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MyBeckett support

MyBeckett support


Introduction

This page provides a collection of MyBeckett resources for staff, designed to support you in managing your modules and students. Tips in this section relate to module access, organisation and analytics.

Our complete list of MyBeckett guides is also available on this site.


Module access and orientation

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Students are automatically enrolled on credit modules based on data feeds from a system called Banner. Please do not attempt to enrol students on credit modules yourself. Instead, you can ask a course administrator to check a student's record in Banner and ask them to amend any details accordingly.

You can check when a student last accessed your module using MyBeckett's performance dashboard tool. The performance dashboard is a report of user activity within your module. It contains quick information such as the number of content items a student has clicked on. 

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As well as being able to access modules, it is important that students are able to navigate the virtual learning environment and locate content. 

Student guides (including a MyBeckett induction video) are available on the Library website, along with the Library's contact details if students need further support.


Establish communication channels

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You can send announcements and emails from individual MyBeckett modules and course groups, or use the Module and Course Group Communicator tool to send a message to multiple modules or course groups at the same time.

Announcements are notifications that appear within your module, in the Blackboard App, on the Course tab (for students), and also in emails to students if you choose this option.

MyBeckett’s email tool allows you to create and send an email from within a module or course group. The benefit of this is that you can quickly select recipients based on enrolments. E.g. All Student Users, All Instructor Users, Specific Sub-groups, Specific Users.

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You may decide to add a contact list containing appropriate ways that students can get in touch with you.

Discussion boards can provide an online space in which students can engage in written conversations. For example, you could set up an introductory forum where students can get to know others in their community.


Organise students using sub-groups

You can use MyBeckett's sub-groups tool to support students collaboration on projects, assignments or other types of group work.

Random enrol sub-groups allow MyBeckett to allocate students to groups for you.

Manual enrol sub-groups allow you to allocate students to groups. You might want to match these groups to pre-defined seminar groups. This can be useful for marking.

Self-enrol sub-groups allow students to choose from a list of sub-groups. This can be a useful way of creating sign up sheets for activities.


Monitor progress

The retention centre is an instructor only tool that enables you to monitor missed deadlines, student marks and activity within your module. 

You can use the retention centre to identify and communicate with students who may be struggling, and help them take immediate action for improvement.

The module reports tool enables you to access more information about specific student activity within your module, such as how often students are using different tools. You can download reports in different formats.

Eesysoft is a data-gathering and reporting system that allows you to gain information about how students and staff are using MyBeckett.


Manage extracurricular content

What is the difference between modules and course groups?

Modules and course groups are both available to staff and students within MyBeckett.

Modules provide an online space for academic content and assessment. Whereas course groups are ideal for managing extracurricular content, with the flexibility of reaching an entire course, or specific levels of a course. Both modules and course groups provide the same functionality. Our guide provides some ideas for getting started with course groups.


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Page last updated: 17/07/2020

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