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For Educators: How to Add a Teacher to a Group

 
 

If you are an educator or librarian who would like to add additional teachers to groups in Biblionasium, please follow these instructions.

Please note: These instructions are for users of the free version of Biblionasium. If you are a Destiny administrator, please follow our instructions for Destiny administrators.

For Educators: How to Move Students Between Groups

PLEASE NOTE: These instructions are for non-Destiny integrated schools. 
Destiny integrated schools should refer to this article ONLY if they are already managing groups through Biblionasium. See For Destiny Administrators: How to Manage Your Groups Through Biblionasium for more information.

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We do not have books on the website for kids to read.  On Biblionasium, children can rate, review, and recommend books to their community. They can also log their reading and participate in reading challenges. However, due to copyright, students will need to obtain the books from other sources.  

Beyond school and public libraries, we recommend that you review the following sources to consider recommending to your students for reading books online:

Project Gutenberg – A library of over 60,000 free e-books in the public domain

Overdrive a resource where you can download e-books and audiobooks for free if you have a library card 

Unite for Literacyfree digital picture books for kids

 
 
 
 

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First, please check our initial sync and setup article and Destiny sync checklist to make sure your accounts and homerooms are configured correctly in Destiny.

We recommend contacting Follett Destiny technical support for assistance with the following issues:

  • Initial sync & setup questions
  • Logging in through Destiny
  • Help running a sync
  • Patron/access levels

You can also call one of Destiny’s dedicated support lines:

USA: 888.511.5114 + Option 2

International: 708.884.5100 + Option 2

Destiny will reach out to us if your problem is Biblionasium specific.

 
 
 
 

Destiny educators should manage groups through Destiny if:

  • Groups, homerooms, and teachers need to reflect exactly what is set up in the Destiny back end
  • Edits, adding, and removing data are done through Destiny and not Biblionasium

Destiny educators should manage groups through Biblionasium if you need to:

  • Add new group(s) that are not needed in Destiny (book clubs, special classes, etc.)
  • Add additional educators to any group
  • Move students between groups with ease (without needing to re-sync data)
  • Allow students to join a group using a unique group code
Please see our article For Destiny Administrators: How to Manage Your Groups Through Biblionasium for more information on managing your groups through Biblionasium.
 
 
 
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If you are a Destiny Administrator, please start with our Initial Sync & Setup article.

 

FAQs: Destiny Administrators

How do I force a sync from the Destiny Back Office?

 

If any of your account data is incorrect, or if you need to add new accounts, you will 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.

Can Biblionasium support help me with sync & setup issues?

 

We recommend contacting Follett Destiny technical support for assistance with the following issues:

  • Initial sync & setup questions
  • Logging in through Destiny
  • Help running a sync
  • Patron/access levels

You can also call one of Destiny’s dedicated support lines:

USA: 888.511.5114 + Option 2

International: 708.884.5100 + Option 2

Destiny will reach out to us if your problem is Biblionasium specific.

 

Sync Criteria for Destiny & Biblionasium

 

If you would like to try troubleshooting sync errors on your own, make sure these criteria are met before syncing accounts and homerooms between Destiny and Biblionasium:

  • “Use Biblionasium” is checked in Admin > Site Configuration > Site Info
  • You as the librarian are set as the supervisor
  • All homerooms are configured correctly under “Manage Homerooms”
    • Each homeroom needs to have a homeroom supervisor assigned
    • The supervisor must have an email address in their patron record
    • The homeroom supervisor must be assigned to their own homeroom under Edit Patron > Site Information
    • There must be at least one student in the homeroom for it to sync
  • All teachers (including homeroom teachers) and students are configured correctly under Manage Patrons > Edit
    • Teachers must have:
      • Username
      • Password
      • Email address
      • Barcode
      • Homeroom assignment
      • Patron Type (usually “Faculty”)
      • Access Level (usually “Teacher”)
    • Students must have:
      • Username
      • Password
      • Barcode
      • Homeroom assignment
      • Patron Type (usually “Student”)
      • Access Level (usually “Patron”)

After you have checked your settings, please use the instructions at the top of this page to force a sync from Destiny Discover to Biblionasium. If the issue persists, please contact Destiny Support.

 
 
 
 
 
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