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Open Educational Resources: Getting Started Toolkit

This Getting Started Toolkit is for Librarians as they create or build their local OER or Affordable Initiatives. It has handouts for you to use. Rubrics for helping faculty to assess available open resources, sample faculty and student surveys (if you'd like to do your own), and sample funding agreements for faculty.


Tri-fold brochure "Open Textbooks: The affordable, flexible alternative" with CC BY license:

  • Adobe PDF version with CARLI logo. 2nd page is rotated 180 degrees (upside down), so you can print with the settings “Print on both sides of paper” & “Flip on long edge” and the columns should print correctly. Updated March 2024.
  • MS Word version that you may customize with local information. (opens in Microsoft Word)

OER Finding and Adopting Guide for Instructors: Worksheet (Adobe PDF version) or editable Worksheet (opens in Microsoft Word) 

Differentiating between Open Access and Open Educational Resources: Handout


  • BCcampus Faculty Guide for Evaluating Open Education Resources
  • DOERS Equity Through OER Rubric "a comprehensive self-assessment tool, designed to guide students, faculty, administrators and other academic practitioners and leaders in not only better understanding, but also acting on the equity dimensions of OER. The rubric is organized by categories, aligned with roles and functions for higher education institutions, units and practitioners. Its overarching goal is to enable users to integrate OER in equitable ways across higher education leading to quality and equitable student access, outcomes and success."

Faculty Surveys

Student Surveys

Templates: Faculty Stipend Sample Agreements