The Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization Act (TEACH Act) of 2002 provides guidance on the use of certain copyrighted materials in distance learning. To learn more about the TEACH Act and the uses it does and does not cover in distance learning, check out these resources:
While the TEACH Act is designed to especially assist distance educators and students, it is very limited in the scope of the materials that it covers. Fair use takes a much broader consideration of copyright, and may allow use when the TEACH Act would not. If what you're hoping to do falls directly under the TEACH Act, great! If not, use the Fair Use checklist to think and work through whether you are covered there.
Materials and Access and Protection Requirements:
If all eight of these requirements are not met, the fair use exception may still cover the use.