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Students


Logging into the App

You will need to log in to My Beckett , the University’s Virtual Learning Environment, at least once before you can log in to this app.

Guidance on logging into MyBeckett is available in this FAQ.

When logging into the app please ensure that you are using your username and password to log in. Although your standard username is not normally shown on your Campus Card it is easy to work out. You just need to change the 1st number of your Student ID to a "c" e.g. 11234567 becomes c1234567 Your password is the one that you would have created in MyBeckett.

If you are a new student and still unable to log in, please try logging into MyBeckett first, as you may need to set a new password.

What's in the App?

Our free app works on phones and tablets and is available on both Android and iOS.

The app gives you:

  • Links to the various online learning platforms used as part of your learning.
  • Maps of our campuses and the city with the locations of university buildings and facilities, all our Halls of Residence and other useful places.

We'll be adding more functions over the academic year.

The app free and is available on both Android and iOS and works on phones and tablets (minimum specs below) and can be downloaded from the App Store and Google Play now.

Minimum Specs

The app requires the following minimum spec devices to operate fully:

  • iOS
    • OS version 8.0 and above
  • Android
    • OS version 4.3 and above
  • Windows
    • We do not support Windows Phones.
Student App Screenshot 1

Questions and Answers

Plus Icon How does the check-in system for lectures and tutorials work?

The app will synch with your timetable and so will know which room your are supposed to be in at which time. You will be prompted to check in to your class shortly before it starts. The system confirms a valid check in using location data and a one-time code provided by your lecturer.

Please note that during Semester 2, 2019/20, it will not be possible to check in using the App unless you are on one of the courses identified for the pilot.

Guidance notes for students on pilot courses.

Plus Icon Do I need to check out?
No.
Plus Icon I’m a Tier 4 student – do I need get my timetables signed each week?

All Tier 4 students must continue to collect paper timetables each week and get them signed in their classes. This is how the university collects and monitors data regarding Tier 4 student attendance.

Plus Icon Is the University checking up on me everywhere I go?

No. The app will only register you if you have an event on your timetable in that room at that time. If you are not timetabled for that period it will ignore you and no record will be kept. Don't worry - it won't monitor how long you have been in the library, the gym or the Students' Union bar!

Plus Icon What if I don't have a smart phone or forget to bring it to class?

If you don't have a smart phone or are unable to use the app, or if you forget to bring your phone to class or it is out of charge then don't worry. You should however see your lecturer immediately after the session finishes so that they can check you in manually. 

Plus Icon Why is the University monitoring attendance?

It's important that students get the best out of their course and their time at University. Regularly failing to attend classes is an early sign that you may be struggling with some issues that might be impacting your studies. These issues could be academic, financial or wellbeing but whatever the causes we want to be able to help you, so spotting things early will enable us to offer you any support you need to help you successfully continue with your studies.

This monitoring will not form part of any disciplinary process, however there is an attendance policy that all students are obliged to sign-up to as part of their enrolment.

Plus Icon Is the app available on Windows phones and tablets?

No. Unfortunately the app is only available on Android and iOS at this time. A web version is available that will give you access to the same content which can be viewed through your phone's browser.

Plus Icon I can't log in. What should I do?

If you have followed the steps outlined in the above section 'Logging into the App' and you are still having difficulty, then you may require a password reset.

Plus Icon Where can I find help? 
If you are still having problems with using the App. Please contact the Library & Student IT Advice team.

This page was last modified: 26/08/2020

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