4.16. Enabling Course and Video Licensing

This topic describes how to enable licensing in your instance of Open edX.

4.16.1. Overview

Course teams can specify licensing options for course content as well as for each video in a course.

Course teams can select one of the following license options.

  • All Rights Reserved
  • Creative Commons

By specifying the license, course teams communicate to learners whether and how they can reuse course content.

To enable this feature on your instance of Open edX, you must enable licensing in both Studio and the Learning Management System.


Before proceeding, review Guidelines for Updating the Open edX Platform.

4.16.2. Enable Licensing in Studio

To enable licensing, you modify the lms.env.json and cms.env.json files, which are located one level above the edx-platform directory.

  1. In the lms.env.json and cms.env.json files, in the FEATURES dictionary, add 'LICENSING':True:

    FEATURES = {
        'LICENSING': True,
        . . .
  2. Save the lms.env.json and cms.env.json files.