The University of Iowa

What is Pressbooks?

Pressbooks is an easy-to-use book writing software that lets you create a book in all the formats you need to publish. Pressbooks delivers print-ready PDF files, as well as ebook files optimized to look great on mobile devices.

As a founding member of the Unizin Consortium, the University of Iowa aims to provide students with more affordable access to course content. Whether you are creating your own course material or customizing an Open Educational Resource, Pressbooks can allow you to add, edit, and reorder content on an online book site.

Accessing Pressbooks

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Getting Started

Login to the University of Iowa Pressbooks site with your HawkID to generate your Pressbooks account.  Accounts can be added to book sites with different levels of permissions. See the documentation site on users and collaborators for more information.

All University faculty and staff are able to request a Pressbooks book site. Use of the system is reserved for educational, research or institutional purposes. Use the UI Pressbooks Site Request to fill out required information.

If you want to integrate your Pressbooks project into an ICON course, check out Pressbooks Integration with ICON.



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