What is ScanToTeach?

ScanToTeach is a scanning service for academic staff at UCA. The Digitisation Team based in the Library scan extracts from books or journals and upload them directly to myUCA.


  • Ensures academic staff remain legal as details are automatically reported to the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) – this is a mandatory requirement.
  • Allows students to have quicker access to course material in myUCA.
  • Provides accessible material for students with disabilities as all scans created have Optical Character Recognition (OCR) as standard.

What is permitted?

Under the Copyright Licensing Agency academics and authorised persons are permitted to make multiple copies of extracts from certain books, journals, magazines and distribute those to UCA registered students via myUCA. To comply with CLA HE licence an extract must not exceed:

  • One chapter or 10% of a book.
  • One article or 10% from a single issue of a journal.
  • One short story or poem, of not more than 10 pages, from an anthology or 10%.

How does it work?

If you are an academic at UCA and require an extract scanned and uploaded to myUCA contact the Digitisation Team at or ring us on +44 (0)1252 892 711. As an academic you will need to provide the Digitisation Team with: 

  • A list of readings and publications details
  • The module code number.
  • Folder you wish the readings to appear in on myUCA

A workflow of the ScanToTeach service can be found here.

To listen to Lisa Moore, the Digitisation and Copyright Compliance Manager talk about the ScanToTeach service click here.

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