The ABCs of Bookshare for Educators - Set Up Account
Add Members (Students)
In Bookshare, students are called Members. Any teacher or Sponsor can add members. Select the Members link on your My Bookshare page to add your students to the account.When you add members to your account you will be prompted to check what type of disability the student has (Learning, Visual or Physical). This serves as the Proof of Disability for students on Organizational Accounts. That's it!
Add Several Members
Have a lot of students to add all at once? You can save time by entering their information into a spreadsheet and uploading the spreadsheet directly to Bookshare.
Add Sponsors (Teachers)
In Bookshare, teachers are called Sponsors. Select the Sponsors link to add all the teachers who may need to assign books to students on your account. Any Sponsor can assign books to any student on the account, and you can have as many sponsors as you wish.You can also add multiple sponsors at once using the same method described above for adding multiple members. Just be sure to select the "Sponsors" tab on the spreadsheet.
Change the Primary Contact
The primary contact, or PC, administers your school or district's Bookshare account. The PC signs the Organizational Agreement and serves as the main point of contact with Bookshare.
If the PC leaves the school or district, they should first designate another Sponsor to be the PC. This is key step to ensure that students on the account have continued access to Bookshare. Learn how to designate a new PC, or change the PC when that person is no longer at the organization with these instructions.