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Open Education Resources: Adapting OERs

Introduction

Finding

Adapting

Adapting Open Education Resources

You may find an OER that requires modification for your context. Or you may find multiple OERs that you would like to combine parts of, which is referred to as “remixing.” In these cases, you can adapt the OER to meet your needs. The Campus Manitoba catalogue offers resources to help you get started on adaption and self publishing. Here are some examples. 
 

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See these additional tools to help you import, edit, format, and publish OERs.

OpenAuthor 
Import, edit, format, and publish your adapted OER in multiple formats (free) 

MERLOT Content Builder 
Create OER as websites (free) 

Pressbooks 
Import, edit, format, and publish your adapted OER in multiple formats 

 

Creative Commons Licenses 

When adapting an OER it is important to know the type of Creative Commons license attributed to the original work. Creative Commons is a nonprofit organization that provides a variety of different licenses to make it easier to share or modify an existing work. Each licensing option includes specific details about how the work may be used. Learn more about Creative Commons licenses.
 

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Attribution (CC BY)  
You can adapt a work (remix, tweak, and build upon original content) commercially or non-commercially. Attribution must be given to the original creator.  


​Attribution-ShareAlike (CC BY-SA)  
 
You can adapt a work (remix, tweak and build upon original content) commercially or non-commercially. Attribution must be given to the original creator and all future modified works must use the same license.  


​Attribution-NoDerivs (CC BY-ND)  

You cannot adapt a work with the CC BY-ND license. Although works may be shared (either commercially or non-commercially), they cannot be changed.   


​Attribution-NonCommercial (CC BY-NC)   

You can adapt a work (remix, tweak, and build upon original content) with a CC BY-NC license if the modification is used for non-commercial purposes. Attribution must be given to the original creator, although future modified works do not need to use the same license. 


​Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA)   

You can adapt a work (remix, tweak, and build upon original content) with a CC BY-NC-SA license if the modification is used for non-commercial purposes. Attribution must be given to the original creator and all future works must use the same license.  


​Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)  
 
You cannot adapt a work with the CC BY-NC-ND license. Although works may be shared (non-commercially with attribution to the original creator), they cannot be changed.