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Archive for category: Digital Resources

Notebook

How do I save notes and highlights about a resource? Your Notebook allows you to save notes and highlights about digital resources. (Please Note: You must be logged into your Backpack to use this feature.) From your Notebook, you can: View, edit, and delete your notes Search your notes Sort your…

My Favorites

How do I save the resources I like? My Favorites allows you to save your favorite digital resources in one place. If your school decides to use this feature, start by creating your own Backpack™ account. Accessing My Favorites To find your Favorites after logging into MackinVIA™, click the…

Missing Checkout or Request Buttons

Why do some resources in MackinVIA™ not have the option to check out or request? To check out or request titles, your school must have enabled the Backpack™ feature as well as the checkouts feature, you must be logged into Backpack, and the resource must be hosted by Mackin. Your…

Mackin-Hosted Digital Resources

Why do some resources open in programs with different features? All digital resources hosted by Mackin will open in the MackinVIA™ Reader. Some resources are hosted by other publishers, which will account for the differences in appearance and features.

Labels on Cover Images

What do the labels next to the cover images mean? Out indicates there are no available copies of the title. Mine means the title is checked out to you. Req means you have requested a title and it hasn’t become available to you yet. Hold means the title you requested has been returned…

If Your Digital Resource Doesn’t Open

What if the resource does not open when I click on it? Make sure you have pop-ups enabled in your browser. Try closing the window and then clicking on the title again. If that doesn’t work, please report difficulties to your librarian or teacher.

Groups

My librarian saved resources in MackinVIA for my class/project. Where can I find these resources? Your librarian can create collections of digital resources for you to browse and view. These collections are called groups. To find your group, log into MackinVIA and click on the Groups tab. Select…

Favorites vs. Notebook vs. Checkouts vs. Requests

What is the difference between my Favorites, Notebook, Checkouts and Requests? Favorites is a place to save titles for future reading. Notebook is where you can view all the notes you’ve written about titles. Checkouts is where you can see a list of titles you currently have checked out…

Check Out Digital Resources

Do I have to check out resources to read them? Many digital resources do not need to be checked out, meaning everyone can read them at the same time—at school, home, or anywhere you have access to the Internet. Other resources can only be read by a certain number of students at one time. To…

Categories

What are Categories? Categories provide a quick and easy way for you to find digital resources. This feature will need to be enabled by your librarian or VIA Administrator. If your school has decided to take advantage of this feature, click the Categories link on the left side of the screen….