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Open Educational Resources (OERs): OER Support at MSUM

This guide is designed to help Minnesota State University Moorhead faculty find, create, evaluate, and incorporate Open Educational Resources and Affordable Textbooks in the classroom and online.

Library Services

The Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University Moorhead offers a vast number of resources in print and online with over 350,000 books and ebooks, more than 77,000 online resources, and 102 databases that offer access to more than 32,000 electronic journals. The LLLibrary has a dedicated staff of 6 technicians and 8 faculty librarians who support the curriculum by providing students, faculty, and staff with information resources, access to information through traditional and evolving technologies, and instruction in their effective use. Each department on campus has an assigned liaison who supports the faculty and students in that department. Please contact us today if you need any assistance!

Mission Statement

The mission of the Livingston Lord Library at Minnesota State University Moorhead is to support the academic and cultural experience of our students, faculty, and citizens of this region and to encourage their active, life-long learning. The Library acquires and organizes resources and provides the services that sustain research, support curricula, teach critical thinking, advance information literacy skills, encourage reading, advocate intellectual freedom, and enhance thoughtful, informed citizenship.

Office of Online Learning

Our mission is to enable and enhance student learning by providing instructors with support and resources for using technology in the development of customized learning environments.

The OL team brings many years of collective experience in educational technology to bear on our work at Minnesota State University Moorhead. With expertise in teaching and learning, lecture capture, instructional design, technology, and online course design, our team is well-rounded and ready to help.

How can the OL help you?

  • Instructional Technology Integration
    • Support the use of instructional technologies to enhance student learning
    • Training in use of enterprise technology tools such as:
      • D2L Brightspace
      • Kaltura MediaSpace
      • Zoom
      • Microsoft 365 & OneDrive
  • Instructional Design Consultation
    • Consult on best practices in quality course design
    • Converting face-to-face courses to hybrid or online delivery
    • Writing learning objectives
    • Assessment of student learning
    • Implementing teaching methods like flipped classroom
    • Support for Quality Matters and OLC best practices for online course design
  • Digital Accessibility Training & Support
    • Consult on best practices in accessible course design so students of all abilities can access course content
    • Video captions training and consultation
    • Accessible document/content design & creation

For more information, contact