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Open Education Resources (OER): Adopting / Adapting OER

A one stop shop to explore Open Educational Resource for CDU academics and students.

Videos - adapting an OER

Do's and dont's on designing for accessibility

OER adaption and creation tools

MERLOT (Create materials with Content Builder)

The MERLOT Content Builder is a free website development tool. It is accessible from the MERLOT home page by clicking the Add menu at the top of the page and selecting Create Material with Content Builder (log-in required).

OpenAuthor (OER Commons)

OpenAuthor enables educators to build and share OER such as courses, units, lessons, activities and presentations on their own.

OpenStax Hub

The OpenStax Community Hub on OER Commons collects community generated resources related to OpenStax textbooks.


This open-source tool allows you to create a textbook in Markdown (simple markup language) and is hosted in the GitHub repository.

Ink Scape

This vector graphic editor application is an open-source tool used for editing PDFs and creating artistic and technical drawings.

TED ED Content builder tool.

TED-Ed is a “lesson creator” platform that enables instructors to create flipped classroom style activities.

WP OER PluginLinks to an external site.: WP OER is a free plugin which allows you to create your own open educational resource repository on any WordPress website

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