00-040 Licensing Content


With license management, authors can license their content with a (Creative Commons) license. Licenses can be added when the learning resource is created or imported from outside OpenOlat. Licenses can also be added to documents that already have been uploaded to the course element Folder.

Important Steps

Importing files and creating learning resources in Authoring

  1. Click Authoring.
  2. Click Create in order to create a learning resource, or Import to upload a file to OpenOlat. Once the learning resource has been created or the file has been uploaded, the Settings menu will open automatically.
  3. Click Info to fill in or change already existing/additional information about your learning resource (objectives, requirements etc.).
  4. Click Metadata, you choose the desired license in the drop-down menu.
  5. Click Save.


Licensing documents in the course element Folder

  • You can find instructions describing how to upload documents into the course element Folder in HelpCard 30-032.
  • In order to license the content of your uploaded document, you should use the same drop-down menu in the Metadata tab as described above.  


Retrospectively licensing learning resources

  1. Open the learning resource and click Administration -> Settings.
  2. Click Metadata and choose a license.
  3. Click Save.


Retrospectively licensing course elements

  1. Click onto the course element Folder.
  2. Choose a document from the list and click on the gearwheel menu on the right. A new window opens up
  3. In License choose the appropriate license.
  4. Click Save.

Problems or questions?
Phone: +43 512 507-23999
Mail to e-campus@uibk.ac.at

Please note: it may happen that the English HelpCards are not up to date. Should you find discrepancies with the functions in OpenOlat, please refer to the German version of the HelpCard.

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