Friday, May 29, 2020

A Handy New Way For Students To Search Digital Only In Destiny!

Our school is out for the summer, as many schools are, as others are continuing to learn remotely at homes with their families and teachers online and in other wonderful ways. 

One thing I have been thinking a lot about is how to organize our Destiny Discover to direct our readers to the eResources we have in our collection at Van Meter.  
Last week, I wrote about how we can now make the homepage a place to personalize this experience for our community by adding messages, news, pictures, special Collections by Destiny, highlighted events and so much more.  

You can read the post about how I did this here

I am excited to share that as of this week, we can also direct our community to only search online resources, and not the physical collection.

I was very thankful for this choice, because as our students are at home searching for things to read and use for research and projects, it can be confusing, and often times disappointing for them, to see the physical books too.  And families can feel that way too.

Let me show you how easy it is to make this an option in your Destiny Discover.
You will need to login to your Destiny Discover and go to Admin over in the navigation bar on the left hand side.
 Under Display Options, you will click on Digital Only and it will bring up this screen....
...where you will check the box next to Show a Digital Tab instead of the Book Tab and click Save. 
Now when students and families click on Search Options, 
and click on Format, 
 only eBook and Audiobook/Recorded Sound are options.
As well as when they type a search into the search box, 
the only tabs that are available are Digital, Collections and Websites.  They will not be able to search the physical books anymore with the Digital Only feature selected.  

Again, this is such a helpful option during remote learning and also throughout the summer as our readers finds things to read and listen to throughout these months too. 

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