Sharing a resource with Jorum is simple and straight forward. Our step-by-step guide will provide you with all you need to know to begin sharing your resources.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to edit or delete your resources yourself. If you need to make changes or deletions, you will need to contact email@example.com.
You do not need to log in to find and view resources in Jorum, as all Jorum resources are deposited under a Creative Commons (CC) licence, and are therefore “open access”. However, logging in will enable you to download a file or content package, which is then sent to you via email.
Jorum accepts a wide range of learning and teaching resources from any subject area in UK Further and Higher Education. You can deposit a variety of resources, ranging from simple files and links to external resources, to more complex learning objects, including content packages and open courseware. The Jorum Collection Development Policy provides further information.
For more information, see our What resources can I share with Jorum? guide.
Related item: Jorum Collection Development Policy
Creative Commons (CC) licences permit varying degrees of copying and reuse of content, and can be used to license resources known as Open Educational Resources (OERs). Anyone can download, reuse and repurpose OER within the terms and conditions of use in the resource’s CC licence.
Embedding creative commons licences into digital resources (SCA briefing paper)
The Jorum EducationUK licence was designed for those who wished to restrict access to their resources to UK Education only. This licence is now no longer available, as all resources shared with Jorum from 1st August 2011 are shared under Creative Commons licences. We are working on relicensing all resources previously deposited under more restrictive licences, such as Jorum EducationUK, and further information is available in this news article. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Any teaching and support staff (not students) in UK Further and Higher Education Institutions can deposit Open Educational Resources (OERs) in Jorum. If you have resources that you wish to share via Jorum, but are not a member of a UK Further or Higher Education institution or are not part of the UK Access Management Federation, contact the Jorum Support team:email@example.com to request a Trusted Depositor account.
For more information, take a look at our Who can share resources with Jorum?.
Jorum currently provides statistics on the number of times a resource is viewed, as a default. Upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org, Jorum can also provide statistics on the number of page views and the number of times a resource is downloaded; please allow at least 2 weeks for us to generate these results.
Please provide us with the following information when making a request:
the specific resource handle (URL) of each of the resources you require statistics on;
OR: the account name from which the resources were uploaded.
Jorum cannot currently generate statistics from a keyword or hashtag.
Jorum is flexible in the size of files that can be deposited. However, for larger files (greater than 20 MB), the Jorum team will work in consultation with the depositor of that material, for example someone who wishes to deposit large video files. Please contact the Jorum Support team so that we can discuss your needs: email@example.com
For more information, take a look at our Are there any restrictions on file sizes or file types? guide.
If you have resources that you wish to share via Jorum, but are not a member of a UK Further and Higher Education Institution, please contact the Jorum Support team: firstname.lastname@example.org to find out about becoming a Trusted Depositor.
You can set up an RSS feed to be alerted when a new resource is added to a particular subject area. The main advantage is that you don’t have to keep logging into Jorum to find out if there is something new you might be interested in.
For more information, take a look at our How do I set up RSS feeds for alert notifications? guide.
Jorum is the UK’s national repository for Open Educational Resources (OERs). It provides free, secure access to thousands of resources which have been created and shared by the UK Further and Higher Education community.
Some of the benefits of sharing with Jorum include:
Jorum provides a trusted source of open, designated learning and teaching resources
Jorum can act as a showcase for UK Open Educational Resources
For more information, take a look at our What are the benefits of sharing my resources with Jorum? guide
Jorum accepts a wide range of Open Educational Resources (OERs) from any subject area in UK Further and Higher Education. You can deposit a variety of resources, ranging from simple files and links to external resources, to more complex learning objects, including content packages and open courseware. The Jorum Collection Development Policy provides further information.
From August 2011, all Jorum resources were made available under Creative Commons (CC) licences. Jorum continues to relicense any resources previously deposited under more restrictive licences, such as Jorum EducationUK or Institutional licences.
If you deposited resources into Jorum prior to the 1st of August 2011, and have not already done so, you will need to migrate your account (a one-off process) so that you can continue to access your resources. To migrate your account, please contact us at: email@example.com
If you do not migrate your account, you will still be able to use Jorum and share new content to the repository. However, the system will ask you to register again when you wish to do so, and you will not be able to access any of those previously shared resources.
What will happen to my resources shared under either the EducationUK or the Institutional licence if I do not re-license to Creative Commons (CC)?
We are currently monitoring the demand for these licences, but our current collection illustrates a low level of demand for non-open content. As of August 2011, those resources which do not have a CC License will be hidden to other users, read the following news article for more information about re-licensing Jorum Resources.
Depositors will still be able to access, and download their previously-deposited content, under “My Deposits”, when they log in, but they will not be visible to any other users. Please see What has happened to the Education UK licence?. If you have any questions regarding our re-licensing initiative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We are no longer offering this as an upload option. Please contact us for available options.
Currently, the maximum file size for a single resource is 512 MegaBytes (MB). Each resource can have multiple files so long as they do not exceed 512MB. But there is no limit on the number of resources that can be added.