You will be asked to tag your resource with several descriptors on the Open Author Describe screen. These descriptors include: a brief abstract that will appear in OER Commons, your learning goals, as well as the subject, keywords, grade, language, and learning resource type. Describing your resource is an important step because our system searches over these descriptors to find resources for users. The better you describe your resource, the more ‘discoverable’ it is for other educators. A poorly described resource is ‘undiscoverable.’
What can we help you with?
Frequently Asked Questions
- Can I brand an entire set of resources for my organization?
- Why should I complete my profile?
- How does the system review resources?
- Why can’t I change the license on a resource I’ve published?
- Do I have to tag my resource with a Common Core State Standard?
- Why do I need to tag/describe my resources?
- I see a reference to a resource I copied in the footer of my resource. What does this mean?
- What types of media can I embed in Open Author?
- How do I contribute to an Open Author resource?
- Why do I have to register to use Open Author?