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Upload a file


1. Introduction

This guide is for staff who want to upload files to a module or course group in MyBeckett.

How many files do you need to upload?

Before you start uploading files to your module, it's important to consider how many files you need to upload. 

  • One file: If it's just one file, you can upload the file using the steps in this guide.
  • More than one related file: If it's more than one file and the files are related in some way, you should create an item and attach the files to the item instead. If you've already uploaded the file/s to the module, you can attach them by finding them in the Content Collection.
  • More than one unrelated file: If it's more than one and the files are not related, you should use Blackboard Drive to upload multiple files in one go. This is because the web interface for MyBeckett only allows you to upload one file at a time.
  • HTML files with linked content: If you are planning to upload HTML files with linked content (e.g. images or CSS files), we recommend that you upload these files to the Content Collection and organise them using folders. This will make it easier for you to manage permission settings for the linked files.

2. Upload a file from your computer

Before uploading files to MyBeckett: Please ensure that the file name is descriptive of the content e.g. Week 3 lecture - project planning.pptx. This is important for students using screen-reading software, to help them identify the correct file to download.

a. Click the name of the content area in which you want to upload a file, e.g. Week 1 - Topic 1.

b. Click Build Content.

Build content

c. Click File.

File

d. Type the Name of the file so that it's easy for students to identify. 

For example, 'Week 3 lecture slides - Project planning'.

Name

e. Click Browse My Computer.

Browse computer

f. Find the file you want to upload and click Open.

g. Set the file to Open in New Window by clicking Yes.

Open in a new window

h. Select Yes for Permit Users to View this Content if you want students to see it immediately.

Permit users

i. Set Track Number of Views to Yes.

Track views

j. Select Date and Time restrictions if necessary.

Date and time

k. Click Submit.


3. Add a file from the Content Collection

Before uploading files to MyBeckett: Please ensure that the file names are descriptive of the content e.g. Week 3 lecture - project planning.pptx. This is important for students using screen-reading software, to help them identify the correct file to download.

a. Click the name of the content area in which you want to upload a file, e.g. Week 1 - Topic 1.

b. Click Build Content.

Build content

c. Click File.

File

d. Type the Name of the file so that it's easy for students to identify. 

For example, 'Week 3 lecture slides - Project planning'.

Name

e. Click Browse Content Collection. You can browse through your folders, upload more files directly to the content collection and search content for files or folders.

f. Select a file using the tick box in the Type column to the left of the icon, then click Submit.

g. Set the file to Open in New Window by clicking Yes.

Open in a new window

h. Select Yes for Permit Users to View this Content if you want students to see it immediately.

Permit users

i. Set Track Number of Views to Yes.

Track views

j. Select Date and Time restrictions if necessary.

Date and time

k. Click Submit.



4. Upload a file to multiple modules / course groups

a. Click the Tools tab.

Tools tab

b. Locate the Module/Course Group Manager & Communicator tool.

c. Click Post Content.

Post Content

d. Select the modules where you want to add content. Note, the process is the same for course groups, but these are labelled 'organizations' within this tool.

e. Type a name and description for the content item.

f. Select the file from a location on your computer.

g. Decide where you would like to create the item within each module.

  • Use the Post To Location drop-down list if you want to create the item within the same content area in each module (e.g. Welcome, or Week 1 - Topic 1). 
    Post content to location

  • Tick the Post to specific locations checkbox if you would like to create the item within different content areas in each module (e.g. Welcome, Week 1 - Topic 1, Week 2 - Topic 1 etc). You can then select the locations in the panel on the right.
    Post to specific locations

h. Click Submit.



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