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Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that enables the sharing and use of creativity and knowledge through free legal tools. [Their] free, easy-to-use copyright licenses provide a simple, standardized way to give the public permission to share and use your creative work — on conditions of your choice. CC licenses let you easily change your copyright terms from the default of 'all rights reserved' to 'some rights reserved’. (Creative Commons, 2014).

At the University of Saskatchewan we encourage instructors and other creators of resources to put CC licenses on their work to allow others to use them. For example, a variety of course planning resources on the Gwenna Moss Centre website are licensed with CC-By licenses, which allows others to freely use them and to modify them to better suit their needs. We are also encouraging and training instructors to be able find and properly utilize Creative Commons resources in their teaching. 

For more information, visit the Creative Commons website.

What are the different licenses and what do they mean?

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The image above is a portion of Creative Commons: Free Photos for Bloggers by foter.com. Image is licensed under CC-BY-SA.