Promote student success through access to low- and no-cost materials, content, and media
At IU, eTexts are so much more than digital versions of printed textbooks – they also include a range of digital learning materials that enhance all classroom environments.
OER are teaching and learning materials with licenses that allow you to freely use and revise them. They include courses, media, syllabi, and textbooks (and they're completely free!).
Pressbooks let you author and publish texts in multiple digital formats. Use Pressbooks for assigning student projects, compiling and distributing content, and creating eTexts and OER.
Reading Lists let you add course readings to Canvas in seconds. Include library resources, as well as popular content like online journals, ebooks, and web resources.
Customized library research guides (sometimes called LibGuides) mean you'll always have your campus library – and a librarian – on hand to help.
Media Collections Online houses tens of thousands of audio and video recordings from IU collections, including sample items from the IU Media Digitization and Preservation Initiative.
IU content production, management, and distribution tools range from Adobe Spark Suite to Kaltura MediaSpace. Explore options in the Content Creation category of the Technology Tool Finder.
In Canvas Commons, you can share and retrieve your own courses, modules, quizzes, assignments, discussions, and pages. Plus you can import objects shared by the IU and Canvas communities.
Use H5P (HTML5 Package) to add quizzes, flashcards, and interactive elements. Or use Hypothesis to add functionality like highlights, comments, and text sharing.
You can import IT Training modules directly into a Canvas course to have your students build skills and knowledge outside of class. Get instructions using the Help link on the UITS IT Training website.