Pressbooks is a simple, free book production software. You can use Pressbooks to publish textbooks, syllabi, books, and more in multiple formats.

How can I use Pressbooks in teaching?

  • Adopt and/or modify existing open educational resources (OER).
  • Author and publish OER textbooks.
  • Use advanced tools to add interactive elements for review, homework, and testing.

What is unique about Pressbooks?

  • Pressbooks provides an easy to use content and assessment integration with Canvas.
  • Pressbooks provides a robust authoring environment built on top of WordPress.
  • Pressbooks is also integrated with H5P and Hypothes.is.

Technical Requirements

Pressbooks is integrated into Canvas, so there is no software to install — it runs through the browser. Students can go to Canvas via their usual browser to access Pressbooks.

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