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. As a result, the vendor and other contributors to the platform may not be able to immediately respond to performance issues that arise. Please take this into account when deciding to use Pressbooks for the creation of course and assignment materials. There may be times when Pressbooks may be unavailable and that could mean students will not be able to access 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:
  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 06:45 CSTUpdated:2019-01-09 13:26 CST
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