about the digital learning service

Page last updated:
20 Feb 2024

The Digital Learning Service can help you with the following systems and their associated mobile apps.

MyBeckett is the University Portal and Virtual learning Environment (VLE)

  • Module design, tools and management
  • Student engagement in modules and course groups
  • Assessment and feedback

Turnitin an online submission, text matching and feedback tool

  • Assignment creation
  • Marking and feedback

PebblePad - a personal learning space supporting learning development

  • ePortfolios
  • ATLAS (Active Teaching, Learning and Assessment)

The team is available Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00 except bank and University holidays, the contact details are as follows:

MS Teams (Internal): Digital Learning

External telephone: 0113 8125410 

Email: DigitalLearning@LeedsBeckett.ac.uk.

MyBeckett and Digital Learning staff training events are available to book via Eventbrite.

Topics range from getting started with MyBeckett (the University's virtual learning environment and portal) to the use of integrated assessment tools such as Turnitin and PebblePad.

We also offer bespoke sessions for groups of colleagues, where following an initial discussion to scope out your requirements we would design and deliver an appropriate session to your nominated delegates. If you are interested in a bespoke session, please get in touch.

If you're unable to attend our scheduled training events, you can self-enrol on self-guided training modules via All Staff Community in MyBeckett.

How-to guides are also available on MyBeckett via the All Staff Community under 'Guides and Training' and on the Teaching and Learning Resources website.

Our Advisors will usually be the first point of contact for staff members contacting the Digital Learning Service. They are also involved in delivering staff training events, project work, system maintenance / enhancement, and the creation of how-to guides.

  • AJ Mackenzie - Digital Learning Support Manager
  • Donna Easton - Digital Learning Advisor
  • Danielle Millea - Digital Learning Advisor
  • Helen Steel - Digital Learning Advisor
  • Suzanne Halkyard - Senior Digital Learning Advisor
  • Alex Pritchard - Senior Digital Learning Advisor
  • Claire Ryan - Senior Digital Learning Advisor

Our Learning Technologists work on projects and staff training / development to support the effective use of MyBeckett and digital tools in learning and teaching.

  • Mandy Barrow (Learning Technologist)
  • Tony Bilny (Learning Technologist)
  • Bob Croft (Learning Technologist)
  • Jack Gilbert (Learning Technologist)
  • Malcolm Hawkins (Learning Technologist)
  • Jon Maber (Learning Technologist)

The Digital Learning Service is managed by Rianne MacArthur and is part of Technologies for Learning within Library and Student Services. We work closely with the Centre for Learning and Teaching (CLT), Educational Enhancement Unit (EEU) and IT Services (ITS).

We offer Schools / Course Teams a consultation involving collaborative academic and technical discussion, tailored training workshops, supporting School five year plan objectives. We also work on projects that aim to support the University's strategic plan and education strategy, particularly enhancing the student experience / satisfaction and building a community of great people.