VLE Home tab: New enrolments tool

Today we have released a beta version of a new module and organisation enrolments list on the VLE Home page.

This has been developed to produce faster loading time for ‘power users’ and also builds in changes requested by School and Faculty Reps.

You’ll notice organisations now have their own tab and the list can be searched in the same way as the modules list. Staff will also see all of their module enrolments together, regardless of role.

The modules list shows the last 2 years by default, select ‘Everything’ to see older modules or those without a year.

An updated version of the guide is also available:


Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the ISS helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, via the online contact form, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.





Turnitin – Issue with ‘Move To’

Turnitin has identified an issue with the paper “Move To” feature in the assignment inbox which can affect Instructors. It is prompting users to delete assignments instead of move them.

Any assignments deleted in error can be restored. To do this contact the IT Helpdesk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or via the online contact form with the module code and assignment name for the deleted assignments.

They have developed a fix which is tentatively scheduled for release on April 28, 2014.


Staff: Updates to the Journal, Blog and Wiki tool

The interface for the journal, blog and wiki tool have changed slightly following the recent VLE updates.

We will update our guides shortly but here are some notable differences to highlight.

Journal and Individual Blogs

These screenshots show what happens in journals – the experience for individual blogs is the same but with the appropriate words changed.

When you enter a journal you will see your entries by default. To see your students’ journals, you need to select the arrow beneath your name in the right panel to open up a drop down list of all the students who have contributed to the journal:

Select arrow under name to see all contributors

You will see something like this (select the Show empty journals box to see students who haven’t contributed yet):


Alternatively you can click the left and right arrows to navigate through the journals:


Module Blog

All entries show on the page when you enter a module blog. If you wish to see one student’s contributions, the method is the same as viewing individual blogs/journals. In the panel on the right select the arrow under All and select the student as required to see their entries:

View entries by contributor


When grading wikis, again you can navigate between student contributions by selecting the arrow beneath All in the Participation and Grading interface:


This will show you all the contributors:

View all contributors

Alternatively you can click the left and right arrows to navigate through the contributors:

Navigate via arrows


VLE issues now resolved

The issues reported here this morning were resolved at approximately 1.30pm and the VLE is now running normally.

We’ll be making some tweaks to the Language Pack tomorrow which do not affect functionality. However, in the meantime you may see some unfamiliar wording in certain tools.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Current VLE issues

We are currently tracking a number of errors in the VLE related to an updated component installed last week.

Staff and students will likely see errors when accessing the Blackboard Wiki, Blog, Journal and Assignment tools (Turnitin is unaffected).

We have raised a high priority case with the vendor and hope to update you all shortly – please accept our apologies for any inconvenience.

VLE Service