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Open Educational Resources

Learn what Open Educational Resources (OER) are, why they matter, and how to find, use, and adapt them for your teaching

Definition

What is Creative Commons?

Creative Commons is an organization that helps you legally share your knowledge and creativity to build a more equitable, accessible, and innovative world. Creative Commons provides free, easy-to-use copyright licenses to make a simple and standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work--on conditions of your choice

-Creative Commons, 2017

Creative Commons is an organization that developed a set of copyright licenses for creators to apply to their works, helping authors, artists, and other creators establish the boundaries of permissible use they want to place on their works.

Creative Commons licenses are based on existing copyright law, and are simple to understand. Visit our Copyright Information guide for more details!