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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.

When the assignment becomes active, students can access the resource in their Backpacks for the entire assignment period regardless of the checkout period and checkout limit for that account.

The Assignment Feature allows Administrators and Group Managers to:

  • Ensure resources will be available to students for units, projects and special assignments.
  • Assign resources past the normal checkout limits.
  • Prohibit an item from being returned early.
  • Take advantage of classroom resources that need to be assigned to students based on unit participation or class enrollment.

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