About Pressbooks at IU

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Pressbooks is a tool that enables faculty and students to create and publish text in multiple formats, available to Indiana University through the Unizin consortium. With Pressbooks at IU, you can:

  • Compose and publish eTexts for IU classes in collaboration with IU Press
  • Deliver no-cost eTexts for IU classes (also called open educational resources, or OER)
  • Build and compile collections of student reports throughout a course
  • Host student ePortfolios


  • Enhance texts with video, embedded slides, links, and more
  • Enable interactivity not possible with a print textbook
  • Deliver low or no-cost content
  • Allow texts to be downloaded for reading from a computer, mobile device, eReader (such as Kindle), or in print
  • Host texts in Canvas, on the web, or anywhere you make the exported files available
  • Work with collaborators such as editors, co-authors, and publishers to build content

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Log in and create your first text

If you are logging into Pressbooks for the first time:

  1. Visit pressbooks.iu.edu, click Log in, and log in with your IU username and passphrase.
  2. Click Create a New Book.
  3. Enter the Webbook Address and Book Title for your text, choose whether you'd like your text to be visible to the public, and click Create Book. (You may adjust your text's privacy settings later if you wish.)

Your new text will be created, and you will be directed to your dashboard. You will be able to access your book by logging into pressbooks.iu.edu or directly at its Webbook Address:


Once you've created your text, for help sharing for reading or collaborative authoring, see Publish and share texts in Pressbooks at IU.

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Get help

To learn more about using Pressbooks in your course, email the Unizin team.

For more about Pressbooks, see:

If you have trouble accessing your Pressbooks eText via Canvas, contact your campus Support Center.

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Last modified on 2018-12-12 15:21:56.

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