If you plan to share your work beyond your classroom with an open license, then everything in your course, including the images in your textbook or slideshows, must be:
- Content that you created yourself that has an open license applied;
- Content that someone else created that has an open license on it (or is in the public domain).
Recommended places to search for openly licensed images
Creative Commons licensed icons.
Use license dropdown menu in search results to limit your search to images with Creative Commons licenses. Flickr has special collections of openly licensed images that can help you represent the students in your classroom.
Google Image Search
From your search results, click on “Images” and then find the usage rights dropdown under search tools.
A large collection of images (media is coming soon!) curated by the Creative Commons. Licensed CC-BY or Public Domain.
There will be two more steps before your image is ready to share widely:
- Add an attribution statement with the creator, title, link, and license information for the work;
- Add alt text to the image metadata so that the image can be understood by screen reader users.
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