OER resources and support vary by unit and stage of development:
I'm trying to find and integrate an already existing OER into my class.
It may be that an OER already exists that fits your needs or that you could tweak slightly to make it work for you.
|Unit||Library||Centre for Teaching Excellence||Centre for Extended Learning||Bookstore|
|How they can help||Your Subject Librarian may be able to help you find an appropriate OER for your class.||If working on a blended course, your CTE liaison can help with questions about how to integrate a new text into your teaching plan.||If working on a fully online course, your Online Learning Consultant (OLC) can work with you to integrate the text into your course.||W Store staff can help you explore the full spectrum of textbook options, including OER.|
- The OER Sources Catalogue contains links to repositories of OER across a variety of disciplines. It is a good place to get started searching for a text on your own.
I've decided to adapt an existing OER or create my own.
You've found a text you'd like to adapt, or are looking for support to create a new OER.
|Unit||Library||Centre for Extended Learning||Centre for Teaching Excellence|
|How they can help||The Instructional Design Team can
answer introductory questions related to scoping your work, project management, copyright/licensing permissions, and hosting platforms (e.g. PressBooks).
CEL's Agile Development Team can provide:
A comparison of CEL's assistance models is available on their Teach online page.
CTE Liaisons can:
I've created an OER and need somewhere to host it.
Now you’re ready to release your OER to the public. You’ll want to choose a repository where your content can be hosted. We recommend one of the following options:
- eCampusOntario Pressbooks library
- If you’ve created your resource using Pressbooks, you can have eCampusOntario host it in their OpenLibrary
- Content created with their Open Author tool can be hosted there