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Open Educational Resources (OER)

Open Textbooks at NSCC

This page contains Open Textbooks currently being used at NSCC.

  • Adopted (being used as is) or adapted versions (modified and customized) 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. See NSCC's Print on Demand (POD) order process
  • Textbook Box embed code is available -- Send an email to to place a request.
  • Using Textbook Boxes in Brightspace & Automatic Updates! When you embed a 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.

Ready to use an Open Textbook?
We have a new guide to support You -- Using and Adapting OER at NSCC!

NSCC College 101: Study, Strategize and Succeed

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Sociology / SOCS 1000 & ARTS 1031

NSCC Chemistry / CHEM 1050

NSCC ALP Physics Textbook / PHYS 1046/47 & 1050

Adult Literacy Readers and Exercise Books

College Skills: Intermediate English

NSCC Food Science (SCI 1042)

Food Labelling

NSCC Human Biology

Concepts of Biology 1st Canadian Edition

OpenStax Concepts of Biology 2nd Edition [PDF}

OpenStax Concepts of Biology

Principles of Behaviour Analysis and Modification (DSSP 1022)

Electrical Fundamentals ( PLGA 1870 )

eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing

Introduction to Programming Using Java

Business Statistics (MATH3001)

Business Math

Opening Eyes

Introduction to Professional Communications

World Regional Geography

Professional Communications

NSCC Introduction to Marketing I (MKTG 1010)

NSCC Introduction to Marketing II (MKTG 2005)

Beginning Excel

The Business Environment

Professional and Technical Writing

Web Literacy for College Students

Algebra and Trigonometry OpenStax

Math For Trades

Principles of Marketing / University of Minnestoa Edition

Pyschology OpenStax

Learning to Learn Online

Principles of Management OpenStax

Intoduction to Sociology OpenStax

Lifespan Development

Atoms First 2e OpenStax

Western Civilization: A Concise History

Operations Management

eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing Saylor

Be Credible: Information Literacy

Evolving World of Public Relations

Management Communications

NSCC Powerful Selling

NSCC eMarketing: The Essential Guide to Online Marketing

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