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MyBeckett

Step by step guides for staff

What is MyBeckett?

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 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.

The list below contain all relevant links to our staff guides to MyBeckett at Leeds Beckett University. 

    Basics, navigation and content creation

    Plus Icon Plan and prepare (including non-credit module and cross-list requests)
    Plus Icon Create basic content (including student preview)
    Plus Icon Add or Embed Panopto / YouTube / Video / Microsoft Tools (Sway/Forms)

    1. Embed a Panopto Replay lecture recording
    2. Embed a YouTube video
    3. Embed Microsoft 365 tools Sways & MS Forms
    4. Add a SCORM content package
    5. Create a Task List

    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, Wikis, MS Teams, Collaborate Ultra

    Module management and student engagement

    Plus Icon Module appearance
    1. Customise style and theme (including adding a banner and changing the module home page)
    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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