Getting Started

Ready to start incorporating open or affordable materials into your course? Our partners are experts in their fields and ready to help.

Course Design

University Center for the Advancement of Teaching (UCAT)

UCAT supports instructors with selecting and implementing the most appropriate, effective, and evidence-based teaching tools for their situation, their style, and their students. They offer many university-wide teaching events and consult with individual instructors on topics such as designing a course, developing materials, and gathering feedback on one’s teaching. Consultants are happy to work with instructors in a variety of ways as they plan for and teach with open and affordable materials.


Copyright / Creative Commons

Copyright Resource Center

If you have copyright questions related to your research, the Copyright Resources Center is a great place to start. Visit them during their open office hours at the Research Commons to discuss issues related to identifying, using, and creating copyrighted content.

Contact: Maria Scheid

MOOCs / iTunes U

Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE)

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and iTunes U are critical in the overall mission of Ohio State to become a leader in digital and innovative education. Managed through ODEE, they give us the opportunity to study and learn about pedagogy with huge and global student populations.

Contact: Tom Evans