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1. Introduction

When you upload a file to MyBeckett, it is stored in an area called the Content Collection. This guide provides information for staff about uploading, editing, updating and organising files in this area.

Important: If you are planning to upload HTML files with linked content (e.g. images or CSS files), we recommend that you organise these files using folders. This will make it easier for you to manage permission settings for the linked files.

2. Upload files to MyBeckett's Content Collection

If you have a lot of files to upload, or a few files to upload regularly, you can do this more easily using Blackboard Drive. If it's just one or two files:
a. In MyBeckett, click the Files tab
b. At the top left (just under the tabs) click Content Collection.
c. Find your preferred upload location (it's best to upload to Module Content) in the left navigation menu.
 Content collection window image 1
e. Hover your mouse over Upload and click Upload Files.
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f. In the top right corner of the screen you'll see two options, Single File and Multiple Files
Important: Multiple Files does not work with the newest versions of Chrome and Firefox. You should use Blackboard Drive to upload multiple files.

g. Click Single File.
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h. Click Choose File and find the file you want to upload.

i. Click Open.

j. Leave the option If selected, the system automatically overwrites the existing file with the same name unticked as this is a brand new file.

k. Select any of the other options relevant to your file. We recommend you don’t Enable Versioning and instead store version controls locally.

l. Click Submit.

3. Edit a file stored in the Content Collection

MyBeckett allows you to edit certain file types e.g. HTML, straight from your browser:

a. Find the file that you want to edit in the Content Collection.

b. Click the arrow to right of the file name.

c. If the file is an editable file type, there's an Edit in Blackboard option. Click it.

 Content collection Announcement attachments image 1

d. Make changes to the contents of the file.

e. Click Submit

 Content collection edit in blackboard image 1

4. Update a file stored in the Content Collection

To update a file stored in the Content Collection with a newer version of the file you've saved locally:

a. Locate the file in the Content Collection in MyBeckett.

b. Click the arrow to the right of the file Name, then click Overwrite File.

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c. Click Choose File, find the new version on your local drive and click Open

d. Click Submit.

5. Organise files in the Content Collection using folders

a. In the Module Management menu at the bottom left, click Content Collection.

b. Click the first link in the expanded list, for your module.

c. Click Create Folder.

d. Type a name for your new folder, then click Submit.

e. Click the name of the new folder.

f. To upload a new content item to the folder, click Upload, then Upload Files. At the top right, click Single File. You can then choose a file from your computer, select options for the file and click Submit.

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Page last updated: 06/11/2019

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