Tools to create OER


Pressbooks is an open source, web-based authoring platform.

Pressbooks is supported by eCampusOntario, who has made it freely available for all Ontario post-secondary educators, learners, and staff to create and adapt open textbooks. 

Some of the key features of Pressbooks[1]:

  1. Write once, publish many: Pressbooks makes it easy to export well-formatted publications in multiple outputs (PDF, EPUB, and more)
  2. WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) Editor for familiar creation: Creating right in Pressbooks is similar to creating a Word document with a bit more fun added into the mix.
  3. Easily clone other openly licensed content created in Pressbooks to adapt for any teaching and learning context.
  4. Accessible: Web-based resources built in Pressbooks are by default designed to be accessible and compatible with screen readers and other assistive technologies. Keep in mind there are other key elements you need to consider when creating to make your resource more accessible and inclusive.
  5. Easily add users with various roles and permissions to enable collaboration on a resource.
  6. Familiarity of the traditional textbook, but with the ability to move the medium forward and become more of a learning environment.