Sora Single Sign-on

Coxsackie-Athens∙ March 2020

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Your New Upgraded Sora (previously OverDrive) Experience

Recently, the Questar III School Library System worked in conjunction with the Coxsackie-Athens Technolgy Department to upgrade your OverDrive sign in experience.

Previously students and teachers were required to create and use login credentials in order to use OverDrive.

Now, all students and faculty have access to Google single sign-on with Sora using their school email accounts.

It is super easy for all ages!

What's the Difference?

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Overdrive & Sora

OverDrive is a digital library offering both ebooks and audiobooks for the students and teachers of the Questar III region, anytime, anywhere! Sora is the new user-friendly app that lets you access it through your laptop, phone or tablet.

The Sora app was designed around the modern student reading experience. It empowers students to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from their school, for both leisure and class-assigned reading.

Can I use my old OverDrive URL?

No, please use this link: or the Sora App.

Can I still use my old username & password to sign in?

No, old usernames and passwords have been deleted. Please sign in using your Google credentials.

How to sign in using Single Sign-on

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Choose Coxsackie-Athens from the dropdown menu.
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Step 3

Click the "Sign in using Coxsackie Athens" green button and sign in using your credentials.
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Step 4

You are in! Proceed as you normally would.
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Using the Sora App

If you would like to use Sora on a phone or tablet, please follow the directions below.
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Sora Educator Resources

OverDrive Listen for Sora

It allows users to borrow audiobooks and listen to them right in their browser – no downloads or software required.

Dyslexic Font

Standard typefaces are often difficult to read for students with dyslexia as the letters are hard to differentiate and words tend to jumble together. Dyslexic fonts provide greater contrast in letters which solves this problem.

OverDrive Read for Sora

Read instantly in any modern browser

Multilingual Interface

This dynamic translation tool allows your OverDrive-powered website to be viewed in nine languages, giving students the valuable opportunity to practice applying a new language in a real-life environment.

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Word to the wise

If your secondary students bemoan the Sora icon and think it "babyish", remind them that some of their favorite apps, like Snapchat and Waze, use very similar icons.

Sora Webinar Presentation

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Download graphics and videos to share on your school and library website, social media, emails, and more. Check out the Promoting OverDrive at Your School webcast for tips and tricks to reaching students on their socials.
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OverDrive Student Privacy Resources