Part 4: Fall 2016 Labs

48 Pressbooks with James McKay — 11.04.2016

Last week’s Active Teaching Lab was about using Pressbooks to create lecture replacement modules for online or hybrid courses. James McKay, from Academic Technology, shared how he used Pressbooks as an authoring tool in teaching a History course over the summer.



  • If you’re interested in learning more on how to get up and running with Pressbooks, watch the videos below and review the session’s Activity Sheet.

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James’s story

Want to know what happened next? Watch the discussion video:

An introduction to Pressbooks:

We also touched on adding interactive content to Pressbooks via H5P:

Here are several other videos on using Pressbooks:


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