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Open Educational Resources

For Faculty - Come for OER, Stay for Open Pedagogy

Where to find Open Textbooks
Creating & Adapting OER
Adaption Guide - A reference to adapting or revising an open textbook
Adoption Guide - A reference for instructors, institutions, and students on adopting open textbooks
Faculty OER Toolkit - The Faculty OER Toolkit is an information resource about and guide to adapting and adopting Open Educational Resources. Included are definitions and examples, information about Creative Commons licensing, and tips on how to adapt and/or adopt OER for classroom use.
Modifying an open textbook: What you need to know - This is a five-step guide for faculty, and those who support faculty, who want to modify an open textbook. Step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types are included.
The OER Start Kit - This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education. [Version 1.1. Revised September 5th, 2019.]
The OER Starter Kit Workbook
Publishing OER
Open Education Network Publishing Curriculum
Texas Learn OER: Understanding OER; Why OER; Introduction to Open Licensing; Finding and Evaluating; Accessibility; Creative Commons Licensing in Depth; Adapting, Creating and Sharing OER & more.
Curriculum Builder - manage course assignment lists of library articles, streamed videos and websites within Canvas.
Canvas Commons  
OER and Canvas Commons
  • Create a personal learning object repository
  • Build a course from scratch with relevant materials shared by other Canvas users
  • Create a name for yourself and your institution as a subject matter expert
Open Pedagogy: engaging students in learning as creators of information


Textbooks & Ancillaries
Open Pedagogy Approaches: Faculty, Library and Student Collaborations (Released 6/2020)
A Guide to Making Textbooks with Students
BCcampus OpenEd