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What is SUOL4ed?

This eLearning portal is a partnership between Southern University System (SUS) of Louisiana and the MERLOT (Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching) organization. It represents the SU System'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 SU System's College 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 SU System's faculty and partner institutions are doing through the Faculty and Course Showcase;
  • share in the best practices and learning materials with Louisiana faculty and faculty around the world; and
  • promote student success by offering digital learning materials at the beginning of the course.

ADD Free eTextbooks You're Using or Created Into MERLOT

Are you using free eTextbooks in your teaching or your learning? Have you created free eTextbooks? 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’s FREE).

Second: Fill out the online form to Contribute a Material. (It will take about 4 minutes the first time and step-by-step instructions for contributing materials (PDF) to MERLOT are available).


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


Enter key words below to use MERLOT's SMART Search to find free and open educational resources in MERLOT, over 60 other free libraries, and the web.

Advanced Search MERLOT Materials


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