All Lumen courses curate the best available open educational resources (OER) aligned with learning outcomes. Lumen offers three types of digital course materials, each with unique tools wrapped around the OER content. Most Ivy Tech-developed courses are provided in the Candela (e-book) format, with math course developed using OHM (online homework system). Some, such as College Success, include extensive customization to meet the needs of Ivy Tech students.
Ivy Tech faculty may also consider Waymaker courses, which provide personalized study plans and time-saving messaging tools that improve faculty-student connections. Lumen uses learning data from Waymaker courses to identify trouble spots, analyze why students struggle, and implement updates to improve student success. Research indicates Waymaker courses can improve completion rates and student outcomes, particularly for disadvantaged students.