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Pressbooks - Resolved Issues (UW-Madison)

Pressbooks is an innovative, open-source tool and is still emerging as an enterprise-level platform with predictable performance. Please take this into account when deciding to use Pressbooks for the creation of course and assignment materials. Learn@UW-Madison continues to track and document known issues with Pressbooks.

This document includes a list of previous issues with Pressbooks that have since been resolved.

    Pressbooks automatic grade sync not working

    Even after following the directions under "Enabling auto-sync to the Canvas gradebook" in Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Manually pushing a grade from Pressbooks to the Canvas gradebook and setting up auto-sync, Pressbooks did not send grades to the connected course's Canvas gradebook.


    As of 9/25/18, this issue was resolved by working with Pressbooks to update a plugin re-enable cron.

    Users getting 502 and 504 errors in Pressbooks

    In Fall 2018, some users reported receiving 502 and 504 errors in their web browser when attempting to view or edit Pressbooks content. This issue is outlined in [Link for document 86021 is unavailable at this time.].

    As of 2/11/2019, this issue is no longer present.

    Collapsible Sections not working in Pressbooks

    Links to different content within Pressbooks via anchor tags do not work consistently between different web browsers. Specifically, in Firefox, links to anchor tags which are contained within a collapsible section (underneath a header) will often display the bottom of the page the anchor tag is on rather than the content where the anchor tag is located.

    As of spring 2020, this issue is no longer present.

    Keywords:Pressbooks, known, issues, bug, resolved, glitch, error, automatic, grade, sync, issue, acar   Doc ID:86207
    Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
    Created:2018-10-03 08:31 CDTUpdated:2020-07-02 08:51 CDT
    Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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