- 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.
- UWM Library OER Guide – Includes info on open textbooks, OER searching, open images & videos, Creative Commons Attribution, & Open Education at UWM.
- Educause | Open Educational Resources (OER) – A collection of all EDUCAUSE resources related to open educational resources.
- OER Commons – A growing collection of over 50,000 high-quality OER.
- UWM Library | Online Education Resources – Internet Resources for those researching in the Education field.
Accessibility and Universal Design Resources for Instructors
- Universal Design Checklist – Checklist for you to use to prepare your upcoming courses using universal design.
- Instructor Accessibility Training and/or certificate – UWM training and resources on accommodations and Universal Design are available in Canvas.
Canvas Training and Assistance
- Canvas help for instructors – Resources with specific help, register for a virtual workshop, or review the Canvas Made Easy guide or FAQs.
- Canvas Community Guides – Canvas users sharing, collaborating, and shaping Canvas together.
- Canvas App for Teachers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructors may also contact:
Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CETL)
(414) 229-4319 (Support Requests)
(414) 229-6638 (Phone)
Microsoft Teams at http://bit.ly/cetlsupport
(available Monday-Friday from 9:00am – 4:30pm)
eResources and Tools for Student Support
- Canvas help for students – Student facing guides, FAQs, and help options.
- UWM Library Citation Guides
- Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) – OWL is an extensive writing resource provided for Purdue students, members of the community, and users worldwide.
- UWM Writing Center – All UWM writers—students, faculty, and staff—can meet one-on-one, confidentially, with qualified tutors in person or online in real time. Any subject, any project, any level.
- Student facing Canvas guides:
- Assignments Overview (Students)
- Assignment Submissions (Students)
- Calendar (Students)
- Canvas Student App for iOS
- Canvas Student App for Android
- Canvas Overview (Students)
- Chat (Students)
- Collaborations (Students)
- Communication (Students)
- Discussions (Students)
- ePortfolios (Students)
- Files (Students)
- Grades (Students)
- Groups: Creation & Interaction (Students)
- Peer Reviews (Students)
- Quizzes (Students)