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1. Introduction

This guide is for staff who want to upload files to a module or course group in MyBeckett.

How many files do you need to upload?

Before you start uploading files to your module, it's important to consider how many files you need to upload. 

  • One file: If it's just one file, you can upload the file using the steps in this guide.
  • More than one related file: If it's more than one file and the files are related in some way, you should create an item and attach the files to the item instead. If you've already uploaded the file/s to the module, you can attach them by finding them in the Content Collection.
  • More than one unrelated file: If it's more than one and the files are not related, you should use Blackboard Drive to upload multiple files in one go. This is because the web interface for MyBeckett only allows you to upload one file at a time.
  • HTML files with linked content: If you are planning to upload HTML files with linked content (e.g. images or CSS files), we recommend that you upload these files to the Content Collection and organise them using folders. This will make it easier for you to manage permission settings for the linked files.

2. Upload a file from your computer

Before uploading files to MyBeckett: Please ensure that the file name is descriptive of the content.  For example, Week 3 lecture - project planning. This is important for students using screen-reading software, to help them identify the correct file to download.

a. Click the name of the content area in which you want to upload a file, e.g. Week 1 - Topic 1.

b. Click Build Content, File

build content File

c. Type the Name of the file so that it's easy for students to identify. For example, 'Week 3 lecture slides - Project planning'.  Then click Browse My Computer.

d. Find the file you want to upload and click Open.

open file

e. Set the file to Open in New Window by clicking YesSelect Yes for Permit Users to View this Content if you want students to see it immediately.

open new win view track

f. Set Track Number of Views to Yes. Select Date and Time restrictions if necessary.

g. Click Submit.

3. Add a file from the Content Collection

Before uploading files to MyBeckett: also as per the above please ensure that the file names are descriptive of the content e.g. Week 3 lecture - project planning.pptx. This is important for students using screen-reading software, to help them identify the correct file to download.

a. Click the name of the content area in which you want to upload a file, e.g. Week 1 - Topic 1.

b. Click Build Content, File.

build content File

c. Click Browse Content Collection.You can browse through your folders, upload more files directly to the content collection and search content for files or folders.

browse content col search

d. Search for the file in the Search Content box or scroll through the pages as shown above. Select a file using the tick box in the Type column to the left of the icon, then click Submit.

file selected content colle. Add a name for the file and also set the file to Open in New Window by clicking Yes.

name and open new window

f. Select Yes for Permit Users to View this Content if you want students to see it immediately. Set Track Number of Views to Yes.permit and track

g. Select Date and Time restrictions if necessary as above and finally click Submit.

4. Upload a file to multiple modules / course groups

a. Click the Tools tab in MyBeckett.

b. Locate the Module/Course Group Manager & Communicator tool.

c. Click Post Content.

Post Content

d. Select the modules where you want to add content. Note, the process is the same for course groups, but these are labelled 'organizations' within this tool.

Modules / Course Groups

e. Type a name and description for the content item.

f. If the file is located on your computer, click Computer, then click Choose file to browse to select the file.

Select file from

g. If the file is located on OneDrive, click OneDrive. Click Upload File if you want to add a copy of the file to the module/course group, or click Link from Cloud if you want to hyperlink to the file. Then click Continue.

If prompted, pick your University account and Accept the requested permissions for the tool to access your OneDrive files. You can browse your existing content, or upload files from your computer. Click to the left of the file that you want to select, then click Open.

Select file from

OneDrive choices

Select files

h. Decide where you would like to create the item within each module.

  • Use the Post To Location drop-down list if you want to create the item within the same content area in each module (e.g. Welcome, or Week 1 - Topic 1). 
    Post content to location

  • Tick the Post to specific locations checkbox if you would like to create the item within different content areas in each module (e.g. Welcome, Week 1 - Topic 1, Week 2 - Topic 1 etc). You can then select the locations in the panel on the right.
    Post to specific locations

i. Click Submit.

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Page last updated: 06/11/2019

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