Teaching Handbook

Course Materials: Beyond the Textbook


Coursepacks are coordinated by the Coursepack Office, in cooperation with the Student Bookstore and the Copy Center. The Coursepack office offers one-stop service for faculty as the initial contact point for requesting a printed coursepack. For details about initiating a coursepack request and copyright permissions, visit the Coursepacks page at WWU's Business Services website.

Course Reserves

WWU Libraries Faculty Services staff can create a Course Reserves list to be added to the Canvas page for any course, even if the instructor is not otherwise using Canvas for the course.  The list can contain direct links to electronic items, and/or links to library catalog pages showing current location and availability of physical items.

Open Education Resources (OER)

"Open Educational Resources are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge. OER often have a Creative Commons or GNU license that state specifically how the material may be used, reused, adapted, and shared." –OER Commons

See Also: Open Educational Resources on the Teaching Handbook

Creative Commons and Public Domain Resources

A Creative Commons license allows creators to place conditions on their copyrights. This gives flexibility by allowing the creator (copyright holder) the ability to to grant some of their rights to the public while retaining other rights.

Works without copyright protection are included in the Public Domain and are available for everyone to use freely.

For more details on Creative Commons and Public Domain Resources, visit Public Domain Resources (CIIA).