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Ratings

How do I rate a resource? You can rate any digital resources in your school’s MackinVIA collection. Choose from one star (low) to five stars (high). To rate a resource, log into your Backpack and select the resource. Click on the title, cover image, or More Info to access the Full Record…

Supported Platforms and Devices

What platforms and devices are supported? Online Browser Requirements for the 2020-2021 School Year: For the best online reading experience: Chrome: Latest version Edge: Latest version Firefox: Latest version Safari: Latest version Offline Device Compatibility for the 2020-2021 School Year: For…

Security

Is the MackinVIA™ Reader secure? Titles are protected by a state-of-the-art encryption/decryption process, and all users are authenticated. In addition, downloaded titles are limited to one device and cannot be shared.

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…

File Format

What file format does the MackinVIA™ Reader use? Mackin has developed a proprietary file format. We take eBook files from the publisher and put them through a process to convert them into the MackinVIA™ format.

ePub Format

Does the MackinVIA™ Reader support ePub? Only Mackin’s proprietary format is supported. Any file provided to us must first be converted. We are working to add functionality similar to ePub such as reflowable content, resizable text and customizable fonts.

Download Resources to a Different Device

I’d like to download a title to a different device. How do I do that? Mackin-hosted resources can only be downloaded to one device at a time. To download a title to a different device, open the MackinVIA app on your device and log into MackinVIA. Click/tap the Backpack icon and…

Download Resources to a Device

How do I download a title to my device? Mackin-hosted resources can be downloaded for offline access. To download a title to your device, open the MackinVIA app on your device and log into MackinVIA. Select the desired title and click/tap Checkout. The Download button will be available…

Download/Upgrade App

How do I get the MackinVIA™ app? The MackinVIA™ app is available on: Google Play Store Chrome Web Store iTunes Store Mac Store Microsoft Store Windows Download MackinVIA upgrades are released on a quarterly basis. For the best experience and to access new features, users should upgrade to new…

About MackinVIA Reader

What is the MackinVIA™ Reader? The MackinVIA Reader is a cross-platform application that allows you to access Mackin-hosted resources. The Reader provides an assortment of features that enhance your reading or listening experience. Mackin-hosted resources include: eBooks Digital Audiobooks…