Tools for Creating OER

BC Open Textbook MARC Records

  • Add open textbooks to your library catalogue using these free MARC records from BCcampus.

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.


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

BCcampus Pressbooks Guide

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


  • 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.


  • 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.

Do you have a favourite OER creation tool? Tell us about and we’ll add it to our list.