A New School-Wide Platform!
PLEASE NOTE: This article contains setup instructions for Subscribers of the School-Version of Biblionasium.
The free version of Biblionasium is only available at the classroom level with a limit of one group managed by one educator and up to 30 students.
For an official quote and information about purchasing a subscription, please email us at Contact@Biblionasium.com
Before you begin:
If one user will be setting up multiple schools in a district, or if you are part of multiple schools that use Biblionasium, be sure you have selected the correct school from the dropdown menu in the top left corner.
There are a few options when determining how to import users.
Educators, students, and group assignments may be uploaded via spreadsheet in the User Management tab.
Alternatively, educators may request to join the school by going to Biblionasium.com > Join Us. Once they have requested to join the school, the Biblionasium Admin may approve them in the Approvals tab.
Students with existing accounts, including students signed up by a parent, may join their group by entering the group code in their Settings. Please see How to Connect or Move to a Group for detailed instructions.
Schools moving to the standalone version of Biblionasium from the Destiny-integrated version may choose to transfer their last-synced users and their Biblionasium data to their new school subscription.
Please note that some setup will still be required as group assignments may need updating and passwords will need to be reassigned. For more information email Contact@Biblionasium.com
The User Management feature allows you to upload students and/or teachers and their group assignments.
Each spreadsheet adds users to their specified groups and creates groups when a group with the entered group name does not yet exist.
You may select All Users Bulk Upload to upload educators and students, Bulk Upload Educators, or Bulk Upload Students.
Once you select one of these options, you may download the sample spreadsheet and follow the instructions on the spreadsheet.
When you are finished, save the spreadsheet and upload the file.
Follow the instructions on the spreadsheet to enter the requested information on the Educator tab. All columns are required fields.
You may add educators to one or multiple groups via spreadsheet. Add an educator to multiple groups by entering group names separated by commas (example: 4th Grade, 5th Grade, etc.).
Educators will be added to the existing groups if they were previously created, and new groups will be created for any group names that do not yet exist.
Note: The Biblionasium Admin is automatically added to each group.
Uploading Students and Groups:
Follow the instructions on the spreadsheet to enter student information.
Duplicate the Group Name tab for each group of students you would like to upload.
Rename each group tab with the correct group name (example: 7th Grade) and be sure the tab name matches column G of the student upload sheet, as seen in the screenshot above.
Parent email address and student password are NOT required fields, but they MUST be left on the sheet, even if blank, to upload the file. Signing up Parents is optional, and if student passwords are left blank we will automatically assign a random password.
Please note that each student may only belong to one group at a time, because security settings are determined at the group level.
We typically recommend a maximum of 50 students per group for convenience, but you may upload up to 300 students per group.
Please email us with any questions at Contact@Biblionasium.com
Want to create a powerful reading community and strengthen your school-home connection? Use Biblionasium’s school-wide platform!
We’re excited to announce that over the summer we’ve been working on a school subscription version of Biblionasium thanks to feedback from users like you!
We’ve found that students’ excitement about reading is amplified when they’re connected with friends, and when they share their reading goals and accomplishments. Generate a book buzz by providing your whole school with a social reading platform that’s safe and customizable.
As the “GoodReads for Kids,” our mission is to support young readers by getting them excited about books. One of our favorite things when hearing from students and educators is the sense of pride students have in their Biblionasium bookshelves. Since their accounts move with them from class to class and year to year, students can see their growth and marvel at their own reading prowess.
Plus, you can engage students in reading challenges across classes and grades, create in-class and afterschool book clubs, and share book reviews and recommendations in the classroom and beyond.
You can also connect parents for extra support. Research shows that parental encouragement at home can make a considerable difference in students’ reading success.
The possibilities are endless but we’ll stop there for now!
Check out our case study with K-12 district teacher librarian Shannon McClintock Miller to see how she cultivates an enthusiastic reading community in her district.
Benefits of a school-wide version:
Unlimited student and educator accounts
Ability to create unlimited groups and use multiple groups within and across different grades
Expand reading challenges across grade levels or to the entire school
Ability for your students’ accounts, their reading challenges, bookshelves, book reviews, book recommendations, and awards to move with them from class to class and year to year
Students will be able to track their reading journey over the years
Ability to include multiple educators to collaborate and oversee each group
Include your school librarian to help bridge the connection between classroom to library
Progress data and detailed reporting across grades and for entire school
Invite and connect parents for better student reading outcomes
Most importantly – a school subscription can be supported by school or district funds, versus a teacher/librarian’s personal discretionary budget