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An Easy Way to Begin
Many faculty begin creating an OER by locating an OER textbook for their class, then copy and pasting the Table of Contents and the chapters to rearrange to match their course outlines. Then they delete chapters they do not want and create new material for chapters they wish to add.
Making Accessibility a Priority
In this section, you'll find a list of readings and resources to explain the importance of creating or using OERs that meet the accessibility needs of students.
Tools For Creating and Modifying Your Own OER
Open Commons Open Author
Open Author lets you combine text, pictures, sound, files and video. Saved as openly licensed educational resources, you can freely share with anyone.
Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish.
Open Stax Connexions
A place to view and share educational material made up of "modules" that can be organized as courses, books, reports, etc.
OER Commons Module Builder
The Module Builder allows authors to create both student and instructor facing content views. Authors are encouraged to include overviews, pedagogical supporting text, and instructions--so these materials could potentially be used by others in the future.