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OER & Low-Cost Labeling: Implementation Guide

About the Implementation Guide

The Washington Community and Technical College system has gone through four rounds of statewide studies in order to establish the policies that guide the labeling of courses with OER and Low-Cost materials. See a full list of the study reports.

These labeling policies are now instituted in the SBCTC coding manual and require colleges to identify courses accordingly. This guide provides Washington’s community and technical colleges with practical implementation tools and a detailed overview of the labeling policies.

Start by reviewing the Comprehensive Labeling Guide


Common Questions

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  • This labeling requirement is applied only to colleges who have deployed ctcLink. See the ctcLink deployment schedule.
  • It is strongly recommended that colleges have early & ongoing conversation with key stakeholders on campus before ctcLink deployment begins. This is critical to ensure smooth collaboration and implementation for the labeling policies.

Try our OER & Low-Cost Labeling Tool. You simply answer a few questions and the tool helps you determine which label would be most suitable for your course.


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Last Modified: 11/16/21, 8:06 AM

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