Technical Requirements

This guide outlines the technical requirements for Leeds Beckett distance learning courses.

Your learning content is designed to be delivered online, with streaming presentations with audio and online activities. There may be some materials that you can download and access offline, but you should be prepared to study fully online.

MyBeckett is the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where you access and study your course materials. We have provided a summary of technical recommendations below, but you can find further information on the supplier’s website.

Your learning content consists of media-rich webpages, audiovisual content and files to download. We would normally recommend a minimum internet speed of 5Mbps or more for a reasonable user experience.

You can check your internet speed using PC Pitstop. Select the London option to see how quickly you are connected to our servers in the UK.

Your learning content is accessible through mobile devices but is not designed specifically for mobile learning.

The Library provide information about the MyBeckett mobile app that you can use to view your MyBeckett module content.

Leeds Beckett University works hard to ensure that, as far as possible, it is accessible to a wide a range of students. Nevertheless, we recognise that some students will require individual adjustments made to enable them to access our assessment, learning and teaching provision.

The University has a Disability, Dyslexia and Assessment Centre team where students can disclose their disability/impairment in confidence and discuss their reasonable adjustments with experienced Advisers who will then coordinate the arrangements for the adjustments to be made and provide advice and guidance to both students and academic colleagues on the requirements.

Learn more about support available from the Disability Service.

Our Digital Learning team have a website which has lots of resources for technical support. See their guidance on Essential Browsers, Software and Plugins for more information.

You can also email the team at library@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

Technical requirements

Hardware Minimum Recommended
Operating system Windows 10

Mac OS 10.13
Windows 10

Mac OS 10.13
Processor Dual core CPU or higher Quad core CPU or higher
Memory 4 GB of RAM or higher 8 GB of RAM or higher
Monitor resolution 1024 x 768 or higher 1920 x 1080 or higher
Free Hard disk space 30 GB or higher of free space 100 GB or higher of free space
Internet Connection Broadband connection of 5 Mbps or higher Broadband connection of 10 Mbps or higher
Browser and version Chrome v63 or higher

Edge v42 or higher

Firefox v57 or higher

Safari v6 or higher
Chrome v63 or higher

Edge v42 or higher

Firefox v57 or higher

Safari v6 or higher
Plugins Adobe Acrobat Reader

JavaScript (often enabled in browser by default)

Java 7 and Java 8
Adobe Acrobat Reader

JavaScript (often enabled in browser by default)

Java 7 and Java 8