Pressbooks: Strategies for Creating and Using OER Community of Practice (2023-2024)

The Center for Teaching and Learning is pleased to offer a Community of Practice on “Pressbooks: Strategies for Creating and Using OER” beginning in Spring 2024. Designed to address a dilemma often associated with open educational resources (OER)—how to balance faculty time pressures and scarcity of OER content with the benefits of reducing student costs—this Community of Practice will guide users through developing tangible skills in creating, or modifying, their own OER.

We’ll use Pressbooks, Marshall’s user-friendly, customizable, and Blackboard compatible OER tool, and, in hands-on sessions, we will practice all necessary Pressbooks strategies. Topics include creating a new book, modifying an existing one, adding/importing content, including interactive (H5P) activities, and integrating the finished text into Blackboard’s learning management system. Participants will emerge with all the skills necessary to create and publish their personalized OER textbook.

This community of practice will meet five times in Spring 2024. All meetings will be from 10-11:30 a.m. in Morrow 130. There will also be the option to attend virtually.

  • Tuesday, Jan 23
  • Tuesday, Feb. 6
  • Tuesday, Feb. 27
  • Tuesday, March 12
  • Tuesday, April 2


The community of practice will be facilitated by Margaret Sullivan, Morrow Library Research Specialist.

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