Are there any recommended browsers, software or network connections for MyBeckett?

Google Chrome

We recommend you use Google Chrome as your primary web browser for MyBeckett. Chrome is a fast browser and please update Google Chrome to reduce the number and effect of compatibility issues. You can download Chrome through the Google Store.

To update your browser from the desktop:

  • Click the three dots top right in the browser
  • Go to Help from the menu
  • About Google Chrome
  • This will prompt a check to install any update and you will need to click on the 'relaunch browser' button to perform the update. It will reopen any tabs you have open.  

To update Chrome from a mobile device:

  • Go to the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS)
  • Search for Chrome
  • If there is an 'Update' button click on this. If there is only 'Open' visible, this may mean Chrome is up-to-date

Other browsers

Although we recommend Chrome, no web browser is perfect. We suggest you install multiple browsers e.g. Edge, Firefox or Safari (iOS).

MyBeckett browser support information can be found on our supplier's website and you can test your browser using our supplier's browser checker.

We recommend you install multiple browsers so if you ever experience any issues displaying MyBeckett or links to web pages, switching to another browser often provides a quick workaround.

Adobe Acrobat Reader (PDF Reader)

  • Some documents in modules are only available in PDF format. You may need to install Acrobat Reader (or similar PDF reader software) to open them.
  • Make sure you untick the optional McAfee offer box,
  • click the Install Now icon and follow the on-screen instructions.

Home network connections

WiFi = Wired over wireless

WiFi is great for catching up on Netflix, but wireless connections are prone to various connectivity issues when submitting marked assignments or large files (video files).

We always recommend that you use a wired connection when submitting work.  

When using MyBeckett on a home computer, bear in mind that your network connection speed has an impact on responsiveness. It may require you to make sure you are not streaming at the same time as submitting work.

Recommended connection speed: Minimum 2Mbps for a reasonable user experience when downloading/uploading files or playing video/audio.

MyBeckett will work on slower connections: 0.2Mbps to 2Mbps albeit with slow download and upload speeds which affect the quality of video/audio. 

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