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FLC faculty have been busy developing open education materials (OER) to share with educators far and wide. Take a look at what they've created incorporating OER, and developing new materials from scratch. Incorporate relevant materials into your own courses, or find inspiration in your peers' creativity.

About the materials

The OER available here vary. Some packages include a semester-long course; others include specific modules or lessons. All of these materials are in the Canvas learning management system (LMS). You can export the materials, and import them into your own Canvas course shell or into a different LMS.

Open Educational Resources

The following materials are available for you to use as they are, or adapt them to augment your own courses. Find course OER in their respective academic divisions.

Communication, Creativity, & Aesthetics

Composition 150: Rhetoric and Research

Designed by Michelle Bonanna, Dr. Nancy Cardona, Ryan Dubas, Dr. Erik Juergensmeyer, Dr. Jillian Wenburg, FLC English department

Incorporate material from a collection of modules organized by themes such as genre, grammar, rhetorical analysis, and style. Materials use an anthology of readings to explore topics of literacy experiences, and the situational dependency of “good” writing.


English 175: Women’s Literature

Designed by Candace Nadon, FLC English Department

You’ll find videos and other materials to support you in teaching your students about the context of 19th century British and American English literature. Additionally, you’ll find an extensive list of free electronic titles by 19th century women authors from England and the United States.


Earth, Culture, & Adaptation

We’re still working on Earth, Culture, & Adaptation OER. Check back down the road to see if we’ve added any.

Health Sciences

Exercise Science 335: Kinesiology & Biomechanics

ES 335 | Designed by Dr. Melissa Thompson, FLC Public Health department

Get a full semester of course materials covering kinematics, kinetics, and materials properties. Includes modules, labs, readings, assignments. Use the whole course, or fit sections into your own course.


Public Health 380: Introduction to Epidemiology

Designed by Jennifer Lowell, FLC Public Health Department

Seven modules provide an introduction to Epidemiology, the population science that supports public health. The modules contain topic objectives, summaries, readings, videos, and links to many helpful resources. This course is designed to be interactive; embedded questions and exercises will help your students practice concepts and solidify knowledge.


School of Business Administration

Business Administration 354: Data Mining

Designed by Dr. Ivan Guardiola, FLC School of Business Administration

Access an extensive suite of modules, a 13-chapter course structure, textbook, lesson plans, and a syllabus template. This course covers data coding in R and RStudio, as well as statistics, probability, and other concepts essential to using data in a business context.


School of Education

We’re still working on School of Education OER. Check back down the road to see if we’ve added any.

Science, Engineering & Mathematics

Biology 140: Introduction to Human Disease

Designed by Dr. Steven Fenster, FLC Biology department

You’ll find 6 weeks of modules that provide an introduction to causes and mechanisms of human illness and death, designed for non-science majors. Course contains syllabus, discussion topics, quizzes and reading assignments.


Engineering 201: Electric Networks I

Designed by Yiyan Li and the FLC Physics & Engineering department

Find a full 16-week course that introduces students to the basic concepts of electric networks, including analysis and design. The lecture starts with an introduction to electric circuits, then introduces circuit laws, analysis methods, amplifiers, AC circuits, signals, and SPICE.

Geology 315: GIS Programming & Web Mapping

Designed by Dr. Mickey Campbell & Dr. Jon Harvey, FLC Geosciences department

You'll find 12 modules of material developed for a 300-level geography course. Each module is approximately one week of coursework. Use all 12 modules or fit portions of the material into your own course of a similar scope.


Mathematics 105: College Mathematics

MATH 105 | Designed by Leslie Goldstein, FLC Mathematics department

You'll find a full semester's materials covering changes in data, applied mathematics related personal finances, reading graphs, descriptive statistics, and more. Materials include videos, lectures, readings, and assignments for a 100-level college mathematics course.


Mathematics 113: Algebra for Calculus

Designed by Dr. Erich McAlister, FLC Mathematics department

Download this OER textbook (PDF) for a 100-level Mathematics course in algebraic skills for pre-calculus and subsequent courses. Topics include:

  • Arithmetic with numbers
  • Algebraic Expressions
  • Algebraic Equations
  • Introduction to Functions
  • Families of Functions


Mathematics 132: Introduction to Statistics

Designed by Dr. Sandi Dang, FLC Mathematics department

Find 6 weeks’ worth of modules containing readings, videos, quizzes, discussion prompts, and homework assignments to introduce students to statistics. Make use of the whole program, or incorporate modules into your related course.


Mathematics 190: Biology Statistics

Designed by Ayla Moore and the FLC Mathematics department

Find lectures and activities related to teaching statistics in the context of Biology. Course materials are presented on a 6-week course, and include written lectures, videos, and more.

Mathematics 327: Differential Equations

Designed by Dr. Carl Lienert, FLC Mathematics department

Find a semester-long course in 300-level mathematics covering a range of differential equation techniques through the study of their applications. Materials include three OER textbooks, assignments, syllabus, and more. Course includes:

  • Multiple Doses
  • Mystery Circuit
  • iPhone Replacement
  • Impulse Response
  • Second Order Systems, Second Solution Method
  • Systems
  • Non-Linear Differential Equation Tools
Social Inquiry & Justice

Borders & Languages 190: Intro to Borders & Languages

Designed by FLC’s Borders & Languages faculty and the Sociology & Human Services department

Find an extensive collection of lectures, activities, readings, videos, and more to introduce students to the study of Borders & Languages. This course also includes a textbook and assignments.