Staff Training: K-12 Schools – Upcoming Webinars – OverDrive Resource Center

K-12 Schools Staff Training

Fit learning into your busy schedule with access to on-demand training modules, downloadable PDFs, upcoming webinars, and tools to educate your staff and end users any time of day or night.

Upcoming Webinars


DateSession
Monday,
August 16
3:00 pm Eastern Time

Getting Started with Sora

Learn how easy it is to get started with Sora, the student reading app!

We’ll show you how to browse and borrow ebooks and audiobooks, and tips for customizing the reading and listening experience in Sora. The webinar will also review where to find help and free, customizable Sora marketing resources.

This webinar is great for partners new to OverDrive and for anyone who would like a refresher on the student user experience.

  • Prefer to learn about Sora on your own time and at your own pace? Check out our short, sequential Sora how-to videos.
  • Interested in ideas for using Sora with your curriculum and your students? Download a Training Kit for educator resources that support students’ reading, learning, and discovery using Sora.
  • Looking for information on Marketplace, OverDrive’s online shopping and administrative portal? Learn how to browse and purchase content, curate collections, run reports, and more with our Marketplace How-To videos.

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Tuesday,
August 31
3:00 pm Eastern Time

Level Up with Sora for Your Classrooms and Curriculum

Do you ever wish your students engaged with books like they do with video games or social media? Or that you could make reading fun while meeting your students’ varied learning needs? Sora has all the tools to help you level up and make this a reality.

Join OverDrive’s K-12 experts as we share ways Sora can encourage book discovery and motivate students to read more. We’ll demonstrate Sora’s flexible reading tools and provide tips and resources to help your school community fully leverage digital content.

Live Q&A will be available. This session will be recorded for registrants who cannot attend live.

Audience: This webinar will benefit educators, decision makers, teachers, and librarians.

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Wednesday,
September 1
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Getting Started with OverDrive Marketplace

Join our Training team for an introductory session on OverDrive Marketplace, your hub for digital content. This live session will provide you an overview of shopping and purchasing in Marketplace, including how to:

  • Differentiate publisher lending models
  • Browse and search for content
  • Create and edit carts
  • Purchase titles
  • Access additional help and training resources

This session will benefit school or public library staff who are new to selecting and purchasing digital content for OverDrive, or for those who would like a refresher on Marketplace basics.

Note - The features covered in this webinar require the Shopping and/or Purchasing permissions in Marketplace. Reach out to your OverDrive Account Manager if you have questions regarding user permissions.

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Wednesday,
September 15
2:00 pm Eastern Time

Public Library CONNECT: Partnerships to Build Your Community

Don't miss this live webinar on Public Library CONNECT, a game-changing feature that helps kids read more and increases juvenile and young adult circulation. Public Library CONNECT enables students to borrow age-appropriate ebooks and audiobooks from their school and local public library’s digital collection. OverDrive experts will share how it works, how to sign up for free, and best practices for a successful sharing partnership.

Audience: School and public library staff who work with young readers, as well as managers and directors responsible for the success of their digital collection.

Unable to attend a session live? Everyone who registers will receive a follow-up email containing a recording of the session and a PDF copy of the presentation.

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