Guide to OER Adoption Step 3

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Attribute OER

Creative Commons licenses require that the user of a creative work attribute the creator or copyright holder, also a requirement of U.S. copyright law and are good practice in general, particularly to model the behavior you are trying to promote. If you plan to use images, videos, or other CC-licensed works in your instructional materials or documents, you must include the required attribution. Read “ How to attribute a Creative Commons licensed work Opens in new window ” to learn more about how to attribute works that have CC licenses and to review free tools to help you automate the process. 

After assessing the available materials and determining the proper attribution for any open resource, look at your institution’s policies and processes involved in the decision-making around instructional materials, seek support for your adoption.