Resources for Instructors

Finding Images

  • Creative Commons – Contains copyright-free, royalty-free, & public domain images for your course materials. (Be sure supply credit when noted.)
  • Old Creative Commons – Offers convenient access to search services provided by other independent organizations. CC has no control over the results that are returned. Do not assume that the results displayed in this search portal are under a CC license.
  • FreePik – To use you must register and download their free software.
  • Library of Congress (LOC) – Items from the Library’s digital collections that LOC believes is either in the public domain, has no known copyright, or has been cleared by the copyright owner for public use.
  • The Public Domain Project – Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.
  • UNsplash and/or UNsplash Public Domain Library – Free hi-resolution photos. This is a well-known site, so these images frequently used.
  • Wikimedia Commons – A database 24 million+ freely usable images to which anyone may contribute.
  • Museum Image Collections. Many museums provide images online. Some examples:
    • The British Library – Free images from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th-century books.
    • The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met) – More than 400,000 images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded for non-commercial use including in scholarly publications in any media; without permission from the Museum and without a fee.

Finding Open Access & Open Education Resources for Your Courses

Open access does not necessarily = copyright – or license-free. Consult with UWM Librarian Kristin Woodward for best practices in using OA/OER resources.

Accessibility and Universal Design Resources for Instructors

Canvas Training and Assistance

UWM Resources and Support

If you have questions about what your portfolio needs to include, due dates, etc., your instructor or program director should be able to answer them. If you need to contact someone about the technical aspects of ePortfolios, including any of the steps outlined above, email the portfolio support office at

Instructors may also contact:

Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
(414) 229-4319 (Support Requests)
(414) 229-6638 (Phone)
Microsoft Teams at
(available Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm)

eResources and Tools for Student Support