Help Students Read
Sponsors on organizational accounts can assign books to students one at a time using the “Assign & Read” feature or several books at a time by Creating a Reading List.
Assign A Book
Step 1: Login into your Bookshare account
Step 2: Search or browse for a book, then select the "Assign" button
Step 3: Select the student(s) who will be assigned this book.
Instruct your students to log into Bookshare with their assigned username and password to find their assigned books. See the How Students Read section below.
How Students Read
Step 1: Students log into Bookshare and navigate to their My Bookshare page
Step 2: Students find the book they wish to read
Books that have been assigned using the "Assign and Read" are found under the Assigned Books tab. Books that have been assigned using Reading Lists are found under the Reading Lists tab.
Step 3: Students open the book in Web Reader by clicking the Read Now button
Bookshare packages the book and prepares it for reading in the browser. This may take 30-60 seconds depending on the size of the book. The book will then be ready to be viewed – and can be heard – in the Bookshare Web Reader.
Step 4: Students select "Play" to hear the book read outloud.
Students can use the settings button to change the font size, text and background color combination and voice and rate of speech if desired. Select “Save” after making changes.
Reading with a Bookshare-integrated App
Students can read with an app on their phone or tablet, such as GoRead (for Android), Dophin EasyReader (for Android or iOS), VoiceDream Reader (for Android or iOS) or Capti (for iOS). Find the right app for your student.
Step 1: Student logs into their favorite app
If it's the their first time using the app, they will also need to select the Bookshare library and log in with their Bookshare username and password
Step 2: Search for the book using the tool’s search function.
Note: If using GoRead or Dolphin Easy Reader, students will see their Reading Lists. If they use VoiceDream Reader or CaptiVoice, they can find their recently read books in “History.”
Step 3: Download the book through the tool’s download function and read!