Creative Commons is a set of legal tools, a nonprofit organization, as well as a global network and a movement — all inspired by people’s willingness to share their creativity and knowledge, and enabled by a set of open copyright licenses.
Creative Commons began in response to an outdated global copyright legal system. CC licenses are built on copyright and are designed to give more options to creators who want to share. Over time, the role and value of Creative Commons has expanded. Learn more about Creative Commons Licenses.
“Creative Commons License Spectrum” by Shaddim (CC BY)
As with any teaching material, due diligence must be done when selecting OER material. Here are some resources for evaluating OER.
OER can be easily integrated into Canvas. Here are some options:
Prior to the start of the semester, your division admin reaches out to ask what textbook you will assign. To report a ZTC section, this is the form: