SUNY OER Courses
SUNY OER Services offers template courses that can serve as starting points for your own development. You can mix, match, and adapt anything from the courses below quite easily.
These courses are delivered via the Lumen Learning platform, and can be integrated into your LMS (Blackboard, Canvas, Moodle) quite easily.
- Chemistry for Non-Majors: This introductory text covers a broad scope of topics. It is intended for students who do not require depth of knowledge in Chemistry.
- Chemistry for Majors I and II (complete sequence)
- Organic Chemistry is in development at Monroe Community College
Chemistry Homework Sets
These algorithmic homework sets align with the texts above.
- Chemistry I: To view a sample set of questions, sign in using the username guest. There is no password required.
Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Chemistry courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.
|Chem1 Virtual Textbook||Simon Fraser University||This content needs to be vetted by a subject matter expert for quality, but it is quite extensive.||CC BY|
|Chemistry||Boundless||This content is a little light, but includes good images and visuals.||CC BY-SA|
|Core||ChemWiki||The most promising part of the content. It has deeper resources on concepts, and could be brought in as the main content, or to enhance existing content.||CC BY-NC-SA|
|PhET Interactive||University of Colorado Boulder||Simulations and Activities||CC BY|
|Elsevier’s Open Journal Archive||Elsevier||Various journals have at least some content that is CC-licensed. See individual journal pages for more details.|
|RIO (Research Ideas and Outcomes)||Rio Journal||An open journal. “Our scope encompasses all areas of academic research, including science, technology, humanities, and the social sciences.”||CC BY|
|Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics||EGU||An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union||CC BY|
|PubChem: Open Chemistry Database||National Center for Biotechnology Information||Interactive features, models, and compounds||Public Domain|
|Chemistry LibreTexts Library||LibreTexts||Core text, plus supplements and adaptations for specific universities||CC BY NC SA|
If you’d like to utilize any of the above resources in your own classroom, you’re welcome to
- link directly to them in your learning management system (LMS)
- copy and paste these materials into any format you’d like (a page in your LMS or a Word document, etc.). Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
- print out materials and distribute them in your classroom. Include the copyright information and attribute the source as needed
- talk with SUNY OER Services about integrating them into your LMS
- talk with SUNY OER Services about collecting them in a bound, printed version to provide through your campus bookstore