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Third Party Partners

Library Automation Software TLC URL: Home Use: Optional – based on school/district; library catalog integration for user account management Description: MackinVIA and TLC’s LS2 PAC catalog can be connected through an API integration. This integration allows students and teachers to view real-time availability for MackinVIA resources and check out, place holds, and return titles directly…

Thin Common Cartridge Export

Thin Common Cartridge is a file format for loading resources into learning object repositories.  Administrators can export all active resources (except self-added), or they can choose a specific group of resources.  Go to Settings > Integrations. Click on Thin Common Cartridge. Select either “All Resources” in the drop-down Groups menu for all active resources in…

Configuring Infinite Campus Integration

MackinVIA can be integrated with Infinite Campus – Campus Learning, providing users with greater accessibility to your digital collection. This connection allows librarians and teachers to access their Backpack accounts within the learning management system (LMS) and add MackinVIA resources or groups to assignments.  Access LTI Data To set up the Campus Learning integration, you will…

Tag Report

In conjunction with the Tags feature, we developed a system where you can view a report of your library collection based on our set of tagged titles. To view the tag report, please update your collection for TitleMatch. Send us your MARC records or complete an online collection analysis. Please note: A collection analysis is recommended to view…

Tags

Mackin’s team of professional librarians and teachers have curated a collection of descriptive, curricular tags. These tags are available as a collection development tool and can be utilized in conjunction with the TitleMatch feature to show which titles in your collection have these curriculum elements. Please note: Our team is working diligently to tag resources…

Dashboard

The Dashboard feature provides Administrators with a snapshot of activity in their MackinVIA account(s). Statistics and graphs offer analytical insights regarding resources, usage, and more. Data points include: Current circulation Resource statistics Login statistics Reading statistics Category activity and collection distribution Extended circulation distribution Note and bookmark statistics Top resources and total views Please note: Circulation…

Class Set Add/Drop Period

An Add/Drop period was built into the Class Set feature to account for students who transfer classes. This period begins on the designated class set start date and lasts 14 days. Students who transfer in can redeem the class set code until the end of the period. Students who transfer out can be removed from…

About Class Sets

With the Class Sets feature, Administrators and Group Managers can purchase and allocate copies of short-term license eBooks for use within the classroom. This allows educators to effectively utilize digital resources needed for projects, novel sets, and reading groups. Only one student can access a copy of the Class Set eBook for the license term, and the…

Allocate Class Set Copies

MackinVIA Administrators and Group Managers can purchase and allocate copies of short-term license eBooks for use within the classroom. To allocate copies of a Class Set resource, first log into your MackinVIA Administrator account (https://www.mackinvia.com/Admin) with your Mackin.com email address and password. Go to Classroom > Class Sets (make sure to select the correct VIA if you have administrator rights…

Edit or Delete Class Set

Once a class set is created, it will fall into one of three statuses: Scheduled, Active, or Inactive. Scheduled class sets have not yet reached the start date. Administrators and Groups Managers can adjust the start date and number of copies as needed. Members can also be removed. Active class sets are in between the start and end…