What is an ancillary resource?

An ancillary resource is supplemental material that can be used with an open textbook, such as a bank of test questions and answers, videos, or sample exams.

Textbooks that include one or more ancillary resources in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection are tagged as Ancillary Resources.

Request an ancillary resource

Some ancillary resources, such as test banks, are restricted to instructors only, in B.C. and elsewhere in the world, so that they can be used for testing purposes. We ask that faculty who receive these ancillary resources do not post them publicly or share them with students.

The BCcampus Open Education Support team vets each instructor request for ancillary resources before sharing these materials.

If you are an instructor who is using or evaluating an open textbook and you would like to access its ancillary resource(s), please complete the form below to submit your request.

Note: Instructors teaching in Ontario can contact eCampus Ontario for access to restricted ancillary resources.

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