OER Commons Microsites

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Microsites are ISKME’s comprehensive solutions for hosting and indexing a unique content library while facilitating collaboration for a specific targeted audience.
  • Full university courses
  • Interactive mini-lessons and simulations
  • Adaptations of existing open work
  • Electronic textbooks
  • Elementary school and high school (K-12) lesson plans, worksheets, and activities

Our Features

Groups and Permissions

Create a collaborative workspace for resource collection organizing, tagging, evaluating, and authoring.

Metadata and tagging

OER Commons can harvest and receive feeds of resource metadata in Dublin Core (DC), IEEE's Learning Object Metadata (LOM), and RSS.

Open Author

Open Author is inclusively designed to support the creation and adaptation of multimedia accessible OER.

Google Analytics

ISKME can provide analytics that track and generate custom reports on content contributions and use.

Customized for your organization's needs

A Custom Microsite includes all that comes with a Basic Microsite with the addition of customizations that will meet the needs of the client. Customizations can include some or all of the options listed below and can be developed in phases over time.

Custom Resource Collections

Within a microsite, ISKME works with partners to develop customized taxonomies; our digital librarians work hand in hand with partners and content providers to identify, categorize ... More

Within a microsite, ISKME works with partners to develop customized taxonomies; our digital librarians work hand in hand with partners and content providers to identify, categorize, and describe relevant content. ISKME helps partner groups with the creation of resource collections in special areas of interest. This includes creation, refinement, and import of high-quality, standardized metadata, custom taxonomies, and organized, hierarchical folders of resources, all to support effective searching and browsing of OER content. The OER Commons microsite platform supports interoperability and integration with major commercial and open source learning management systems. Less

Video and Advanced Video Integration

Import, host, and build collections of video resources using Kaltura integration.

Language Translation

ISKME works with translation partners to manage translation workflows and processes to bring translated information and resources into OER Commons.

Contributions and Usage Reporting

ISKME provides analytic reports using Google Analytics and generate reports on content contributions and use. In addition, custom administrative dashboard and reporting functionality can be developed for Microsite clients.

Custom Permissions, Groups and Workflows

Microsites can be customized to offer security options, custom user roles and permission sets, work flows, and walled-garden areas for managing access to private content by select users, as needed.

Open Author with Custom Course Templates

Within Open Author, Microsites can take advantage of custom content templates that ISKME develops for partners to support, for instance, full course building and sequencing of course modules, units, lessons, or learning progressions.

LTI Integration


OER Commons is an LTI provider, and is interoperable with any service that is an LTI consumer. The LTI tool allows users to search personal and shared group items, and add them as LTI links to a course with in an LMS. We have completed testing and Quality Assurance with Moodle, Brainhoney, Haiku, and Canvas. You can preview our LTI tool by visiting us on the EduApp Center


OER Commons provides a direct integration with Brainhoney. This integration allows domain administrators to select courses via the subscriptions management panel within Brainhoney. The resources in these courses will then become available to LMS users via the Digital Library Dashboard, Brainhoney’s native search and discovery service.