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Favorites and Book Bundles

All myON users can use the Favorites & Book Bundles feature to create their own lists of books.

Favorites are books that you want to come back to or find easily. Bundles are books that you are grouping for a specific purpose, such as creating a list of books you want to read. Faculty and Administrators may also add the books in a bundle to a project or share the books with students. Books can be in your favorites without being in bundles, and they can be in bundles without being in your favorites.

To learn more, read the instructions below and watch the video at the end of this topic.

Favorites

Adding Books to Your Favorites

Wherever students, Faculty, or Building or District Administrators view books, whether you are viewing recommended books, browsing, or searching for books, you can add books to your favorites.

Students can select add to Favorites after they select a book cover. In the list view, they select add to Favorites to the right of the book information.

select Add

select Add to Favorites from List view

Faculty and Administrators select Add to Favorites below the book, regardless of whether they are using the grid view or list view of books.

select Add to Favorites from the grid view

select Add to Favorites from the list view

For all users, if you select a book to open the book information window, select add to Favorites button to add the book to your favorites.

Add to Favorites button in the book information window

You can also add a book to your favorites as you read. Look for the favorites button Add to Favorites to the right of the zoom and full window buttons. After you select the favorites button, you'll see hearts move upward; then, the button will show a check mark Added to Favorites instead of +.

select the Add to Favorites button in the book reader controls

Bundles - Adding a Book Directly to a Bundle from the Library (Faculty and Administrators Only)

If you want to add a book directly to a bundle, select the Share drop-down list and select Add to Bundle (Suggest). In the window that opens, you can enter a new bundle name, or you can use the drop-down list to select a bundle that you've already created; then, select Add to Bundle. This adds the book to the bundle, but not your favorites; to add the book to your favorites, follow the steps above.

select Share, then Add to Bundle

Add to Bundle window

Viewing the Books in Your Favorites and Bundles

To see the books you've added to your favorites and bundles, select Library, then Favorites & Bundles.

When Favorites is selected on the left, you'll see the books that you've added to your favorites. If you want to see the books in a specific bundle you've created, select the bundle on the left. Note: Books can be in favorites without being in a bundle, and they can be in a bundle without being in your favorites.

As you view Favorites and Bundles, you can do the following:

  • In the group you've chosen to view, search for books with specific words in the title using the Filter books field.
  • search in the Filter books field

  • Use the options at the top of the page to choose whether to see just book covers and titles or a list with more information.
  • select the book cover or grid view

    select the list view

  • Choose how you want to sort the books: by title, date added to the favorites or the bundle, ATOS book level, Lexile® level, Guided Reading level, grade level, audio length/time, page count, or word count.
  • sort options

    If you sort by something other than title, you may see that information for the books (for students, the information is only shown in the List view). In the example below, a Faculty user has sorted the books in Favorites by page count, so the page count for each book is shown above the grade level.

    books sorted by page count

Working with Bundles

Bundles are groups of books that you want to use for the same purpose, such as books you want to read, books for a project, or books that you want to share with students.

The bundles that you have created are on the left side of the page; select a bundle to see the books that are in it.

Adding a New Bundle

If you want to add a new bundle, select plus sign on the left. Then, in the window that opens, enter the name of the new bundle and select Save.

select the plus sign to add a bundle

create a new book bundle window

Adding Books to a Bundle from Favorites or Another Bundle

Books can be in more than one bundle (or in both Favorites and a bundle).

If you want to add a book to a bundle, and the book is already in Favorites or another bundle, follow the steps below. The book will be added to the new bundle, but it will not be removed from its current location (Favorites or the original bundle).

  1. On the left side of the page, select Favorites or the name of the bundle that the book is currently in.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Drag the books to the desired bundle on the left side of the page. In the example below, the book Ballet Dancing is in Favorites, and it is being added to the bundle named "Dance."
    • drag a book to the bundle name

    • Faculty and Administrators can also select the Edit menu for a book; then, select Add to Bundle. In the window that opens, use the drop-down list to choose the bundle that you want to add the book to; then, select OK.
    • select Edit, then Add to Bundle

      Add to Bundle window

    • To add multiple books to a bundle without removing them from their current location, make sure you're using the List view. Then, check the books that you want to add to the bundle; to select all the books, check the box next to the buttons above the list. Select Add to Bundle above the list. In the Add to Book Bundle window, use the drop-down list to choose the bundle that you want to add the books to; then, select OK.

