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Guide for the open and affordable learning community of Florida, OPEN FL.

OER from Florida

The following are just a couple of examples of what an open textbook may look like that were developed by Florida faculty:


Florida Open Academic Library (FOAL)

The Florida Open Academic Library (FOAL),, provides an online portal to Florida’s treasure of digital archives and collections housed at public colleges and universities, discovery of over 1.25 million digital collections and archives across the state.  Over 150 repository sites searched in one location.

  • Provides high-quality, affordable, and collaborative resources and services for Florida public postsecondary institutions that enhance learning, teaching, and research through facilitated access to a user-centric, open access treasury of unique cultural heritage materials, education resources, textbooks, scholarly communications, and original research.
  • Over 750 Open Educational Resources identified by the statewide Zero Textbook Cost (ZTC) icon through the Florida Open Academic Library

Canvas Course Shells

Faculty looking for Canvas Course Shells, in select subjects, please log-in to Canvas.  Go to Canvas Commons in sidebar and search: CCC, OEI, OpenStax, OER.  Note:  your administrator must have Canvas Commons turned on for faculty to access.