Open Educational Resource Projects on the Commons


A growing number of CUNY Commons Members are building out Open Educational Resource projects on the Commons. Several of these projects are featured below. Feel free to reach out to the Commons Community Team to learn more.

Open College Writing I

by Sarah Kresh & Kelly Hammond, SPS



College Writing I is a three-credit, required, Pathways General Education course that many CUNY students will take. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to academic reading, writing, and research.

This College Writing course website is an OER version of the course that is available for reuse and remixing across CUNY campuses and beyond. Visit the course site learn more about remixing the course to use in your own teaching.

Natural Sciences Open Educational Resources

by Van Bich Tran & LaGuardia Community College



The LaGuardia Community College (LAGCC) Natural Sciences Department Open Educational Resources Portal shares the Natural Sciences Department (NSD) open educational resources (OER) and OER project related documents and provide access

to open course content for anyone across CUNY and beyond who may want to reuse and remix these resources.

CCNY OER Workshop

by City College OER Team: Ching-Jung Chen, Julia Brown, Vivian Chan, Chavonne Rodriguez, and Adriene Lara


The OER Team at at City College hosted their 2-week OER  workshop on the Commons. The workshop is a faculty development program to advance open education at the City College of New York (CCNY). The workshop content contains 9 modules and covers topics essential to understanding and developing open educational resources.

Quick Guide to OER for Teaching and Learning at Brooklyn College

by Brooklyn College OER Developer ,Amy Wolfe; remixed from Assistant Professor Cailean Cooney’s “Quick Guide to O.E.R. for Teaching & Learning” (NY City Tech)



The OER Team at Brooklyn College create this hub to share information, open resources, and upcoming opportunities to participate in CUNY OER/ZTC Initiative at Brooklyn College. The site offers modules on defining OER, copyright and Fair use, attribution, and guidance for finding and identifying OERs for your course.

City College English Department OER Guide

by City College English Department Faculty


The English department at City College put together a Hub for faculty teaching on the Commons. The site offers an introduction to OER, course design, and guidance for getting started on the CUNY Commons.

General Biology Lab Manual Climate Change Modules

by Jeremy Seto (NYCCT), Maria Entezari (LaGCC), and Raffaella Diotti (BCC)

This site offers over 50 content lessons and activities for teaching biology. The site is sponsored by the CUNY Office of Research to extend an existing OER.  The site and the modules were authored by Jeremy Seto (NYCCT), Maria Entezari (LaGCC) and Raffaella Diotti (BCC). On site they note, “in the spirit of remixing and redistribution, the entire WordPress site can be downloaded from GitHub as well as customized imagery (”


OER at Lehman College

by Lehman College & Stacy Katz

The OER at Lehman site provides an overview of OER and shares faculty stories and links to extensive and important research on OER use at CUNY.

John Jay College Open Educational Resources (OER)

by Wynne Ferdinand, Dr. Gina Rae Foster, and Dr. Verlene (Vee) Herrington

The John Jay College OER site offers an overview of OER efforts at the college and links faculty and students to OER outlets, case studies on OER, open syllabi, and student resources for taking ZTC courses.

The TLC Workshop Archive

by Laurie Hurson, Luke Waltzer, and TLC Fellows


The TLC Workshop Archive contains materials for workshops developed by Graduate Center’s Teaching and Learning Center staff and fellows. All materials in the workshop archive are openly licensed and available for reuse and remixing by all.