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.
- Art Appreciation: varied content, lots from Open University and Khan Academy. Covers Elements and Principles of Design, What is Art?, Context and Perspective, Periods in Art History, Fine Art Media and Technique, Researching and Evaluating Art Information.
- History and Appreciation of Art I: Course with many Khan Academy videos showing artwork pieces and architecture from the prehistoric era to late-medieval period. The course introduces an era, then focuses on specific pieces.
- History and Appreciation of Art II: Course with many Khan Academy videos showing artwork pieces from Proto-Renaissance to the present. The course introduces an era, then focuses on specific pieces.
Beyond what’s already hosted inside the SUNY OER Services platform, many OER collections contain useful material for Philosophy courses. If you have suggestions of public domain or Creative Commons content to add here, please let us know.
|Smart History||SmartHistory.org||CC BY NC SA||
|Met Museum Images||Metropolitan Museum of Art||Public Domain||
|NGA Images||National Gallery of Art||Public Domain||
|Getty Search Gateway||J. Paul Getty Trust||Public Domain||
|A Quick and Dirty Guide to Art, Music, and Culture||The Ohio State University||CC BY||
|Introduction to Art: Design, Context, and Meaning||University of North Georgia & Savannah State University||CC BY 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