Pressbooks - Creating a Pressbook (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 covers how to create a Pressbook after you've gotten your Pressbook account.

These instructions assume that you have already have Pressbooks account created for you as outlined in Pressbooks - Requesting an account and resources to get started (UW-Madison) .

  1. Log in to Pressbooks: https://wisc.pb.unizin.org/
  2. If this is your first time logging in and you haven’t created a book before, click on Create a New Book in the upper right:
    Screenshot showing the upper right corner Pressbooks menu with the cursor over "Create a New Book".
    If you have created Pressbooks previously or are in the Pressbooks dashboard, click My Catalog -> Create a New Book:
    A screenshot showing the Pressbooks dashboard "My Catalog" menu opened with the cursor over "Create a New Book."
    The Create a New Book window will open.

  3. Fill out the form by entering the Webbook Address and the Book Title:
  4. Select the book language from the dropdown menu. 
  5. Select the radio public indicating whether you want to make the book public.
  6. Click the Create Book button:
    Screenshot showing the Pressbooks "Create a New Book" screen with the basic info filled out and the cursor over the "Create Book" button.
  7. After a few seconds of processing, Pressbooks will display the dashboard for your book.

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Keywords:pressbooks, oer, etext, open, educational, resources,create, book, pressbook   Doc ID:86809
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW Madison
Created:2018-10-17 07:45 CDTUpdated:2019-02-18 10:58 CDT
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