Instructional materials are used to help learners achieve the learning objectives (Quality Matters Standard 4).
While this may feel obvious at the outset, it is important to keep this in mind throughout the identification, selection, and integration of materials.
Instructors have many different (and many good!) options for what to use as instructional materials. Consider your learning objectives and student needs throughout the course development process. There are many people who can support you and help you brainstorm options and ideas to consider, but you will know best what will best suit your students, content, course, and instructional style.
This guide collects some options and ideas for various kinds of course materials, as well as a curated set of ideas by area of interest and/or program. These lists are not exhaustive and are intended to help get you started in exploring materials that may be appropriate to your courses.
Various kinds of course materials to consider (listed in order from most flexible/preferred to least flexible):
Some good places to look for options for possible OER and ZTC course materials: