Pressbooks is a print and electronic book production service.

Teaching with Pressbooks

Pressbooks is a simple book production software that enables faculty to create custom, open-source textbooks for their courses. These can take the form of interactive web books, PDFs for print, and ebooks. This tool is perfect for faculty who would like to use their own materials to make an open educational resource (OER) or have found an OER that they would like to adapt to their teaching or classroom. Another way faculty can incorporate Pressbooks into their teaching is by having students get involved in the creative process. Together, they can contribute and/or revise chapters, and the project can remain iterative.

To see an example of a book created with Pressbooks and to learn more about OER, see OER Creation and Adaptation by Rajiv S. Jhangiani.

Pressbook Cover screenshot of OER Creation and Adaptation
OER Creation and Adaptation by Rajiv S. Jhangiani is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

Get Started

If you are interested in using Pressbooks, visit the Claremont Colleges Pressbooks site and complete the Contact or Consultation form.

Helpful Resources

Visit the following sites to learn more about teaching with Pressbooks.

If you need further assistance, ITS-RITG is available to answer your questions or meet you for a consultation. Contact us through the Online Service Desk.