Tools for Creating OER

Resources and tools that BCOEL uses for creating and adapting open education resources.


Open Journal Systems – Create your own online, open access academic journal with this free, open source software from SFU’s Public Knowledge Project (PKP).

Open Monograph Press – Create your own online books with this open source tool, also from PKP.

Pressbooks – Create your own open textbooks with this open source application based on WordPress. BC Campus and many other open textbook initiatives use Pressbooks.

Screencast-o-Matic – Use this tool to record and narrate your screen. For example, you can record your slide deck and your lecture, saving it for later viewing by your students.

WordPress – This widely used open source content management system runs about 20% of all web sites on the internet and can be used for creating and displaying all kinds of online OERs, including student projects.


BC Open Textbook MARC Records – Add open textbooks to your library catalogue using these free MARC records from BCcampus.


BCcampus Pressbooks Guide – The BCcampus Pressbooks Guide covers general info on using Pressbooks as well as specifics about the BCcampus Pressbooks instance.