Megan Simmons, Sophie Rondeau, Stephanie Westcott, Genya O'Gara
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VIVA Open Course Planning Template


The Virtual Library of Virginia (VIVA) Open Course Grants are awarded to educational professionals in the state of Virginia who wish to adopt, adapt, or create open or no-cost course materials that will greatly reduce the cost of those materials for students in courses in any discipline. Grantees are invited to remix this course planning template to design and share their OER project plans, course information and syllabus, and reflection.

How To Remix This Template

Once logged in, click the remix button on this resource to make your own version of this template. Change the title to describe your project and add text, videos, images, and attachments to the sections below. Delete this section and instructions in other sections before publishing. When you are ready to publish, click next to update the overview, license, and description of your resource, and then click publish.

Project Planning

Our OER Goals & Purpose: Why are you doing this OER Project and what are you hoping to accomplish?

Our Audience: Who are you designing this OER Project for and what are their learning needs and preferences?

Our Team: Who is on your OER Project Team and what are their roles and responsibilities?

Existing Resources: What existing resources can you utilize for your OER Project? You can curate these resources in our Group Folders

New Resources: What new resources will you need for your OER Project?

DEIA: How will you improve Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility with your OER Project? DEIA resources in our Group, OpenStax's Draft of Improving Representation in OER

Supports Needed: What additional supports do you need to complete your OER Project? Do you need to gather more research and data to inform the design of your OER Project?

Our Timeline: What deadlines do you have for your OER Project deliverables? OER Project needs to be piloted by Spring of 2026 and uploaded to VIVA Open by 6/30/26


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Course Description

Add your course description here including the course name and number, and learning outcomes. 

Attach your syllabus here clicking the Attach Section paperclip image below, then choose the correct file from your computer, name your syllabus, and save.


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Please reflect and share any observations and insights you noticed as a result of this OER Project, such as student engagement and impact.