Whether your classroom is online or in person, teaching one-on-one or to thousands of learners, you can effectively use open textbooks in your course. We’ve created this quick walkthrough to help you start using open textbooks in your classroom:
Introducing open textbooks for your class:
- Choose a textbook that matches your course – check the B.C. Open Textbook Collection.
- Explore the open textbook to evaluate the content, delivery options, interactivity, and in many cases, ancillary resources to improve your curriculum. Use the BCcampus Open Education Adoption Guide to inform your decision.
- Modify the open textbook to perfectly match your learning outcomes; add chapters from another open textbook, or update the information to match current conditions in your field of study. Learn how to modify an open textbook in the Adaptation Guide.
- Share the open textbooks with your students and teaching team. Provide them with a link to an existing open textbook, so they can choose the format that works best for them (including an affordable print-on-demand option from BCcampus), or you can download and modify your version, then make it available through various learning management systems (LMS) or online file-sharing services.
- Notify us so we can track the adoption of open textbook in British Columbia.
You do not need to be a B.C. resident to use open textbooks and OER
All books in the B.C. Open Textbook Collection are covered by a Creative Commons licence which means they provide non-exclusive, worldwide, indefinite permissions for anyone to use without contacting the author, or are not copyrighted and reside in the public domain.