Copyright and Terms of Use for School of Health Sciences RLOs

Creative Commons Licence.

All Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) developed by the School of Health Sciences, and their aggregate parts (eg text, animations), are copyright of the University of Nottingham. RLOs are available for use under the Creative Commons 2.0 licence (BY-NC) and the conditions below.

Terms of Use

Private individuals, and publicly-funded educational and other institutions, may link to and use the Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) on this site without restriction for non-commercial educational purposes. Use of any RLO for any commercial purpose, or by any profit-making commercial entity, is not permitted without our express permission. If you wish to use a RLO for any commercial, revenue-generating or non-educational purpose, you must contact us to negotiate terms of use and payment.

We much prefer that you use this and other RLOs by linking to them on this website as:

Downloading RLOs for local use

Local circumstances, such as network security policies, may constrain your ability to link to external sites, or may impair the usability of our objects. Around a third of our RLOs* have been compiled into IMS Content Packages (ie zipfiles with metadata) which you can download for local use, after filling in a short form for our research. To see if the RLO you're interested in has been packaged, click on the information icon by the RLO title in the RLO list which displays metadata on the object and a link to its package, if one exists. IMS packages can be imported into popular VLEs (eg Moodle) and LMSs.

If you're unable to run your desired RLO 'from source' and a package doesn't exist, please contact us with a brief explanation of your circumstances and we may provide you with the specified RLOs as IMS Content Packages.

*We do aim to package all of our RLOs over time, but each package takes around an hour to build and upload using RELOAD and there are other more pressing calls on our time, so packaging tends to be on an ad hoc or request basis.


Modification to adapt RLOs to local circumstances is permitted, with the following restrictions:

  1. The modified version must clearly display the University of Nottingham logo, and the School copyright notice.
  2. The modified version must not be distributed outside the modifying institution without the express permission of the School.


If you have any queries about our RLOs, please contact any one of the following:


Please use the attribution below if you wish to refer to our learning objects. If you use Firefox, you can install the useful OpenAttribute add-on for Firefox, Chrome or Opera, to allow you to easily copy and reference these and other materials marked as Creative Commons.

Creative Commons Licence
Learning Objects for Healthcare by School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported License. Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available at