The updates to Open Author are live on OER Commons! For instructions on how to use the new tool, visit our help article:
We are eager to hear from users over the next two weeks to find out about your experience with the new authoring environment.
Open Author is now a single tool providing all of the benefits and features enjoyed in the Resource Builder, Lesson Builder, and Module 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 remixed by other members of the OER Commons 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 early 2020.
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