Pressbooks for Educational Institutions

Brandable book production networks tailor-made for your open textbook or university publishing initiative.

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Build an OER platform on a widely adopted open textbook creation software, and have it hosted and maintained by a team you trust. Showcase your institution’s open resources with your own textbook repository.

While Pressbooks gives authors complete control over how they want to license their content, it is designed with the needs of Open Educational Resources (OER) creators in mind. Pressbooks makes it easy to engage in the 5R activities of OER by empowering institutions, instructors, and students to retain, reuse, revise, remix, and redistribute openly licensed textbooks and educational materials.

Our Plans

PressbooksEDU institutional networks offer advanced educational features not available to individual users. These include cloning, the H5P plugin* (for quizzes and interactives), LMS integration** and SSO integration**, institutional branding, ongoing training for users across your institution, and premium support for network managers.

Features Silver Gold Titanium Platinum
Pressbooks networks Single PB network - One institution Single PB network - One institution Single PB network - Multiple institutions - 5 schools included in base plan Multiple PB networks - Multiple institutions
Storage 50 GB 75 GB 100+GB Custom
Server Shared Shared Dedicated Dedicated
Support contacts 3 support contacts 5 support contacts 5 support contacts Custom
Support contact training 1 x hr webinar 2 x 1 hr webinars 2 x 1 hr webinars Custom
User training 1 x hr user webinar 2 x 1 hr user webinars 4 x 1 hr user webinars Custom
H5P integration* yes yes yes yes
Network-level Google Analytics integration* yes yes yes yes
Thin Common Cartridge exports yes, weblinks only yes, weblinks + LTI Custom - depends on plan Custom - depends on plan
LTI integration with LTI Provider plugin (Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, D2L) -- yes Custom--depends on plan Custom--depends on plan
Custom domain Yes Yes Yes Multiple domains
Users / Seats (Creators) Unlimited, from the institution Unlimited, from the institution Unlimited, from the 5+ included institutions Unlimited, from the included institutions
Support Support contacts Support contacts; End user support available as add-on Support contacts; End user support available as add-on Support contacts; End user support available as add-on
Community of practice yes yes yes yes
ADD-ONs
SSO (CAS, SAML 2) -- SSO integration available as add-on. -- SSO integration available as add-on.
LMS integration support -- LMS integration support available as add-on. LMS integration support available as add-on. LMS integration support available as add-on.
Standard Migration Migration available as add-on. Migration available as add-on. Migration available as add-on. Migration available as add-on.
End user support -- End user support available as add-on. End user support available as add-on. End user support available as add-on.
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*Third-party integration **Available on Gold plans. Additional charge may apply.

*Third-party integration **Available on Gold plans. Additional charge may apply.

What’s Included?

With an annual plan, we provide hosting, maintenance, backups, security, and updates, as well as premium training and support for your organization. PressbooksEDU SaaS plans include:

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Infrastructure

Best-in-class infrastructure, optimized for Pressbooks to ensure top performance

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Automatic updates

Automatically updated software, with the latest releases, patches, and bug fixes applied

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Backups

Thrice-daily backups of your network and its content

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Support

Knowledgeable technical and client support for network managers

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Training

Extensive ongoing training for network managers and users across your institution

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Open Communication

We listen closely to input from our EDU clients, particularly when it comes to feature development and prioritization.

Interested in 
PressbooksEDU?

If you are interested in PressbooksEDU for your university, or would like a demo of PressbooksEDU features, get in touch.

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Testimonials

PressbooksEDU is problem-solving in open textbook production. That's why we've used it to produce our Open Textbook Network guides, and offer a sandbox space and discount to our members.
Karen Lauritsen
Managing Director, Open Textbook Network
It’s the community of folks working on the codebase, and working with OER inside of Pressbooks, that makes it a solid choice for us to begin our own OER initiative with.
Billy Meinke
OER Technologist, University of Hawaii
Pressbooks helps straighten the learning curve for educators writing open textbooks. It eases many of the tricky formatting issues, allowing educators to concentrate on curating content and setting the context for their course resources. Built on the power of WordPress, it continues to harness plugins that enhance learning and empower educators.
Peggy French
Program Manager, eCampusOntario
Pressbooks is a powerful tool in our arsenal of support for open projects. It provides a user-friendly entry point for authors, reviewers, and collaborators. Whether it’s a textbook, anthology, curated collection, lab manual, or workbook, Pressbooks enables creative course materials that we all can be proud of.
Alexis Clifton
Executive Director, SUNY OER Services