Free, openly licensed courses that are perfect for lifelong learning.
We are committed to providing equitable access to college-level learning to everyone. For each three-hour course we create, we include a version in this free library with the same high-quality, college-level content at no cost. The only difference is the free versions don’t include the mastery assignments or support that our paid courses include.
A study of the basic communication skills in Modern Standard Chinese
A study of the composition of matter, the atom, chemical bonding, solutions, measurements, chemical nomenclature, stoichiometry, and thermochemistry
A study of problem‐solving strategies that establishes a firm foundation for higher levels of mathematics.
A study of the expectations of college as well as learning strategies and skills proven to support a rewarding college experience
Introduction to Biology
A study of the structure, relationships, and diversity of life on earth from the cellular level to the function of ecosystems.
Introduction to Business
An introductory survey to entrepreneurship and business fundamentals.
Introduction to Communication
A study of basic communication theory and history, focusing on theory and application of appropriate communication techniques.
Introduction to Christianity
An introduction to Christianity in general as well as a foundation of lessons on the Bible and the origins of the faith.
Introduction to Information Technology
A study of the theory and application of information technologies.
Introductory Reading & Writing
Develop capabilities in language use—reading, writing, and thinking—to prepare for future assignments and develop proficiency in college-level reading and writing.
Language and Composition
Language and Composition course covering a basic overview of grammar, essay analysis, and writing.
A study of the basics of Latin grammar, syntax, and vocabulary.
Literature and Composition
A study in the close reading and critical analysis of the literary genres of the epic, poetry, drama, and prose, including novels, short stories, and essays.
A study of foundations of what it means to think on the margin and understand the key principles of economics.
A study of music and its role in societies from prehistory through the present day.
A study of the character of Yahweh God as displayed throughout the history of Israel, and compares and contrasts it with human character qualities.
Philosophy of Life
The course introduces students to the major divisions of modern philosophy and the common tools philosophers use.
A study of foundations of science, including skills, assumptions, and the role of technology in science.
Principles of Psychology
A study of the basic concepts in psychology that analyze human behavior.
Quantitative Analysis I
A study of basic and intermediate number sense, abstract quantitative concepts, algebraic concepts, geometry, and visual modeling, and probability.
Research and Composition
This course furthers students’ abilities to read and think critically by analyzing texts and evaluating sources, to research and evaluate evidence competently, to develop logical reasoning and persuasive argument skills, and to communicate ideas in appropriate written media and styles.
Stories of the New Testament
Stories of the New Testament covers narrative sections of the New Testament. Students will first experience the story of the Gospels, which cover the life, teachings, and miracles of Jesus, followed by his death and resurrection. Throughout the course, readers will be asked important questions about Jesus’s character.
Survey of the New Testament
Survey of the New Testament offers an overview of the New Testament. Students will first experience the story of the Gospels, which cover the life, teachings, and miracles of Jesus, followed by his death and resurrection. Throughout the course, readers will be asked important questions about Jesus’s character.
US History I
A study of U.S. history through 1877, taking students from pre-Columbian events through the Civil War.
US History II
A study of the significant social, political, and economic developments from 1877 to the present.
A study of world civilizations before 1492.
Want to incorporate these free materials into your course?
Our free courses are intended to help teachers and librarians provide options for their learning material. You can use the whole course or pull out the lessons that you need. These are great for:
- Core material in a course you build from scratch using OERs
- Supplemental material to cover a concept or idea not addressed in your core material
- Additional resources for students who want to dig deeper into a concept
- Suggested sources for students writing research papers
Simply copy the URL for the module you want to use and paste it into your syllabus or LMS so students can access it. You can also copy the URL for the entire course if you want to use all of the material. Everything in the free library is licensed CC BY-NC-SA.
Do College Credit On Your Terms
With TEL, you have options for earning college credit. At $67 per credit hour, TEL’s college credit versions of our courses are affordable and flexible to help you reach your goals. Certificate programs help busy learners break courses into two sections to better fit a full schedule. Individual courses help students fill in gaps and be in tentional about their college credit. Associate Degrees provide a foundation for additional degree programs or launching directly into a career.
Choose the path that best fits your goals.