Certificate Resources (CC BY)

Certificate Logo with colorful dotsUnless otherwise noted, all CC Certificate content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license (CC BY). Accessing this CC BY content is not a substitute for enrolling in the official course, and does not qualify you for CC Certification.  While we encourage anyone to download, reuse, revise, remix and redistribute this content for any purpose, only Creative Commons may issue “CC Certificates.”

2024 Course Content (Updated December 2023 / January 2024)

2021 and 2022 Course Content (Updated September 2021)

2020 Course Content (updated December 2019)

Certificate course content in audio: Released in June 2020!

Access the new audio books of CC Certificate content, read by Certificate Facilitator, Jonathan Poritz. The audio books are licensed CC BY 4.0, and available as large mp3 files, and as individual unit mp3 files.

Certificate Course content: Remixed

The American Library Association (ALA)partnered with Creative Commons, publishing a remix of the CC Certificate course content: Creative Commons for Educators and Librarians.  This book is available in print at the ALA Store, or the CC BY licensed PDF can be downloaded here

Examples of course participants’ shared assignments

Participants from previous classes openly licensed their projects and many have made them available for anyone to view. Note, these assignments are not vetted by CC and may or may not have received full points:

Want to share your thoughts or suggestions?

We have enabled hypothes.is, a web application open for public annotations of the course reading. To annotate the reading content using hypothes.is: 1) ensure you have a hypothes.is account, and ensure that hypothesi.is activated in your browser; then 2) make annotations to our 2019 course content in Hypothes.is

Curious about past content or suggestions?

Are you making a translation or otherwise adapting Certificate content?

Here is the recommended attribution template to share in your work:

“[Title]” is an adaptation of the Creative Commons Certificate published as of X date [link to source] (the “Original Work”), licensed by Creative Commons [link to website] under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License [link to license]. This adaptation is made and published by [name of institution or individual] (the “Adapter”) under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License [link to license.] The Adapter modified the Original Work in the following respects: translated the materials from English to [language] [; and if other changes were also made, describe here the nature of other localization changes, etc.] (“the Adapted Work”). Using the Original Work or the Adapted Work does not mean the individual doing so has earned a CC Certificate, nor may any organization or individual offer a “CC Certificate.” Note that the trademarks of Creative Commons and the Adapter are the property of their owners and require permission to reuse. Anyone who wants to take the CC Certificate is welcome to register here: https://certificates.creativecommons.org.”