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Open Access Educational Resources Guide

A guide to material that can be freely used in your teaching.

Affordable Course Readings using OER and E-Reserves

Use the Library’s E-Reserve system and One-Stop Course Reading Service 

At Ryerson's E-Reserve service is one of the options for making course materials available to your students and for ensuring those materials have the correct copyright permissions,and your students have free and 24/7 online access to course readings in the password protected D2L system.

Mix and Match Approach

One way to assist your students with making your course readings more affordable to use the Ryerson Library's E-Reserve service in combination with OER's you create or adapt.  Each term you teach a course you need to re-order your course readings. The course readings are active in a tab in Ryerson's D2L by Brightspace platform.

E-Reserve primarily uses licenced Library Resources in the form of e-books, newspapers articles, case studies and journal articles, links to public-facing web resources like OERs and other resources, and copyright cleared materials, and fair dealing to organize an affordable reading list accessible in D2L by Brightspace.

No costs are passed on to students!

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