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iBooks Author for Teachers: Fundamentals
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iBooks Author for Teachers: Fundamentals

with Mike Rankin

Video: Welcome

(music playing) Hi! I'm Mike Rankin and welcome to iBooks Author for Teachers: Fundamentals. In this course, we'll be exploring the key features and techniques you can use to create great looking, highly engaging, interactive content for students with iPads. We'll begin by discussing how to get your project started the right way with templates, then we'll look at how to work with each component of a project, including the ins and outs of working with text and styles. I'll show how to place images and improve their appearance, plus how to add media like audio and video, and of course we'll see how to create every kind of interactive widget inside iBooks Author, how to test your project on an iPad, and even how to extract assets and archive them.
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  1. 1m 14s
    1. Welcome
      57s
    2. Using the exercise files
      17s
  2. 29m 52s
    1. Working with iBooks Author templates
      4m 28s
    2. Creating and editing layouts
      4m 35s
    3. Working with page elements
      5m 41s
    4. Customizing templates
      3m 35s
    5. Working with groups
      3m 24s
    6. Creating shapes and using the Pen tool
      5m 2s
    7. Numbering items
      3m 7s
  3. 21m 58s
    1. Using fonts in iBooks Author
      2m 23s
    2. Understanding text formatting options
      3m 34s
    3. Setting text preferences
      1m 55s
    4. Adding math content using MathML, LaTeX, and MathType
      5m 29s
    5. Adding glossary items
      4m 4s
    6. Adding hyperlinks and cross-references
      4m 33s
  4. 16m 29s
    1. Working with color
      4m 46s
    2. Working with image files
      5m 30s
    3. Adjusting images
      6m 13s
  5. 16m 28s
    1. Importing content from Microsoft Office applications
      6m 59s
    2. Importing content from a PDF
      4m 50s
    3. Moving content between pages, layouts, and books
      4m 39s
  6. 42m 12s
    1. Using widgets: The basics
      5m 54s
    2. Creating an image gallery
      3m 32s
    3. Adding Keynote presentations
      2m 48s
    4. Creating interactive images
      4m 16s
    5. Creating scrolling sidebars
      3m 40s
    6. Creating pop-overs
      5m 5s
    7. Adding HTML widgets
      7m 52s
    8. Adding audio and video
      4m 30s
    9. Adding 3D content
      4m 35s
  7. 11m 1s
    1. Creating multiple-choice review questions
      4m 29s
    2. Creating matching review questions
      3m 31s
    3. Collecting and reviewing results
      3m 1s
  8. 18m 7s
    1. Testing projects on an iPad
      4m 11s
    2. Collaborating on a project
      4m 34s
    3. Sharing an ebook via email
      2m 13s
    4. Sharing an ebook via PDF
      2m 2s
    5. Archiving project assets
      5m 7s
  9. 26s
    1. Next steps and goodbye
      26s

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Start repurposing your existing classroom materials into iBooks Author projects. In this course, Mike Rankin shows how to leverage the templates and intuitive toolset in iBooks Author to create custom course material. He shows how to import your content from Microsoft Office and other sources; use fonts, images, audio, and video to build an engaging ebook; format special content like math and science equations; and ensure you have permission to use content in your projects. And since time is always at a premium for teachers, Mike shares his personal efficiency tips and tricks for making the most of your time.

Topics include:
  • Creating and editing layouts
  • Setting text preferences
  • Working with color and images
  • Importing and moving content
  • Adding an image gallery widget
  • Creating scrolling sidebars and pop-overs
  • Incorporating audio and video
  • Creating reviews with multiple choice and matching questions
  • Sharing iBooks Author projects via email and PDF
Subjects:
Business Elearning Design Digital Publishing Ebooks Teacher Tools Education
Software:
iBooks Author
Author:
Mike Rankin

Welcome

(music playing) Hi! I'm Mike Rankin and welcome to iBooks Author for Teachers: Fundamentals. In this course, we'll be exploring the key features and techniques you can use to create great looking, highly engaging, interactive content for students with iPads. We'll begin by discussing how to get your project started the right way with templates, then we'll look at how to work with each component of a project, including the ins and outs of working with text and styles. I'll show how to place images and improve their appearance, plus how to add media like audio and video, and of course we'll see how to create every kind of interactive widget inside iBooks Author, how to test your project on an iPad, and even how to extract assets and archive them.

Not only does iBooks Author help you create great content for your students, I think you'll also find it's a lot of fun to use. So, let's get started right now with iBooks Author for Teachers: Fundamentals.

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