Using Open Textbooks in the Classroom

Using Open Textbooks in the Classroom

College textbook prices increased 35% from 2011 to 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This price increase has made it difficult for many students to purchase their required course materials. 

Faculty can make their courses more affordable for students by adapting their syllabus using content through the library or by assigning an open textbook. Open textbooks are licensed by authors and publishers to be freely used and adapted. Download, edit, and distribute them at no cost.

In this workshop aimed at faculty and teaching graduate students, we will provide an introduction to the world of open educational resources and introduce you to the Textbook Affordability Project, a library grant that can help you make the transition to a more affordable course. We’ll discuss how to find high quality open textbooks in your discipline and show you how these books can be customized to suit the needs of your particular class.

This workshop is offered as part of Open Education Week 2022.

This workshop will be offered as an online session via Zoom. You must register for this workshop to receive the Zoom link via a confirmation email. On the day of the workshop, use the link to join the session. 

This workshop will be recorded. Register to attend the live session or to receive a copy of the recording.

Contact Kristina De Voe at with any questions.

Please be advised that the resource covered in this workshop requires TUaccessnet credentials to log in. Those who do not have a TUaccessnet ID are still welcome to join the session and learn about the platform. Contact the presenter with questions. 



Related LibGuide: Discovering Open Educational Resources (OER) by Steven Bell

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Registration is required. There are 49 seats available.