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Open Educational Resources (OER): Where to Find OER

Community College OER

The following is a list of resources specifically geared towards providing OER for the community college level. While the other repositories listed can also provide support at the community college level, these resources are specifically developed and/or curated for community colleges. 

    The ASCCC OER Initiative page of this guide cover resources curated and developed in conjunction with this initiative.
  • Community College Consortium for OER
    The CCCOER collects open access resources for the creation of textbook alternatives, in addition to open content repositories and developmental tools.
  • Cool4Ed
    Cool4Ed or the California Digital Open Source Library, was established through SB 1052 in 2013, directed by the CSU System, and overseen by a board comprising of members from the CSU, UC, and CCC systems. OER materials are discoverable through the Course Materials Showcase through C-ID. (Not sure of your course’s C-ID? Visit the C-ID site for more information.)
  • OER Commons Hubs 
    OER Commons allows groups and/or consortia to create repositories of resources used on their campuses. The following are OER Hubs from community college from across the country.

Quick Tip: ISBN Searching in MERLOT

Did you know you can search the ISBN of your textbook into MERLOT and find OER and related ancillaries? From the home page, click the "Advanced Search by ISBN" option under the SmartSearch search box, type in your ISBN, and see what turns up!

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The Mason OER Metafinder (MOM) searches across many of the most popular and well-utilized repositories and websites with open educational materials, ensuring searches are up to date and making it easier to find OER through one search rather than many.

Quick Guide

Major OER Repositories



OER Commons


Merlot II


libre texts






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Skills Commons

Links to More OER Repositories


Homework Systems

Sometimes, making the jump to OER is complicated by the need for homework systems. Fortunately, there are a few options:

  • MyOpenMath is an openly licensed assessment platform that covers several commonly taught math and physics courses. The ASCCC-OERI has created a helpful guide for using this system (opens in MS Word).
  • H5P is an easy-to-use content creator for interactive activities. The ASCCC-OERI has also created a guide for using H5P (opens in MS Word).

The ASCCC-OERI has evaluated both of these platforms and determined that there are some issues with accessibility, so the aforementioned guides provide information on authoring content that is accessible in these platforms.