External Resources



BC Open Textbook Authoring Guide By Lauri Aesoph and Amanda Coolidge CC-BY 4.0

https://opentextbc.ca/opentextbook (Aesoph & Coolidge, 2014)

This is an introduction to creating content in Pressbooks; as of 2017-02, parts of the text did not yet include details on embedding a video or audio for export into PDF and EPUB.


BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit By Amanda Coolidge, Sue Doner, and Tara Robertson CC-BY 4.0

https://opentextbc.ca/accessibilitytoolkit (Coolidge, Doner, & Robertson, 2015)

This is an expanded version of a chapter on accessibility from the previous text – BC Open Textbook Authoring Guide. This etext is available in a French version.

PB – Pressbooks Help Center

This Pressbooks commercial support site (“Pressbooks Help Center,” n.d.), is a more generic aggregate of information for commercial and open e-texts. However, information on themes could be confusing as some themes are only available on the Pressbooks commercial site.



B.C. Open Textbook Pressbooks Guide
By Lauri Aesoph CC-BY 4.0

https://opentextbc.ca/pressbooks (Aesoph, 2016b)

An overview of Pressbooks that overlaps information in the Authoring Guide.

Advocacy and Adoption


BC Open Textbook Adoption Guide By Lauri Aesoph CC-BY 4.0

https://opentextbc.ca/adoptopentextbook (Aesoph, 2016a)


Faculty OER Toolkit By Shannon Moist CC-BY 4.0

https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/facultyoertoolkit (Moist, 2017)


BC Open Education Tools CC-BY 4.0

https://open.bccampus.ca/bcoer-librarians/bcoer-tools (“BC Open Education Tools | BCcampus OpenEd Resources,” 2014)


BCcampus OER Student Toolkit By Daniel Munro, Jenna Omassi, and Brady Yano CC-BY 4.0

https://opentextbc.ca/studenttoolkit (Munro, Omassi, & Yano, 2016)


Open Textbooks 101 – https://open.bccampus.ca/open-textbook-101 (“Open Textbooks | BCcampus OpenEd Resources,” 2012), is a basic overview in relation to OER’s and licensing.


Aesoph, L. (2016a). BC Open Textbook Adoption Guide. BCcampus. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/adoptopentextbook

Aesoph, L. (2016b). BC Open Textbook Pressbooks Guide. BCcampus. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/pressbooks

Aesoph, L., & Coolidge, A. (2014). BC Open Textbook Authoring Guide. BCcampus. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/opentextbook

BC Open Education Tools | BCcampus OpenEd Resources. (2014, July 21). Retrieved May 10, 2017, from https://open.bccampus.ca/bcoer-librarians/bcoer-tools/, https://open.bccampus.ca/bcoer-librarians/bcoer-tools/


Coolidge, A., Doner, S., & Robertson, T. (2015). BC Open Textbook Accessibility Toolkit. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/accessibilitytoolkit

Moist, S. (2017). Faculty OER Toolkit. BCcampus. Retrieved from https://pressbooks.bccampus.ca/facultyoertoolkit

Munro, D., Omassi, J., & Yano, B. (2016). BCcampus OER Student Toolkit. BCcampus. Retrieved from https://opentextbc.ca/studenttoolkit


Open Textbooks | BCcampus OpenEd Resources. (2012, December 9). Retrieved May 10, 2017, from https://open.bccampus.ca/open-textbook-101/, https://open.bccampus.ca/open-textbook-101


Pressbooks Help Center. (n.d.). [Knowledge base]. Retrieved May 10, 2017, from https://pressbooks.groovehq.com/help_center


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