Thursday, July 20, 2017

Have You Upgraded To The NEW Destiny 15.0? Find Out What You Are In For With The New Updates !

This afternoon I watched the Follett webinar about everything new in Destiny 15.0 with Don Rokusek and Bruce Hamilton from Follett School Solutions.  

After spending time with Don yesterday in the Follett office and learning even more about these amazing updates, I couldn't wait to watch this and polish up my Destiny skills even more.  
There are lots of new updates with Destiny Discover in this new update.  

One of my favorite is the new Collections!  

This will enable us to curate collections of resources; create more collaborative opportunities between the teacher and teacher librarians; find what others have created to use as our own; and so much more including...
being able to share these rich, beautiful Collections of resources with your district and publicly too.

You can watch this video to find out more about Collections and read my post here

A couple things you will need to remember....

The new Collections functionality requires Destiny Discover and Destiny 15.0.   You will want to make sure you have updated your Destiny. 

As you kick off the new school, make sure you start to introduce Destiny Discover to students and teachers as the primary Destiny catalog search interface. 

This is very important as it has the amazing updated features that you will want to make sure they are familiar with and use too. 
You will love all of the new features and feel of Destiny Discover.  

The Collections ribbon will be super helpful to our students and teachers as it will direct them to all of those wonderful Collections we will be creating and using. 
One more thing I know you will love!  

In August, there is an update coming which will bring student reviews to Destiny Discover.  

These will support video reviews and book trailers that students submit.  This means that a digital book trailer using a digital tool like Buncee can be added to the book review within Destiny Discover too. 

I can't tell you how long I have wanted a tool like this.  Awesome update, Follett!  This is going to make such a difference and impact on our students and school community. 
Even if you were not able to attend the webinar today, you can get to it within Follett Community at this link.  
And you won't want to miss....Collections By Destiny with Jason See on July 27 too!  You can register for that one here

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