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Open Resources

This guide provides you information on finding, creating, and sharing open resources.

Open Resources are "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others. (Open Resources) include full courses, course materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools, materials, or techniques used to support access to knowledge" (Hewitt Foundation). 

Additional Resources and Supports for Open Practices on Campus

Open UBC

Open UBC is a curated collection of resources for faculty and students to learn about the why, what and how of open education practices and what they mean to teaching and learning at UBC. 

Open UBC also offers a number of workshops and events on open practices.  

Copyright Support

It is important to review your content to ensure you have the right to share it with others.

To learn about your rights as an author and to get support for your copyright questions, go to the Scholarly Communications and Copyright Office website.

Scholarly Communications

Scholarly communications may include both traditional forms of publication, such as academic journals, as well as new and channels, such as publishing literature digitally, online, free of charge, and free of most copyright and licensing restrictions. To learn about open access publishing practices and support, go to the Scholarly Communications website.