VIVA Open!

Welcome to VIVA Open! Explore our collection of Open Education Resources (OER) adopted, adapted, and/or created by faculty and higher education professionals at Virginia institutions. Join our network of educators committed to open education.
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Explore and Discover Open Content

Browse through curated collections
Discover Open Textbooks and Full Courses
Explore open course content created for Virginia's institutions of higher education
VIVA Open Collaborations


Connect with educators from across Virginia's higher education institutions to share ideas, learn how to incorporate OER into teaching and learning, and participate in a community of practice. Join a group and contribute to the community.

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Create OER with Open Author

Open Author helps you build Open Educational Resources, lesson plans, and courses (on your own, or with others) — and then publish them, to the benefit of educators and learners everywhere. Select one of our authoring formats to get started:

Resource Builder

Create media rich documents.

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Module Builder

Create interactive modules.

Find Your Network

Explore our theme-based curated content and join dedicated working groups to connect and contribute.

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How-To Videos

How to Search OER Commons

How to Use Groups

How to Use Open Author

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