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What is a Backpack™?

Backpack™ accounts help you store and manage your digital resources. With a Backpack, you can save your favorite resources in one place, check outrequest, and store notes about Mackin-hosted resources.

PLEASE NOTE: You will need to create a Backpack account to begin using the MackinVIA™ app.


Create a Backpack

To create a Backpack account, log into your school’s MackinVIA™ to find the digital resources owned by your school. You will receive your school User ID, password, and the Internet address for the login page from your teacher or librarian.

The MackinVIA login screen includes fields for School, User ID, and Password. Underneath are two buttons: "Administrator?" and "Login"

Click the Login button above the Backpack icon.

The Login button inside of MackinVIA website is located above the backpack icon, between the Help and Exit buttons

Then click Register.

Skip the Login fields and click the Register button at the bottom of the form beneath the Login and Cancel buttons

Now you can fill out your registration information. Passwords need to be at least three characters long, and Notification Email, First Name and Last Name are optional. When you’re done, click Save. Once you’ve completed the registration, you can return to the app and log in.

The Register form with fields for User Name (required), Password (required), Confirm Password (required), Notification Email, First Name, Last Name. Click the Save button. Optional Cancel and Login buttons


Change your User Name, Email, Password, First or Last Name

Once you are logged into your Backpack, you can edit your registration information by clicking My Profile.

The My Profile button inside of MackinVIA website is located above the backpack icon, between the Help and Logout buttons

Edit the new information and Save your changes.

The My Profile form with fields for User Name (required), Notification Email, First Name, and Last Name. Click the Save button. Optional Cancel and Change Password buttons

If you want to reset your password, click Change Password.

The Change Password button is circled here on the My Profile screen

Enter the old password, then type the new password twice and click Save.

The Change Password form with fields for Old Password  (required), New Password (required), and Confirm Password (required). Click the Save button. Optional Cancel and Profile buttons


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