Level 2 OERR

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All of the repositories on this page have been assessed with a score of 2 (out of 3) using the Open Education Resource Repositories (OERR) Rubric. The assessment process is ongoing and this page will be updated as new OERR's are added. Click here to see the full list of assessed OERRs.

Please check the licenses of any OER materials before using — every effort has been made to identify repositories that prioritize open and reusable content, but licenses may vary.


Open Course Library
Open Course Library (OCL) is a Washington State initiative of sharable course materials including syllabi, course activities, readings, and assessments created by college faculty, librarians, and other experts. Course materials are stored in Google Drive. All subject areas are represented.

OpenStax CNX
Open Stax CNX is an innovative platform for sharing text-based modules of information that can be remixed and adapted. Individual learning objects (pages) are combined to create textbook-style books that are available online and can be downloaded as pdf or epub files. All subject areas are represented.

CrashCourseCrashCourse is a YouTube channel created by the VlogBrothers with 10-15 minute videos on a variety of educational topics. “Courses” of videos are available in history, psychology, literature, chemistry, ecology, and biology. Videos are licensed with a standard youtube license.

The Orange Grove
The Orange Grove is Florida’s online digital repository. It contains OER from all subject areas, both for K-12 and higher education. Any types of learning objects are accepted, from teaching resources, audio and video files, full courses, animations, lesson plans, and textbooks.

webcast.berkeley is a repository of full course lectures (mostly video, some audio only) and campus events from UC Berkeley. Lectures are available through the webcast.berkeley website, YouTube, or iTunes-U, and videos are licensed as CC BY-NC-ND and contain closed captioning. All subject areas are represented.

Hippocampus contains over 5,700 educational videos on math, natural science, social science, and the humanities. Videos are collected from other sources such as the Khan Academy and NROC, and they retain their original copyright licenses. The site is primarily directed towards middle and high school, although most videos are appropriate for the undergraduate level.

XPERT (Xerte Public E-learning ReposiTory) is a Jisc-funded repository of e-learning resources. Materials include audio/video, handouts, research guides, web resources, and links to full courses in all subject areas.

UCIrvine Open CourseWare
UC Irvine’s Open CourseWare contains full courses and video lectures from UC Irvine faculty, seminar participants, and instructional staff. Courses are available in most disciplines, with the best coverage in health sciences, physics, math, and chemistry. All content is licensed as CC BY-SA.

OER Africa
OER Africa is a repository of teaching and learning resources created by partner institutions of higher education. Subject areas include agriculture, information literacy, health, and teacher education. Resources include academic papers, course syllabi, lesson plans, video, and class assignments.

The Open.Michigan repository contains educational content in medicine, dentistry, engineering, information studies, public policy, and other subject areas. The repository includes full course materials and other resources such as guest lectures and open textbooks.

Open Learning Initiative
Carnegie Mellon University’s Open Learning Initiative (OLI) includes 23 full courses in a variety of disciplines such as statistics, physics, engineering, writing, and languages, with a focus on first year university concepts. The courses are broken into modules and include quizzes and practice problems.

Open Textbook Library
The Open Textbook Library is a repository of textbooks that are complete and openly licensed. Some of the textbooks have been openly reviewed using a rubric by faculty from educational institutions. Subjects covered include accounting, business, computer science, economics, social sciences, law, math, and sciences.

Wikibooks contains open textbooks that anyone can edit and use. Books are available in all subject areas, including computer science, engineering, humanities, languages, math, science, social studies, and test prep. Books are categorized by subject, reader level, and completion status, and all are licensed as CC BY-SA.


HumBox is a Jisc-funded repository of OER in the humanities. It contains humanities teaching resources, such as lectures, powerpoint slides, and class activities.

Noba is an online repository of learning objects related to psychology. Content includes textbooks (as well as modules of text that can be remixed to create custom textbooks), powerpoint presentations, instructor manuals, and test banks.

globalEdge Online Course Materials
globalEdge contains educational materials related to international business. Materials include a podcast, case studies, terminology, quizzes, and other resources.


Bozemanscience is a collection of hundreds of videos created by science teacher Paul Anderson. Videos are primarily directed towards upper high school students, although most are also appropriate to the lower undergraduate level. Some videos are also directed towards teachers on different educational pedagogies. Subjects include anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and statistics.

iBiology contains over 300 seminars and short talks by the world’s leading scientists. Contains videos such as short clips on issues and techniques, full courses, short seminars, and instructional pedagogy. All videos are licensed as CC BY-NC-ND.

Applied Math and Science Education Repository
AMSER (the Applied Math and Science Education Repository) is a portal of educational resources built specifically for use by those in Community and Technical Colleges but free for anyone to use. Subjects covered include science, math, history, law, medicine, social sciences, fine arts, music, anthropology, and religion, with a heavy focus on science-based classroom resources.

CodeCademy is an interactive learning resource for programming languages. Learning modules are available for HTML & CSS, PHP, Ruby, Python, jQuery, and Javascript. (Note: CodeCademy retains all copyright licensing. Attribution and distribution are not allowed.)