Documentation:Open UBC/Guide/Resource Selection

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This document is the drafting space for a new resource to help faculty find support services for providing learning resources to students.


A new resource that helps faculty find support for providing learning resources to students. Currently, support is spread amongst Bookstore, Library, CTLT, LThub, others. Resource will also help align open resources with traditionally published resources.

Proposed Framework

  • What materials do you want to use
  • Who do you talk to
  • How do deliver the materials to students


  • Book on reserve
Talk to Library
  • Order books from bookstore
New or used books
Digital version
Adding OER to SIS
  • Use an open textbook
  • Use a chapter
  • Custom Textbook (publisher)
  • open textbooks
  • Library reserves
  • ebooks, hardbacks, looseleaf
  • chapter use/fair dealing

Individual articles, chapters, readings

  • Combine multiple works into a printed pack for students
  • Print an individual article or chapter
  • Provide digital access from your course site
  • Add articles to Lockr
  • Link to open access resources
  • Link to a journal article at the library

Test, Quizzes, Assessment tools

  • Providing access to digital study resources/tools
  • For publishers - contact bookstore
  • Link to a openly available test/problem bank
  • Use UBC tools like WeBWork,Piazza
  • Contact LTHub

Service Providers/owners

  • Bookstore
  • Library
  • LThub
  • Copyright / Permissions Office
  • UBC Studio

Types of Materials

  • Custom Course Packs
  • Articles
  • Journals
  • Digital learning materials
  • Homework
  • Practice Problems
  • Study Guides
  • Test, Quizes, Assessment tools
  • Video Tutorials, Instructions
  • Open Resources (both print & digital)
  • Publicly accessible things
  • Lesson Plans, Instructional guides
  • Course notes
  • lab manuals
  • Software
  • Flash cards --> e.g. dosing guides