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View Backpack Activity

As a MackinVIA™ Administrator, you can view Backpack activity for your users. Backpack activity includes checkouts, online reads, assignments, requests, and favorites. Please Note: Mackin has the ability to disable access to Backpack activity upon request. Contact Digital Services at…

Permission Level Definitions

A Full Administrator can manage all the settings, titles, Groups, patrons and reports in the MackinVIA account. A Group Manager can only create Groups and manage the titles within those Groups.

Group Manager Instructions

Initially, Group Managers should log into their MackinVIA Administrator account (https://www.mackinvia.com/Admin) with their Mackin.com email address and password. If you assigned them a password, you’ll need to let them know. They should be advised to reset their password after initial…

Deleting Group Managers

You can remove a Group Manager from a Group. Alternately, you can also reassign the user’s Groups to a different Group Manager or set to All Group Managers to open it up to all users. If you need to remove a Group Manager from a Group, log into your MackinVIA Administrator…

Assigning Managers to Groups

If you are a Full Administrator you can create Groups and assign them to Group Managers. First, log into your MackinVIA Administrator account (https://www.mackinvia.com/Admin) with your Mackin.com email address and password. Choose Classroom > Groups (make sure you select the correct VIA if…

All Group Managers

A Group that is managed by All Group Managers means all Group Managers at your school can add or remove titles from that Group. Full Administrators can always manage titles within all Groups. Essentially, the management of this Group is shared by all users with MackinVIA permissions. If you are a…

Adding Multiple Group Managers

If you want to add all staff members as Group Managers but don’t want to manually create them, we recommend sending an email to your staff inviting them to register on Mackin.com. After they’ve taken that step, all you need to do is enter their email address and give them the appropriate…

Adding Group Managers

The Permissions feature allows you to assign certain privileges or permission types to your staff members, including the ability to create and manage Groups and Assignments. To add Group Managers, first log into your MackinVIA Administrator account (https://www.mackinvia.com/Admin) with your…

Edit Backpack Accounts

As a MackinVIA administrator, you can edit Backpack information for students. Individual students can also edit their own Backpacks. To edit Backpack information (including User ID, Password, First Name, and Email Address) once an account has been created, first log into your MackinVIA…

Deactivate Backpack Accounts

Individual Backpack accounts can be enabled or disabled by MackinVIA administrators. Likewise, the Backpacks feature itself is optional: MackinVIA administrators can choose to enable or disable this feature. NOTE: If the Backpacks feature is disabled, Checkouts, Requests,…