Online Curriculum Support

If you could use assistance in finding online materials to enrich and supplement your courses, at no cost to you or your department, I am here to help.

As CSU Chico's Online Learning Librarian I have been assigned to help CSU, Chico faculty members find and integrate content into their courses. My name is James Tyler, and I can be reached at (530) 898-6779 or

Services that I provide to faculty include:

  • Help you find free images, audio, and video content for your courses
  • Show you how to link to articles and eBooks provided by the Meriam Library
  • Help you understand copyright issues and get copyright permissions
  • Help you add library materials to your BlackBoard web pages


Open Educational Resource Movement

Have You Heard of MERLOT? Have you heard of MIT's OpenCourseWare initiative? Both are examples of sources of free materials for faculty in the exciting new Open Educational Resource (OER) movement. As described in Wikipedia, "Open educational resources are educational materials and resources offered freely and openly for anyone to use and under some licenses to re-mix, improve and redistribute." More info


Affordable Learning Solutions

The CSU has initiated an Affordable Learning Solutions (ALS) Campaign in response to the ever increasing costs of textbooks and other expenses for our students. The ALS website provides links to potential sources of free or low cost resources, including no costs "Open Textbooks."