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Suggestion for the Collection

The BCcampus Open Education team welcomes submissions from post-secondary faculty and staff  for proposed new open textbooks for the BC Open Textbook Collection. Our continuing goal is to build a balanced collection that includes material that cover as many subject areas, course levels, programs, and faculty/institutional needs as possible.

To submit a suggestion, begin by reviewing the below checklist to ensure that your item meets the minimum requirements. This list is followed by a submission form.


Resource refers to an open textbook or ancillary materials.

  • Resource is released with an open copyright license (Creative Commons) or in the Public Domain. CC licenses that contain the ND (non-derivative) provision are not accepted.
  • Resource has been copy edited.
  • Resource must include at least one editable file. See examples below.
    • HTML files
    • Open Document Text (.odt) or Word file (.doc or .docx)
    • ePUB file
    • Pressbooks or WordPress XML files
  • Video or audio resource must include editable files.
  • Textbook must be organized into chapters and include:
    • table of contents
    • chapter learning outcomes
    • learning activities
Highly recommended but not required
  • Textbook is online.
  • Textbook is available in at least two different file types.
  • Content is Canadian based.
Optional but preferred
  • Resource includes two or more editable files.
  • Textbook includes interactive objects or videos. Editable files are available for all objects.
  • When submitting a textbook, there are available ancillary resources.
  • Textbook meets the BCcampus accessibility criteria.

Submission Form

Contact information

First name *

Last name *

Institutional email *

Institution *

Other institution

Name of open textbook *

Author(s) of open textbook *

License for open textbook *

Has this book been copy edited? Describe the process used. *

What types of file are available for this book? *

If the textbook is available online, what is the URL?

If this textbook is or has been used, name the course(s) and institution.

Suggest other course subjects and levels for this textbook, if applicable.

Additional information