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MyBeckett

Step by step guides for staff

What is MyBeckett?

This page contains links to staff guides to MyBeckett. Student guides are available on the Library website.

MyBeckett is our University Portal and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). It allows staff and students to access a range of systems, services, module teaching materials, online assessments and feedback tools. It's heavily customised by the Learning Systems Team, based on student and staff feedback. Our guide to what's new and what's changed in MyBeckett provides an overview of recent updates.

Students and staff see relevant, personalised content when they log in. Distance Learning students have their own Portal view, as do some Franchise Partner students. 

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MyBeckett

Step by step guides

Basics, navigation and content creation

Online training is available for MyBeckett - Basics, navigation and content creation.

A. Get started with MyBeckett
1. Get training
2. Essential browsers, software and plug-ins
3. Web browser compatibility
4. Accessibility
5. What's new in MyBeckett?
6. MyBeckett portal views
7. MyBeckett troubleshooting

B. Plan and prepare
1. Planning next year's module
2. Student Administrator guide
3. Franchise modules start-up guide
4. Pre-induction advice
5. MyBeckett induction information
6. Student Preview

C. Staff enrolment
1. Self enrol on a module
2. Self enrol on a course / level based group
3. Enrol more instructors on a module

D. Navigation and organisation
1. Customise your Modules list
2. Module availability
3. Module navigation menu
4. Organise module content
5. Learning Modules - structured learning

E. Create basic content
1. Design accessible content
2. Add an online reading list
3. Request digitised readings
4. Create a content area
5. Create a content folder
6. Upload a file
7. Create an item
8. Edit content
9. Content Editor
10. Create a web link
11. Create a tool link

F. Copy content
1. Copy from one module to another
2. Copy from one course group to another
3. Copy individual content items

G. Add video / slides / other content
1. Add YouTube videos
2. Add video from Leeds Beckett Media Player
3. Embed slides
4. Embed forms
5. Add Panopto Replay lecture recordings
6. Add a SCORM content package


Communication and collaboration

Online training is available for MyBeckett - Communication and collaboration.

A. Communication

1. Send an Announcement / Email
2. Add module Contacts
3. Course Groups
4. Mobile Apps

B. Collaboration
1. Create a Blog
2. Create a Discussion Board
3. Create a Journal
4. Create Sub-groups
5. Create a Wiki

Module management and student engagement

Online training is available for MyBeckett - Module management and student engagement.

A. Module management

1. Adaptive Release (allow specific students to view content)
2. Back-up module content
3. Content Collection (manage module files)
4. Manage HTML content permissions
5. Date Management
6. Request a crosslisted Module / Course Group
7. Request a Non-Credit Module (NCM)
8. Bulk download module content

B. Blackboard Drive
1. Install Blackboard Drive
2. Upload, edit and update multiple files

C. Student engagement
1. Eesysoft Module reports
2. Retention Centre (check students' engagement)
3. Review the status of content items
4. Module Reports
5. Performance Dashboard

D. Module appearance
1. Add a banner (header) image
2. Customise style and theme
3. Change the module entry point

Online assessment and feedback

Online assessment and feedback mapping diagram

A. Set up a Blackboard assignment
1. Create an assignment
2. Create an anonymous assignment 
3. Create and attach a rubric
4. Set up delegated marking
5. Hide marks from students (settings checklist)
6. Manage video submissions
7. Divide submissions into sub-groups
8. Self and peer assessment

B. Marks and feedback
1. Open an assignment submission
2. Get started with New Box View
3. Mark assignments in New Box View
4. Leave assignment feedback for students
5. Release feedback to students
6. Bulk download assignment submissions
7. iPad app: Mark and leave feedback on the go

C. Grade Centre
1. Find your way around Grade Centre
2. Change the order of Grade Centre columns
3. Apply a filter to Grade Centre
4. Grade Centre smart views
5. Mark and leave feedback in Grade Centre
6. Show / hide Grade Centre columns
7. Upload marks from a spreadsheet
8. Download student marks in bulk
9. Create a weighted total column in Grade Centre
10. Create and manage achievements
11. Clear a Blackboard assignment attempt


D. Tests and surveys
1. Online exam / test guidance
2. Create a test
3. Create a mobile compatible test
4. Create a test pool (bank of questions)
5. Create a test based on a question set
6. Create a survey
7. Test / survey question types
8. Calculated formula questions
9. Test access log
10. Run question analysis on a test
11. Edit and reuse a test
12. Edit test / survey questions offline (and upload them to modules)



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