Pressbooks - Getting Started with Pressbooks to Author Interactive Content [UW-Madison]

On May 26, the custom plugins allowing for some advanced content authoring and reporting features in Pressbooks will be decommissioned, and users will no longer be able to develop graded assignments with Pressbooks or collect learning analytics data. If you have questions or would like assistance planning for this change, please contact the DoIT Help Desk to request a consultation.

This document outlines how to author interactive Pressbooks content, embed that content in a Canvas course, and links to further documents for more details.

Users can use Pressbooks to author rich, web-first content with images, embedded video, and other interactive elements. Users can also export that content in PDF and EPUB formats. This document outlines how to author interactive Pressbooks content and embed that content within a Canvas course. For more information about Pressbooks and its core book authoring capability, please see Pressbooks - Overview [UW-Madison] .

Using Pressbooks to author interactive modules

While Pressbooks has a lot of exciting features like allowing users to author texts, create interactive content, and embed that content into Canvas, it can take time to learn all details and steps needed to create a product that users are satisfied with. Because of how complex these features can be, we recommend that users new to Pressbooks contact the DoIT Help Desk to request a consultation with the Learn@UW-Madison team before trying out these additional interactive features.

For reference, here are the common steps users take to get started with Pressbooks (and associated KB Documents):

If you have questions about Pressbooks or would like to request a consultation, please don't hesitate to contact the DoIT Help Desk.

Keywords:content, authoring, pressbooks, pressbook, h5p,, annotate, annotation, write, book, etext, ACAR, critical, reader   Doc ID:78092
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2017-11-08 09:41 CDTUpdated:2023-06-02 14:30 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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