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Open Educational Resources

A collection of resources related to Open Education.

OERs and Canvas

Adding an OER to Canvas, or distributing it to your class in some other way, is very simple.

The most straightforward way is to simply provide a link to the textbook's page, like this:

In this class, we will be using Anatomy and Physiology by Betts, et al.. It is a free textbook available from OpenStax here: Anatomy and Physiology on OpenStax

Many OER providers also have Canvas integration for their materials. OpenStax, for instance, invites faculty to register when they adopt a textbook, which unlocks many instructor features, including Canvas "cartridges" which can be loaded into your course.

Source: Christian Brothers University Plough Library. Open Educational Resources : Integration with Canvas. Retrieved from

Import OER from Canvas Commons

Canvas Commons is a learning object repository where you can find, import, and share resources. You can share learning resources with other users as well as import learning resources into a Canvas course. The video below shows an example of how to import an OpenStax course from Canvas Commons.

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