Watch this online video – originally published by The Orange Grove Repository – summarising how to create OER and combine different Creative Commons licences. Part 2 of this video summarises which licences are compatible and which are not for re-mixing purposes. (Note that you can turn on captions by clicking on the CC button below the video).

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Considerations when composing an OER teaching resource

Not all Creative Commons licences are the same – exploring re-mix and licence compatibility

When searching for materials to re-use and re-mix for your project, it is important to consider which one of the six Creative Commons licences were applied to the original materials.

Searching for OER with compatible Creative Commons licence types involves the relationship between:

  1. The Creative Commons licence the author would like to apply for release of their derivative work. (For example, if a teacher wants to release their work under a CC-BY or CC-BY-SA licence, the original materials cannot generally include a NC or ND restricted licence.)
  2. The legal requirements and permissions of the licence type of the materials used for the re-mix.
  3. The terms of reference or community values and policies of the site you choose for hosting your course materials.

In the next learning challenge, you can play the Re-mix Game to explore compatibility among different licence types in more detail.