The Student Quick Start Guide is designed to show you the most common tools used in your courses.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Login and Find Your Course
- Using the myLesley Text/Content Editor
- Submit Assignments
- Using the Discussion Board
- Online Meetings
- Creating and Posting Video in myLesley (Kaltura Media)
- Commenting on VoiceThreads
- Working in Groups
- Checking Your Grades and Viewing Feedback
- Help and Support
Login and Find Your Course
To access myLesley, go to http://my.lesley.edu.
To login, click the myLesley Login button.
You will be redirected to a Sign In page (image below) where you will enter your Lesley credentials in the form of firstname.lastname@example.org. You will then be prompted to enter your password to authenticate.
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.
Review the System Requirements, for more information on the hardware and software requirements for myLesley and many other eLearning tools at Lesley.
After logging in, you will find yourself on the myLesley home page. You can navigate to other sections of myLesley by clicking on the tabs in the left-hand navigation menu.
Click on 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.
Check out the 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.
The Use the Content Editor support article will walk you through how to format text, add tables, images, and links to your content.
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.
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 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.
View Conducting an Online Meeting in Teams for more information.
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.
Review all the VoiceThread resources to learn how to create and share your own VoiceThread for class presentations.
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
Click on the Grades link in the left-hand navigation menu. This will bring you to the Grades Area. Here, you 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.
Help and Support
myLesley Student Orientation
All students are enrolled in the myLesley Student Orientation Community. This community features a self-paced orientation and tutorials to guide you through using myLesley and other tools.
Infobase (formerly Hoonuit) is a free service available to all Lesley students, faculty and staff, providing a robust library of eLearning content designed to meet the needs of college campuses, including supporting student success, driving retention, and building faculty preparedness. Infobase features resources on distance and blended learning, student success, instructional strategies, accessible instruction, software and technology tutorials, and much more. Access Infobase tutorials in the Tools area.
Student Office Hours
Bring your questions and join the eLIS staff for weekly myLesley student office hours Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00 PM ET.
Put in a Support Ticket
Email email@example.com to put in a support ticket.
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