Permissions Process Overview

The PowerPoint slides you were provided contain content that has been cleared for use.  Any content you add, pursuant to the terms of the Quality Assurance Guidelines referenced in your Consultant Agreement should be identified, assessed, and cleared for permission as detailed below.

Be as selective as possible with your inclusion of photos, videos, and content from other sources.  Additional content should be used only when necessary.

Identify added content

Any content you add to a presentation should be documented on the permissions log, including full source information. Citations should be incorporated in the presentation materials, near the respective content.  Failing to properly cite the source of third-party content may lead to a plagiarism claim.  

Examples of content that may be covered by copyright:

  • Photos/Video
  • Student Work (or photos of)
  • Drawings/Cartoons/Clip Art
  • Poetry/Lyrics
  • Text Excerpts/Figures/Tables
  • Internet/Websites/Screenshots
  • Blogs/Articles
  • Speeches, Interviews, Letters

Assess required permissions

Once you've identified the content, assess it to determine if permission is required.  If you determine that no permission is required, please indicate the reason why on the permissions log.

Copyright permission is required unless you can determine that the content:  

Even if no copyright permission is required, you may need releases if there are any Personal Rights issues. An example might be a photo you took that depicts another individual.  Please note these items on the permissions log as well.

Request permission

  If permission is required, request permission as early as possible.  Verbal or informal permissions are not sufficient.  Please use the forms provided by Corwin to ensure proper rights are obtained.  

Document rights received

Once you have secured all required permissions, complete the log and compile the agreements into a "permissions file" and submit both to your Corwin Learning Project Manager, prior to the presentation.