Open edX Adds Creative Commons Licenses to Its Platform


Open edX courses now can take advantage of Creative Commons licensing

The Open edX platform has started to incorporate Creative Commons licenses for websites that choose to offer them. Course staffers can enable this feature simply on Advanced Settings –setting the feature flag LICENSING to true.

The platform also allows for a mix of licenses, so instructors can include copyrighted videos or other materials too.

In addition, edX has joined the global Open Educational Resources (OER) movement.

The Delft University of Technology played a big role in this story as well—the CC plugin was developed during Open Education Week 2014, an Open edX hackathon organized by Delft.