Pressbooks supports blended and online learning with an intuitive authoring platform for educational material, an extensive directory of public books and open educational resources (OER), and secure methods of delivering content to learning management systems (LMS). Create or import content, add multimedia and interactive elements like quizzes, integrate content into the LMS, deliver content online and in multiple downloadable formats, and assess and track student learning—all with one easy-to-use platform.
Writing in the margins has always been an essential activity for students. Annotation helps in reading comprehension and in developing critical thinking about course materials. Hypothesis enables students to continue this essential activity with online readings. Digital annotation also offers new affordances, enabling students to respond to text using different media and empowering them to collaborate on understanding and developing ideas about their readings. Click on the link below to see how you can use hypothesis to annotate your ebooks.
You don't need to re-invent the wheel
Pressbooks enables you to easily “clone” or copy any public, openly licensed book from one Pressbooks network to your own PressbooksEDU network. This can be helpful when a faculty member is adopting an open textbook produced by another OER program for their own classroom. By cloning the book on your own PressbooksEDU network, you can host the open textbook directly on your own branded Pressbooks website, remix the contents, and redistribute the new textbook
Creating your own eBooks
Whether you have your own resources that you want to convert, or you are about to start creating your very first one, these video links can help you to make a start.