OER Service Digital Skills Events

The OER Service runs a wide range of workshops and events as part of the University's Digital Skills programme. Our up and coming events are listed below, and you can find a full list of workshops we offer here:  OER Service Digital Skills. If you would like us to come to your school or college to run a session tailored to your requirements, please contact us at open.ed@ed.ac.uk.

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Creative Commons Quick Start: A short introduction to using Creative Commons licences

18th September 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Map of the Pacific Ocean with a cartoon ship with the Creative Commons logo on its sail.

Confused by Creative Commons?? At a loss about licences?? Bewildered by attribution??

If you’re new to Creative Commons licences or simply need a quick refresher, this Quick Start 30 minute information session will provide a brief introduction to Creative Commons, covering all the main licence types, and show you how to quickly and easily apply CC licences to content in Learn, Media Hopper Create and blogs.

Learning Outcomes:

This session will introduce participants to:

  • The key concepts of copyright, licensing and the public domain.
  • The benefits and affordances of open licensing.
  • The different Creative Commons licences and how they can be used.
  • How to attribute open licensed content.
  • How to add a licence to your own resources on:
    • Learn
    • Media Hopper Create
    • Blogs.ed.ac.uk
    • PowerPoint.

This session is open to staff and postgraduate students and will be run by Lorna Campbell. Lorna has almost twenty years of experience working in education technology and manages the OER Service within Information Services at the University of Edinburgh.

This will be delivered online via Collaborate.  Attendee’s should make themselves aware of the best practise advice from Collaborate before joining the session: Collaborate Session Best Practices

Bookings for Staff via People and Money.

Bookings for Students via Events.

Header image: Creative Commons – A vessel of ideas, CC BY SA, OpenSource.com on flickr


18th September 2023
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm