The Future of OER is NOW.

Designed to help higher education institutions and instructors easily access and use OER, OpenNow delivers curriculum-aligned OER content in an intuitive, outcomes-based platform.

With courses starting at just $30 per student per course, OpenNow offers access to high-quality materials at an affordable price. 

Overcoming the Obstacles in OER

Integrating OER is a complex task and many instructors don’t know where to start.


of instructors found it difficult to find what they needed in OER resources

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of instructors said there was a lack of resources for their subject area

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of instructors had concerns about updates to OER materials

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What is OpenNow?

Ready to Learn More?

Available Courses

  • General Chemistry
  • Intro to Biology
  • Concepts of Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • US History
  • American Government
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • Developmental English
  • College Success
  • College Algebra
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Intro to Business
  • Intro to Computing
  • Management

OpenNow is included in Cengage Unlimited. LEARN MORE ›

What are Instructors Saying about OpenNow?

92 percent

of instructors said they would use OpenNow again

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83 percent

of instructors would recommend OpenNow to a colleague

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75 percent

of instructors believe students received a higher grade or learned more as a result of OpenNow

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OpenNow has been named a 2019 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Emerging Instructional Technology Solution category. 
Learn More About the CODie Awards ›

The OpenNow Course Experience

Quality OER at Your Fingertips

  • High-quality, 100% OER narrative and assessment content from Cengage, OpenStax and other third-party sources.
  • CC-BY-licensed (5Rs), so instructors and institutions can adapt and reuse all narrative and assessment content as needed.
  • Compliant with WCAG 2.0 Standards and designed to work on all desktop and mobile devices.
  • Curated, designed and maintained by Cengage.
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Consistent Design

  • Outcomes-based design provides personalized learning, remediation and mastery.
  • Three types of consistent assessments use 1,200+ written or curated questions per course, concept checks with remediation, and end-of-module quizzes.
  • A Dynamic Gradebook enables instructors to easily view their OpenNow class by learner to see activity, grades, progress and areas at risk.
  • Instructor resources, such as: Final Exam, PowerPoint Slides and Instructor's Manual are included with every OpenNow course.

Improved Student Engagement

  • Dynamic learning environment enhances student engagement with over 65 videos integrated into each OpenNow course.
  • Individual and group chat allow students to easily connect with their OpenNow instructor and classmates.

  • Badges and shareable ePortfolio tools empower students to showcase course achievements.

  • Modern, mobile-friendly platform enables OpenNow students to access course materials and complete assignments on the go.

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OER Resources

Discover OER and resources to make education more affordable in partnership with Cengage. View webinars, learn more about our partners like OpenStax and download OER whitepapers.

What are Students Saying about OpenNow?

87 percent

of students would recommend OpenNow

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90 percent

of students would use OpenNow again

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86 percent

of students felt more prepared in class using OpenNow

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