Katherine von Kreisler

Using Bookshare through Capti (iOS)

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Our middle school has created several Reading Lists on the Bookshare website, and have added our students (Bookshare members) to the reading lists.  However, when using Bookshare through the Capti app on the iPad, the reading lists don't show up for them to choose from.  Is Bookshare not compatible with Capti to that extent? To see the created reading lists do the student have to go through the Bookshare website directly?  Thank for any input!

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Hi Katherine,

Unfortunately at this time Capti is not able to link directly to our reading lists. For this app, members will still need to be assigned reading lists. This essentially unlocks those titles for download. The member can search for the title, and a download option will be presented for those titles in the list.

I would recommend downloading the free app Dolphin EasyReader. I find this app to be more accessible, and it offers many more features that you would typically have to pay for use with Capti Premium. The Dolphin app also links to our reading lists.

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Does this also apply to students using a Victor Reader Stream? The student is a member on the reading list, the reading list contains assigned books but there is not a "Reading List" that can be accessed on the Stream directly.  The student needs to search and download individual titles that are on the reading list. Is this correct?

Is this a feature that would be developed by Bookshare or an update from Humanware?  This feature would be great!  Thanks!

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On 2/15/2019 at 6:37 AM, Kate Rutter said:

Does this also apply to students using a Victor Reader Stream? The student is a member on the reading list, the reading list contains assigned books but there is not a "Reading List" that can be accessed on the Stream directly.  The student needs to search and download individual titles that are on the reading list. Is this correct?

Is this a feature that would be developed by Bookshare or an update from Humanware?  This feature would be great!  Thanks!

This would apply with Voice Dream Reader as well. Unfortunately the apps you mentioned are not developed by Humanware or Bookshare. So adding this feature would depend on the app developer. 

I would recommend using the Dolphin EasyReader app, which syncs with our reading lists. It is also one of the more popular apps our members use, on top of that it is free.

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