UCF Pressbooks

UCF has partnered with Pressbooks to provide faculty and students an authoring tool with which they can publish portable, interactive web content for a variety of use-cases. 

Cost

Pressbooks is free-of-cost to all UCF faculty, staff, and students.

Key Features

  • Streamlined authoring / ‘Quick Start’: Add your textual, audio, and video content through an easy-to-use interface or import your pre-existing content from Microsoft Word, Webcourses’ Pages, and more with the click of a button.
  • Seamless Integration: Access all your Pressbooks content directly in Webcourses through our LTI integration.
  • Privacy control: Make content public (for the world to see) or private (for a specific audience of students or colleagues).
  • Portability: Permit downloadable and printable exports (PDF, EPUB, MOBI, XML).
  • Interactive multimedia: Embed interactive learning content from H5P and Materia.
  • Instructor/Student Annotations: Leave personalized notes to expound on compelling topics (Hypothes.is).

Pressbooks in Practice

The table below provides examples of how faculty and students are using Pressbooks at UCF:

AcademicProfessionalPersonal/Public/Service
FacultyWrite content in Pressbooks to supply students a zero-cost alternative to publisher textbooks and/or courseware.Share content in electronic or print format with fellow colleagues (e.g., via conference proceedings).Prepare a translation or participate in a collaborative project that can later be extracted from the platform and used in a philanthropic manner.
StudentsCreate content (e.g., create ePortfolios) to submit as a project or assignment.Author and maintain ownership of personal work (e.g., via open license) and list it on a resume or CV as a publication.Produce dynamic content, export the .xml package, and upload the work to a personal website on WordPress or elsewhere to share with the world.

UCF Pressbooks (Selected Resources)

How Do I Get Started?

If you would like to get started on any of the aforementioned or devise your own pathway forward, please sign up for a Pressbooks account.



Support Documentation

Alternatively, if you’re unsure where to start or would to discuss training and/or collaborating on a project, please contact the UCF Pressbooks Network Manager (Jim Paradiso) at james.paradiso@ucf.edu.


“UCF Pressbooks” by James R. Paradiso is licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0.