For Educators: Getting Started with Biblionasium

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Once you log in with your username and password, follow these steps to get started.

Step 1: Review Your Group Settings

  • Go to Screenshot 2018-10-10 10.34.49.png, select your group and visit
  • Check your default review sharing settings and adjust any other settings as necessary.

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Step 2: Add Books to Your Group Shelf

  • Click on Search for Books from the group bookshelf or use the Search Bar at the top of the page.
  • Type in a title, author or keyword to find your favorite books.

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Step 3: Tag Books to Organize Your Shelves

  • When you add a book, you’ll be prompted to select a tag: Favorite, Recommended, Required or In Classroom Library.
  • Tags assign books to corresponding shelves in your group bookshelf.

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Step 4: Write Book Reviews

  • Let your students know which books are the best to read by clicking  under your favorite titles.
  • Books can be rated between 1-5 stars, and you can add your own custom message.

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Step 5: Send Book Recommendations

  • After selecting a title, click on
  • Send a recommendation to one or more students and let them know how much you think they’ll enjoy this book.

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Step 6: Send a Group Message

  • When you visit one of your groups, you’ll find an option to
  • You can use this feature to alert students to a new challenge, send notes of encouragement, etc.Screenshot 2018-04-17 12.35.30


Step 7: Set Up a Reading Challenge

  • Our feature gets your students competing against themselves, or each other, to read more.
  • You can create a challenge based on genre, number of minutes, number of pages, your choice of books, or books you choose from a larger list.


Step 8: Track Student Progress with Reading Logs & Reports

  • Our feature allows you to track your class’s progress through a number of metrics.
  • Example: Running a report on student Reading Logs will help you see at a glance which books your students are reading and how long they’re spending on each book.

6 thoughts on “For Educators: Getting Started with Biblionasium”

  1. I am having a hard time finding out how to push this out to my students after I have built the roster. Do I simply share with them the group code??

    1. Hello Ms. Joan,

      Thank you for your question. You may either have your students’ parents create accounts for them and then let them join with the group code, or you may create accounts for your students by going to your group and bulk-uploading them via spreadsheet, or adding students individually.

      For more information on setting up groups, click here >>>

      Please email us at with any further questions, and thank you for your participation!

      Warm regards,
      The Team at

  2. I have the same question. I believe what she was asking is, after you have created accounts for the students how do you then give them their individual usernames and passwords? There does not seem to be a way to print these cards out for students or email them except through the parent. I don’t have email for all of my parents. So the only way I can see is to just tell each student individually?

  3. My students want to share challenges with each other- is that possible, or am I the only one who can set the group challenges?

    1. Hello Heather,

      Thanks for reaching out! Students may not assign challenges to other students. They can create a challenge for themselves, but only parents and teachers have the ability to assign challenges to students.

      We hope this helps. Please feel free to reach out to us at if you have further questions and thank you for your participation.

      Warm Regards,
      The Team at

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