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Open Educational Resources (OER) Program: Pressbooks

This guide provides an introduction to open educational resources (OER), where to find them, and how to use materials for teaching and learning.

Pressbooks Open Textbook Publishing

MSU Libraries provides no-cost access to Pressbooks for the MSU community interested in creating or modifying open textbooks. Pressbooks is a web-based publishing tool that allows authors to easily import content and export the resulting publication to a variety of formats, including MOBI, EPUB, and PDF. Additionally, the platform and compatible plugins support embedded multimedia, interactive assessment, and web annotation. 

OER projects supported by the MSU Libraries are created and hosted in Pressbooks. We provide Pressbooks training, technical support, accessibility checks, cover design, and intellectual property guidance. Additionally, we'll help migrate content into Pressbooks from other formats for authors interested in modifying existing OER. Contact us at pressbooks@msu.edu.

Pressbooks 101 Training

This video covers the basics of using Pressbooks.

Advanced Pressbooks Training

This video covers the advanced features of Pressbooks.

Creating Open Textbooks Videos

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