Help and Support

Help

Need some help using Pressbooks? Here are some places you could go.

Email us

If you need technical support for Pressbooks.com, you can always email us at support@pressbooks.com. If you are a PressbooksEDU client, your network managers will have a direct email to our expedited support channel.

User guides

The Pressbooks User Guide goes into depth on both basic and advanced features of Pressbooks, such as creating footnotes, setting up a table of contents, editing your book’s CSS, and testing your ebook across multiple platforms.

The Pressbooks for EDU Guide has comprehensive instructions on how to use Pressbooks features that are specific to educational publishing.

The Pressbooks Network Manager’s Guide is designed specifically for PressbooksEDU network managers and contains everything you need to know about administering your network. 

Pressbooks knowledge base

You can also search our knowledge base for articles that will show you how to use the most essential features of Pressbooks.

Tutorial videos

We offer a growing collection of tutorial videos on PressbooksEDU features. You can find those in this playlist on our YouTube channel. The channel also includes other tutorials on frequently asked questions.

This PressbooksEDU Demo may also help you get started.

Help with OER publishing

Many people have created resources for how to publish open educational resources, or OER, using Pressbooks as a platform. The following resources may be useful to you:

BCcampus Open Education Accessibility Toolkit, Amanda Coolidge, Sue Doner, and Tara Robertson, BCcampus

Importing Open Content With Pressbooks, Steel Wagstaff, UW-Madison

BC Open Textbook Authoring Guide, Lauri Aesoph and Amanda Coolidge, BCcampus

Authoring Open Textbooks, Melissa Falldin and Karen Lauritsen, Open Textbook Network 

Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know, Cheryl Cuillier, Amy Hofer, Annie Johnson, Kathleen Labadorf, et al., Open Textbook Network

A Guide to Making Open Textbooks with Students, Robin DeRosa, Rajiv Jhangiani, Timothy Robbins, David Squires, et al., Rebus Community 

The Evolution of Affordable Content Efforts in the Higher Education Environment: Programs, Case Studies, and Examples, Kristi Jensen and Shane Nackerud, UMN Libraries Publishing

We hope to expand upon these resources in the future.