1. eTwinning membership and safety RULES

  • Follow this tutorial (prepared by the Turkish team) to add your students to the platform and let the interaction begin!


    Intellectual property

    • Ensure that the content you upload to the platform does not infringe any copyright.
    • Before sharing pictures, videos, documents or any other resources, please make sure you have the right to do so.
    • The eTwinning platform cannot host videos - you will need to upload your video to YouTube, DailyMotion or Vimeo first and then paste the link in eTwinning. Do not forget to have a look at their copyright policies too.
    • Copyright protects your published or unpublished work from unauthorized duplication without due credit and compensation.
    • Copyright covers not only books but also advertisements, articles, graphic designs, labels, letters (including emails), lyrics, maps, musical compositions, product designs, etc.


    Creative Commons licenses and how do they work

    • Creative Commons copyright licenses and tools give everyone from individual creators to large companies and institutions a simple, standardised way to grant copyright permissions to their creative work.
    • All Creative Commons licenses have many important features in common. Every license helps creators — we call them licensors if they use our tools — retain copyright while allowing others to copy, distribute, and make some uses of their work — at least non-commercially. Every Creative Commons license also ensures licensors get the credit for the work they deserve.

    Finding material (photos, videos, presentations, music) that is copyright-safe

    • Searching for reusable content is an important function enabled by Creative Commons.
    • You can use Google to search for Creative Commons content, look for pictures at Flickr, albums at Jamendo, and general media at spinxpress.
    • The Wikimedia Commons, the multimedia repository of Wikipedia, is a core user of the Creative Commons licenses as well.
    • For music, you can take a look at the eTwinning article "Malbert’s Melodies: Music for Teachers from a Teacher", which informs the readers about a collection of royalty-free music developed for eTwinning.