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Workshops and Classes: iSkills: Picture this! Using Creative Commons images in your teaching

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Bodleian iSkills: Picture this! Using Creative Commons images in your teaching

Using images in your teaching, whether on slides, handouts or videos, can really enhance the student's experience and making learning easier. However, most images are subject to copyright, and there can be a lot of complications using copyright material in your teaching. This session will focus on how to find and use images not subject to copyright restrictions such as those in the public domain or under creative commons licences. We will cover searching for images with Google image search, Bing image search and a selection of other useful image websites.

Subjects to be covered include:

  • Public domain
  • Finding, using and citing creative commons images
  • Filtering image searches with Google Image Search and Bing Image Search
  • Considering what images are appropriate for teaching materials

Intended Audience:  Anyone using images in creating teaching materials, presentations or posters.

Dates and booking

Next date TBA Social Science Library, Information Skills Training Room > Booking now closed


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Presenters:  Rachel Scanlon and Sarah Wilson

Format:  Interactive presentation with practicals

What you will need? You are encouraged to bring your own laptop. There will be computers in the training room, but for the searching activities it is good to have experience with your own device. Please read our guidance notes on using your own laptop in the training room.