OER Guidance

Open Educational Resources (OER) are teaching, learning, and research resources that are freely accessible on the Internet and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. OER include open textbooks, lesson plans, lecture notes, assessment tools, games, courses, etc.  To learn more, see Open Educational Resources Guide.

Our staff provide expertise in:

  • Locating OER for programs and courses
  • Checking for Copyright and licensing compliance
  • Suggesting other alternatives to traditional textbooks
  • Navigating the publishing process for OER

In addition, we organize events and raise awareness across the college.

The best place to start is with our guide - Open Educational Resources. This guide provides links to excellent resources and information about all aspects of working with open education resources. For subject-specific resources, book an appointment with your liaison librarian.

Yes! First, The Learning Portal provides excellent information on the basics of what you need to know. Then, book an OER consultation by contacting copyright@sheridancollege.ca.

Locating Resources

For assistance with locating OER for a specific course, please speak with your faculty liaison librarian.

Checking Copyright

To inquire about fair dealing, or to ensure you comply with licensing and copyright law, please contact: