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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Multimedia

The items listed below provide a strong collection of materials such as videos, music, lectures, icons, images, simulations, primary documents, clip art, sheet music and comics to aid one in creating OER.

OER Multimedia Resources

Materials

Licensing

  • Mainly Public Domain with Creative Commons and other licenses.  Please observe licenses of items found.

To Download

  • Search or browse by type, select an item then download your preferred file format.

Material

  • Music

Licensing

  • CC BY 3.0 or CC BY-NC 3.0 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Either search for music in the search box on the top right or browse by clicking "Dig!" button for Instrumental Music for Film & Video, Free Music for Commercial Project or Music for Video Games

Materials

  • Photos
  • Illustrations
  • Vector Graphics
  • Videos

Licensing

  • CC0 unless otherwise noted. Check each item for specific licensing. For further information, see Pixabay"s Terms of Service page.

To Download

  • Search for an item, select the item, click "Free Download," choose your preferred file format, and click "Download."

Materials

  • Videos

Licensing

To Share

  • Search for a video, select video, click the share icon , and use whatever means you wish (link, embed, & download)

Materials

  • Simulations

Subjects Included

  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Math

Licensing

  • CC BY 4.0 unless otherwise noted. For further information on Licensing, please visit PhET's Licensing page.

Accessibility

  • PhET is working on making their simulations accessible. PhET provides a list of what they consider to be accessible simulations.

To View/Download/Embed

  • Refine list by subject on the left-hand side, select title, and click the play (view), download, or embed buttons.

Materials

  • Simulations & Videos

Subjects Included

  • Algebra
  • Arithmetic
  • Biology
  • Calculus & Advanced Math
  • Chemistry
  • Earth Science
  • Economics
  • English
  • Geometry
  • Government
  • History
  • Physics
  • Probability
  • Religion
  • Sociology
  • Statistics

Licensing

  • Videos and simulations have various licensing requirements. A good number are Creative Common licenses. Please check each item for specific licensing requirements.

To Download

  • Choose subject, choose a subject under a collection, choose an item, click "Share," and choose to copy the link or get code for an embed.

Materials

  • Comics

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC 2.5 unless otherwise noted

To Share

  • Browse comics, select a comic, and use the permanent link or image URL to embed (found under the comic).

Materials

  • Primary Documents

Eras

  • Revolution & the New Nation (1754-1820s)
  • Expansion and Reform (1801-1861)
  • Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
  • The Development of the Industrial United Stated (1870-1900)
  • The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930)
  • The Great Depression and World War II (192901945)
  • Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s)
  • Contemporary United Stated (1968 to the present)
  • Across Historical Eras

Licensing

  • DocsTeach materials are licensed with a CC BY-NC-SA. Primary sources are public domain, except as noted. Teaching activities may have a CC0 Public Domain license.

To Download

  • Search or choose era, choose item, and click download link .

Materials

  • Recorded audio

Recording Categorized by

  • Genre
  • Instrument
  • Topical Subject
  • Ethnic & Foreign Cylinders

Licensing

  • CC BY-NC 2.5 unless otherwise noted

To Download

  • Select a category, select title, and click the play, download, or share.

Materials

  • Sheet Music

Styles

  • Baroque
  • Classical
  • Folk
  • Gospel
  • Hymn
  • Jazz
  • March
  • Modern
  • Popular/Dance
  • Renaissance
  • Romantic
  • Song
  • Technique

Licensing

  • CC BY-SA 4.0/3.0/2.5/2.0/1.0, CC BY 4.0/3.0/2.5, or Public Domain as described on their License page. Please check licensing requirements on individual files.

To Download

  • Browse by Instruments, Composers, Styles, or Collection, select title, and choose preferred format.

Materials

  • Clip Art

Licensing

To Download

  • Search or browse by category, select item, and choose your preferred files size.

Materials

  • Icons & Vector Graphics

Licensing

  • Check "Terms of Use" for selected items.

To Download

  • Search for icon or graphic, select item, and download your preferred file type/size.

Materials

  • Icons

Licensing

  • "Font Awesome Free is free, open source, and GPL friendly. You can use it for commercial projects, open source projects, or really almost whatever you want" with keeping attributions within the source files. For further information, see Font Awesome's License Page.

To Download

  • Click "Download Free"

Materials

  • Icons

Licensing

  • Mainly CC licenses. Please observe licenses on file pages by hovering over the CC icon.

To Download

  • Create a free account. Log in then search for icons. Next, click on "Get This Icon" and follow download instructions.