Lumen Learning uses open educational resources (OER) to provide affordable course materials that improve learning and replace expensive textbooks in high-enrollment college courses. Follett and Lumen partner to provide a simple, effective path to impacting affordability and student success using OER.

Use the tools on this page to learn more about Lumen and how to introduce it to your campus.

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How Lumen Works

What is Lumen Learning all about?  Find the fundamentals here.

Lumen Overview

We take the best available OER and add timely updates, learning design, and technical support to make the transition to open content simple, reliable, and effective for instructors and students.

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OER Course List & Catalog

Lumen provides great course materials designed using OER for 50+ subjects across multiple disciplines. We focus on introductory courses, general education, and developmental education.

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Pricing & Payment

Lumen’s standard course fees range $10 to $25 per student, with Follett’s commitment to no bookstore markup. Students pay via IncludeED, a course materials fee, or by purchasing an access code for graded quizzes. Annualized pricing is also available at the institutional or system level, providing course content with no direct cost to students.

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Engaging Your Campus

How do you start a conversation about Lumen and OER courses?  Use these tips and tools.

Where to Focus the Conversation

The Lumen catalog covers a lot of ground, so a great place to start are the featured courses Lumen promotes each term (see below). These OER courses showcase excellent learning design, along with the affordability and flexibility benefits that attract faculty to open educational resources.

Tool: Featured Courses (see below)

Supporting Faculty Members

Reach out to faculty when it’s time to evaluate course materials for future adoption. If they haven’t yet selected books, suggest they consider Lumen courses.

Tool: Faculty Email Templates

Partnering with Administrators

What strategies are colleges and universities pursuing when they want to make an impact with OER? Engage key administrators in a discussion about the six recommendations outlined in this document to position your team for success with OER.

Tool: Strategic Planning Recommendations

 Lumen’s Featured OER Courses

Affordability plus outstanding learning design are the hallmarks of Lumen’s featured courses. Kick-start conversations with departments and faculty members by sharing these great options for high-enrollment subjects. Helpful tools make it easy to explore and learn more about each OER course.

Lumen Courseware Products

Flexible, LMS-integrated math homework engine with learning content and activities you tailor to fit your students’ needs.

  • Instruction & homework system

  • Customizable courses

  • Immediate feedback for students

  • Ongoing faculty support

  • Just $25 per student

OHM Toolkit

View, download, or print Lumen’s complete course list, including OHM courses

Brochure about Lumen OHM, its key features, and how it works
Step by step quickstart guide for building a course with Lumen OHM
Playlist of training videos on how to build and customize courses in OHM
Visit Lumen’s website to learn more about OHM

User-friendly digital courseware with data-driven learning design, personalization, and messaging tools that can increase student engagement, persistence, and passing rates.

  • Personalized study plans

  • Texts and supplemental materials

  • Real-time feedback

  • Easier communication & connection

  • Just $25 per student

Waymaker Toolkit

A short guided video tour of Waymaker courses and how they work

View, download, or print Lumen’s complete course list, including Waymaker courses

A scripted overview slide deck about Waymaker courses and how they work to improve learning
Brochure about Waymaker, its key features, and how it works
Step by step quickstart guide for configuring and teaching Waymaker courses
Visit Lumen’s website to learn more about Waymaker

Extremely affordable and highly customizable e-book with curated text, video, interactives, and other learning materials to replace expensive textbooks.

  • OER for 60+ courses

  • Customizable curriculum

  • Just $10 per student

  • Requires IncludeEd or OER course fee

Candela Toolkit

A short guided video tour of Candela courses and how they work

View, download, or print Lumen’s complete course list, including Candela courses

Visit Lumen’s website to learn more about Candela

How does Lumen enhance OER?

Easy Access Via Your LMS

Take Charge of Learning

Lumen provides a simple, well-supported path for faculty to teach with open educational resources inside your LMS

  • Resolves textbook access/affordability for students

  • Customizable materials instructors can use as-is or adapt to fit their needs

  • Better student outcomes validated by research

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Now Available  

Print Supplements for Lumen Course Materials

LAD Custom Publishing is now able to provide print supplements of Lumen course materials. These are supplements, and NOT a replacement for Lumen’s digital courseware. In order to access quizzes and assessments, students will need to purchase the digital version of their Lumen course.

Title and Pricing List (Additional title requests, or questions please email

Instructions for bookstores to order print materials from LAD.


Lumen / Follett Monthly Webinar

September Webinar

Topic: Lumen OHM Enhancements

Lumen Presenters: Paul Golisch, Director of Teaching & Learning for Math

Audience: Math Faculty. Follett Regional and Store Managers.

When: Friday, September 13, noon-1pm ET (9-10am PT)

Connect:, Tel: 669-900-6833, meeting ID: 530 145 6529#