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instructional design


The Open SUNY Course Quality Review process has the best course design rubric in the industry. It is open so you can adapt it to your own institution.


The most popular community site for 3D models! People are encouraged to license their creations under CC, so many of the items here can be remixed.

Open Learning Initiative

The OLI is an online learning platform with content for educators and students. The platform centers around student-centered measurable learning outcomes. Mostly STEM courses, but not all. Brought to you by Carnegie Mellon.


A great repository with hundreds of thousands of assessment questions. The project was abandoned in 2015, but the bank of questions is still available. Search by topic and/or keyword.

Public Domain Fonts

All the fonts here are in the public domain, so you can download and install them (and modify them, if that’s your thing). The site is ad-supported, so be careful what you click on!


These open classes are licensed under CC BY-NC-SA, and can be remixed for whatever purpose you want. Health topics such as Health, Biochemistry, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Mental Health, and more are available.

Open Educational Resources

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at Penn State has released a number of courses with assets that can be reused and remixed. The classes are mostly in energy, geography, geosciences, meteorology, and other related disciplines

Community College Consortium for OER

The CCCOER is a wonderful resource for understanding open and for discovering content. The catalog of OER repositories they have is well organized.

Open Access Button

This is a Chrome extension that allows users to request access to content – like journals – that is behind a paywall. There’s a bunch of people working hard behind the scenes to get you what you need and make it available to the world. This is not truly open, because the content isn’t all open,…

Open Course Library

Open Course Library has a catalog of completely free and open courses – all content is nicely organized in Google Drive so it is easy to reuse.

OER Commons

One of the best resources for open content! This site is indexed and searchable (by topic, by resource type, by academic level, and by standard), and the content is reliably open (and vetted).

My Open Math

My Open Math is a tool for math educators that helps students learn – for free – with interactive tools.


A phenomena, curated collection of OER. Searchable by topic, and filtered by type (textbooks, case studies, quizzes, etc.)


Schema is a way Instructional Designers and educators can tag their content to make it more discoverable. It’s a well-structured, standard metadata scheme.