Barnes & Noble Nook Study

Nook Study is a free e-reader application for both PC and Mac that allows you to read purchased digital texts on your desktop computer or laptop, make annotations, highlights, create notes, and tag key paragraphs and passages.

You can also create course folders to help you organize e-textbooks, notes, and related electronic documents for different courses.

Features and Benefits

Students Faculty
  • Cost - etextbooks are significantly cheaper than paper copies
  • Easy integration into your Blackboard course
  • Easy note-taking, highlighting, searching and side-by-side reading
  • Organize research and course-related material into a single location
  • Helpful course organization tool
  • Save students some coin
  • Single-click web access to look up key terms and definitions
  • Teach directly from text using laptop and projector when needed


Download the app and 1) as a student, try their free titles and test out the study and organization tools; 2) as an instructor test out the Blackboard integration.

You should note that Nookstudy is an application for your desktop or laptop, it is NOT designed for use on the nook reading tablet.

Required Operating Systems

Windows Mac
XP, Vista, or Windows7 ccccc OS 10.6 or higher

 

Check the FAQs for additional important information related to this tool.

Barnes & Noble Nook Study

The nook study application is intended to be a study companion and provides students with some useful tools for studying and organizing course content, not to mention some significant savings if they elect to use the electronic version of a text.

As an instructor, the tools you will be primarily concerned with are:

  • Textbook List Tool
  • Link to Nookstudy tool

The textbook tool allows you to create a link to assigned course text(s) and give students the option to purchase it in digital or print form from within the Blackboard LMS.

The Nookstudy tool allows you to integrate etexts into your syllabus, course content, or assignments: You can create links to chapters, sections, or individual pages of an ebook for your class.

To add a a text link to your course:

Cick on the add_link (add course link) button select Add Tool Link, and then click on Barnes & noble NOOKstudy:

addnooktextlink ccc Find your text using the search tool:
textbooksearch
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Select your text and add a description:

addtext



This review will show you how to create a link to a text location inside a content area.

The full building block integration guide provides additional information; and this webinar provides additional inforamiton.

Nook Study

NOOKstudy is a feature-rich and easy-to-use software application that allows you to store and manage digital content for your classes – eTextbooks, class materials, personal notes, and teacher handouts - in a single location.

NOOKstudy is a free download, and can be used on either a Mac or PC. You should note that it is not available on nook readers - a little confusing and a cause of some irritation if you check out discussion boards - this is due to the nature of textbook presentation and something that Barnes & noble is working on for future iterations.

Some Key features:

  • The ability to create course specific files where you can maintain and organize all electronic content related to your courses: syllabi, hand-outs, scanned written notes, links to content
  • The flexibility to electronically highlight and take notes in a variety of colors for easier recall and improved organization
  • Tools that allow you to tag content for future reference
  • The option of having multiple eTextbooks open simultaneously to make studying more efficient
  • One click access to complementary online reference materials and resources (e.g. Google, Wikipedia, dictionary, etc.) directly from the eTextbooks

Review these videos to learn how to take advantage of Nookstudy's features.
You can find additional support information here.

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