Open Educational Resources (OER): NSCC Open Textbooks

Using OER @ NSCC

Ready to use an OER? We have a new guide to support Using OER at NSCC!

Open Textbooks at NSCC

This page contains the customized versions of Open Textbooks currently being used at NSCC.

  • They are adopted as written or adapted versions (edited to match NSCC outcomes) of OPEN textbooks.
  • It is important to download the open textbooks from this website or embed the textbook content box in your Brightspace course. This ensures you are using the NSCC version.
  • Yes! You can make print copies.
  • Automatic Updates! When you embed the Textbook Box in Brightspace, all of  the content in the box is included. Any new material (e.g. supplementary teaching materials) added to the master Textbook Box will also appear in your Brightspace Textbook Box.

Embed a Textbook

All the textbook boxes on this page can be embedded into a Brightspace course.
Need an embed code for a textbook box?

  • Send an email to:
  • Specify which textbook box you would like to embed in Brightspace.

PDF Textbook Tips

NSCC College 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed

Introduction to Psychology / SOCS 1001

Introduction to Sociology / SOCS 1000 & ARTS 1031

NSCC Introduction to Sociology

Adapted from Introduction to Sociology - 2nd Canadian Edition. This is a NSCC edition with new content.

NSCC Chemistry / CHEM 1050

Introductory Chemistry -- 1st Canadian NSCC Edition

This version is adapted for NSCC.
The NEW NSCC units can be downloaded from the links below.

* For optimum usability, download and save the PDF version to your computer.
* You may also make print copies, or embed this box in your Brightspace course.

Other formats are also available for downloading on NSCC Libraries Pressbooks.

Print on Demand (POD) copies are available: POD Order Form


NSCC ALP Physics Textbook / PHYS 1046/47 & 1050

Adult Literacy Readers and Exercise Books

New -- College Skills: Intermediate English

NSCC Food Science (SCI 1042)

NSCC Human Biology

Principles of Behaviour Analysis and Modification (DSSP 1022)

Principles of Behavior Analysis and Modification 2nd Edition

By Lee W. Daffin Jr., Ph.D.

You can also use and read a web-based version of the textbook:

For optimum usability, download and save the PDF version to your computer.

Print on Demand (POD) copies are available: POD Order Form

Electrical Fundamentals ( PLGA 1870 )


Introduction to Programming Using Java

Business Statistics (MATH3001)

Food Labelling

Business Math

Opening Eyes

Customizing OER

Open Educational Resources are OPEN!

  • You can use as little or as much as you need.
  • You can revise and customize

Here are some tools to help