Faculty Quick Guide
Have on hand: Course Learning Objectives
Review SUNY OER catalog & Lumen’s course catalog
Did you find something suitable for your course?
YES: Awesome! Fill out a SUNY OER Services request and we can get you a copy! You’ll receive an email with your course, login information, and tips for getting started.
NO: Fill out a Services request to ask for more assistance with finding OER! Include:
- Learning Objectives or Course outline
- What OER/sites you’ve already reviewed
You can also start by looking at some of the resources listed below in “Finding OER.” Once OER material is identified, we’ll create a course on the OST platform & provide you with the details for editing & organizing your content.
ATD: Once OER material has been identified, think about beginning the licensing review.
If applicable, tweak or remix in the OST platform
- Small portions of content, such as from ANGEL or course notes, can be copy/pasted
- For many documents or incorporating other outside sources, consult with us first, as we may be able to import them for you.
- Check out “Getting more help” below more help with remixing & using the platform.
License your own work!
ATD: You must license your work CC-BY
Use the citation tool when editing or adding content to properly cite outside sources & their licenses, as well as to license your own original work. Get more in depth information at the Lumen Learning’s Faculty User Guide: support.lumenlearning.com
Ready for the LMS?
Contact your local OER coordinator, LMS administrator, and firstname.lastname@example.org when you are done & ready to import your course into the LMS
- Plan ahead! Requests in the few days before classes can’t always be fulfilled right away.
Getting more help
For getting started and about OER:
For requesting a course copy, help with locating OER, and remixing assistance:
For courses that don’t have readily available OER content, you may find yourself needing to piece together sections of multiple OER. Some tips to keep you organized:
Work from your course learning objectives or course outline
List key details of possible OER as you find them (as if you were citing an academic source!):
- One approach is constructing a spreadsheet to log all the necessary information:
General OER resources
Open textbook publishers
Open textbooks repositories
Other OER repositories
- Merlot: http://www.merlot.org/merlot/index.htm
- OER Commons: http://www.oercommons.org/