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RISOCKS

How do students and teachers log in?

Please note:  if students are using a shared device, they NEED TO LOG OUT !  SORA cookies will keep you in your account (on the same device) until you log out.

  • OverDrive offers multiple ways to authenticate users:
    • Google G Suite Integration
    • LDAP, SAML v2.0
    • Follett Destiny
    • CLEVER and other digital learning platforms or learning management systems, such as CANVAS
    • Manage your own user names and passwords through the OverDrive hosted portal.
  • The current goal for both the library catalog and RISOCKS is to allow for single sign on as part of the district or school’s Digital Learning Platform or Learning Management System.
  • Follett is now indicating that any titles that a library has purchased, or any titles in RISOCKS will be updated in each library’s catalog, including both adding new titles and removing titles that are no longer in either the library’s collection, or in RISOCKS. However, we are not recommending adding MARC records to your catalogs for the following reasons.
    • The MARC records for Juvenile, Young Adult, & General Adult all come in. You cannot add just the records for a specific level
    • Patrons will see all titles but only will only be able to open those for their level.
  • If you still want the MARC records for your site, please click on the orange "Request Help" button on the right hand side of the screen to initiate the necessary setup in your site.

 

Each library can provide multiple points of access:

  • Follett Destiny site - Follett is now indicating that any titles that a library has purchased, or any titles in RISOCKS, can be updated daily, automtically in each library’s catalog using settings in Site Configuration in the Back Office, including both adding new titles and removing titles that are no longer in either the library’s collection, or in RISOCKS.
  • Add a link to the Destiny Discover home page to send students to RISOCKS.  RILINK has placed three buttons that you could use for the link. The url for the link is https://soraapp.com/library/rissdcri  or https://soraapp.com/library/RISOCKSYou can find them, along with button images for other links, here.

  • Work with your local technology staff to add a link to CLEVER or other digital learning platforms or learning management systems that your district or school uses, such as CANVAS

  • Use the logos and URL above to add a link to your LibGuides or other library pages on the web.  You can find the logos in the Image Manager under the Shared Library tab in RILINK Schools in the RISOCKS folder or in the Shared Folder on the help@rilink.org Google Drive.
  • Tell your students and teachers how find and use SORA apps.