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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…

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.

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

MackinVIA Administrators and Group Managers can “assign” a title, thereby reserving copies for a scheduled period of time outside the parameters of a normal checkout. To create an assignment, first log into your MackinVIA Administrator account (https://www.mackinvia.com/Admin) with your…

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….