Pressbook - How to Export Pressbooks Content as a Common Cartridge for use in Canvas [UW-Madison]
This document describes how to export Pressbooks content in a format (Common Cartridge) for import into Canvas.
If you would like to embed your Pressbooks content within a Canvas course, you first have to export it as a Common Cartridge file which can then be imported into your course.
Prepare Pressbooks chapters for Canvas
Before you export your Pressbook, consider how you want the content to appear in Canvas. Each part within a Pressbook will be imported as a Canvas course module by default, and each chapter will be imported as module items within their respective part.
Only chapters with their "Shown in Export" switches selected within the book's organize page will be exported within the common cartridge file. Once users have selected the specific chapters they would like to be included in the export, they can proceed with actually exporting the book.
Export Pressbook as a Common Cartridge file
Here are the steps to export the Pressbook:
- From your book's dashboard, navigate to the export page by clicking on Export in the left Navigation menu
- Make sure to check the checkbox next to "Common Cartridge with LTI links (Canvas)," and then click on the red "Export Your Book" button to generate the export.
- Once the exporting process is complete, the export will be available to download under under the Latest Exports heading on the export page.
By default, the plugin will produce a Thin CC with LTI links, which will include all chapters in the book (including front and back matter) which have been selected for export.
Once you are done exporting the Thin Common Cartridge file, you will import it into your Canvas course by following the directions in Advanced Content Authoring and Reporting - Importing a Pressbooks Thin Common Cartridge file into your Canvas course [UW-Madison] .