This page provides tutorials for book authors and editors for creating and using their books more effectively.

Enabling Google Analytics

Google Analytics dashboard

In addition to the default analytics provided for each chapter, each book author may also setup Google Analytics to track information about page visits and users of the book.

To do this, perform the following steps:

  1. Create a user account at Google Analytics [https://analytics.google.com];
  2. Create an Account and Property for your book;
  3. Assign the Property with the URL of your book (e.g., https://edtechbooks.org/lidtfoundations);
  4. In your Property settings, find your Tracking ID in the tracking code (e.g., UA-XXXXXXXX-X);
  5. Copy this Tracking ID, and paste it into the Google Analytics ID field while editing your book;
  6. Save your book.
the Google Analytics ID field in the book editor
Paste your Google Analytics Tracking ID into your book editing field and save.

After completing these steps, you should be able to access the Google Analytics dashboard for your book and see any active users.

For further help setting up and using Google Analytics (i.e., steps 1-4), please consult the Google Analytics documentation for developers [https://edtechbooks.org/-HeA].

Embedding into the Canvas LMS

This tutorial explains how to embed your textbook into Canvas so that your students can access its contents within the context of your course from the main course navigation.

Image preview of a YouTube video
Watch on YouTube https://edtechbooks.org/-uzE