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Step by step guides for staff

What is MyBeckett?

MyBeckett is our University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and Portal powered by Blackboard. It allows staff and students to access a range of systems, services, module teaching materials, online assessments and feedback tools. 

It's customised by the Digital Learning Service, based on student and staff feedback. Students and staff see relevant, personalised content when they log in. Distance Learning and some Franchise Partner students have their own personalised portal view.

Support, training and guides

Our team offer staff support and advice using the systems, our contact details are available on each guide and on our About us page (Tip: bookmark it). Our staff customised guides show you easy, recommended ways to harness MyBeckett functionality for the benefit of your students.

Staff can book on to training webinars and self-directed learning modules:

The list below contains all relevant links to our staff guides and all the functions in MyBeckett at Leeds Beckett University, if you cannot find what you are looking for, please get in touch. 

Please signpost your students for support, advice and guidance in using MyBeckett and any IT related issues to the Library and Student IT Advice team.  

Basics, navigation and content creation

Improving accessibility with Ally and other tools

Plus Icon Accessibility standards and requirements
Previous guidelines for ‘accessible design’ are now enshrined in law, with the provider organisation responsible for meeting them. Click this link for JISC's practical guide to the legislation and the standards behind them. The link will open in a new window.  
Plus Icon Improving accessibility with Blackboard Ally

Communication and collaboration

Plus Icon Communication tools: Announcements, Emails, Course Communities, Mobile Apps
Plus Icon Collaboration tools: Blogs, Discussion Boards, Journals, Sub-Groups, Online Meetings

Module management and student engagement

Plus Icon Module appearance

1. Customise style and theme (including adding a banner and changing the module home page)
2. Blackboard app (information on what a student will be able to view using the app)

Plus Icon Content collection
Plus Icon Manage access to specific content (adaptive release)

1. Adaptive Release (allow specific students to view content)
2. Instructor-only content

Plus Icon Student engagement (learning analytics)

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

Online assessment and feedback

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