Welcome to our New Learning Commons Search Portal!

We are so excited to be launching our new learning commons management system, with a new searchable catalogue (Search Portal)!  We thank you for your patience these past few months as we transitioned over to our new site.

Our learning commons website has been updated with a new look, and we are happy to release most of the site to you now!  The K-9 index is completed and appears under Resources, as is the Subscriptions index, Unit Study Kit index, and Community and Events in the top menu.

Goals for 2018/19 include completing the Grad Index, with Special Education index to follow the following year.

Physical Resources and Kits 

Booking physical items will only happen on August 15th!  We will release a video for sharing the process at that time.

Quick and easy access to the Search Portal is via this image icon centre of the landing page.

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 Subscriptions!

Please note that all of our subscriptions may now be found within the Search Portal either through the Subscriptions list (this highlights what we have available), and the Subscriptions Icon (passwords for access) in the top browser.

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When you sign into the catalogue using your Encom passwords (HCOS) or Google passwords (Campus), you will be able to search all of the subscriptions that are available to your school.  Some of our subscriptions are also available through the authenticated search filter.  These include our research databases Explora and Gale Cengage.  This will allow your search to be current and reliable, as you enjoy the Refine Your Search on the left-hand side of the homepage.

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OverDrive audio and eBooks!

OverDrive is back up and running and you can access it via the OverDrive icon on the right-hand side of the Search Portal.  Simply sign in with your passwords and access the amazing digital resources at your fingertips 24/7!

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We look forward to hearing your thoughts on our new system, and feel free to let us know if there are areas you need further support.

Blessings and welcome!

Pippa Davies

Learning Commons Team

About the Author:

We are a team of librarians working at Heritage Christian Schools learning commons. HCS Schools consist of a Christian DL school, and a campus school in beautiful Kelowna, British Columbia.

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