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*Open Educational Resources Guide: Create and Publish

Information on open educational resources (OERs), finding content, and creating your own OERs to share with the world.


How to Create and Publish an OERs

  1. Make a rough plan of your OER content. Identify the most important concepts, skills, knowledge that students consistently struggle to learn and  consider enhancing the text with images, video and audio.
  2. Identify what materials you wish you use.
  3. Consult with your librarian to help identify additional materials. You can find a list of Subject Liaisons here.
  4. Consult with the Library’s Scholarly Communications Committee ( to make sure you have rights to the materials you wish to use.
  5. Be sure to properly cite and attribute other licensed materials:
  • Cite & Attribute: Citations for OER materials depend on the type of material being referenced. Use the Library's Citation Tools to quickly create citations based on a resources format.

Attribution Refers to the crediting of work to the copyright holder and is a frequent requirement of OER licensed materials. Open Attribute is a tool that helps in producing attributions for CC-licensed work.

  • ​​Licensing: Open education resources often have an intellectual property license attached that specifies how OERs can be used, reused, modified, and distributed. At the very least, licenses often require attribution to the OER creator when using the resource(s).

Creative Commons is the primary source for licensing OERs. To explore the types of licenses available, visit Use the CreativeCommons License Chooser to determine what kind of license applies best to your OERs.

  1. Consult with staff in the Faculty Development Lab, Room 382, 3rd floor library for technical support. 
  2. Choose a platform to publish your OER. See below for a variety of platforms to choose from.
  3. Deposit your finished product in the CUNY institutional repository, Academic Works.

Please contact Prof. Miriam Deutch for assistance.


The following platforms you can use to create, and in some cases, share your own open educational resources:


Contact Information

Miriam Deutch (718) 951-5221

Contact the Brooklyn College Library reference desk for help.  

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