Open Educational Resources Community of Learning

Module 3: Hosting and Sharing OER Content

Content used for a specific course--whether reused, remixed, or created--may be uploaded to that course's Canvas site so the students can access it easily. In your course settings in Canvas, you will find an option that allows you to apply a Creative Commons license to the course content. The screenshot below shows that setting.


Screenshot of the Canvas course settings showing Licensing options.


However, in the spirit of open education, original OER should also be hosted or stored in a location that is easily accessible to potential users outside of your active courses.

Consider a site that is search engine indexed and does not require a password, and find out, if you can, about its long-term preservation plans.

Some examples are listed below, but this is not an exhaustive list. Depending on the content and subject of the OER, there may be a more appropriate site for hosting. Ask a librarian if you need help choosing where to upload.

Text-based documents (including articles, presentations, and textbooks)​

Images and videos:​