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The Open Textbook Network Publishing Curriculum is open to everyone in the Canvas learning management system.
Several resources are available to help open textbook authors:
BCcampus Open Education Accessibility Toolkit provides resources for content creators, instructional designers, educational technologists, librarians, and others to create a truly open textbook that's free and accessible for all students.
Contact Cheryl Cuillier if you're interested in creating and publishing OER.
Digital Learning & the UA Libraries are piloting PressbooksEDU in 2020. This web-based software lets you collaboratively create ebooks and publish them in a variety of formats: PDF, MOBI (for Kindle), EPUB, and others. It includes H5P integration for creating interactive activities. The Pressbooks User Guide and Pressbooks video tutorials offer help.
This tool from OER Commons helps you build and publish OER. It requires the creation of a free account.
Modifying an Open Textbook: What You Need to Know
This guide from the Open Textbook Network focuses on the technological aspects of editing existing open textbooks, and will help you assess the effort, expertise, and technical tools needed. It also includes step-by-step instructions for importing and editing common open textbook file and platform types.
Adobe Creative Cloud products
UA employees and students have free access to the complete suite of Adobe Creative Cloud products, which include Acrobat Pro DC for editing PDFs and Dreamweaver CC for editing HTML.
As members of the Open Textbook Network, the University of Arizona can contract with Scribe to buy the following publishing services:
Contact Cheryl Cuillier for additional information.
Download high-quality logos from Creative Commons. Make sure to label your work to enable attribution. Here's sample wording: "OER Toolkit" by Cheryl Cuillier is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. It's very important to include the link to the deed of the Creative Commons license used. If you need help with this, contact Cheryl Cuillier.