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What is B-CU

This eLearning portal is a partnership between Bethune-Cookman University and the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) organization. It represents Bethune-Cookman's's commitment to promoting student success by providing affordable educational alternatives to traditional textbooks and quality digital learning materials for learning and online teaching. Here you'll find a wealth of open educational resources (OER) for students, faculty, and staff in one convenient location.
Learn more about how and why we're doing this.

This site helps you:

  • locate free quality online learning materials anytime, from any location;
  • lower the cost of attending college for all B-CU students;
  • improve the learning experience by offering rich educational materials at the point of need;
  • organize course learning materials quickly and easily using digital file storage solutions;
  • review the great work that B-CU faculty and partner institutions are doing through the Faculty and Course Showcase;
  • share in the best practices and learning materials with B-CU faculty and faculty around the world; and
  • promote student success by offering digital learning materials at the beginning of the course.

MERLOT and SkillsCommons Tools


ADD Free and Open Educational Resources You're Using or Created into MERLOT

Are you using OER in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free and open teaching materials? We invite you to catalog these resources in MERLOT. Your colleagues and students around the world will thank you!


First: Become a member of MERLOT (It will take about 2 minutes and it is FREE).

Second: Fill out the online form to contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time.  MERLOT provides systematic instructions on our YouTube Channel and a handout (PDF).


Enter key words below to search the SkillsCommons library for Free Workforce Development OER



Enter key words below to search the MERLOT library, over 75 other open libraries, and more!

Enter the ISBN of a book below to find related FREE eTextbooks and more.