You can also move a book from one bundle to another (or from Favorites to a bundle); follow the steps below. The book will be removed from its current location (Favorites or the original bundle).

  1. On the left side of the page, select Favorites or the bundle name that the book is currently in.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Select Edit; then, select Move to Bundle in the menu that opens.
    • select Edit, then Move to Bundle

    • Select the List view. Then, check the books that you want to move; to select all the books, check the box next to the buttons above the list. Select Move to Bundle.
  3. In the Move to Book Bundle window, use the drop-down list to choose the bundle that you want to move the book(s) to. Then, select OK. The book(s) will be removed from the current location. When you select the bundle that you've moved the book(s) to, you will see the book(s) in the list.
  4. Move to Book Bundle window

Removing Books from Favorites or from a Bundle

To remove books from Favorites or from a bundle without adding them to another bundle, follow these steps:

  1. On the left side of the page, select Favorites or the name of the bundle that the book is currently in.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • In the grid view, students select the book cover, then select book in favorites icon. The book will immediately be removed from the location.
    • hover over the book, then select Remove

    • Faculty and Administrators select Edit; then, they select Remove in the menu that opens. The book will immediately be removed from the location.
    • select Edit, then Remove

    • If you want to remove more than one book, select the List view. Then, check the books that you want to remove; to select all the books, check the box next to the buttons above the list. Select Remove from Favorites or Remove from Bundle. A message will ask you to confirm that you want to remove the books; to continue, select Remove.

Copying Books from a Bundle to a Project (Faculty and Administrators)

Whether you view Favorites or a specific bundle, Faculty, Building Administrators, or District Administrators can copy all the books that are shown to a project. Make your selection on the left; then select Copy to Project.

select Copy to Project

If you want to add the books to a project you've already created, select the drop-down list and choose the project that you want to add the books to; then, select Add to Project.

select a project

If you want to add books to a new project, leave "Create a new Project" selected in the drop-down list; then, enter the name for the project. Select Add to Project.

enter the new project name and select Add to Project

Whether you add books to an existing project or to a new one, you can change your selections later by editing the project.

Sharing a Bundle with Students (Faculty and Administrators)

Faculty and Building Administrators can share a bundle that they have created with their students. When a Building Administrator shares a bundle, all students in the school will see it. When a Faculty user shares a bundle, the students assigned to that teacher's roster will see the bundle on their main myON page.

To share a bundle, view the books in the bundle. Then, select Share Settings. (Note: This is available for bundles, but not your favorites.)

select Share Settings

In the window that opens, choose the Share until option. The default date is 1 year in the future; if you want sharing to stop on a different date, enter the date (or select the field and choose a date from the calendar that opens). The date that you enter or select must be within the school year and can't be more than 1 year in the future. Select Save.

select the date that you want to share the bundle until

Shared bundles have a "thumbs up" icon in the list of bundles.

example of a shared bundle with the thumbs up icon

When you select a shared bundle, a message will show you the date the bundle has been shared until.

example of the shared until message

Once you have shared a bundle, students will see the books toward the bottom of their main page - the page they see first when they log in to myON. Your name will appear after the bundle name. Your students will see the bundle until the date that you selected.

example of a shared bundle in the students view

If you decide to stop sharing a bundle, select the bundle name again in Favorites and Bundles. Select Share Settings; then, select Don't Share in the window that opens.

Sharing Book Links (Faculty and Administrators)

To share a link to a book in your Favorites or bundles with another user on your myON site, select Edit below the book; then, select Copy Book Link in the menu that opens. For more about sharing book links, see How to Share a Direct Link to a myON Book.

select Edit, then Copy Book Link

Renaming Bundles

You can also rename or delete the bundles that you have created.

To rename a bundle, first select the bundle on the left. Select the pencil icon next to the bundle name. Then, enter a new name in the window and select Save.

select the pencil icon

rename book bundle window

Deleting Bundles

To delete a bundle, first select the bundle on the left. Then, select Delete. In the message that opens, select Delete again to confirm that you want to delete the bundle.

select Delete

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