Open Content at Saylor Academy

Saylor Academy’s main project is providing free, self-paced certificate and credit courses to students around the world (find out more).

But our courses are also open courseware (OCW) comprising open educational resources (OER). As such, most materials you find at Saylor Academy can be reused in some fashion.

Our courses are curated from free-to-use and OER content created by others. This content uses a variety of licenses. Original content that we create, including the structure of a course uniting all the learning materials, is typically licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) 4.0 license.

If you want to browse our materials, these links will be most immediately useful:

Revising a Saylor Academy course

If reusing or revising Saylor Academy content, it is your responsibility to identify, understand, and comply with all licensing terms.

Most original Saylor Academy content is licensed CC BY, including:

  • course elements other than learning resources and final exams;
  • original learning resources created by Saylor Academy;

You may find content in our courses such as logos from our partners institutions. These remain the intellectual property and/or trademark of their respective owners.

Final exam items (the questions and answers in our exam banks and/or an individual exam attempt) are not licensed for reuse. See our licensing information page for details.

We use many third-party learning materials that each have their own specific license and terms of use. We will identify ownership and rights information on the resource itself, in our description of the resource in a course, and/or on the terms of use page that accompanies every course.

When in doubt, it is safest to assume that a resource is “all rights reserved” and you should consult the original work or creator to determine whether your use of the work is permitted.