ViSTA is a digital asset management and display system designed for education. The system enables instructors to search a database of digital assets, select the ones they want and save them in sortable virtual slide trays. They can then use those trays for in-class presentations as well as allowing registered students to view them at will from any internet-connected computer. Students register for courses in the ViSTA system through a special code issued by the instructor. Once registered, their ViSTA homepage automatically displays the courses they are registered for and the associated trays for that particular course. Students can also create and modify their own personal trays organized in any fashion they want. These trays can be used for reference, studying for an exam, or for presentation purposes. The ViSTA system helps administrators and faculty manage the digital collection, the courses, the trays, and the user accounts.