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Limits of Assignments

There are certain limits on Assignments. They are: Only one resource per assignment Assignment periods can be from 1-365 days Assignments can be scheduled up to 365 days in advance Assignments cannot extend beyond 366 days into the future You also cannot create an assignment that begins…

Quiet Periods

If all copies of a resource are assigned, the system imposes a “quiet period” before assignments become active that prohibits checkouts of the assigned copies. However, online views are permitted. If there are additional copies beyond the assigned quantity, no quiet period is imposed –…

Assign District or a Consortium Titles

Unless the purchasing entity prohibits assignments, resources that have been shared to your MackinVIA account can be assigned. However, keep in mind other accounts with access could be competing for the same resource.

Assigning a Multi-User Title vs a Single-User Title

There is a distinct difference in the manner in which a multi-user title and a single-user title is assigned. Single-user titles depend on copy availability. That is why the calendar is displayed on the page. Each date shows the copies available to make it easier to select a valid and suitable…

Missing Assignment Button

If the Assign It button next to any title is missing, it means the resource displayed isn’t eligible for assignments, and you should browse to the next item or page.

Resource Requirements for Assignment

In order for a Resource to be assigned, it Must be a Mackin-hosted title Subscription items must be current when the assignment begins Cannot be a 26-checkout title Must be deemed eligible by purchasing account. (For example, a consortium may not want materials they purchased to be assigned to…

Create an Assignment

Administrators and Group Managers can “assign” a title, thereby reserving the copies for a scheduled period of time outside the parameters of a normal MackinVIA checkout. To create an assignment, go to Classroom > Assignments in the main menu. Click the Create New Assignment button….

About Assignments

With the Assignments feature, Administrators and Group Managers can “assign” a title, thereby reserving the copies for a scheduled period of time outside the parameters of a normal MackinVIA checkout. Up until that assignment becomes active, the copies of that title can circulate as normal….