Search & Save Content
Learn how to use OER Commons search features to find content for your group.
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Open Washington is an Open Educational Resource (OER) network for Washington State’s community and technical college system. The Open Washington hub came to be out of a demand for a localized repository with rich collaborating, sharing, and evaluation tools. This hub is a dedicated repository for OER shared by our system or created through Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC)-sponsored projects.
If you have any questions or comments about this hub please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
(1) Join a working group
To get started, join one of the working groups below by clicking on the group and then clicking on the "Join this group" button. If you don't already have an OER Commons account you'll need to create one beforehand. To do so, click on "Sign In/Register" in the top right-hand corner of the page. Once in groups, you can meet peers who are creating and collaborating on resources. Together you can share content, provide one another feedback, and collaborate on new material.
(2) Submit content
Create new content or suggest a resource. After joining the working group, click on “Contribute to this Group.” You will see options to suggest or submit content via various authoring tools. Help content about these authoring tools is provided in the tutorials.
(3) Share with others
Once published, your content will be shared within the Open Washington community here and also searchable and accessible by anyone via OER Commons.
Open Author offers the option to create and share resources by importing from Google Docs. We recommend using the Google Doc Import feature rather than adding a URL link to your Google Doc within an Open Author resource for a few different reasons:
An OER Commons user demonstrates how to create a textbook with Open Author
This is a supplementary video to support the Commonwealth of Learning's Open Textbook Manual. It shows you how to use the OER Commons Open Author Tool to create Open Textbooks.
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Open Washington is an open educational resources (OER) network dedicated to providing accessible pathways for faculty to learn, find, use and apply OER in any instructional setting. It provides step-by-step instruction in self-paced modules to help faculty integrate open educational resources into their teaching practice. The site also offers a categorized search guide for all types of OER and includes video testimonials from faculty sharing their experiences using OER.
The primary function of this application is to help users quickly cite open material they find; as they fill out the form, the attribution is automatically generated for them.