One of the biggest benefits of open education resources is that you can tailor existing materials to meet your needs and the needs of your students. Before you start adapting a resource, be sure to check the license on it. Some Creative Commons licenses allow you to use a work as long as you don't change it in any way.
Check out these tools to help you get started adapting OER:
- Faculty OER Toolkit
- Adoption Guide: A reference on how to adopt an open textbook for the classroom
- Adaptation Guide: A reference to adapting or revising an open textbook
- Open Pedagogy Notebook
- A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students
- Authoring Open Textbooks