We host monthly webinar training sessions open to all end users of PressbooksEDU networks. At present, we host two types of sessions: a beginner’s session on how to get started with PressbooksEDU, and an advanced publishing session for those who would like to use the more advanced, interactive tools and features.
In each type of training session, we also reserve time to answer questions from attendees. In addition, the session is typically recorded and sent to the participants afterwards.
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)
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
- Adding tables, textboxes, and media
- Using the footnote and glossary features in more advanced ways
- 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.