College Success

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.

Additional Offerings

Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for College Success courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.

Title Source License  Notes
Employability Skills Competency BC Campus OpenEd / Camosun College CC BY
Skills Commons US Dept. of Labor Public Domain
Learning How To Learn OpenLearn CC BY NC SA
  • whole course
College Health and Safety Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Domain
  • web article with links to related information in subtopics
  • PDF and other formats available
Online Student Readiness Tutorials California Community Colleges Online Education Initiative CC BY
  • interactive tutorials and tools
Life Skills Development WikiEducator CC BY SA
  • wiki textbook
Writing Commons Writing Commons CC BY NC ND
  • online text for writing instruction
  • an update to the website in summer 2016 makes it appear as if all pages are copyrighted. However, they are all still openly licensed, according to the FAQs
Learning Commons University of British Columbia CC BY
  • lessons, blogs, and workshops around intro-to-college topics
How to Get the Most out of Studying Samford University Standard YouTube License
  • video series about metacognition
Career Exploration Bay College CC BY
  • 37 pp PDF
  • text for First Year Experience course
  • career exploration and stress management

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.

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