Instructors: Course Materials Resources
Verba now Replaced with Online Course materials Adoption (OCA)
We have replaced our old ordering system, Verba with our new Online Course Materials Adoption system (OCA). OCA benefits include a more integrated and simplified ordering experience for you and will lead to more efficient ordering for us. This will contribute to ensuring we remain a reliable and accessible source of course materials for all UBC students.
To order sign in here (https://the.bookstore.ubc.ca/Oca/) using your CWL credentials. Coordinators, contact us at the Vancouver (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (Okanagan email@example.com) campus and we will arrange to grant you access to OCA so you can order your department’s course materials.
Let us know: As OCA is rolled-out, we welcome your feedback (firstname.lastname@example.org) as it will help us refine it so we can maximize the benefits for everyone moving forward.
Important Information Regarding Course Materials
We are experts in sourcing digital materials that meet UBC’s access and copyright rules. Directing students to external websites to acquire digital materials can result in access and privacy issues for them. Trust us to source safe and compliant digital materials.
Be sure to keep necessary lead-times in mind: 3 weeks minimum for in-stock orders shipping within Canada, 6-8 weeks for international shipments. Print on demand and back ordered books can take longer.
Reach-out to the text team for questions, assistance or concerns relating to your course materials order.
Vancouver campus – email@example.com
Okanagan campus – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign-up for alerts for out of stock items on our ecommerce site – once received you’ll be emailed. Let your students they can do this too.
Submitting by the dates below increases the likelihood that our team has enough time to research, order, and receive your course materials.
September Term deadline: May 1st
January Term deadline: October 1st
May Term deadline: March 1st
July Term deadline: April 1st
Open Educational Resources
EVERYONE DESERVES ACCESS TO EDUCATION
By choosing OERs, instructors lower the costs of learning materials for students, making their education more affordable.
Open UBC is a resource hub for faculty and students to learn more about open scholarship.
A public digital library of open educational resources.
A reliable, easy-to-use platform housing open educational resources.
A platform offering quality open textbooks in a variety of digital formats.
Univ Minnesota Open Library
The Open Textbook Library, supported by the Open Education Network, transforms education.
Free and flexible textbooks and resources for teachers and students.
Custom Course Packs for Curriculum
Ordering your custom course packs from UBC is on average at least 33% cheaper. Please review the most up-to-date information on copyright rules and email email@example.com with any questions. Please note that you will need to create an account with Verba Collect to order custom course materials online. If you haven’t received an email from our textbook team with your ordering link, please contact us and we’d be happy to assist you.
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