On all the rich content boxes in our Canvas courses, we have access to an "Open Attribution Builder," located in the drop-down menu under the blue "V" icon along the content box editor. This makes it really easy to:
Two in one!
Here's a 2-minute video with basic guidelines on how to use the "Open Attribution Builder" to license open materials you create or use in Canvas:
By default, the courses we create in Canvas retain traditional, private copyright. But you can change that default setting to make your courses in Canvas openly licensed. This way, you are also contributing your own OER!
Below are condensed instructions for how to set a Creative Commons license for your courses in Canvas. You can read more in this Canvas Guide about the types of available content licenses, and more instructions and screenshots about setting a CC license for a course in this Canvas Guide.
1. Open up your course and go to Settings. The "Course Details" tab should be the default Settings page.
2. Scroll down to the License drop-down menu and select a license option, as seen in the screenshot below:
3. Be sure to click the "Update Course Details" button at the bottom of this page, or your changes won't save!
4. Doublecheck your course's home page. Once you have updated your course details, go back to your course's home page. You should now see the relevant CC license statement automatically added to the bottom of the home page. Here's a sample below: