Appendix 2: Pressbooks Accounts and Help

Pressbooks is an online publishing platform that is built on the popular WordPress website publishing and blogging platform. If you have used WordPress in the past, Pressbooks should feel familiar to you.

Pressbooks allows you to create content once and publish it in many different formats, including as a website, PDF document, EPUB document (usable in most e-reading applications and devices), and MOBI (for Kindle specific applications). It is also a useful tool for making changes to an existing open textbook during the adaptation process. This section will describe how to use two different versions of this publishing and editing platform.

BCcampus has created a self-serve instance of Pressbooks for faculty and instructors who teach at a public post-secondary institution in British Columbia and Yukon College. When accessing this instance of Pressbooks, faculty must use their institutional email address. A list of accepted email domains are below.

bcit.ca camosun.bc.ca camosun.ca capilanou.ca
cnc.bc.ca cotr.bc.ca douglascollege.ca ecuad.ca
jibc.ca kpu.ca langara.bc.ca nic.bc.ca
nlc.bc.ca nvit.bc.ca nwcc.bc.ca okanagan.bc.ca
royalroads.ca selkirk.ca sfu.ca tru.ca
ubc.ca ufv.ca unbc.ca uvic.ca
vcc.ca viu.ca yukoncollege.yk.ca

For everyone else, please go to the general Pressbooks website at pressbooks.com to create an account.

Help with Pressbooks

Please refer to the BC Open Textbook Pressbooks Guide (an open creation[1]) for help with some basic Pressbooks tasks.

Also refer to:

Developers and technicians

For developers and technicians working in Pressbooks, here are some support communities:


  1. An open creation is an original work that is in progress but publicly viewable and openly licensed.

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