This bulletin is provided by CEnet to inform and support member dioceses.
In this edition, a new 'always available' collection in the CEnet ACEN ebook library, details of a new Catholic Learning Online Event recording and information on the recent CEnet Access Management Service briefing.
We hope you find the information of interest and we welcome your feedback and suggestions.
Readers using the CEnet ACEN Overdrive ebook library now have access to popular titles that are available anytime with no waiting.
Responding to requests from teachers and students, the ACEN consortium has recently purchased a collection of quality simultaneous use ebook and audiobook titles for use by readers in the SORA ebook platform.
Simultaneous use titles mean that readers can rely on these titles to be available anytime with no holds required. For teachers, they can utilise books in this collection to integrate into teaching and reading programs and activities, knowing that the books are always available. For students, they can enjoy reading from this collection of books immediately with no waiting.
This new collection in the ACEN SORA consortium is aptly called 'Always Available' and there are over 100 quality titles, including many great Australian titles, picture books and information texts.
The 'Always Available' collection has already had over 1500 loans from diocesan students and staff in its first week of availability.
At the request of the CEnet eLearning Working Group, a briefing was recently provided on the CEnet Okta service and how it may be used to support learning and teaching.
Okta is the access management service provided by CEnet. While the service 'works in the background' to provide a single sign-on experience, it also provides a customisable launch page for every user, displaying applications available to them in their role as a student, teacher or staff member.