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.

Support and Training

PressbooksEDU network managers receive all the benefits of premium support from the Pressbooks team. Here are a few of the advantages available exclusively*** on our enterprise plans:

Priority Support

  • First priority responses from our technical support team for your institution’s designated support contacts
  • Knowledgeable support directly from the Pressbooks experts
  • Access to a community of practice where you can discuss ideas, needs, and approaches with Pressbooks staff and network managers of other established open textbook programs 
  • Priority evaluation for all feature requests
  • Priority evaluation for all plugin requests

Premium Training

  • Extensive ongoing training for your designated support contacts
  • Direct training for instructional designers, faculty, and other textbook developers at your institution from staff with deep experience in university teaching, instructional design, and digital publishing 
  • Access to staff who have experience producing, designing, and writing open textbooks and are invested in your input on how to improve the software for this use case

***Please note that the support and training offerings outlined above are only available with a PressbooksEDU plan, and are not applicable to any open source users or other Pressbooks products.

Features Silver Gold Titanium Platinum
Network Type Single PB network used by one institution Single PB network used by one institution Single PB network used by multiple schools Multiple PB networks, all purchased by one organization
Brandable (logo/colors) yes yes yes (for consortia) yes
Custom domain yes yes yes yes
Open content cloning tool yes yes yes yes
H5P integration (interactive activity creation)* yes yes yes yes
MathJax integration (displays math notation) yes yes yes yes
Hypothesis integration (web annotation tool)* yes yes yes yes
Network-level Google Analytics integration* yes yes yes (for consortia) yes
Network usage analytics (coming soon!) yes yes yes (for consortia) yes
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, XML exports yes yes yes yes
Thin Common Cartridge exports yes, with weblinks yes, with LTI links yes, with weblinks Silver: weblinks; Gold: LTI links
LTI Connection (LTI 1.1, does not include outcomes reporting) -- yes Contact us. Gold plans only
LTI 1.3 + Advantage plugin with outcomes reporting (coming soon) -- + FTE pricing + FTE pricing + FTE pricing (available on Gold plans only)
Support contacts (aka network managers) 3 support contacts 3 support contacts 5 support contacts 3 support contacts
Support contact training 1 x 1 hr webinar 2 x 1 hr webinars 1 x 1 hr webinars Up to 2 x 1 hr webinars / institution
User training 1 x 1 hr user webinar 2 x 1 hr webinars 3 x 1 hr user webinars Up to 2 x 1 hr webinars / institution
Premium support Available for support contacts; end user support available as add-on Available for support contacts; end user support available as add-on Available for support contacts; end user support available as add-on Available for support contacts; end user support available as add-on
Access to community of practice yes yes yes yes
Server Shared Shared Dedicated Dedicated
Users / Seats (creators) Unlimited (from client institution) Unlimited (from client institution) Unlimited (from participating institutions) Unlimited (from participating institutions)
Storage 50 GB 75 GB 100 GB 75 GB
ADD-ONS
SSO (CAS or SAML2) -- yes, with one-time config fee -- yes, with one-time config fee
Programmatic database migration Contact us. Contact us. Contact us. Contact us.
End user support Contact us. Contact us. Contact us. Contact us.
  Contact us. Contact us. Contact us. Contact us.

*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