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Open Academic Continuity Resources

eCampusOntario Tools

The Open Library and Open Publishing Infrastructure are made available at zero cost to Ontario educators.


The eCampusOntario Open Library has over 350 openly licensed educational resources that can be customized or adopted for your teaching and learning.

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eCampusOntario H5P Studio allows educators to discover, create, and share over 40 types of interactive modular content for formative assessment.

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Pressbooks EDU accounts are available to educators to create or adapt open textbooks or other text-based open educational resources.


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Open Resources

In addition to the eCampusOntario tools and resources, the following tools and resources are a great place to find or create openly licensed content. 

  • OASIS: Openly Available Sources Integrated Search (OASIS) is a search tool that aims to make the discovery of open content easier. OASIS currently searches open content from 97 different sources.
Images and Videos
  • WikiMedia Commons: Wikimedia Commons is a media file repository making available public domain and freely-licensed educational media content (images, sound and video clips) to everyone, in their own language.
  • Smithsonian Open Access: Millions of 2D and 3D digital items of museum objects, archives, and library materials, including images, audio, video, and blog posts
    • Subject(s): All
    • Language(s): English
  • NC State Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Teaching Laboratories – S.M.A.R.T. Lab Videos: A series of short, Student-Made Audiovisuals Reinforcing Techniques
    • Language(s): English
  • Public Health Image Library:Created by a Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the PHIL offers an organized, universal electronic gateway to CDC’s pictures.
  • Cell Image Library: This Image Library is a repository for images and movies of cells from a variety of organisms. It demonstrates cellular architecture and functions with high quality images, videos, and animations.
  • Jamie Mulholland’s Math Videos: A series of videos created by Jamie Mulholland of Simon Fraser University, focused on Calculus.
  • Art Images for College Teaching: The University of Michigan Library provides access to this collection of Art for educational and research purposes
    • Subject(s): Art
    • Language(s): English
  • MIT Open CourseWare: MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity. There are currently over 2400 courses with content available.
  • My Open Math: MyOpenMath provides pre-built courses based on popular math open textbooks. Some of these course include online homework, while others include videos, handouts, and instructor resources.
  • PhET Sims: PhET Interactive Simulations project at the University of Colorado Boulder creates free interactive math and science simulations.
  • NC State VR Organic Chemistry Labs: Virtual reality experiences for organic chemistry laboratories created in partnership between the Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University and Distance Education and Learning Technology Applications (DELTA). Can be viewed on a mobile device or through a web browser.
  • Virtual Simulation Community of Learning Resources: A series of virtual simulations created by Ontario nursing educators
  • GeoGebra: GeoGebra is an interactive geometry, algebra, statistics and calculus application, intended for learning and teaching mathematics and science from primary school to university level.
  • Open Author: Open Author by OER Commons is a rich-text editor that allows the easy creation of new content or remix of content from OER Commons or Google Drive.

Free Resources

The following resources are available on the open web without an open license. 

Images and Videos
  • LinkedIn Learning: A collection of courses and instructional videos made available to Ontario educators and students through eCampusOntario.
  • Khan Academy: Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard in math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.
  • PraxiLabs: 3D Simulations in the sciences.
  • EdPuzzle: Integrates with Youtube so that you can insert questions into videos.