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Open Education Resources

Open Educational Resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute.

On March 28, 2017 Online Education in partnership with W.E.B. Du Bois Librarians held a webinar on Library databases, Open Educational Resources, and implementation in Blackboard Learn courses. View webinar recording or review the presentation slides

For help and further information please contact:

Open Educational Resources and Creative Commons license questions

Library database questions and other library inquiries

Blackboard support and help implementing Open Educational Resources

Top resources

Open Education Resources

Library Databases

Subject Research Guides by Major

Public Resources

Technical Training through Online Tutorials

Blackboard best practices

  • Mix and match content from multiple sources to best suit your learning objectives
  • For YouTube Videos use the Mashup tool
  • Embed non-YouTube videos when possible (look for an <> Embed symbol)
  • For e-books with a detailed table of contents, provide web links to specific book sections for each weekly session
  • Add short PDF documents as Files to open in the content frame
  • Add long documents as Web Links and set to Open in New Window
  • For library materials use the eReserves building block