Bold Futures Submissions What You Need to Know

This is your own story and your unique college experience. Here is what you need to know so that your story can be shared.
By: UTSA Runner Research Press

Bold Futures Submissions

Today college looks different than ever before. You are experiencing it in a completely distinctive way. Your first year at UTSA will be different than anyone else's.

Over the course of the academic year, through your coursework and student organizations, you will have opportunities to create projects that document your experiences and reflections of this extraordinary time. You can choose to submit these to the Runner Research Press (RRP), an online repository that collects, preserves, and shares the scholarly work of UTSA. Submitting your work makes it available as an important resource for future students and researchers. This choice to include your work will be up to you and will not impact your grade or standing at UTSA.

After submission, your work will be freely available for others to share, study and enjoy on the Runner Research Press web page.

Questions? You can always reach us at rrpress@utsa.edu.

What do you need to know to submit your work for this special project?

  • By placing your finished assignment in the RRP, you are making it freely available online for others to view and study.
  • It ensures that your work is securely backed up and that you will have a permanent, stable link to access and share your work in the future.
  • In order to place your assignment in the Runner Research Press, UTSA Libraries needs your permission as the copyright holder. We will ask you to sign a non-exclusive copyright license, which simply means that you are giving us permission in this specific instance to post your work. You are not transferring your copyright to UTSA Libraries.
  • We will also ask if you would like to apply a Creative Commons license to your work.

If you are unable to open the video, select the What is Copyright video link.

If you are unable to open the video, select the Wanna Work Together video link.

Using Images

Pictures, illustrations, graphics, videos: they can bring your project to life. But how do you know if you are choosing images that are freely available to use and share?

  • Search FLICKR using Creative Commons license to suit your project.
  • Search Unsplash. All photos published on Unsplash are licensed under Creative Commons Zero which means you can copy, modify, distribute and use the photos for free, including commercial purposes, without asking permission from or providing attribution to the photographer or Unsplash.
  • Search Pixabay. All images and videos on Pixabay are released free of copyrights under Creative Commons CC0. You may download, modify, distribute, and use them royalty free for anything you like, even in commercial applications. Attribution is not required by Pixabay, but will be required by your Professor.
  • Search Creative Commons. Select "modify, adapt, or build upon."
  • Search Wikimedia Commons.

Using Audio Recordings

The popular songs you hear on the radio or on streaming services are copyrighted and cannot be shared online without permission from the record label and/or artist. Instead, use these resources to find openly available audio for your project:

  • Search Wikimedia Commons (Sound)
  • Search the Free Music Archive for audio by genre
  • Search SoundCloud for content that is openly licensed and/or available for download. The SoundCloud search allows you to filter and limit the results to specifically licensed content. Clicking through to the artist or track page to view the license details.
  • Search Dig CC Mixter. Musicians use this site to submit and openly license their work to be re-mixed, used for videos, podcasts or school projects.
  • Use MusOpen to find recordings available to the public for free, without copyright restrictions

If you are unable to open the video, select the Copyright on the Internet video link.

Author/Creator Publication Checklist

Before you submit, carefully review this checklist:

  • Are you using openly available sources for images, songs and videos? We cannot post projects that violate copyright law.
  • Have you used quotes or data from an outside source? Make sure you properly credit your source. Failure to credit or cite is plagiarism and a violation of the UTSA Student Code of Conduct, even if it is unintentional. For more information, visit this page.
  • Is your project complete? Make sure you have received feedback from your instructor and have incorporated your instructor's suggestions. Your submission should be a polished and fully edited final version of your work, not a draft in progress. You will not be able to edit it once it's submitted.
  • Some of you may have created your project as part of your coursework at UTSA. If so, did you turn in your assignment ? Submitting to RRP is not the same as submitting your assignment for a grade.
  • Is your assignment an Adobe Spark page? If so, please watch How to Convert Spark Pages to PDFs for additional instructions on how to download and submit.
  • Reach out to your professor if you have questions about your assignment.
  • For questions regarding Runner Research Press, email rrpress@utsa.edu.


Are you ready to submit your work to be archived in the Runner Research Press? Press the button below.


Created with images by Debby Hudson - "Artist tools" • Green Chameleon - "Designer sketching Wireframes" • Jon Tyson - "untitled image"