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Open Educational Resources (OER): Create OER

Create OER! 
If you are interested in creating your own OER, enjoy exploring the resources below!

OER Creation and Editing Tools


  • AcademicPub and XanEdu
    Academic Pub is a book authoring platform which contains a content library of items from which to choose, including fee-based copyright cleared material, OER, or upload your own original material.
  • Aesop Story Engine

    Aesop Story Engine is a free collection of several components that can enrich your WordPress user experience. At the surface level, ASE let you insert images, videos, galleries, chapter navigation, animated effects and more to your posts quickly and easily.

  • Amara

    Amara is home to an award winning subtitle editor that makes it easy to caption and translate video. Amara also hosts volunteer localization & accessibility communities, and offers professional tools and services for subtitles.

  • EDpuzzle

    EDpuzzle allows you to create lessons out of videos. You can add explanation audio to a video, insert assessments into video, and track student progress.

  • FlySketch

    Fly Sketch allows users to draw and highlight on screenshots and export the result in a variety of formats.

  • H5P

    Create interactive learning objects for your course. The objects' HTML code can be embedded into a website or Blackboard.

  • Making Open Textbooks _ A Video Guide

    This video series presents the roles, models, and guidelines that make up the process of creating and publishing open textbooks. From project conception and rounding up a team of collaborators, to creating, editing, and reviewing your content, all the way through to release, marketing, adoptions, and revisions, these videos summarize the many steps along the way.

  • Microsoft Creative Commons Add-In

    This add-in enables you to embed Creative Commons licenses directly into Word, PowerPoint, and Excel documents.

  • OER Commons Open Author

    Open Author resource builder makes it easy to combine text, pictures, sounds, files, and video, and save them as openly licensed educational resources — which can then be shared with friends, colleagues and educators from around the world.

  • OTN Publishing Curriculum

    This open course walks the learner through the details involved in publishing an open textbook.

  • Pressbooks

    Pressbooks is easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish.

  • Rebus Community

    We are a global community working together to create and share Open Educational Resources (OER). Here you’ll find people, processes, and tools to support your publishing efforts.

  • Sigil E-book Editor

    Sigil is free, open-source editing software for e-books in the EPUB format. As a cross-platform application, Sigil is distributed for the Windows, OS X and Linux platforms under the GNU GPL license. Sigil supports both WYSIWYG and code-based editing of EPUB files, as well as the import of HTML and plain text files.

  • WeBWorK

    "WeBWorK is an open-source online homework system for math and sciences courses. WeBWorK is supported by the MAA and the NSF and comes with a National Problem Library (NPL) of over 20,000 homework problems. Problems in the NPL target most lower division undergraduate math courses and some advanced courses. Supported courses include college algebra, discrete mathematics, probability and statistics, single and multivariable calculus, differential equations, linear algebra and complex analysis."