Creative Commons for Educators

32 Part 5 – Additional Resources

More information about remixing and adapting resources

Distinguishing Between OER and All that Other Stuff on the Internet and Works Within Works, and Collections by Maricopa Community College Faculty OER course. CC BY-SA 4.0
Course materials if you have any concerns about the copyright status of works you
want to remix. These two modules from the Maricopa Community College Faculty
OER course will help you understand differences between free, open access, and
OER, as well as citations and collections.

BC Open Education Technology Collaborative by BCCampus. CC BY 4.0
If you are looking for inspiration on how to bring remixing and adapting resources to
your classroom as an instructor, this group is a resource for you and the goals and
group chat can be informative

Tricky Copyright Scenarios: OER Style by Maricopa Community College Faculty OER course. CC BY-SA 4.0
If you want to test yourself, this quiz about tricky copyright scenarios that apply to
OER will help you understand better how to remix and adapt educational materials

More information about creating and sharing OER

CK12 OER. CC BY-NC 3.0
To create an open textbook with existing OER for K-12 education visit this site, login
as a teacher and click create new


OER Faculty Workshop by Maricopa Community College Faculty OER course. CC BY-SA 4.0

For a deeper dive into the process of choosing the appropriate licenses for
educational resources, visit this OER course in full


Creating Open Educational Resources by the University of British Columbia. CC BY-SA 4.0

A video and information on considerations to make when licensing and sharing OER
at higher education institutions

More information about accessibility

Module 9: Accessibility by Open Washington: Open Educational Resources Network. CC BY 4.0

This module will help you design resources in a way that they will be accessible to all


Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0 by the World Wide Web Consortium

The WCAG 2.0 is a stable, referenceable technical standard that helps developers of
any kind of online content (from websites to text and PDF files), create or check their
materials for accessibility. Many grant givers or governments (like the European
Union) even require institutions to follow those guidelines when publishing public
sector information or education resources.


Accessibility and Open Educational Resources by CAST Universal Design for Learning in Higher Education. CC BY-SA 4.0

The CAST project (Center for Applied Special Technology that promotes universal design for learning) has a helpful overview and checklist for things to consider when designing educational resources, especially for postsecondary education.

More information about open policies

CC Pukeko by Creative Commons New Zealand. CC BY 4.0
Take a look at this video about schools in New Zealand implementing Creative
Commons licenses (time 3:48)

CC in Schools by Creative Commons New Zealand. CC BY 4.0

More information on implementation of Creative Commons licenses used in schools
at the institutional level.

Institutional Guide by BCCampus. CC BY 4.0

A guide for institutional adoption with resources for those at all levels of the institution
and resources to accompany adoption initiatives.

OER Policy Development Tool by Amanda Coolidge and Daniel DeMarte, Institute for Open Leadership Fellows. CC BY 4.0

An interactive tool for institutional policy development.


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Creative Commons by JR Dingwall is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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