Author: Taylor McGrath

Internship Position at Pressbooks: Here’s How to Apply

A lot of work goes into making great software for great people. We’re currently looking for an ambitious student or recent graduate in the Montreal area who would like to be a part of that work. If you’re interested in the crossroads of education, technology, and publishing, we’d like to hear from you. For more

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Pressbooks.com Got a Facelift. Come Take a Look!

Great news! Pressbooks is getting a makeover. Today, you’ll notice that our website will emerge from its chrysalis a bright and beautiful butterfly. Even better news! This update will not affect your books. We don’t anticipate any downtime for your live webbooks, and you should still be able to log in and edit your books

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Texas Digital Library Consortium Members Can Now Save on PressbooksEDU

Regular members of the Texas Digital Library Consortium can now save 30% on PressbooksEDU Silver and Gold book production networks. Interested in building and growing your institution’s OER initiative? If your higher education institution is a regular member of the Texas Digital Library consortium, now is a great time to consider obtaining your own PressbooksEDU

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What’s in the Garden for Q1?

This Spring Brings a New Export Page, Progress Bars, and More The Pressbooks 5.7.0 core release is here! As the snow has melted away, the flowers have started to bud, and days have grown longer, we’ve been growing something too. Read on to hear about new and improved features on Pressbooks, including our redesigned export

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Catch Pressbooks (and friends!) during Open Education Week 2019

We’re halfway through OpenEd Week! Hopefully it’s been a good one for you – it has been for us! Pressbooks Client Manager Steel Wagstaff teamed up with eCampusOntario on Tuesday for ‘The Potential of PressbooksEDU,’ a webinar that included a tour of the updated OER production platform and demonstrated how Ontario educators can use Pressbooks

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Pressbooks 2019 Q1 Roadmap

The Pressbooks team recently spent some time planning our roadmap for Q1 2019. We’ve got some exciting projects planned for the next few months. Here are some of the major improvements we’ll be working on: Network-level improvements: Better usage statistics for network managers More tools for network managers to control default settings on their network,

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What’s New on PressbooksEDU: Glossary Creation, DOI Integration, and More

Happy (early) Holidays! It’s our last major release of the year, and the gifts we have to offer include a few features that we know you’ve been waiting for. Read on for details about what’s included in this release. The New Glossary Feature Thanks to code contributions from Brad Payne and Alex Paredes at BCcampus,

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Q4 Roadmap Preview

In Q3, we added a couple new and exciting features to Pressbooks: Image attributions (thanks to Brad and Alex at BCcampus) New shortcodes to facilitate adding more complex content We also released a new Open Source plugin, Pressbooks Shibboleth SSO, which provides bilateral Shibboleth SSO integration for Pressbooks networks. And we converted a few more

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Improved Internal Linking Mechanism, Removed Suggested Videos, and more

What’s New on PressbooksEDU This week’s release brings with it a number of improvements to the default behaviors and interface of Pressbooks. Removed Suggested Videos from Embedded YouTube Videos YouTube videos embedded in platforms like Pressbooks naturally roll over into suggested videos once the video ends. As a platform for educational texts, we recognized the

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Improvements to Cloning, Tables, Navigation, Media Metadata & More in PressbooksEDU

We’re always trying to make your Pressbooks experience better—more user-friendly, more customizable, and more enjoyable. You can look forward to a few improvements to changes on Pressbooks, coming out today. Read on for details. Improved Book Cloning We’ve come a long way since we first rolled out the cloning feature for PressbooksEDU networks in August

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