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Group Tags

MackinVIA Administrators and Group Managers can make groups more discoverable to users by adding descriptive tags. Tags are keywords or phrases that help describe the resources contained within the group. For users, clicking on a tag will filter down the list of groups to include only those…

Assign Title

To skip to a subsection of this topic, choose from the links below. Assign District or a Consortium Titles Assigning a Multi-User Title vs a Single-User Title Assign District or a Consortium Titles Unless the purchasing entity prohibits assignments, resources that have been shared to your…

Create or Delete Groups

To skip to a subsection of this topic, choose from the links below. Create a Group Delete Groups Create a Group Delete Groups Once a Group has been created, it cannot be deleted. This is to preserve the accuracy of your usage statistics. However, you can remove a Group from the patron view by…

Read Assignments

To skip to a subsection of this topic, choose from the links below. Assignment Periods Canceling Assigned Resources Checkout Limits and Assignments Download Assigned Resources Offline Access to Assignments Removing Assignments and Student Experience Return or Renew Assignments Assignment Periods…

Join Assignments

To skip to a subsection of this topic, choose from the links below. Assignments and Checkouts/Holds/Requests Multiple Assignments for the Same Resource Assignments and Checkouts/Holds/Requests If students already have a resource checked out when an assignment begins for the same resource, The…

Edit or Delete Assignments

To skip to a subsection of this topic, choose from the links below. Changing Assignment Resources Cannot Delete Assignment Edit or Delete an Assignment Edit/Delete Permissions Editing Assignment Code Editing Inactive Assignments Editing Parameters Remove Student from Assignment Changing…

Monitor Assignment Members

After an assignment is created, you can monitor patrons as they join it. First, log into your MackinVIA Administrator account (https://www.mackinvia.com/Admin) with your Mackin.com email address and password. Go to Classroom > Assignments (make sure to select the correct VIA if you have…

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 –…

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.