You’ve decided that it’s time to take control of your content — you’re going to create a new digital textbook for your students! You can imagine a couple ways to get started, but you think it’d be best to consider whether you want to start from scratch or work from some existing materials. You’ve got a lot of great ideas that you’d love to share, but you also realize that editing existing content will take less time.
You read that is going to be your best option for authoring and editing texts, so you start to explore some etexts already available there:
- Pressbooks at IU demo catalogopens in a new window
- University of Wisconsin Pressbooks opens in a new window
- Pressbooks.education: Made on Pressbooksopens in a new window
- The Ohio State University Pressbooksopens in a new window
- Open Oregon Pressbooksopens in a new window
You notice that some of the texts include interactive exercises at the ends of chaptersopens in a new window, clickable glossary items, and collaborative annotationsopens in a new window. You also catch a couple of embedded videosopens in a new window and plenty of graphics. You can tell that Pressbooks will enable you to build engaging content regardless of the approach you take, and you’re excited to get started!
Select an option below to move forward.
Pressbooks is a text authoring and publishing tool available to IU through the Unizin consortium. Learn more at pressbooks.iu.edu.