When you are using copyrighted images or other materials in a classroom setting, it falls under Fair Use. See the links below to learn more about Fair Use.
Any image not cited is plagiarism. Cite your images and referenced papers in your teaching materials when you originally create them. This will also make it easier for preparing your MedEdPORTAL submission.
The purpose of MedEdPORTAL is to provide educators with packaged educational materials that they can easily implement. All submissions must include an Educational Summary Report (ESR). This is the manuscript portion of your submission. Your teaching materials will be included as appendices.
When you are ready to submit your original publication to MedEdPORTAL through their submission form, the last question on the "Additional Information" section requires you to choose a license for your submission. This is important to think through now because any images used with a Creative Commons license must match the option you choose. For example, you will not be able to use an image that is CC-BY-SA because your submission is either CC-BY (Attribution) or CC-BY-NC (Attribution - NonCommercial).
We recommend choosing "Attribution," which is CC-BY as it is least restrictive for people who want to use your work.
All images and figures in MedEdPortal must be either created by the author, or have permission to use them. 90% of submissions have copyright issues related to images.
Here are suggestions on how to use images in your submissions from best to worst case.
Best Case Scenarios:
Worst Case Scenario: