A partnership between Ohio University and Top Hat is expanding access to Open Educational Resources (OER) and reducing textbook costs for students. The goal for this effort in 2020 is to save around $250,000 for OHIO students, which roughly translates to around 25 new faculty participating in the program.

This partnership gives OHIO faculty the opportunity to explore 20,000+ OER in the Top Hat Marketplace, which includes content from sources including OpenStax, Saylor, and more. Course materials and Top Hat Textbooks can be customized with multimedia content and embedded questions to assess students’ progress.

Through this partnership, there is no cost to students or faculty to access Top Hat.

Faculty will receive $500 for each course converted to open resources. Payments are processed after the semester in which the converted course is taught.

If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please fill out the submission form below and a member of the Top Hat team will be in touch with you to schedule a demonstration.

Sign up to access OER through Top Hat


Representatives from Top Hat will be on the Athens Campus on Tuesday, March 3, for a workshop and individual consultations. The workshop, “How to Use Open Educational Resources at OHIO,” will take place from 10:00–11:00 a.m. in Baker Center 230. Faculty and staff may stop by between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. for one-on-one consultations. If interested in the workshop and/or consultation during this time frame, please fill out the Qualtrics form below:

Sign up to Meet with Top Hat on March 3

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