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NMS Library Media Center, Schoology & Technology Services

NMS Library Media Center

Online Resources

A wide variety of services are available to students and staff through Novi Middle School's Library Media Center. In addition to the many titles available, the library media center has an extensive eBook and research database collection. Students check out books, conduct research and produce multimedia projects in the library. Access to many resources to help parents and students continue their learning are linked through the school's Library Media Center page.


We also know how important it is to get books in the hands of our students in order to help them grow as readers. Both in-person and virtual students are able to place holds on books from home. Once the library media center receives a hold request, the requested book will be reserved. When the book becomes available, the requesting student will receive an email and message to pick up the book either in the library for in-person students or via our curbside service for virtual students.


Curbside Service for Virtual Students

All students may place holds on books, as well as return books in our curbside return bin.

Virtual students will place a hold through Destiny Discover and pick up their books via Curbside Service.


Curbside Hours:

Our curbside library service is available 24 hours a day, Monday - Thursday, and Fridays until 2:00 pm for virtual students. Requested books will remain in the curbside library throughout the week, but will be removed Friday by 2:00 p.m.


Our curbside book return is available for use by both virtual and in-person students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Our curbside library and book return are both located outside the main office doors (Wixom Road side). If you have questions or special requests, please email Mrs. Wesner at kimberly.wesner@novik12.org.



Placing Library Books on Hold

  1. Go to the NMS Media Center Page or Library’s Schoology Page and choose Destiny Discover
  2. Log into Destiny Discover using your student email address and password
  3. Search for your book by either typing the title or author
  4. Click on the title
  5. Click Hold
  • Hybrid Students: When the book becomes available, an email will be sent to you asking you to stop by the library to pick up your book

  • Virtual Students: When the book becomes available, an email will be sent to you letting you know to stop by the school and pick up your book from the pick-up bin outside the main entrance


To Renew Your Book

  1. Sign in to your Destiny Discover account
  2. Go to the Main Menu tab at the top left side of the page (this looks like several lines together)
  3. Choose the Checkouts options
  4. Click the Renew button found beneath each book you would like renewed


Downloading eBooks & Audiobooks

  1. Go to the NMS Media Center Page or Library’s Schoology Page and choose Destiny Discover
  2. Log into Destiny Discover using your student email address and password
  3. Check out material online


Accessing NMS eBooks & Audiobooks

  1. Download the Destiny Read App
  2. Choose Location & Enter Novi Middle School
  3. Login using your student email address and password
  4. Books checked out from Destiny Discover will appear
  5. Materials will automatically be returned in two weeks


Downloading and Returning eBooks & Audiobooks

  1. Go to the three bars in the top left hand corner
  2. Choose to Return or Download All Audiobooks or eBooks


NMS Library's Schoology Page

Students, please remember to join the NMS Library's Schoology Page for important middle school information and weekly updates. Please see your classroom teacher or Mrs. Wesner for the Schoology code.


If you have any questions about any of our library services, please reach out to kimberly.wesner@novik12.org

Schoology

Novi Community Schools uses Schoology as a Learning Management System (LMS). Each teacher has a Schoology page to which their students have been added. As a parent or guardian of a student, you can have parent access to a student's Schoology account. This will allow you to check in on your students progress in courses and see their grades.


To access your child’s Schoology classes, please follow the directions below. You will need a Parent Access Code, which has been specifically assigned for your child. Your child’s A20 teacher will give you the 12-digit code and that one code will work for all classes. If your child is a new student, it takes approximately 24 hours to get your information into the system.


It is important to connect to Schoology to receive important updates from your child and teacher in their Schoology courses.

  • Your child may complete course work within Schoology.
  • Teachers will also send you messages, reminders, or important information.
  • Schoology is private. You'll only see posts created by your child or their teacher

Parent Schoology Instructions

Register to view your child's Schoology pages:

  1. Go to www.schoology.com
  2. Click Sign Up at the top of the page and select Parent
  3. Enter your Parent Access Code. This Is a 12-digit code in an xxxx-xxxx-xxxx format that you receive from one of your child’s teachers
  4. Fill out the form with your information
  5. Click Register to complete


You can add additional children to your account by clicking your name, located at the top right of your Schoology account. Then select the Add Child button to enter the Parent Access Code for your other child/children. Please note if you have registered for Schoology in a previous school year, you can simply log in to view your child's courses this year. If you have a child new to Schoology, you will need to add them.


Watch this video on how to navigate Schoology.


