There are several places you can get help with OER on campus:
The library has a wealth of online books, articles and videos. These resources can be linked or embedded into Canvas. You can find this material on our Periodicals and Electronic Resources site. For assistance finding and integrating resources appropriate for your class, contact Lori Cassidy, Instructional Design Librarian.
Most OER are licensed under Creative Commons. Creative Commons is a licensing system that allows you to grant certain rights to others, while retaining the copyright to your work. CC has several licenses, which are used for different purposes:
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work even for commercial purposes, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, and although their new works must also acknowledge you and be non-commercial, they don’t have to license their derivative works on the same terms.
This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms.
This license allows for redistribution, commercial and non-commercial, as long as it is passed along unchanged and in whole, with credit to you.
This license is the most restrictive of our six main licenses, only allowing others to download your works and share them with others as long as they credit you, but they can’t change them in any way or use them commercially.
This information is directly from Creative Commons.