Partnership for Affordable Learning Materials (PALM)

OER Creation


The University of Minnesota provides access and support for Pressbooks, a platform that allows for collaborative creation and editing of OER books. 

University Libraries are enthusiastic in our support for the creation of OER textbooks, particularly those being used in the classroom here at UMN. You can browse examples of UMN-published OER textbooks

OER Commons Open Author Tool

Free text editor with features to remix and customize materials for groups and courses.

Creation Guides

The OER Starter Kit

This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.

Authoring Open Textbooks

This guide is for faculty authors, librarians, project managers and others who are involved in the production of open textbooks in higher education and K-12. Content includes a checklist for getting started, publishing program case studies, textbook organization and elements, writing resources and an overview of useful tools.

A Guide To Making Open Textbooks with Students

A handbook for faculty interested in practicing open pedagogy by involving students in the making of open textbooks, ancillary materials, or other Open Educational Resources. This is a first edition, compiled by Rebus Community.

Accessibility Toolkit

The goal of the Accessibility Toolkit - 2nd Edition is to provide resources for each content creator, instructional designer, educational technologist, librarian, administrator, and teaching assistant to create a truly open textbook—one that is free and accessible for all students. This is a collaboration between BCcampus, Camosun College, and CAPER-BC.


Last Updated: Feb 19, 2024 10:55 AM