Resources for Instructional Content

Resource List

There are many places you can find good instructional content, appropriate for higher education courses. If you are looking for ways to supplement the materials you provide your students, you may want to consider one or more of these sources.

  • Canvas Commons (log into Canvas and click the Commons button on the main menu): Here you can find assignments, quizzes, pages, videos, images and even entire courses covering a wide variety of subjects and disciplines.
  • Video Content: This page lists a variety of sources for quality videos, including lectures and interactive video content.
  • 3CMedia: This is both a repository of shared resources from all California Community Colleges, as well as a place to store your own multimedia creations.
  • Khan Academy: Hands-on exercises and assignments in subjects such as Math, Science, Computing, Arts & Humanities, and Economics & Finance.
  • Math Videos by Julie Harland (Mira Costa College): Popular short instructional videos on Algebra, Calculus, Geometry and more.
  • Math Videos by Larry Green (Lake Tahoe CC): Short videos and full lectures in Statistics and Calculus.
  • Mathispower4u videos (Phoenix College): Video libraries for Math and Nursing including over 5,000 free mini-lessons with no ads.
  • MyOpenMath (IMathAS): Open Educational Math resources including homework and quizzes.
  • Open Course Library (Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges): free courses that can be downloaded in Google docs
  • CCC OER: A great source for open educational textbooks designed specifically for community colleges.
  • Ted Talks: Inspirational and educational lectures on a variety of topics.
  • Chegg tutoring: Offers some free online study resources and YouTube playlists for the GRE, ACT, SAT, and subject areas including Sociology, Chemistry, and Biology.
  • Top Hat: Anyone who makes a free account can access to Top Hat Marketplace, a repository of more than 20,000 course materials—nearly 90 percent of which are free and openly licensed. In addition, Top Hat has also made its assessment and homework tools free, allowing instructors to create homework assignments based upon the resources they adopt in the marketplace.


When choosing third party video content, keep in mind that required videos need to be synchronously captioned (transcripts do not satisfy accessibility compliance). Captions need to have punctuation and be free of errors that will be confusing to students. Make sure the captions are not the automatic kind found prevalently on YouTube. Look for punctuation in the captions and evaluate the accuracy. See the Solutions for Using Non-Captioned Third-Party Videos page if your chosen videos do not have good captions.

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