- ONLINE COURSE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Not allowed to attempt to get a Coursera course recognized by college or university?
- PERMISSION TO USE MATERIALS
Everything on the site owned by Coursera - even in a course developed by faculty member unaffiliated with Coursera? What if faculty member developed and taught similar course first for some college/university? What if faculty member who developed and taught a Coursera course wants to offer a similar course later at a college or university?
- When using online materials as part of taking a Coursera course, cannot share them with colleagues?
- USER MATERIAL SUBMISSION
Anything you submit (upload, post) as a student in a Coursera course can subsequently be used by Coursera in any way at all.
Some excerpts from Coursera's Terms of Service [as of May 30, 2013]:
"...ONLINE COURSE AND CERTIFICATIONS
"... You acknowledge that neither the instructors of any Online Course nor the associated Participating Institutions will be involved in any attempts to get the course recognized by any educational or accredited institution, unless explicitly stated otherwise by Coursera. ...
"PERMISSION TO USE MATERIALS
"...All content or other materials available on the Sites, including but not limited to code, images, text, layouts, arrangements, displays, illustrations, audio and video clips, HTML files and other content are the property of Coursera and/or its affiliates or licensors...
...You may download material from the Sites only for your own personal, non-commercial use. You may not otherwise copy, reproduce, retransmit, distribute, publish, commercially exploit or otherwise transfer any material, nor may you modify or create derivatives works of the material.
"USER MATERIAL SUBMISSION
IMAGE selected by Steve Gilbert 20130530
"Old holding cell from the Los Rios Jail in San Juan Capistrano, California. Date 15 August 2008...courtesy of 888 Bail Bond Author Bondswoman ...
"[CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons"
"I, the copyright holder of this work, hereby publish it under the following licenses:
This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license."