Creative Commons is first and foremost a non-profit organization that supports creators to both retain their copyright and to freely share their creations as they choose, and allows others to Retain, Revise, Reuse, Remix, and Redistribute those creations. Creative Commons is also recognized as a set of free-to-use licenses allowing copyright owners to show how they want their work to be shared. In this online workshop, you will learn more about Creative Commons (CC) and how CC licenses can be used to support the adoption, creation, adaption, etc. of open resources for you and your students.

This workshop should take you 2-3 hours to complete, between reading the materials and completing the suggested activities.  By the end, you will be able to:

  1. Find CC-licensed material you can use in your own course(s).
  2. Create, adapt, and share CC-licensed works for your subject area.
  3. Apply the appropriate CC-license to works you create or adapt for your course(s), and release them as Open Educational Resources (OER).

Note that this workshop is meant to align with other workshops (online and in-person) offered by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) on Creative Commons and Open Education.  We recommend coming to visit us in the CETL where we can support you with your specific course(s) and answer any questions you might have about this course, or about OER in general.

Click Intro to Creative Commons to go to section one of the workshop.

Unless otherwise indicated, all content in this workshop is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.