The iOS ecosystem has always made it fairly easy to app smash content from other apps into Book Creator. Our article on sharing content from other apps covers this, but focuses on how to get audio, video and images into Book Creator.
This new method of embedding content varies slightly, as the focus here is on taking content sourced online, and using the web address or iframe to embed it directly into the book. Think of embedding a YouTube video, or Google Form. In this case, we're looking at how you'd embed a website directly into Book Creator.
Let's say you want students to create a book about a specific topic. You could send them a book with an embedded web article inside it to get them started. Here's how you do that.
1. In Safari, copy the URL of the website that you want to embed in your book. (Long tap on the web address to copy it). Note, you'll need to be connected to WiFi to access Safari.
2. In Book Creator, tap the + button, then choose the More tab, then tap the Web Embed option.
3. Long tap in the box to paste the URL. Then tap Next.
4. Now you can change the title of the link if you wish. When you're ready, tap Done.
5. The link appears on the page, in most cases, with a thumbnail image automatically taken from the web page. Tap the Inspector to toggle on/off the thumbnail image, and also edit the font/colors of the title. You can also resize the link if you wish.
6. Now, in read mode, you can tap on the link and the website will open over the top of the book, allowing you to read the article or interact with the web page. Tap Done to go back to the book.