EDU features

We’re focused on making PressbooksEDU even better for our educational users. Learn about new educational features and improvements coming to the software.

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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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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LTI and CAS Integrations Now Available on Pressbooks Networks

This week, we’re releasing two new features that will make Pressbooks systems even more powerful for use in education. These include the V1 releases of our learning tools interoperability (LTI) and Central Authentication Service (CAS) secure sign-on plugins. LTI V1 Over the past year or so, we’ve received numerous requests to integrate Pressbooks with universities’

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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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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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