19 Optional Plugins

Pressbooks offers several plugins that expand the core functionality of your PressbooksEDU network.

Basic Plugins (available on PressbooksEDU Silver plans):

  • Akismet filters spam from your comments (NOTE: In order to use this plugin, you will need to have an Akismet subscription, which isn’t included in your PressbooksEDU Plan)
  • Hypothesis lets readers highlight, comment, and interact with a text when the Hypothesis open web annotation client is enabled on webbooks
  • H5P allows users to create, share and reuse interactive HTML5 content and applications, such as quizzes and assessments
  • TablePress allows for advanced table creation
  • MathJax enables users to create equations in textbooks in LaTeX, MathML, or AsciiMath
  • QuickLaTeX lets users create equations and use other basic commands in LaTeX

Advanced Plugins (available on PressbooksEDU Gold plans):

  • LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability) integration allows Pressbooks books & interactive elements to be launched within your learning management system (LMS)
  • CAS SSO (Central Authentication System Single Sign-On) integration allows users to log in to Pressbooks with their institutional credentials (this plugin supports the use of CAS)
  • SAML2 SSO integration allows users to log in to Pressbooks with their institutional credentials (this plugin supports the use of SAML2)

Requesting a Plugin

If you would like to use a plugin with your PressbooksEDU network that is not listed here, please read our Plugins Policy in the next chapter.

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