Appendix D: Useful Pressbooks Guides and Resources

Isaac Mulolani

Key Pressbooks Documentation

There are a number of resources that any potential Pressbooks user many find extremely helpful. These have to do with technical details on the use of the tool, open resource creation, specific accessibility particulars etc. An increasing number of Pressbooks networks provide institutional users with guides on the use of Pressbooks along with webinars and/or workshops. The following list contains some useful Pressbooks resources for the first-time user.

  1. Pressbooks User Guide – The Pressbooks guide provided by Licensed under a CC-BY.
  2. Pressbooks Network Manager’s Guide – Documentation for those responsible for administer a network instance. Licensed under a CC-BY.
  3. General Pressbooks FAQ – A Pressbooks Frequently Asked Questions.
  4. Publishing with Pressbooks: A Visual Guide  – This BCcampus resource provides a step-by-step visual instructions on creating your text using Pressbooks. Licensed under a CC-BY-SA.
  5. Using LaTeX in Pressbooks – This BCcampus resource focusses on the use of LaTeX in Pressbooks including an introduction to the program and worked tutorials on creating equations, plots, and multi-lingual documents. Licensed under a CC-BY-SA.
  6. Pressbooks Guidelines for the University of Minnesota – This guide is created by the University of Minnesota Libraries. Licensed under a CC-BY-NC.
  7. Ryerson Open Textbook Authoring Guide – This book is a practical guide to adapting or creating open textbooks using the Pressbooks platform. Licensed under a CC-BY.
  8. Pressbooks TutorialsThis Pressbooks Video Tutorial Series was created to assist faculty and staff to use, create, and adapt open textbooks with Pressbooks. This series was created by BCcampus.
  9. Accessibility Toolkit, 2nd Edition – A general accessibility toolkit for users creating open educational resources. This is from BCcampus. Licensed under a CC-BY.
  10. Adaptation Guide – BCcampus’s reference to adapting or revising an open textbook. Licensed under a CC-BY.
  11. Adoptions Guide, 2nd Edition – BCcampus’s reference for instructors, institutions and students on adopting open textbooks. Licensed under a CC-BY.
  12. The OER Starter Kit – This general guide is from Iowa State University. This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). Licensed under a CC-BY.
  13. OER Starter Kit Workbook – This was created to work with the previous resource. It is designed for use by instructors, librarians, instructional designers, administrators, and anyone else interested in OER to explore. Licensed under a CC-BY.
  14. UH OER Training – This University of Hawaii resources is a three-part training guide for bringing higher education instructors up to speed with Open Educational Resources (OER). This book was developed to serve as a standalone guide for independent creators and to support OER training through face-to-face, online, and hybrid delivery modes. Licensed under a CC-BY.
  15. OER and Alternative Textbook Handbook – This handbook from the University of Houston provides instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). Licensed under CC-BY.


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