RICAT was updated to Destiny 15.5 on February 17. Some of the newest features include
Webinar overview, updates to Universal Search start at 4.25, and run for a total of 6 minutes.
Note: The ability to determine patron library checkout history is a district setting that applies to all sites.
The available settings are:
|Allow fines to be paid/waived at any site (These are current settings.) This setting means that you can pay or waive a fine for any of your students, even though it was incurred at another school.|
|Retain patron library checkout history:|
Note: Our current setting is forever, since you lose patron statistics when patron history is not stored.
Email Hold Notices: This report now lets you choose which email address(es) hold notices are sent to. Choose the option Distributed [Via email] to see the address options.
|Select & sort by||
|Display title for library materials|
See our [Beyond Help!] guide page on Emailing Overdue Notices for additional information on sending email notices.
Everything is now called , no more Universal Search, FollettShelf, Brytewave. Destiny Classic interface has updated graphics, colors, and images, but functionally, everything remains the same and is still exactly where you expect it to be, except for eBook setup, which you will still find under Search Setup in the left-hand column of the Catalog tab, BUT then click on under the green bar.
When a student or staff member searches Google in the Chrome browser, resources from Destiny will be displayed alongside the normal results. You’ll be able to direct students right to your resources to promote usage.
will allow your users that are already logged into Google, your district portal, or your learning management system to seamlessly navigate into Destiny without another login. This will require using Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and other SSO standards, and will simplify access for users, reduce account administration burdens, and improve security.
Access open educational resources (OER): Follett is partnering with the U.S. through their #GoOpen initiative to support access to Learning Registry open education resources (OER). You’ll be able to access resources from the Learning Registry within Destiny, ensuring broader usage among educators and students. Rhode Island is a #GoOpen state. This initiative is just in its beginning stages.
Follett is the exclusive partner of , a fun and secure online reading community designed specifically for students ages 6-13. Biblionasium is now fully integrated in to Destiny, meaning students are just a single sign-on away from accessing the platform’s great features that promote healthy reading habits while generating actionable data for educators.
Much of Biblionasium's functionality is similar to My Quest, and it will be interesting to see which districts are using this platform to encourage reading. There is no cost to use Biblionasium, but there is an annual cost to integrate this service with Destiny.
Annual subscription costs to integrate Biblionasium with Destiny are listed below. Integration with Biblionasium can be implemented starting in January 2017.
Destiny will now support OneRoster™ from IMS Global Learning Consortium, which allows you to pull in student and class schedule data into Destiny.