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Open Educational Resources (OER): Creative Commons

A guide for educators and learners

What is Creative Commons?

screenshot of youtube video titled "Wanna Work Together?" by Creative Commons. Screenshot depicts a CC logo.

CC Licensing

Whether you adopt, adapt or create OER, licensing is a key component in sharing your knowledge creation. If you have questions about the what, when, where or why of CC licensing,  please contact  

Attribution 4.0 from Creative Commons

  • Attribution (BY) – only need to credit the original creator
  • Attribution Noncommercial (BY-NC) – for non-commercial purposes, and you need to credit the original creator
  • Attribution Share Alike (BY-SA) – credit the original creator, and make your new content available under the same cc licence
  • Attribution Noncommercial Share Alike (BY-NC-SA) - credit the original creator, and make new content available under the same cc licence, and for non-commercial purposes.
  • Attribution-NoDerivs CC BY-ND - allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.

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