We host monthly training webinars which are open to all end users of Pressbooks networks. We host two types of sessions: a beginner’s session on how to get started with Pressbooks, and an advanced publishing session for those who would like to use more advanced tools and features.
Both types of session include Q&A time for attendees at the end of the session. These training sessions are typically recorded and shared with participants afterwards.
Details about upcoming webinars can be found at https://pressbooks.com/webinars/
This session is designed for users who are new to Pressbooks and covers several introductory topics, including the following:
- Creating a new book
- Adding book information, metadata and selecting a license
- Creating front matter, back matter, parts, and chapters
- Using the editor to add and edit book content (creating headings, body text, links, media, footnotes, glossary terms, etc.)
- Using the features available (i.e. formatting math, adding media, embedding videos), as well as using the editor to add visual elements (i.e. textboxes, tables, glossary, footnotes)
- Importing content from other sources (Word documents, EPUBs, XML, other openly licensed Pressbooks titles, etc.)
- Cloning a book
- Changing a book’s theme and customizing its appearance on the web and in various export formats
- Producing and sharing export files (including ebook and PDF versions)
- How to use Pressbooks Directory
This session is designed for users who have some familiarity with Pressbooks and are ready to engage in more complex activities, like adding interactive elements or integrating Pressbooks with supported third-party tools. Topics covered in this session include the following:
- Cloning and adapting an openly licensed book and using the source comparison tool
- Using features demonstrated in the “Getting Started with Pressbooks” webinar in a more advanced way
- Creating and displaying mathematical notation (MathJax/LaTeX)
- Creating interactive activities in the book (using H5P)
- Enabling web annotation for books (with Hypothesis)
- How to get help and front-line support for their network from published guides and their network managers.