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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Introduction to basic OER concepts, how to find and incorporate them into your course, creating and modifying OER, and getting UofM training on OER

OER Support and Training

Group Trainings

Schedule an OER Training

Departments, programs, and offices can request group OER trainings. OER trainings can be offered as presentations on specific topics, hands-on workshops where faculty can work on OER with a librarian, or both. All trainings can be offered in-person, on Zoom, and on Microsoft Teams. Presentations can be recorded and shared publicly or privately.

  • Presentations: mix and match based on interest. Approximate times are included. Time for Q&A will be added at the end.
    • The What and Why of OER (15 min)
    • Finding and Evaluating OER (20 min)
    • Integrating OER in Your Class (15 min)
    • Introduction to OER Commons and the Tennessee Open Education Hub (15 min)
    • Adapting and Publishing OER (forthcoming)
  • Workshop: hands-on work time with librarian support (30 min to 2 hours)

For further information regarding OER trainings and for scheduling, please contact Carl Hess at or at ext. 8209.

Recordings of Past Trainings

Recent publicly-available recordings of group trainings. Public recordings are kept on the University Libraries' Vimeo account unless requested otherwise. 

Equitable Educational Materials (3/25/22 UM3D Ignite Series)

Make your educational materials more equitable and accessible for all! Learn about open educational resources as alternatives to traditional textbooks and how to incorporate accessible course materials from the library in your Canvas course. Presented by Carl Hess and Jessica McClure (University Libraries) and Barrett Schwarz (UM3D).

Introduction to OER (8/18/21 University Libraries)

Introduction to Open Educational Resources (OER) from University Libraries on Vimeo.

Overview of OER covering basic terminology, textbook affordability issues, how OER benefits students, benefits and barriers to faculty adoption of OER, how to find and incorporate OER, and future OER endeavors at the University of Memphis. Presented to the University Libraries in person and online on August 18, 2021. Presentation by Dr. Meredith Boulden and Carl Hess. Licensed CC BY 4.0

This guide was created by Dr. Meredith Heath Boulden on behalf of the University of Memphis Libraries and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License    unless otherwise noted. This guide is currently maintained by Carl Hess