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Ratings

How do I rate a resource I like or don’t like? MackinVIA allows you to rate digital resources, one star being the lowest and five stars being the highest. As long as you are logged into your Backpack, you can select a star rating by clicking a resource’s title or cover image to…

Offline vs. Online Reading

What is the difference between reading digital resources online and offline? Online reading is done through a web browser. The user must be connected to the Internet. Offline reading can be done when the user is not connected to the Internet. However, the resource must first be downloaded from…

About MackinVIA Reader

What is the MackinVIA™ Reader? The MackinVIA™ Reader is a cross-platform application that allows you to read Mackin-hosted titles in MackinVIA. Besides flipping pages in the Reader, you can view a linked table of contents and thumbnails, access information about the digital resource,…

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.

Dictionary Access

What if I don’t understand a term in a resource? The MackinVIA™ Reader allows you to search the definition of a word quickly and easily inside a digital resource. If you don’t understand a certain word, simply click/tap on the word and select Dictionary from the Options menu. You…

Citation Tool

Is there an easy way for me to cite resources? Through a partnership with EasyBib, MackinVIA provides properly formatted bibliographic citations for your titles. Using the Cite! tool, you can choose to view and copy from four citation formats: APA, MLA, MLA 7, and Chicago/Turabian. If you have…

AR Quizzes

How can I take an AR™ Quiz? If your school uses Accelerated Reader Enterprise, you can now take any AR™ quiz assigned to your digital resources in MackinVIA. Your MackinVIA administrator must enable this feature first before you can start taking AR quizzes. Once AR Quizzes have been…