Help us "Beta test" new features!

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Bookshare is constantly working on ways to improve your user experience. We release new software every three weeks, and sometimes we choose to open up a new feature or change in the way that you perform a task to a smaller "Beta group".  The following features are ready for you to "activate" and try out; should you want to "deactivate" them, just come back to this page and select the link again.  


We take your feedback about these upcoming features seriously, and ask you to provide comments either via email to or in the appropriate thread in the new member forum.

Sponsors: Assign Books to Your Members

Now you don't have to create a Reading List just to assign a book to one of the members on your organizational account. After you enable this new feature, once you find a book that you would like to give to a member to read, simply select "Assign Book," then select the member to whom you would like to assign it.

When the member next logs in, he or she will see the book in the "Assigned Books" tab of his or her "My Bookshare" page. The member can then select "Read Now" to open the book in Bookshare Web Reader or download the book in the desired format.

Members: Open and Read Books that have Been Assigned to You

If a Sponsor has assigned a book to you using the new "Assign Books" feature, and you've enabled this beta feature in your Bookshare account, you'll find the book in the "Assigned Books" tab of your "My Bookshare" page. There you can open it in Bookshare Web Reader or download it in a format of your choice.