Free Online Resources for Digital Learning and Teaching

Radford University Resources


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McConnell Library Resources


FAQ for Coronavirus information:

LibGuide for Online Resources:


Free Publisher/Vendor Resources


The following resources have been made available on a temporary basis for the Spring 2020 semester. In some cases, the availability will cease by the end of April. Other resources will be available through May or June. We will do our best to remove resources as the free/expanded access ends.

Streaming Media

Internet Archive: Audio

Internet Archive: Video

JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments):

JoVE Educator Blog:

Coronavirus Free Access Resource Center:

JoVE Science Education series:

JoVE Science Education: Lab Chemistry:

JoVE Science Education Lab Manual: Introductory Biology:

JoVE Science Education: Social Psychology:

JoVE Science Education: Biology:

Kanopy Streaming Video:
With the support of select content partners like First Run Features, Samuel Goldwyn, Collective Eye Films, FilmRise, Films We Like, Media Education Foundation and NYX and more we’ve put together a collection of films that your campus can watch at no cost for the next 30 days. You can find a full list of titles here, and in our guide. This list will continue to grow as we connect with our content partners in the coming days. We will send regular updates as necessary. 

Download the free film guide

Starting Monday, March 16th, 2020 all selections in our catalog from The Great Courses will be available to use at no additional cost for the next 4 weeks.
The Great Courses page (requires RU authentication)

Radford University's Kanopy Access (requires RU authentication)

Metropolitan Opera nightly streamed productions:

SAGE Research Methods Video (requires RU authentication)

SAGE Video (requires RU authentication)

Expanded E-Book and E-Journal Access (will require RU authentication unless otherwise stated)

5 Minute Consult

Academic Search Ultimate

Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Business Source Ultimate

Cambridge University Press

Ebook Central, unlimited access:

Ebook Central participating publishers:

EDP Sciences:!s=current&a=free&l=en

Health Library

IGI Global

JAMA and related AMA journals:

John Libbey Eurotext (free -- RU authentication not required):


MIT Press (free -- RU authentication not required):

Ohio State University Press (free -- RU authentication not required):

Oxford University Press (OUP):

OUP Ancillary Resources Center:

Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics (free -- RU authentication not required):

Project Muse:

RedShelf (free -- RU authentication not required):

SAGE Knowledge


University of California Press (free -- RU authentication not required):

University of Michigan Press E-books (free -- RU authentication not required):
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, effective today access restrictions have been removed on all 1,150+ titles in the University of Michigan Press Ebook Collection (UMP EBC) until the end of April 2020.

VitalSource (e-textbooks) (free -- RU authentication not required):

zyBooks (Computer Science, Engineering and Math; instructors need to apply for access):

Open Access E-Book Collections

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)

Directory of Open Access Books (DOAB)

Google Books search

Internet Archive: Ebooks

JSTOR Open Access E-books

NCBI Bookshelf

OER Commons

Open SUNY Textbooks

Open Textbook Library (University of Minnesota)

Project Gutenberg

Project Muse

Standard Ebooks

Tools from Other Universities and Vendors/Publishers

ACUE Online Teaching Toolkit:

Annual Reviews:

BASIL (Biochemistry Authentic Scientific Inquiry Laboratory) Biochemistry Curriculum:

CNKI (China National Knowledge Infrastructure): Open Access Online-First Publishing of Research Papers on COVID-19:

Ecology/Environmental Science Online Learning Materials (please note multiple tabs in the doc):

Flip Grid: Allows a teacher to create a video prompt; students respond to the prompt and each other in 90-second video responses.

Geoscience Online Teaching Materials:

Kahoot (game-based learning platform):

Kialo Edu (platform for teaching structured online debate):

Padlet (online bulletin board):

Poll Everywhere:

ReadSpeaker text-to-speech:

Rochester Institute of Technology: MINT Project: Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs):

SoftChalk: SoftChalk, the education company that provides the premier online lesson creation and student interaction tool, is offering assistance to academic institutions and organizations to help educators meet the demands created by school closings and the temporary shift to online course delivery during the COVID-19 threat. SoftChalk is offering free access to SoftChalk Cloud from now through May 31, 2020 to anyone who may need it to quickly and easily create online lessons and course materials for delivery to students.


Links to TechSmith Snagit and Video Review:

Virtual biology labs via Avida-ED:

Virtual Labs (compilation):

Wakelet (visual content platform):


K-12 Resources of Interest

Amazing Educational Resources (mostly K-12):

MacMillan Learning (mostly K-12):

Pear Deck (mostly for K-12; has Google Slides add-on):

Scholastic Learn at Home (K-12):