The Student Quick Start Guide is designed to show you the most common tools used in your courses. For a complete list of tools and resources, please visit the IT/eLIS Support Site.

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Login and Find Your Course

To access myLesley, go to

To login, click the Sign in with third-party account button below the Login form. Then select Lesley Login

click the sign in with third-party account button and select Lesley Login

After logging in at, you will find yourself on the myLesley home page. You can navigate to other sections of myLesley by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page.

myLesley navigation tabs: myLesley home, my courses, my community, my library

Click on My Courses to navigate to your courses. Here you will see a list of all of the courses in which you are enrolled. Click on a course to enter it.

View myLesley Overview for more information.

Using the myLesley Text/Content Editor

The text/content editor is found throughout myLesley; you will use it to type up your online discussion posts and responses and write blog and journal entries. 

 screenshot of text/content editor with callouts to commonly used functions Click for more options

The Use the Content Editor tutorial video will walk you through how to format text, add tables, images, and links to your content.

Submit Assignments

Whether you are taking a course face-to-face or online, you may be asked to submit a paper using the myLesley Assignment tool. Rather than ask you to print a copy of your paper or email it, your instructor can collect your papers online, grade them, and return them to you with feedback. Assignments submitted in this manner are always private between you and your instructor. 

View the Assignments Overview Tutorial Video for a walkthrough of the tool.

Using the Discussion Board

Your instructor may use the Discussion Board to hold a class discussion about course content such as readings from the week or a debate around an issue. View the Use Discussions tutorial video for an introduction to the basics of navigating within this tool.

Online Meetings

There are three online meeting tools at Lesley and you may be asked to use one or more of these tools. The Online Meeting Skills and Tutorials page will walk you through the common tasks performed in online meetings and links to support articles for each tool.


The Joining a Zoom Meeting & Configuring Audio & Video video tutorial will walk you through joining a Zoom meeting and configuring your audio settings. If you are uncertain how to access your meeting, please reach out to your instructor.

Additional Zoom resources, video tutorials and training webinars may be found on the Zoom Support Site.

Collaborate Ultra

The Blackboard Collaborate Ultra video tutorial will walk you through the basics of using Collaborate Ultra.

See the Collaborate Ultra Getting Started Guide for Participants for more information on using Collaborate Ultra in your course.

Creating and Posting Video in myLesley (Kaltura Media)

Kaltura is a media sharing platform integrated into myLesley. It offers a secure environment for faculty and students to share media content privately or with others in the course. To add a video to your course, locate the place in your course where you wish to upload video (ex a Discussion, Blog/Journal, Assignment, etc.). 

The video example below will walk you through the basics of uploading a video into your course via the Mashup tool.

Commenting on VoiceThreads

One of the most common introductory VoiceThread activities is to create a comment on an existing VoiceThread. In this type of assignment, your instructor will post a VoiceThread and ask you to create a comment. You may create an audio, video, or text comment. 

View the How To Comment on a VoiceThread video tutorial to find out more about commenting features.

Working in Groups

Your instructor may create groups within your myLesley course. Groups usually consist of a smaller number of students, such as study groups or project groups. These course groups have their own area in the course to collaborate.

View the Work in Student Groups tutorial video for more information on working in groups and collaborating with your classmates.

Checking Your Grades and Viewing Feedback

The My Grades feature will show you all of your grades for completed and graded coursework to date and provide a link to download any graded work the instructor has returned to you.

View the Check Your Grades tutorial video for a complete walkthrough of checking your grades.