Planning your open course - before you build it

Before you attempt to upload anything online, you will need to think about the following:

  1. Audience and purpose
  2. Learning Design
  3. Structure and Metadata
  4. Writing the course
  5. Copyright
  6. Accessibility
  7. Assessment and rewards

5. Copyright

In addition to text, you need to collate all the images, figures, diagrams and video / audio material you wish to use and check that you have the relevant permissions to use these resources.  It is helpful to create an inventory of these items to help you keep track of them.

Publishing your open course or resource on OpenLearn Create carries the expectation that, where possible, the content you are reusing/creating has been released under the CC-BY-NC-SA version 4.0 creative commons licence. For all material you want to use that cannot be released under this licence you must have obtained permission to reuse and the source must be attributed accordingly in your Acknowledgements page.  Find out more about copyright (this link takes you to another website).