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1. Introduction

This is a staff guide to uploading files to a MyBeckett module or course group.

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 PowerPoint'  (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 from the Module menu in which you want to upload a file ( e.g. Week 1 - Topic 1).

b. Click Build Content, then File.

c. Type the Name of the file so that it's easy for students to identify.  Then click Browse Local Files your computer (for Content Collection see steps below).

d. Change the settings from the default: open file(s) in new window = 'Open in New Window' to Yes.  


e. Set the Standard Options: Select Yes to 'Permit Users to View this Content', if you want students to see it immediately. 

f. Set Track Number of Views to Yes,  if you want to be able to view information about file usage.

g. Select Date and Time restrictions if necessary and Submit. Your file/s will be uploaded.

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.

c. Click Browse Content Collection.

You can browse through your folders, upload more files directly to the content collection and search content collection for files or folders previously:

Browse content collection

browse content collection search engine

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 coll

e. 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 called 'Courses' where you want to add content. Note, the process is the same for course groups these are labelled 'Organizations' within this tool.

Courses (Modules) and Organization (Course Groups)

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

f. Depending where your file is saved either choose Computer or OneDrive.  Locate it then click Choose file to upload.

Select file from

g. If prompted while accessing OneDrive, 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/OneDrive. Click to the left of the file that you want to select, then click Open

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). 
  • 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

i. Click Submit.

5. Add a content collection folder as a network location on your computer (WebDAV)

WebDAV allows you to add a content collection folder as a network location on your computer. This means you can quickly create, move, rename, edit or remove files. Our guide to setting up WebDAV provides more information about this, including full instructions for getting started.

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Page last updated: 12/03/2021

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