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NoLo Resources for Your Courses

NOLOs and OERs (Open Educational Resources)

NOLO = under $40

OER = NOLO that is free and openly-licensed

In the interest of affordability, NCC faculty are increasingly choosing no- and low-cost (NOLO) texts. NOLO courses are then flagged as such in SIS. If a resource is both free (no-cost) and openly-licensed it is considered an OER (Open Educational Resource). Because of its open license, an OER can be customized or "remixed" by faculty.

This 2021 slide show explains OERs and NOLOs.

We know you're busy! Want some help?

Contact Library Director Fran Keenan for help in finding and linking to library and other NOLO content or for help finding OER (free and openly-licensed) materials.

Review OER textbooks adopted at NCC (as of August 2022).


NCC Library Resources qualify as NOLOs

The NCC library's online resources are licensed to NCC and can be used as NoLo content in your Canvas courses.

A few ways you can use licensed library content:

  • Search in one of our databases and then link to an article.
  • Find an ebook and link to one chapter.
  • Assign students to search for resources.