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Getting Started with Pressbooks

What is Pressbooks?

Pressbooks is an online publishing platform built on the WordPress system to help authors make professional-looking webbooks without coding or formatting knowledge.

Conestoga partners with eCampusOntario and Pressbooks in order to facilitate OER creation and sharing.

Features

  • embed video
  • add interactive content like H5P
  • allow students to annotate and interact with the text using the Hypothesis plugin
  • Export to various file formats (PDF, epub, etc)

Clone other Pressbooks, import from another document, or start writing from scratch to get started. When you are finished, it is easy to integrate into your eConestoga course shell. 

Accessing Your PressbooksEDU Account

Conestoga's PressbooksEDU instance is made available through eCampusOntario's Open Library Publishing Platform. Any book you make will have a homepage on this network. ​

​To sign in:​

  1. Navigate to the Open Library Publishing Platform
  2. Click sign in in the top right corner​
  3. Click the Institutional Access button.
  4. Enter Conestoga and select.​
  5. Enter your Conestoga email address and password/li>
  6. Click on Admin to access the PressbooksEDU dashboard

Ashbourne, H. (2021, April 21). Accessing your PressbooksEDU account [Video file]. Microsoft Stream. https://web.microsoftstream.com/video/ff3e7b44-c627-4e58-9f4f-c143179c69e3

You may have to enter your Conestoga email address and password to view the video. You can also access this video on Conestoga's Microsoft Stream site.