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How do I set a Creative Commons license for a course?

How do I set a Creative Commons license for a course?

By default, the content you create in your course is considered copyrighted and private. However, if you want to make your course available to others for reuse, you can set a Creative Commons license for your course that specifies how you will let others copy, distribute, or display your work. The benefit of using Creative Commons licenses is that other instructors can use and build and improve upon your own content. This sort of creative collaboration can add value to your curriculum. You can reuse other users' content if it has a Creative Commons license.

Licenses range from restrictive use to public domain. If you are not sure what type of license you need, learn more about Creative Commons licensing. While setting a license, you can also use the Help icon to determine which type of Creative Commons license is best for you. You can change your course license at any time.

You can set a license for both private and public courses. Learn how to make your course available to users through course visibility options.

Note: If you are using Canvas Commons, the license you select for your course is not associated with the content license set for a shared resource.