Open teaching materials can be used as an inspiration, as an addition to your own materials, or as a complete part of the course. Open digital teaching materials can be used prior, during, or after the class (e.g., Canvas). Using open teaching materials can help save you time.
There are certain conditions that must be met before the teaching materials that you find online may be used, edited, and shared. Material that is freely available online is also subjected to copyright laws. Open teaching materials usually come with a Creative Commons-license (abbr. CC) that specifies how you are permitted to use the materials. You can find the licensing agreements on the Creative Commons website.
For question concerning Creative Commons licenses, please contact the Copyright Information Point for lecturers.