-Racist Education
Better Reading Now: 50 Ready-To-Use Teaching Strategies To Engage Students, Deepen Comprehension, And Nurture A Love Of Reading
Powerful Poetry: Read, Write, Rejoice, Recite Poetry All Year Long
Write To Read: Ready-To-Use Classroom Lessons That Explore The ABCs Of Writing
This Is How We Teach Reading And It's Working! The What, Why, And How Of Teaching Phonics In K-3 Classrooms
Managing Student Behavior: How To Identify, Understand, A Defuse Challenging Classroom Situations
Hacking School Discipline: 9 Ways To Create A Culture Of Empathy And Responsibility Using Restorative Justice
Ratchetdemic: Reimagining Academic Success
Growing A Growth Mindset: Unlocking Character Strengths Through Children's Literature
Culturally Sustaining Literacy Pedagogies: Honoring Students' Heritages, Literacies, and Languages
Stop The Hate For Goodness Sake: How Can Classroom Teachers Disrupt Discrimination And Promote Hope, Foster Healing, And Inspire Joyful Learning?
Social LEADia: Moving Students From Digital Citizenship To Digital Leadership

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Finding Professional Resources

Some school Library Learning Commons have a professional collection. To browse your school's collection:

For more assistance, see your school's learning commons staff.

A large collection of professional resources can also be found at the Learning Commons, Catholic Education Centre. Visit the Learning Commons, CEC VLC page for more information.