Receive email notifications on your child's progress:

  1. Log into your Schoology Account at www.schoology.com
  2. Click your name displayed on the top right
  3. Select your child's account from the dropdown menu
  4. Once in your child's account, click their name displayed on the top right
  5. Select Settings from the dropdown menu
  6. Click the Notifications tab
  7. Choose either Email Summary and/or Overdue Submissions
  8. Be sure to scroll to the bottom and click Save Changes


Email Summary: Receive a weekly or daily email report of your child’s activity, including grades


Overdue Submissions: Receive an email when an item’s due date has passed without a submission from your child

NMS Parent Schoology Overview

Student Schoology Directions

Student Directions:

  1. Go to novi.schoology.com

  2. Login using your email as your username and your email’s password as your password

  3. Click Courses at the top of the page

  4. All courses in which you are enrolled will appear

  5. Click into each course to view its content

  6. To Join a Course (eg: Counseling, Media Center, Co-Teacher, Clubs)

  • Go to Courses

  • Click My Courses

  • Click Join Course

    • Add course code given to you by the teacher

Parent & Student Instructions to Access Schoology on an iOS or Android Device:

Activate your account for the first time from a computer then:


Parents:

  1. Download the Schoology app from the App Store, Google Play Store, or Amazon Store
  2. Open the Schoology app on your smartphone or tablet
  3. Select Continue to log in through Schoology.com
  4. Type in your email and password
  5. Press Log In
  6. Approve Schoology’s permissions
  7. On an iOS device, choose to either Don't Allow or Allow Notifications
  8. Press the Menu bars in the top left
  9. Select Account Settings (iOS device) / Account Info (Android device)
  10. On an Android device, choose to toggle notifications on or off
  11. Press the Notifications tab
  12. Decide which types of Notifications you would like turned On or Off
  13. Go into your Notification Settings on your phone and allow Schoology Notifications


Students:

  1. Download the Schoology app from the App Store, Google Play Store, or Amazon Store
  2. Open the Schoology app on your smartphone or tablet
  3. Select Log in through your School
  4. Type in Novi Middle School
  5. Log in with your School Email and Password
  6. Approve Schoology’s permissions
  7. On an iOS device, choose to either Don't Allow or Allow Notifications
  8. Press the Menu bars in the top left
  9. Select Account Settings (iOS device) / Account Info (Android device)
  10. On an Android device, choose to toggle notifications on or off
  11. Press the Notifications tab
  12. Decide which types of Notifications you would like turned On or Off
  13. Go into your Notification Settings on your phone and allow Schoology Notifications


Notes:

  • Any graphics, images, or buttons embedded into Schoology will not appear for users on the Schoology app. To see these graphics, images, or buttons you need to log into Schoology using a computer.
  • Some steps may vary depending on the type of device you are using: iOS, Android, or Amazon.


Additional Schoology Support

Technology Assistance

Student Emails


Email Structure: NOVLastnameFirstInital##@stu.novik12.org

  1. Replace ## with the last two digits of Student ID Number.

  2. If there is a duplicate student name, use the last three digits of your Student ID number.


Passwords:

New student temporary password:

  1. First initial of first name as Capital

  2. First initial of the last name as a lowercase letter

  3. Last four digits of your student ID

  4. Hashtag

  5. Last two digits of your graduation year

  6. Example for my name (Kimberly Wesner) > Kw1234#26


Temporary passwords must be changed in order to access Destiny Discover (the NMS Library's Card Catalog). Please direction #2 below.


Already have an account?

  1. NMS students should try logging into their G Suite account by logging into Google Chrome or Google.com and enter their username and password. If you have forgotten your password, please stop by the library media center to have it reset.

  2. If you remember your password and would like to change it, go to https://password.oakland.k12.mi.us/.

  3. Virtual students may call the library media center at 248-449-1603 during school hours to have their password reset or complete the Novi Request to Reset Student Password Google Form.


Decide on a new password using the following tips:

  • Cannot contain your first or last name

  • Cannot be the same as your previous 10 passwords

  • Must be at least 9 characters long

  • Must contain a number

  • Must contain an UPPERCASE letter


Technology Help Guides

A technology help sheet created by Oakland Schools regarding district technology (how to log into the device, accessing Schoology, Zoom, etc.) can be found here. If you are finding your District issued Chromebook is running slow, please watch this video for three tips to help speed up a Chromebook.


And as a friendly reminder, now that the District is a 1:1 (one device for every student) and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) learning environment, students are expected to bring a fully-charged NCSD issued device or a fully-charged BYOD device to school each day (along with a charger).


Technology Support Through Oakland Schools

NCSD families needing technical support should start by contacting the Oakland Schools Service Desk.

Ways to enter a service ticket:

  • Log in to the Service Desk system to create a service desk request. Select the area that best describes the help you need. Enter the information specified on the form. NOTE: The fields on the form vary, based on the type of request selected. Include attachments with information that may be helpful for the request. Click “Create”
  • Start a Chat Session by accessing the Service Desk Request page. Once at the page, a link to start a chat will appear in the lower right corner of the screen from 7 a.m to 6 p.m. on weekdays.
  • If a service ticket or chat session didn't solve the issue, call the Service Desk at 248-209-2060 to speak to a representative.

For more information regarding our district technology, please click here.