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Step by step guides for staff

What is MyBeckett?

MyBeckett is our University Portal and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) 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.

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 and webinars via People Development. Online training modules and our new Eventbrite page webinars on top topics.

Our guide to what's new and what's changed in MyBeckett provides an overview of recent updates workarounds, troubleshooting and recent newsletters. 

The list below contains all relevant links to our staff guides and all the functions in MyBeckett at Leeds Beckett University. 

*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

    Plus Icon Create basic content (including student preview)
    Plus Icon Embedding other content

    1. Embed Microsoft 365 tools Sways & MS Forms
    2. Add a SCORM content package

    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 Groups, 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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