Selecting, Adopting, and Adapting Open and Affordable Course Materials

Commercial textbooks can be a barrier to student success. Students report that they delay purchasing, or forgo purchasing high cost textbooks due to financial limitations. UWM encourages instructors to explore the use of free and low cost course materials to ensure student access and success.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and the UWM Libraries have created a self-paced training that provides tools to identify open textbooks and open-educational resources. The training helps instructors answer the following questions:

  • Why should I choose open course materials?
  • What are open textbooks?
  • How do I adopt an open textbook?
  • What are open educational resources
  • How do I integrate open educational resources?
  • How do I design my course around open?

The training is available in Canvas. To access these materials, click the blue button below to be added as a student to the Canvas course site.

Enroll in the Open Educational Course Materials Training



If you have questions or concerns about the Open Educational Course Materials Training, please contact Amy Mangrich and Kristin Woodward.