Textbooks for Pressbooks

A plugin that extends Pressbooks for textbook authoring.

Pressbooks is a content management and ‘one button publishing’ system for books.

Textbooks for Pressbooks adds functionality to Pressbooks to make it easier to author textbooks as well. The features it currently offers are:

Textbook Theme
Optional tabbed content (page citations, revision history, book information)
Extended Citation functionality
TinyMCE textbook buttons (learning objectives, key terms, exercises)
TinyMCE spell check
Prominent admin buttons (Import, Plugin)
Annotation functionality
Download links to openly licensed textbooks, ready to remix.
A remix ‘eco-system’ — Search and Import chapters from both local and remote instances of Pressbooks


Open Textbooks

Open Textbooks are open educational resources (OER); they are instructional resources created and shared in ways so that more people have access to them.
That’s a different model than traditionally-copyrighted materials.
OER are defined as “teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others” (Hewlett Foundation).

UC Berkeley Open Book Publishing

The UC Berkeley Open Book Publishing Platform offers the Pressbooks publishing software so that anyone with an active @berkeley.edu email address can create, publish, and host an open textbook or other online works. This platform is administered by the UC Berkeley Library’s Office of Scholarly Communication Services.


eCampus Ontario’s Open Education publishing platform. Here you can start creating your own open textbooks, find an existing textbook you’d like to adapt, and start editing, or just find a book you’d like to assign or use in the classroom.

BCcampus Open Education

BCcampus Open Education contributes to the development of an open future for teaching practices and educational resources.

BC Open Textbooks. Open Textbooks Adapted and Created by BC Faculty.

Open Oregon

Open Oregon Educational Resources. Open textbooks.

Rebus Press

Find, create, and collaborate on books created by the Rebus Community.
The Rebus Press is a Pressbooks network available to members of the Rebus Community producing CC BY licensed open textbooks.