There are three stages to creating an educational resource in Open Author: Write, Describe, and Submit.

Step 3: Publish your resource

Once you have written and described your resource, you will select a copyright license. Open Author will help you select the appropriate Copyright license based on your response to the three questions below. 

  1. Allow Modifications? Choosing Yes lets others modify your work such as translating it, adapting it for a different age group, or adding additional content. Your original resource is not affected.
  2. Allow Commercial Uses? Select Yes or No to indicate whether you want to allow your resource to be used commercially. 
  3. Jurisdiction? Use the option, International, for the most recent license that is also jurisdiction-neutral and globally effective.

Finally, Click the Publish button. Your resource will go into a Pending state while it is being reviewed by an OER Commons curation specialist. We aim to review resources within 48 hours. Once it has been approved you will receive an email notification that your resource has been published. It will then be available on OER Commons where it can be discovered and shared.

See also: Usage rights