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About Managing MackinVIA

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To access the MackinVIA management pages, first log into Mackin.com and select My MackinVIA from the main menu, or log into your MackinVIA Administrator account directly (https://www.mackinvia.com/Admin) with your Mackin.com email address and password.

Click Settings > General (make sure you select the correct VIA if there is more than one account). This section allows you to do several things: activate and deactivate MackinVIA, enable or disable the ratings feature, change your MackinVIA login and password, add or remove search filters, rename your MackinVIA or school name, set a default number of digital resources that will appear in MackinVIA or in the Admin Display, add a MackinVIA widget to your website, enter an RPID if your school uses Accelerated Reader Enterprise, and choose the default MackinVIA home page.

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The Circulation page helps you manage circulation tasks.

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Selecting Resources allows you to activate or deactivate existing digital resources within MackinVIA and edit and add/delete new titles.

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Reports > Subscriptions helps you manage your subscriptions.

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Groups are collections of resources teachers can gather for students to access. In the Classroom > Groups section, you can create and deactivate Groups, manage titles for different Groups, rename Groups, as well as Add Group Instructions.

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The Users > Backpacks section allows you to manage the Backpacks™ feature.

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Settings > Checkouts/Requests allows you to activate and deactivate the Checkouts feature as well as the Requests feature, set a checkout limit, hold period and loan period. Finally, the Settings > Categories section allows you to manage the Categories feature.

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The Users > Permissions feature can be set to allow any staff member in your building to create Groups.

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 The Reports > Usage tab allows you to track how many views each digital resource receives.

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 The Promotions tab allows you to try digital products free of cost for a limited time.

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