There are many accessible, reusable and open-access resources available for education. By using these materials, you can simplify copyright and permissions issues. This gives you more flexibility in promoting, disseminating and reusing course content. For help finding open-access resources appropriate for your course, contact your subject librarian .
Links to copyright free or free for education material are available through the Copyright free and creative commons guide.
Creative Commons (CC) licensed material can be a useful source of images, music or text for your MOOC.
You can find this by searching online under 'Creative Commons' or checking whether there is a link or Creative Commons licence button on the material you want to use.
There are six main licence types :
You cannot use material that is marked as 'non-commercial use' or CC-BY-NC in MOOCs because MOOCs do have a commercial component.
All Creative Commons licences require attribution. Best practice attribution is:
If you have any questions about using Creative Commons material please contact the copyright adviser .
To search Creative Commons own image search (over 9 million images) see Creative Commons search .
You can limit a Google image search to Creative Commons images only by selecting "Tools" then "Usage Rights" and choosing one of four options:
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