OpenPage QuickAuthor

OpenPage QuickAuthor is the backend application for importing, enriching, managing and publishing eBooks and digital content. It helps publishing team in managing epubs, digital content, resources and book publishing process.

OpenPage QuickAuthor: The application has a modern workflow for easy digital publishing

Modern Digital Publishing Workflow

The application comes with a modern digital publishing workflow that makes it super convenient for anyone to publish their digital content.

Set up your team

  1. 1Set up your team
  2. 2Define their roles and privileges
  3. 3Allocate tasks.
OpenPage QuickAuthor: Enables to define roles, allocate taskts,
OpenPage QuickAuthor: Helps you manage your digital repository

Digital Assets Repository

QuickAuthor enables you to create, use and preserve your digital resources through its built-in digital asset repository. Add metadata, store, archive and manage your digital resources.

OpenPage QuickAuthor: Helps you enrich your digital content

Easily enrich your content

The built-in WYSIWYG eBook enrichment tool allows you to add enrichments and quizzes to your content through a simple drag and drop action

Enliven your content

Infuse life into your content through digital enrichments that can be embedded inline. Add videos, audio, images, animations and HTML5 simulations and interactivities and more.

OpenPage QuickAuthor :Helps in Enliven your content
OpenPage QuickAuthor: Helps to author and add assessments

Author and Add Assessments

The comprehensive quiz engine allows you to author, configure, embed and deliver quizzes and assessments, inline with the content.

  1. Knowledge Checks
  2. Diagnostic Assessments
  3. Post Tests

Publish to multiple platforms and devices

Whether your customers use a smartphone, tablet or a personal computer, you can make your content accessible through a single click of a button. No need to publish separate content formats for different platforms or devices.

OpenPage QuickAuthor: Helps in publishing in multiple platforms and devices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does OpenPage support PDF as content input?

Yes. OpenPage allows you to upload PDFs.

Does OpenPage support ebook versioning?

Yes. OpenPage comes with version control facility.

Each book in OpenPage has a 3-part version number (A.B.C). This version number is automatically maintained by QuickAuthor. Depending on what the publisher does with the book, different components of the version number get incremented:

A component: changes when base book changes (i.e. a new EPUB is uploaded).

B component: changes when enrichments or quizzes are added / edited / removed. This will also change with remediation sections getting added/edited.

C component: changes when book meta-data changes.

Does OpenPage support ePUB2 and ePUB3?

Yes. Both EPUB2 as well as EPUB3 are supported.

What are widgets?

OpenPage features a rich HTML5 based widget framework that provides flexible enrichment options to publishers. We recommend adding multimedia assets and formative quizzes to the book content by wrapping it within our widget framework. We term these widget framework wrapped media assets and quizzes as ‘widgets’.

What are the advantages of adding enrichments through the OpenPage widget framework?

The widget framework has been designed with the following goals in mind:

  1. To ensure that we obtain an optimal and consistent rendering experience across platforms for enrichment widget and quizzes. Widgets can be viewed in inline mode (as part of the content) or in pop-out mode
  2. We optimize the EPUB file size by externalizing large assets (like videos and audios). For e.g. if there are 20 videos tagged to a book and each video is 25 MB in size, roughly 0.5 GB will be added to the EPUB file size if heavy assets are not externalized. This would make the download of the epub to device very slow and impact usability in a big way.
  3. For videos / audios: the user has the choice whether they wish to download the widgets to the device for offline access or if they wish to stream it from the cloud.
  4. We provide usage analytics for any activity around our widget framework. This is very useful if publishers (or teachers) want to track how assets are being consumed by students.
  5. Automatic indexes are created for Enrichment Widgets and Quizzes, so that user can easily navigate to them.
  6. Search results in enrichments and quizzes are also marked out separately from the rest of the content.

What are the enrichment widgets available?

List of Enrichment Widgets

  • Audio Widget
  • Video Widget
  • Video Widget
  • Slideshow Widget
  • File Widget (any type of file can be made available as a download to the end user)
  • HTML5 Widget (any content developed in HTML5 such as interactivities, games simulations etc.)
  • Tip Widget

How are books published through OpenPage?

QuickAuthor is a web based publishing platform on which publishers / authors can manage all their authoring, preview and publishing actions. This platform has functions for uploading an EPUB, editing metadata, creating enrichment widgets and quizzes, tagging them to books (in a WYSIWYG fashion), creating glossaries, creating custom table of contents, etc. Once done, they can publish the book at the click of a button. Additionally, QuickAuthor supports rich authoring workflows so that teams can have different individuals handling various functions to collaborate via this platform.

Is bulk publishing available?

Yes. QuickAuthor includes bulk process for publishing of ebooks

Does QuickAuthor include a digital asset repository

Yes, QuickAuthor supports uploading different types of assets like audio, video, image, HTML package, and other standard format files.

Does QuickAuthor provide tools for team and role management?

Yes. Using QuickAuthor one can:

  • Add team members
  • Manage member profiles and passwords
  • assign roles to different team members
  • manage the privileges associated with each role

Which ebook layouts are supported?

Fixed Layout ebooks

Reflow layout ebooks

Dual layout ebooks

Can one edit the ebook metadata through QuickAuthor?

QuickAuthor allows you to:

  1. Edit the metadata of the book: Metadata such as ISBN, author name, book title, cover image etc.
  2. Edit the TOC of the book: The system allows editors to make changes to the TOC of the book. Editors can add new topics, change sequence of topics, add child topics and link to the respective pages.

Can one add glossary terms to the ebook through QuickAuthor?

Yes. The Add Glossary terms option in QuickAuthor allows you to add terms, provide descriptions and explain them further through multimedia such as audio and images.

Can one author quizzes in QuickAuthor?

Yes. OpenPage includes a quiz authoring framework that allows you to authir different types of question through the use of pre-defined templates.

What question types are currently supported by OpenPage?

What question types are currently supported by OpenPage?

  • a.) MCQ Single Response
  • b.) MCQ Multiple Response
  • c.) Fill in the blanks (Type in)
  • d.) Fill in the blanks (click and drop)
  • e.) Fill in the blanks (drop down)
  • f.) Grouping
  • g.) Matching
  • h.) True or False

How does OpenPage ensure security of the published content?

Publisher EPUBs are delivered to devices (iOS & Android) as a secure archive that can only be read by OpenPage. Even if a user accessed the fileStore and reads the encrypted EPUB file, they would not be able to use it outside the OpenPage environment.

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