Get the Edge: Monthly Training and Support Solutions
Need help using Bookshare? Check out our latest Learn it Now tutorials and How-To Guides in the Bookshare Academy. Learn it Now tutorials are two-to-three-minute videos that will help members get the most out of Bookshare. We are pleased to present our newest titles:
- Help Students Read Independently with Bookshare Web Reader (YouTube) (TeacherTube) (Transcript)
- How to Use Bookshare’s Reading Lists (YouTube) (TeacherTube) (Transcript)
- How to Find and Request Books (YouTube) (TeacherTube) (Transcript)
Another useful resource in the Bookshare Academy is our How-To Guides. These guides provide step-by-step instructions along with screenshots to help guide members through a variety of key Bookshare processes. If you are an educator, we encourage you to share these guides with your colleagues, students, and parents.
New Categories Enable Enhanced Browsing Capability
Browsing by category can help you find recently-added books in subjects you love. We added sixteen new categories including Music, Psychology, and Politics and Government. For example, mystery lovers can go to the Advanced Search page and click on the category Mystery and Thrillers. When the results come back, click twice on “Date Added” to get the most recent books at the top.
Thanks to improvements in indexing, it is now easier than ever to search for and find books in 50 categories – from Animals to Westerns. Every day, new content is being added in most categories. We are excited to report that the Bookshare library now boasts over 350,000 titles, and 99% of them are indexed by category.
The Bookshare Team is constantly striving to improve the user experience. Please let us know more about how you search for books, and how you’d like to search for books, by submitting your suggestions to the Bookshare Product Ideas Forum.
This post was authored by Lara Rondberg, a Bookshare Training Coordinator who supports Benetech’s Global Literacy program. To inquire about training resources, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.