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.

  • Computer Apps for Programmers: Introduction to computing course with a focus on Microsoft products: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Contains self-check questions and activities. Additional instructional materials available upon request (quizzes, presentation slides, etc.).
  • Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts: Video tutorials Organized text and articles, mostly from Wikipedia and Belle, Eccles, and Nash’s Discovering Information Systems. Covers Computer Hardware, System Software, Windows (Windows 8), Communications and Information Literacy, Ethics and Software Development, Networks and Security, HTML, and Microsoft Office products. Several tutorials and video tutorials are included.

Additional Offerings

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

Title Source License Notes
Mountain Empire videos Mountain Empire Community College CC BY Videos on computer basics and using Microsoft software and other programs
Principles of Computing Open Learning Initiative (OLI) CC BY-NC-SA Focuses on Python and basic computation skills
Beginning Excel Open Oregon CC BY Textbook. Ancillary materials available upon request
Computer Graphics and Computer Animation: A Retrospective Overview The Ohio State University CC BY NC ND Textbook. Historical review of technology developments
Guide to PHP and MySQL Buffalo State College CC BY NC SA Textbook and annotated guide/workbook

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.