Original Creators

This OER was developed for Olds College by JR Dingwall, Chuck Labrie, Trecia McLennon and Laura Underwood, in collaboration with the college’s Educational Technology and Curriculum team.

Instructors are encouraged to use, revise, remix, and redistribute the contents of this OER in part, or in its entirety, to fit their instructional needs. Instructors may decide to use particular lessons or assets from it, or expand on it using external resources. It is flexible enough to work within a face-to-face, blended or fully online teaching environment. Alternative formats for online-only content are provided wherever possible.

eCampusOntario and Niagara College Collaboration

In the summer of 2018, Professor Wendy Ward approached eCampusOntario to adapt an existing OER for use with her learners. The Pressbooks format provided a more beneficial platform for her teaching and learning environment. eCampusOntario collaborated with Wendy and Library staff, Bianca Parisi and Kent Reynolds over the summer to move the valuable learning and resources from Dingwall et al. original site into the Pressbooks format. The integration of H5P allowed for assessment and for the material to engage learners through interactivity.

We invite you to take what you need from this OER, clone and adapt it, or further extend the material.

Truth Pledge and Student Code of Conduct

Communication is based on the principles of trust: I trust you, you trust me.  As individuals, we assume that commitment to each other exists every time we engage in writing, conversation, or other means of communication.  The Pro-Truth Pledge provides guidelines to clarify what that commitment looks like and how we can fulfill it.

Pro-Truth Pledge

As members of the Niagara College community, our respect for each other is embodied in the Code of Conduct.

Student Rights and Responsibilities Office – Student Code of Conduct


If you adopt this book, as a core or supplemental resource, please report your adoption in order for us to celebrate your support of students’ savings. Report your commitment at

We invite you to adapt this book further to meet your and your students’ needs. Please let us know if you do! If you would like to use Pressbooks, the platform used to make this book, contact eCampusOntario for an account using

If this text does not meet your needs, please check out our full library at If you still cannot find what you are looking for, connect with colleagues and eCampusOntario to explore creating your own open education resource (OER).

About eCampusOntario

eCampusOntario is a not-for-profit corporation funded by the Government of Ontario. It serves as a centre of excellence in online and technology-enabled learning for all publicly funded colleges and universities in Ontario and has embarked on a bold mission to widen access to post-secondary education and training in Ontario. This textbook is part of eCampusOntario’s open textbook library, which provides free learning resources in a wide range of subject areas. These open textbooks can be assigned by instructors for their classes and can be downloaded by learners to electronic devices or printed for a low cost by our printing partner, The University of Waterloo. These free and open educational resources are customizable to meet a wide range of learning needs, and we invite instructors to review and adopt the resources for use in their courses.


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