ActiveTextbook on The Path of Becoming Fully Accessible

Currently, around 15-20% of the world’s population lives with some form of disability. This is the case while most websites and software products are not accessible, making it difficult or even impossible for many people to use. Web is an essential part of daily life for a lot of people and it is crucial to…

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EPUB: Server-side pagination

EPUB file format has been widely adopted as a format for digital books. EPUB specification is very comprehensive, it defines: EPUB Container, XHTML files in a zip container. EPUB Package, a way to relate components of an EPUB to each other. This may include various metadata, index, table of contents and spine information. EPUB Canonical…

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Next-Generation Learning Management Systems (LMS)

According to the Horizon Report, 2017 Higher Education Edition, the next-generation Learning Management Systems (LMS) are virtual learning spaces that support personalization, meet universal design standards, play a large role in formative learning assessment, and are more flexible than traditional LMS. A market study done by Technavio, a leading global technology research and advisory company,…

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ActiveTextbook with Docker Containers

I’d like to discuss a topic that’s not directly relevant to end users but is very important to businesses hosting and maintaining ActiveTextbook. Specifically, I’ll be talking about hosting and updating ActiveTextbook server software with Docker containers. Docker is a containerization technology that has taken off in the last few years. The original ground work…

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Creating a Group in ActiveTextbook PRO

Welcome to the “Creating Groups in ActiveTextbook” blog. We are going to show you step by step how to create Contacts and Groups in ActiveTextbook, and how to assign a book to Groups. Groups A Group is a list of individual users that can be addressed in a single action, such as granting and revoking…

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How Can Active Textbook Help Students Who Are Struggling?

It is no secret that studying can be challenging: browsing through endless textbook pages, taking notes and highlighting half of the page with a yellow sharpie.“Sometimes studying is boring, just deal with it” is what students are taught to accept as an inevitable rule. But does studying actually have to be boring? Sometimes, it can…

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