Open Author will license your resource under a Creative Commons license. You can choose the details of how people can use your work using the following options:
Modification of Your Work
Can others create derivative works based on your resource?
Examples of derivative works are translations, adapting the resource for a different age group or student population, and adding additional content. Your original resource is not affected. Other users will be able to make a copy that they can edit as they see fit. This is called ‘remixing’.
- Yes- The licensor permits others to make derivative works based on your resource.
- Yes, share alike- The licensor permits others to make derivative works based on your resource, but only if they also publish under an open license with compatible permissions.
- No- The licensor permits others to copy, distribute and transmit only unaltered copies of the work, no derivative works can be based on it.
Commercial Use of Your Work
Can others use your work for commercial purposes? Example: including your work in a textbook sold for profit
Your resource will be published under your OER Commons User Name. You can click the pencil icon to edit your user name directly from Open Author.
You will also see a link to edit your OER Commons profile. We recommend completing your profile to give the people who use your resource a better understanding of your professional background and experience. You can also add links to social media like Twitter and Facebook to allow interested readers to follow you online.