Whether working alone or as a team, this module provides information and tools to aid faculty in authoring new and adapted OER for teaching and learning.
OER Design Tips
Consider this list of design tips to create sharable, reusable OER - and get help from the library along the way
Examples of OER Creation
Note: For more information on choosing an open licence for the material you create, see the Licensing Module in this toolkit, or contact your library for help.
OER Authoring Guides
The Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) requires that institutions provide all resources in an accessible format “on-demand”. There are no specific guidelines for what is accessible—other than it must meet the need of the student requesting the accessible format. However, as educators, we have ethical obligations to ensure that courses are fully accessible to all learners, including those with disabilities.
Unless carefully chosen with accessibility in mind, instructional resources can erect barriers that make learning difficult or impossible. Use the materials below to ensure that the resources you create are accessible to all learners.
Authoring and Hosting Tools
Some OER authoring tools are free, and others require payment. Also, be aware that some tools require users to actively change their sharing settings to make resources public, or they may only allow sharing with other registered users and not the wider public.
The OER Toolkit was a developed by Colleges Libraries Ontario (CLO) and the Ontario Colleges Library Service (OCLS) in collaboration with the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).