Pressbooks LTI Provider plugin ready for testing!

Good news for everyone using Pressbooks in the education sphere: Over the last couple of months, we have been working on developing our own LTI Provider plugin, which is now almost release-ready! The LTI Provider plugin will allow institutions to embed Pressbooks content in their Learning Management Systems (LMSs) using the LTI standard. In terms […]

Book Themes, Part 2: What’s Buckram?

In the early days of Pressbooks, each book theme was pretty much built from scratch, using trial and error (and adapting work that went into our first book theme, Luther). We used vanilla CSS for all book themes until Pressbooks 3.0 was released in December 2015, which supported themes built using the SCSS variant of […]

Q3 Roadmap Preview

Q2 is drawing to a close, and we managed to get a couple of big-ticket items out the door: Pressbooks CAS SSO Plugin Pressbooks LTI Provider Plugin We didn’t manage to finish as many roadmap items as we expected, but here’s what we crossed out: ✔ Improve textbox and table styling across all formats ✔ […]

Sprint Preview: June 11–22

This sprint, we’ll be working on: Finalizing the CAS SSO plugin for official release Getting feedback and tweaking the LTI/Thin CC plugin. Thoroughly reviewing the Buckram defaults Implementing a basic lightbox functionality Small UX improvements to the network admin menu

Pressbooks 5.3.0, McLuhan 2.3.0 and Aldine 1.3.0

Pressbooks 5.3.0, McLuhan 2.3.0 and Aldine 1.3.0 are now available. Changes include a new tool to compare cloned content with its source in the webbook, the ability to automatically collapse chapter sections in the webbook, many accessibility improvements in the webbook reading interface, and a number of bug fixes and under-the-hood improvements. Many thanks to […]

Sprint Preview: May 14-25

Here’s what we’re working on this sprint: LTI provider plugin: This week, we’ll be working on the Thin Common Cartridge component of our Pressbooks LTI Provider plugin, which will enable Pressbooks users to export a Thin Common Cartridge file directly from the standard Pressbooks export interface. We are grateful to all the members of the […]

Sprint Preview: April 30–May 11

Here’s what we’re working on this sprint: LTI provider plugin: We are starting development of a first-party LTI provider plugin, which will support the integration of Pressbooks content into Learning Management Systems. Pressbooks, McLuhan, and Buckram improvements: We are finalizing our next Pressbooks update, as well as an update to McLuhan which will include Buckram […]

Book Themes, Part 1: Frames and Pictures

One of the most complex aspects of Pressbooks is the way our book themes work across different formats. It even confuses us sometimes. In a series of posts this week, I hope to clarify some of the concepts that underpin our book theming system, reflect on how it has evolved over the years, and outline […]