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 Courses

  • 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 Labs

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.

Additional Offerings

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.

Name Source Notes License
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
The timeline for these last two options can vary, and will be discussed as part of your consultation with SUNY OER Services. Get started with consultation services here.