myLesley Overview

Modified on Thu, 09 May 2024 at 03:22 PM

TABLE OF CONTENTS


What is myLesley?

myLesley (Blackboard) is the university's learning management system and functions as your online classroom. You may use myLesley to attend or teach fully online courses or supplement face-to-face courses, access community resources, and more.


Before getting started, run the Blackboard Browser Checker to make sure that your system is compatible with myLesley/Blackboard. The Browser Checker will confirm that your operating system, browser, cookies, and pop-up blocker are compatible.


For additional requirements, please view the myLesley System Requirements.



Accessing myLesley

To access myLesley, go to https://my.lesley.edu.


To login, click the myLesley Login button. 

select myLesley login to log in


You will be redirected to a Sign In page (image below) where you will enter your Lesley credentials in the form of username@lesley.edu. You will then be prompted to enter your password to authenticate.

enter your lesley credentials

 

Please note that Safari DOES NOT work with the SSO application on the Mac. Please use Chrome or Firefox and follow these steps to clear your cache if you have any difficulty with SSO in Chrome or Firefox.


For more information on Single Sign-On at Lesley, see Single Sign-On (SSO) at Lesley University.



Navigating myLesley

After logging in, you will find yourself on the myLesley home page. You can navigate to other sections of myLesley by clicking on the links in the left-hand navigation menu.


myLesley Home

The myLesley Home page is the go-to resource for Lesley resources, useful links, and other important content. The content will vary slightly depending on your role at the university (student, faculty, staff).

click on myLesley Home to navigate to the home page



Profile

The Profile page allows you to upload a profile picture, add/edit your pronouns and name pronunciation, and edit your notification settings. Please note that you cannot edit or update your contact information on the Profile page - you must update this information in Self-Service.

click on your name in the navigation menu to access your profile



Activity Stream

The Activity Stream shows you what's new in all of your courses and allows you to easily navigate to your content. The Activity Stream includes notifications about past due assignments, upcoming events and due dates, and other announcements and activity. You may filter or select which activities appear on the Activity Stream. Watch the Activity Stream video tutorial for more information.




Courses

The Courses area will show all of the courses in which you are enrolled. Select a course to access course materials, participate in online discussions, submit assignments, etc.


At this time, there is not a way to reorder your courses. Instead, we suggest using the Favorite button (the star icon) to mark your current courses as favorites and move them to the top of the page. You may also use the Search feature to search for a specific course.


use the search feature at the top of the page to search for courses or use the favorite button next to a course to mark courses as favorite and move them to the top of the page


Having trouble seeing your course(s)? See Getting Access to myLesley courses for more information.



Organizations

Much like the Courses page, the Organizations page will show you all of the organizations (formerly called Communities) in which you are enrolled. Click on an Organization to view the materials.



Calendar

The Calendar tool can be used to keep track of your assignments and other useful information. Your instructors may add due dates for assignments and other useful information to the calendar. Watch the Use the Calendar video tutorial for more information.




Messages

Course messages are private and secure text-based communication that occurs within your course among course members. Unlike course emails, you must be logged in to a course to read and send course messages. Watch the Messages video tutorial for more information.




Grades

The Grades area shows all grading information across all of your courses. Grades are organized in alphabetical order by course name.


Faculty

Faculty will see a summary for each course, including which items are ready to be graded, and can begin grading from this page. Select an item's title to open it, choose a submission, and start grading. 

faculty: click grades to see what needs grading across all your courses



Students

Students will see a list of recently graded items, upcoming assignments, and overall grades for each course. Click on a course to view all graded items within that course. Students can also see newly posted grades in their Activity Stream.

faculty: click grades to check your grades for all courses



Assist

Blackboard Assist features campus resources for students. Two services can be featured at the top of the page with additional services listed below in alphabetical order. 

click on assist in the navigation menu to access Blackboard Assist



Tools

The Tools area allows you to access tools outside of a course (ex OneDrive, your Kaltura My Media, Brainfuse Online Tutoring, and more. You will only see tools that you have access to.

click on tools in the navigation menu to access available tools




Training and Support

myLesley training and support is available to all members of the Lesley community.


Online Resources

Do you have questions or need assistance with myLesley? Check out the myLesley Resources. These resources will guide you through using myLesley for teaching and learning.


Student Orientation Community

All faculty and students are enrolled in the myLesley Student Orientation organization. The goal of this self-paced course is to provide students with the skills that will help prepare them to be a successful Lesley student, including an overview of myLesley and strategies for becoming a successful online learner.


Attend eLIS Office Hours

Get Help with Blackboard, VoiceThread, Zoom, Kaltura, and more... eLIS staff are available to answer your questions. 


Create a Ticket

Do you have a question or need specific training? You may put in a support ticket on the Support Hub or by emailing elis@lesley.edu. When reaching out for support, please provide your Lesley username, your course, and describe the problem to the best of your ability. If possible, include a screenshot. This information will help the support staff resolve your issue as quickly as possible.


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