Resources for Teaching OnlineProfessor helping student at common grounds

  ADA Compliance

Marian University Disability Services Handbook

Marian Disability Services Office Page

Checklist for Accessibility - use this to see if your online course is accessible

Universal Design for Learning on Campus

Open Education Resources (OERs), Including Open Textbook Resources

Did you know?   Research has shown that 60-80% of students have decided to not purchase a required class textbook because it costs too much (Everard & Pierre, 2014; Hilton, 2016; Prasad & Usagawa, 2014; Yang, 2015) 

Did you know?  There are lots of high quality open source textbook and class resources available for you and your students.  Students and faculty have generally found these open, free, resources to be as good or better than costly textbooks and also appreciate the lower cost (Feldstein, Martin, Hudson, Warren, Hilton, & Wiley, 2012; Lindshield, & Adhikari, 2013; Lovett, Meyer, & Thille, 2008; Yang, 2015). 

We have compiled a list of resources for you to look at to potentially find materials for your courses.   Take a look and help your students save their resources today! 

Check out to find a discipline specific textbook that is free for students.

Look at OpenStax at to find a textbook that works for your course or part of your course.

Visit OER Commons to find open source textbook materials.

Visit the Washington Open Course Library  to find free course materials, including assessments, syllabi, etc.

Visit the UM Open Textbook Library for free textbooks for courses.

Search the Saylor Academy  for open course resources.


Printable Resources from Multiple Sources

Best Practices Checklist

Engaging the Online Learner

Guide to Course Design



Copyright and Intellectual Property Law
Journals about online learning:

International Journal on E-Learning (IJEL)

Journal of Online Learning and Teaching (JOLT)


American Journal of Distance Education (AJDE)

Journal of Technology and Teacher Education (JTATE)

The Internet and Higher Education

Journal of Interactive Learning Research

Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE)

eLearning-it blog

The Online Instructor

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