This resource provides an overview of everything you will need to know when creating an open educational resource (OER) that will be published by BCcampus. It provides a high-level overview of things to keep in mind as you work on your project, specific policies and expectations that BCcampus has in place, and links to resources that go into more depth so you can easily find the information you need.
We ask that you read this resource through in its entirety before starting your project and to refer back to it whenever you have questions.
It is broken up into main sections:
- Workflow and Responsibilities: The general process for publishing OER at BCcampus, the responsibilities of authors, and an overview of supports available.
- Diverse and Inclusive Representation in OER: Guidelines to help ensure OER content is diverse and inclusive.
- Pressbooks: Links to Pressbooks resources.
- Accessibility and UDL: How to make the OER accessible.
- Licences and Permissions: Overview of copyright, open licences, and all rights reserved content, and what content you can include in your open resource.
- Citation and Attribution: How to properly credit the work of others.
- Supplementary Materials: Things to keep in mind when creating supplementary materials.
- Find Open Resources: Links to where you can find different types of openly licensed content.
If you can’t find the answer to your question, check out the Get More Help page in the back matter.