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Digital Scholarship: Getting Started with Pressbooks

This tab serves as a landing page for Pressbooks-related assistance.

About/Getting Started with Pressbooks

Pressbooks supports open education initiatives, institutional publishing programs, curriculum development projects and more by offering a versatile, user-friendly publishing platform to create, adapt and share accessible, interactive, web-first books.  *Note: This guide assumes you already have a MTSU Pressbooks account, as vetted by MTSU's OER program. Once you have an account, the resources on this guide may be helpful to you:

To get started on your project please visit The Simple 5 Step Guide to Making a Book with Pressbooks.  

For a more in depth look at creating and publishing with Pressbooks, please visit Pressbooks User Guide.

If you would like to see OER published by MTSU, please visit the MTSU Pressbooks Catalog


For additional questions, please visit:

General Pressbooks FAQ

Book Creation FAQ

Account FAQ

Additional Resources and Videos

Pressbooks offers two additional resources for learning and troubleshooting:

Pressbooks Community Forum—Connect with other users and Pressbooks experts to ask questions, get help, and learn more.

YouTube Channel—Pressbooks' official YouTube channel features a collection of video tutorials. 

  • Getting Started with Pressbooks: This video covers topics such as creating books, adding users, writing content, using the revision tool, adding media, importing and cloning a book, and modifying appearances. 
  • Advanced Publishing with Pressbooks: This video includes topics such as an overview of advanced features, creating and adding H5P activities and where to find them, using Hypothesis, adding media attributions, iFrame media content, math, and accessibility. 

For Additional Help

If you have not found the answer to your questions and need further assistance, please complete a ticket form with your question, concern, or comment, and someone will reach out to you with assistance.