FAQs: Destiny Administrators

How do I force a sync from Follett Destiny Discover?

If any of your account data is incorrect, or if you need to add new accounts, you may need to force a sync to Biblionasium without waiting for automatic sync to run.

First, visit your Destiny Back Office and add the new accounts and/or address any errors present. Then log back into Biblionasium and go to your Screenshot 2018-12-27 13.48.05.png. Click the checkbox next to “Schedule the next sync to run immediately.”

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Don’t forget to scroll down and click Screenshot 2018-10-10 15.13.21.png to save the change.

Then go back into Destiny, go to Back Office > Site Configuration > Site Info and click Screenshot 2018-10-10 15.17.34.png.

How do I move students to new groups at the beginning of the school year?

There are three ways to move students between groups as a Destiny administrator. If you manage your groups through Destiny, simply update the listings in your Destiny Back Office and sync over the new groups.

If managing groups through Biblionasium:

  1. You can use the “All Students” feature.
  2. You can distribute group codes so your students can join their own groups.

For Destiny Administrators: How to Manage Your Groups Through Biblionasium

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6 Ways to use your Destiny Catalog and Library Collection with Biblionasium by Shannon Miller (video)

Use your School Library’s Destiny Software and Catalog with Biblionasium to increase circulation, engage students, and collaborate with classroom teachers. Narrated by Shannon Miller.

Build a Community of Readers & Writers with Biblionasium by teacher/librarian Mary Marston (video)

Destiny/Biblionasium Case Study – Building a Community of Readers with Destiny and Biblionasium by Jennifer Lewis

 

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What kind of readers do we want our students to be?  Some colleagues and I were discussing this at our state library organization’s conference in June of 2016.  We all agreed that we want our students to be motived, social readers.  We want our kids to love reading and to share their reading lives with each other.  We want our teachers to be a part of this also.  We want to build a community of readers.

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