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Creative Commons: Create, Distribute, and Use Content on the Internet

This course is completely self-paced, and every participant can take it anytime and anywhere that suits their convenience. It is designed as an active learning experience, guided by a novel mental model called the CLEAR approach (Create, Learn, Extend, Apply, Remember). It will allow all participants to create digital assets following the CC licensing guidance by engaging them directly in online active learning activities. The goal is to deliver the course in the approach of learning by doing.


Participants should be able to understand English to completely follow this course. For those participants who are not native speakers of English or have difficulty following a course in English, the following measures have been taken to provide lingual aid to students.

Pedagogical Approach

Active learning following the CLEAR framework (Create, Learn, Extend, Apply, Remember)

Learning Outcomes

After finishing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify six types of CC licenses.
  • Describe the meaning of each CC license.
  • Tell the differences between different CC licenses. 
  • Understand basics about copyright.
  • Increase awareness of copyright.
  • Capable to use and share other people’s creations in a proper manner.
  • Capable to share own creations under CC licenses in a proper format.


You can use this course without worrying about assessment at all. Because there is no formal assessment. However, this course does have assignments and quizzes that welcome your participation. Participating in these activities is totally voluntary. They are designed to guide your involvement in using CC licenses for your own works and good opportunities of reflecting on what you have learned. Below is a summary of all activities of assessment in this course.


  • R|Pretest Quiz: Knowledge familiarity (not graded)
  • C|Build your ePortfolio of CC licensing knowledge (point: 10)

1. Creative Commons: History and Licenses

  • C1|Select tool and start bookmarking (points: 6)
  • R|Quiz 1: Identify CC licenses (points: 6)

2. Copyright and Public Domain

  • C2|Explore copyright in your context (points: 6)
  • R|Quiz 2: Copyright and public domain (points: 9)

3. Anatomy of a CC license

  • C3|Add additional bookmarks (points: 6)
  • R|Quiz 3: CC licenses, CC0 and public domain mark (points: 10)

4. Flow of Practices

  • C4|Create a flow of CC practice in your space (points: 6)
  • R|Quiz 4: Remix, Adaption, and Collection (points: 5)

5. CC for Education Purposes

  • C5|Reach out (points: 6)
  • R|Quiz 5: OER (points: 10)


  • C|Build your ePortfolio of CC licensing knowledge (this is linking to the Welcome assignment)
  • R|Posttest Quiz: Knowledge retention (point: 20)

Other Information

Accessibility of content

All videos are of short duration and published on YouTube. They have auto-translation of subtitles in many languages. You can learn how to manage the subtitle settings of a YouTube video by visiting the YouTube Help page (there is a language selector tool at the bottom of the page). The presentation used in each video is attached with the video in this course. Meanwhile, a video script is available in both PDF file format and online web pages format. You can select any format that fits your preference of media.  


  1. Welcome
  2. Creative Commons: History and Licenses
  3. Copyright and Public Domain
  4. Anatomy of a CC license
  5. Flow of Practices
  6. CC for Education Purposes
  7. Closure

Recommended reading

Creative Commons. Creative Commons Certificate for Educators, Academic Librarians and GLAM. Available at

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