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Pressbooks Q3 Roadmap Forecast

We’ve just completed our quarterly planning meeting. Here’s a review of our year so far and a glimpse of the features we’ll be working on in Q3. We’ve introduced a TON of improvements in the past two quarters, as part of an array of custom development contracts. In Q1, we: redesigned the Pressbooks webbook introduced

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New Admin Menus for PressbooksEDU Network Managers

In response to feedback from network managers, we’ve made some improvements to the user interface for admins on Pressbooks networks. We’re adding two new tabs to the existing menu in the Pressbooks dashboard for network managers. The first of these is a new “network admin” option. This takes network managers to the areas they’ll need

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We’re Changing Our Policies to Serve You Better

Starting July 5, we’re making a change in our policy that will allow us to improve Pressbooks and continue to offer you the best service we can. Spammers cause a surprising amount of strain on our server and business, which takes valuable resources away from serving YOU, our loyal authors and core clientele. To discourage

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Updates and Bug Fixes to 5 Themes Coming Soon!

Note: This communication applies to PressbooksEDU and hosted client networks only, NOT to Pressbooks.com. Go here for the communication that applies to Pressbooks.com. (Note: There are a few exceptions–your network manager will have received an email if you are one of them.) We’ll be releasing some improvements and bug fixes to five themes (McLuhan, Andrews,

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Updates and Bug Fixes to 5 Themes Coming Soon!

Note: This communication applies to Pressbooks.com, Ingramspark.pressbooks.pub, and a handful of private networks (you will have been notified by email if this applies to you). If you are on a PressbooksEDU network, go to the Pressbooks.education blog post for information relevant to you. We’ll be releasing some improvements and bug fixes to five themes (McLuhan,

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New! Customize Textbox Colors, Table Captions, and Other Improvements to Pressbooks

We’ve made a few tweaks and improvements to Pressbooks that we think you’ll be happy about! Collapsible sections First, the following themes now have an option to collapse subsections within a chapter in the webbook: Asimov Clarke Jacobs McLuhan This will be particularly useful for books in which chapters contain many large subsections. With subsections

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Open Resource Built on Pressbooks Wins Open Education Award

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students, built on Pressbooks, has been recognized by the Open Education Consortium. Other winners include the H5P plugin, now available on PressbookEDU. A Guide to Making Open Textbooks With Students just won a 2018 Open Education Award for Excellence in the Open Textbook category, and it’s built on

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New Features Coming to Pressbooks EDU in Q2!

We’ve heard a lot lately from Pressbooks’ educational users about what they’d like to see in PressbooksEDU networks. And we’re responding at lightning speed! So far in Q1, we’ve redesigned the look and feel of webbooks and introduced the new customizable network theme (Aldine). (This work was done with Ryerson University, funded through an eCampusOntario

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Enhanced Interactivity (Video, Audio & More) Now Available in Pressbooks

We’re happy to announce some major improvements to interactivity in Pressbooks books. Previously, if you wanted to include a video (or other embedded content) in Pressbooks, there were three ways to do it. The first was to include a link to the video, which worked well on the webbook, but not anywhere else. Uploading the

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Meet New Pressbooks Team Members Daniel, JC, and Phil

As most of you know, we’re a small team at Pressbooks. So we’re thrilled to announce that our small team is finally getting a little bigger. Please welcome Daniel Fernandes, JC Guan, and Phil Nelson. Daniel Fernandes is working on converting our 20 themes to be more user-friendly, standardizing the CSS and adding the new

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