Start learning with our library of video tutorials taught by experts. Get started
Viewers: in countries Watching now:
In this course, author and educator Chris Mattia demonstrates how to use the Apple iBooks Author application to create and publish your own ebook, without extensive design or publishing experience.
Follow along with Chris as he assembles, refines, and publishes a dynamic and engaging ebook for distribution on the iPad using the iBooks app. The course demonstrates the process of adding all of the components of a dynamic ebook, including engaging text, images, audio, video, 3D models, and dynamic web content. It also shows how to customize the iBooks Author interface and leverage built-in templates to produce a beautifully designed and polished ebook. The course wraps up with a review of the iBookstore publishing process.
Now that we have our multiple choice questions in place, in our Review Widget Object of our Explore California Travel Guide. Let's go ahead and add the other two types of questions. Which are matching types of questions. To do this, we simply click one time to select our Review Object Widget and then in the Widget Inspector, click the Plus button and scroll down until you find the Drag Label to Target option and go ahead and select that template. Just as with the multiple choice types of questions, we'll begin by editing the text for the question itself.
To do this, simply triple-click on the question to select all of the text and then enter in The Channel Islands excursion leaves out of the Ventura Harbor and crosses the Santa Barbara Channel on the way to Smugglers Cove. Drag the text labels to their correct location on the map to identify where your excursion will take you. Next, we'll go ahead and add the map image to the Image Well. We can do this by grabbing the map out of our Media Browser and simply dragging and dropping it into the Image Well, the map should automatically fill the page.
If we need to adjust the image at all, we can do that by double-clicking on the image, clicking the Edit Mask tool, and then making some adjustments to our image by clicking on the image, adjusting the size, while holding down the Shift key, to make sure we lock into a uniform scale and then dragging the image to its final location. Next, we'll deselect the image and then click one time on the widget in order to select it. Then we'll move our mouse over top of the first Label target until we get the Hand icon, and we'll click and drag the label to its correct location.
In this case, we'll add the correct location to be approximately here on Santa Cruz Island, which is where Smugglers Cove is. We'll then double-click on the label itself in order to select all of the text and type in Smugglers. Then move our mouse up to the second label until we get the Hand icon and drag it to its location, which is over here on the right-hand side of the image. That's where the Ventura Harbor is. We'll then triple-click on the text field and type in Ventura. If we wanted to add additional options, we could do that by coming over to the Question section of our widget and selecting an additional location, and then simply grab that object and drag it to its correct location.
For simplicity's sake, I'm going to go ahead and leave mine set to only two answers. And that's all there is to creating the matching question. Because we've created the labels and their targets where they are at, iBooks Author will take care of the rest. Let's go ahead and add the last type of matching question by clicking the Plus button in our Widget Inspector and scrolling down to the bottom to the Drag Thumbnail to Target question type. Once again, we'll begin by editing the text of the question. We'll triple-click on the question text and then type in Place the photos taken by our explorers to the most likely location they were taken.
Next, we'll go ahead and add the image. We'll start by adding the CA_map by dragging the map into the Image Well. The map automatically fills the area. We'll then go ahead and add our first image. For this, we'll come down and we'll grab the image of the Golden Gate, and simply drag it over to the first Image Well. And we drop it into place. The image goes ahead and fills the well. Then we'll move our mouse over the Target until the cursor changes to a Hand icon, and then we'll simply click and drag that object to the correct location.
I'll drop the image right here where it's overlaying over top of the San Francisco Bay. Next, we'll do the same thing to the second image. We'll come over and grab the image of Death Valley, drag it and then drop it into the correct location, move our cursor over top of the Target and drag it down to about where Death Valley appears in California. iBooks Author will go ahead and take care of the rest. If we wanted to add an additional object, we could simply do that by once again clicking the dropdown menu and selecting an additional location.
I'm going to go ahead and leave mine set to two, for simplicity's sake. Be sure that any time you're adding questions especially those that have images that you come down to the Accessibility Description, and you edit the Accessibility Description for each of your image labels and for the overall target location so that your questions are accessible. The last thing we need to do to our Review section is to go over to the Layout tab and turn on the Background color. And we'll edit the text title for our object. We'll go ahead and select this text and enter in Test your knowledge of our Explore California Tour Packages.
All right. Our Review section is completely finished. We've added a bunch of question types to our Review section. We'll go ahead and scroll back here to the beginning of our questions, and now you're able to add Review sections anywhere throughout your book and test your users' comprehension and understanding as they're reading along with your book.
Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about iBooks Author Essential Training.
Here are the FAQs that matched your search "":
Sorry, there are no matches for your search ""—to search again, type in another word or phrase and click search.
Access exercise files from a button right under the course name.
Search within course videos and transcripts, and jump right to the results.
Remove icons showing you already watched videos if you want to start over.
Make the video wide, narrow, full-screen, or pop the player out of the page into its own window.