“Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning and research materials in any medium that reside in the public domain or have been released under an open license that permits no-cost access, use, adaptation and redistribution by others.”

-UNESCO, adapted by Creative Commons

Why OER?

Find out how teaching with OERs benefits our students.

Finding OER Materials

For resources on finding OER materials, things to consider when selecting OER materials, and more click here.

Copyright and Fair Use

Information on copyright when creating an OER.

Course Design

Principles of course design that will aid in creating a new course or modifying an existing course.

UDL and Accessibility

Principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and resources for training in accessibility.

Getting Started with Academic Commons

Basic instructions and resources for building or importing a course site on the Commons.