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Different Views for Staff / Students


1. Introduction

What are the different views for staff and students? 

The University's Portal and Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), known as MyBeckett is the central platform for teaching and learning for both staff and students.  Here you will have access to a range of systems, services, module teaching materials and online assessments and feedback tools.

The layout is set out with tabs across the top and within each tab the content has been designed for a particular group of users (students) in a user friendly way developed with student and staff feedback.


2. Types of user views 

This guide will give an overview to the different views and will be detailed for each one, highlighting what and where information is displayed. 

Types of student roles:

  • Student
  • Distance Learning
  • Degree Apprenticeship / Degree Apprenticeship - JD Wetherspoon
  • Franchise partners
  • Carnegie Leaders in Learning
  • International Study Centre
  • Research
  • Alumni

All Staff have the same settings, here is a description of each tab:

Staff Home: Systems Availability updates, training guides, list of your School / groups, and academic calendar. 

Modules: Your Modules list that you are instructing on, as well as information about academic regulations, academic integrity and a link to PebblePad.

Timetables: News, exams, academic calendars, staff bus.

Library: Access to resources, the Library website and academic skills development.

IT: Access to your email, Microsoft Office 365/Google, eduroam (WiFi), University PC Availability, Media Loans Bookings, IT Service Desk, Print-Top-Up, MyBeckett Help, Print from your own Device, SPSS 26 Software For Personal Use .

Support: Links to help and advice from a range of services.

Opportunities: This tab contains a wide range of opportunities available to students.

SU: News, articles and events from the Students' Union, as well as information about societies, and more.

Files: Web files, OneDrive, GoogleDrive.

Tools: Links to request cross-listed Module/Course Group, self-enrol onto a course group, Communication Tools: post/email Modules/Course groups, Campus Communicator Service for cross-schools information announcements and Room Bookings.

Training: Bookings onto staff development, inductions on using MyBeckett/Turnitin, tutorials, online training plus Featured Training Video. 


3. About My Becket Portal Role Views

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Course: This tab pulls together Course / School information and communications in one place.

Portal View_Student layout_Course Tab

Modules: Contains the 'My Modules' list and 'PebblePad', plus mitigation, academic integrity, results, service availability for all learning systems and scheduled downtime.

Portal View_Student layout_Modules Tab

Timetables: Links to timetables, timetable news, academic calendars and exam timetables.

Portal View_Student layout_Timetable Tab

Library: Access to resources, the Library website, help, academic skills development and more.

Support: Links to help and advice from a range of services.

Portal View_Student layout_Support Tab

Opportunities: A wide range of opportunities available to students, from employability services to volunteering, and more.

Portal View_Student layout_Opportunities Tab

Student Union (SU): News, articles and events from the Students' Union, as well as information about societies, and more.

Files: Access to web files and cloud storage.

Portal View_Student layout_Files Tab

IT: Access to student IT help, email, software such as Microsoft Office, PC availability, eduroam (Wi-Fi), printing and more.

My Account: This tab provides links for updating personal information, printing a Council Tax discount letter, University accommodation and more.

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The alumni portal view provides access to the same tabs as the student portal view, with the addition of the Alumni tab when students are leaving the University.  

The Alumni tab provides information about staying in touch with the University, updating personal information, creating a PebblePad alumni account, Google Takeout, alumni services, careers and employability support, My Hub and postgraduate skills.

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Portal View_Student layout_Degree Apprenticeships Tab

Course: Links to Course Handbook, Microsoft OneDrive, Student Email Service, Leeds Beckett Phone book, Web Files, Google Drive and University and Course Announcements.

Modules: List of Modules, PebblePad, Academic Integrity and regulations and InPlace.

Library: Access to resources, the Library website and academic skills development.

Support: Links to help and advice from a range of services.

Opportunities: A wide range of opportunities available to students.

SU: News, articles and events from the Students' Union, as well as information about societies, and more.

IT: Access to email and Microsoft Office 365 etc.

My Account: This tab provides links to the Welcome and Registration system, to update personal information, and use the password manager.

Plus Icon Degree Apprenticeship

The standard degree apprenticeship portal view provides access to the following tabs:

Course: Links to Course Handbook, Microsoft OneDrive, Student Email Service, Leeds Beckett Phone book, Web Files, Google Drive and University and Course Announcements.

Modules: Access My Modules list as well as information about academic regulations, academic integrity and a link to PebblePad.

Library: Access to resources, the Library website and academic skills development, IT support and more.

Support: Links to help and advice from a range of services.

Opportunities: A wide range of opportunities available to students.

SU: News, articles and events from the Students' Union, as well as information about societies, and more.

IT: Access to email and Microsoft Office 365 etc.

My Account: This tab provides links to the Welcome and Registration system, to update personal information, and use the password manager.

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Distance learning students have access to a customised portal view, providing access to the following tabs:

Welcome: Quick links to information and course groups.

Modules: My Modules list as well as information about academic regulations, service availability for learning systems, and results online.

Library: Access to resources, the Library website, the offsite service, academic skills development and more.

Support: Links to help and advice from a range of services.

Opportunities: A wide range of opportunities available to students, from employability services to volunteering, and more.

Files: Links to your cloud storage.

IT: Access to student IT help, email, software such as Microsoft Office, Google Takeout, and more.

My Account: This tab provides links for updating personal information, and more.

Plus Icon Franchise

There are a number of different portal views for franchise partners. These portal views provide access to the following tabs:

  • Home
  • Library
  • My Account
  • Help

Please note, the content displayed in these tabs will vary depending on the franchise partner.

Plus Icon International Study Centre

International Study Centre students have access to a customised portal view:

Leeds ISC: Links to the LISC Online Admin Office, important contacts, links to course groups and useful study skills.

Modules: My Modules list as well as information about academic regulations, and service availability for learning systems.

Library: Access to the Library website, help, student meeting rooms, and library account details.

Support: Links to help and advice from a range of services.

Opportunities: A wide range of opportunities available to students, from employability services to volunteering, and more.

SU: News, articles and events from the Students' Union, as well as information about societies, and more.

Files: Access to web files and cloud storage.

IT: Access to email, PC availability, eduroam, printing and more.

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The research portal view is available to research students. It provides access to the same tabs as the student portal view, with the addition of the Research tab, and exception of the Timetable and SU tabs.

The Research tab contains links to research and PhD support, information about academic integrity and checking your prospective thesis/journal with Turnitin, and more.


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