The world of OER is vast. There are many different kinds of open-license materials available that can stimulate and extend the scope of learning, and you are encouraged to remix, re-purpose, and modify things to properly fit into your course. It is possible to leverage any combination of the resources that you like, drawing from the OER Commons, OpenStax, Creative Commons, and the tremendous collections curated by the library (including the Institutional Repository Library, as well as many digital books/journal articles). We are here to help you learn all that can be deployed in your classes!
This academic year, the Center for Teaching & Learning (CTL) will be hosting an A/OER assistant, Danielle King, who is a doctoral student in the Political Science department. She will be providing technical/search assistance with Intellus/Canvas, as well as with the import of custom materials (e.g. a personalized welcome video, a working copy of your most recent manuscript) into courses created or downloaded by faculty. She will also facilitate assistance with online course design, especially with regards to the integration of open educational resources. She is also available to help faculty locate and integrate a range of course-appropriate open material.