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Last update: September 29, 2021

This section provides specific guidelines for where and how to attribute openly licensed H5P activities, media (videos, audio, images), and text.

Spelling: Licence vs. License

In Canadian English, the word license and license are both used:

  • licence (noun)
  • license (verb)

For example, this work is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 licence.

H5P

Attribution information should be added directly to the H5P metadata. The creator(s) of the activity need to be attributed and any content from other sources (i.e., images, video) should be attributed within the activity as well.

How to add attribution information to H5P activities:

  1. Open the editing view of the H5P activity.
  2. To attribute the creator of the activity:
    1. Click “Metadata” above the “Title” field.
    2. Ensure the title accurately describes the activity.
    3. Select the appropriate licence (most likely CC BY 4.0 International licence).
    4. Fill in the name of the activity creator in the “Author’s name” and click “Save Author.”
    5. If there are more that one activity author, repeat previous step.
    6. Click “Save Metadata” and the “Update” the activity.
  3. To attribute images/videos uploaded to an H5P activity:
    1. Upload/find the image or video. Click “Edit copyright.”
    2. Fill in the title, creator, a link to the source, and select the licence.

Images, Video, and Audio

  • Attributions for images, videos, and audio are grouped together at the end of each chapter under a “Media Attributions” heading, which is Heading 3.
  • Attributions are organized into a bulleted list in the order they appear in the chapter.
  • All links that are available are provided, including a direct link to where the video is hosted, a link to the YouTube channel (if in YouTube), and a link to the license.

Example:

Media Attributions

  • “Name of Image” by Name of Photographer is licensed under a CC BY 4.0 licence.
  • “Name of Video” video by YouTube Channel is licensed under the Standard YouTube licence.
  • “Name of Image” by Name of Photographer is licensed under the Pexels licence.

Text

  • Text Attributions are grouped together at the end of each chapter under a “Text Attributions” heading, which is Heading 3.
  • Attributions are organized into a bulleted list in the order they appear in the chapter. If the chapter is largely adapted from content from one source, that source is attributed first.
  • Provide the following information: Title of original chapter (with link), title of book, original authors, who adapted the content, and the original licence.

If chapter has not been modified

In this example, the chapter was copied from the original source and not changed.

If the chapter includes sections from one or more other texts

In this example, the chapter is mostly original content but includes sections of adapted content. As such, information is provided about what sections are the adapted content.

Example

If the chapter is a derivative/major adaptation of one or more texts

In these examples, the chapters are mostly adapted content.

Example 1: One Source

  • This chapter was adapted from “Reading and Writing in College” in Writing for Success by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution (and republished by University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing). Adapted by Allison Kilgannon. Licensed under a CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 licence.

Example 2: Two Sources

If the chapter is a remix

You might consider a chapter a remix if it is a combination of two or more sources where it’s not possible to communicate clearly what came from where.

Example

This chapter includes content adapted by Mary Shier from the following sources:

Scroll to the bottom of this linked chapter to see an example attribution section.

For more information about what attribution is, how it differs from citation, and why it is important, see Citation and Attribution in the Guide to Publishing Open Content at BCcampus or Best practices for attribution by Creative Commons.

License

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