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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.

MARC Records

At this time, RILINK does not recommend adding MARC records to your catalogs for the following reasons.

  • If Follett authentication is used to access Sora, these are the specific concerns.
    •  The MARC records for Juvenile, Young Adult, & General Adult will all come in. You cannot add just the records for a specific level when using the automated download
    • Follett has indicated that any titles that a library has purchased, or any titles in RISOCKS can 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. This only applies to libraries using Follett to authenticate. If you use any other method, you will need to manage the changes manually. 
    • Patrons will see all titles but only will only be able to open those for their level.
    • Librarians could opt to block this automated download and create a file with the specific records from OverDrive Marketplace to download.
  • Please note: Libraries using Google or Clever authentication may create a file to download the specific MARC records from OverDrive Marketplace and add them to the catalog. They will have to remove manually any titles no longer available.
  • Patrons accessing a title from the Destiny catalog are currently sent to the OverDrive Classic Interface. Once they log in, they will have the option to access the Sora app. 
    • The process requires two more sign-ins.
    • To use Sora the student will have to click through 9 times.

Each library can provide multiple points of access:

  • 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 Google Drive.
  • Tell your students and teachers how to find and use Sora apps.