Based on slide "What do I have to do to create Open Educational Resources?" from 2018 presentation Building OERs by Prof. Greg Szczyrbak and Dr. Chris Stieha. Used with permission.
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Adapted from Tutorial 2: Creating and Modifying Open Educational Resources from Affordable Learning Georgia. CC BY 4.0
Content authoring tools range from simple to complex. If you have access to a tool that allows you to create any kind of content (a simple rich text document, a complex program, and anything in between) you can make it available using a Creative Commons license.
A few tools that are readily accessible for content creation (with varying levels of openness) include WordPress for building web sites (if you aren't already using Bucknell's WordPress instance, contact Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship at email@example.com for more information), Microsoft Office products like PowerPoint and Word or Google Drive for creating documents and visual aids, and Audacity for creating audio content.
To create content within a hosting system, consider the following:
You can easily and readily share through Google Drive or your WordPress site. Creative Commons Search provides a list of content services that allow you to upload and share your CC-licensed work. Here's a list of other platforms that allow you to share.
If you need stock images, videos, and audio files for use within your OER, visit the library's Copyright Guide.
On each of the Image, Video, Sound pages, you will find links to open sources for each type of file. Be sure to check licensing for any use restrictions, and for compatibility with the license you plan to apply to your OER.