OER Production Series: Introduction to Pressbooks

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This event is a part of the OER Production Series.

This webinar is part one of two that will discuss how to use Pressbooks to create and share open educational resources (OER). We will introduce Pressbooks and show you how to create and share OER with students and fellow educators. Pressbooks is an online self-publishing tool available to all post-secondary faculty and staff in B.C. and the Yukon. Topics include an introduction to Pressbooks, how to create an account, how to create a book in Pressbooks, and an overview of the Pressbooks editor. The webinar will also introduce such topics as creating math equations using MathJax, importing content, H5P, and sharing books in multiple formats.

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Harper Friedman (he/him) is the open textbook production assistant at BCcampus. A recent graduate of the University of Victoria, he is using his skills to help create openly licensed educational resources, primarily in Pressbooks. Through this work, he has developed his knowledge of Pressbooks and LaTeX as well as accessibility best practices.

Arianna Cheveldave (she/her) is a coordinator on the open education team at BCcampus. She has gained a wide range of knowledge about Pressbooks through hands-on work, thoughtful mentorship, and trial and error. In addition to Pressbooks training, she has also delivered learning opportunities about LaTeX, a math markup language that can be used in open textbooks to render equations. Arianna is excited to share what she knows about Pressbooks in this webinar. For questions about Pressbooks or LaTeX, contact her at acheveldave@bccampus.ca.

Recording and Resources:

Intro to Pressbooks Slides (PDF)