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About this Toolkit

This toolkit is a living document designed to support university and college faculty who would like to create their first open textbook. Key sections in this toolkit are organized in an FAQ format and include information related to stakeholders, technology, copyright, accessibility, and more general production and classroom-use workflows of an open textbook. This content is designed to be general and intended to be adapted to the context of each institution. Editing for local context could include the inclusion of references to specific institutional resources, especially in the stakeholder and technology sections.

This toolkit is in an FAQ format and is organized into six key sections along with a page with resources and references:

  1. Starting
  2. Technology
  3. Accessibility
  4. Copyright
  5. Class Use
  6. Future Use
  7. Resources

This project was funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development and administered by eCampusOntario. This project has been authored in collaboration with Brock University and the University of Windsor and is hosted by the University of Toronto.


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Please email online.learning@utoronto.ca.