Share. Create. Collaborate.

OpenStax is a nonprofit based at Rice University, and it’s our mission to improve student access to education. Our first open source college textbook was published in 2012 and has since scaled to more than 20 books used by hundreds of thousands of students across the globe. Our adaptive learning technology, designed to improve learning outcomes through personalized educational paths, are currently being piloted for K-12 and college. The OpenStax mission is made possible through the generous support of philanthropic foundations. Through these partnerships and our alliance with other educational resource companies, OpenStax is breaking down the most common barriers to learning and empowering students and instructors to succeed.


Contribute to the community

(1) Join a group

To get started, join one of the working groups below. In groups, you can meet peers who are creating and collaborating on resources that compliment the OpenStax textbooks. Together you can share content, provide one another feedback, and collaborate on new material. 

(2) Submit content

Create new content or upload your own using ISKME's Open Author tools. Open Author allows you to create shareable, remixable versions of resources, which can be copyrighted according to your specifications and made available to the community. Tutorials and help content about Open Author are provided in the videos and tool box below. 

(3) Share with others

Once published, your content will be reviewed by the OpenStax team, added to our public collections, and shared with the OpenStax community on OER Commons and through our home site,

Working Groups

Video tutorials