The updates to Open Author are live! For instructions on how to use the new tool, check out this how-to video.
Open Author is now a single tool providing all of the benefits and features enjoyed in the Resource Builder and Lesson Builder in one place. These features include, but are not limited to:
Recently updated WYSIWYG Editor, including an Accessibility checker, copy/paste from Word and Excel, and an easy-to-use Math editor
Image upload tools that include alt-text and captions
Multiple download options: PDF, EPUB3 (braille and screen-reader ready), SCORM, and Thin Common Cartridge
Import from Google or Microsoft OneDrive
Add a Co-Author
Instructor content supported for each Section
We want to reassure our fantastic OER community that your published resources aren’t going anywhere. If you created a resource in one of our previous authoring tools, it will still be available to you in My Items or in your Groups. Those resources can still be found and remixed by other members of the OER community.
With this initial release, the changes will be in the new authoring environment, not in the published resources. We will be updating the published views in 2020.
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