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. 


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 via LTI integration.
  • Interactive multimedia: Embed interactive learning content from H5P and Materia.
  • Grade passback: Send students’ scores from interactive Pressbooks chapters to the Webcourses gradebook.
  • Privacy control: Make content public (for the world to see) or private (for a specific audience of students or colleagues).
  • Portability: Permit students to download and print the content (in PDF, ePub, Word, etc.) for offline reading.
  • 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:

FacultyWrite educational content in Pressbooks to supply students a zero-cost alternative to publisher textbooks and/or courseware.Share academic 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., ePortfolios) to submit for a class 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 log in to Pressbooks using your UCF NID and password.

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.