Minerva Portal and VLE – Downtime

Minerva, the new Portal and VLE is planned to go live on Thursday 27th July 2017.

We will need to make the VLE unavailable briefly:

Thursday 27th July, from 9am-11am

Staff:  Formative/summative assessment or electronic assignment hand-ins will not be possible during this time period.

Students: Plan for the VLE downtime by retrieving material you know you will need.

Please do blog, repost and publicise this message widely, using the permalink to this post:

https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/minerva-portal-and-vle-downtime/

VLE Summer Upgrade – Complete

The VLE Summer Upgrade is now complete and the VLE is available again.

Staff: A summary of the changes in 2017 are available on the Support Site: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/staff/changes/

Work is now ongoing to restore automatic data feeds from Banner. Until this is complete, there may be a delay in seeing new staff assignments and student enrolments appearing in the VLE.

The Learning Technologies Team


From 27th July, the VLE and Portal will be combined into one service called Minerva, which will look and feel different to the current Portal. This is the new way in which you will access your VLE modules. The Library Blog has the latest posts and information regarding the new service.

Reminder: 2017 VLE Summer Upgrade

We are planning to upgrade the VLE this summer during the agreed maintenance period:

Tuesday 11th July until late Wednesday 12th July*

*Additionally, Thursday 13th July may be used for upgrade contingencies if necessary.

While the VLE is being upgraded it will not be available, hence no content will be accessible.

Staff: Do not schedule formative or summative assessment or electronic assignment hand-ins through the VLE for the above dates (including the contingency day).

Students: Plan for the VLE downtime by retrieving material you know you will need.

Please do blog, repost and publicise this message widely, using the permalink to this post:

https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/2017-vle-summer-upgrade/

2017 Module Rollover Complete

The Module Rollover for 2017 has been completed, and modules have been released to instructors. All modules due to run in 2017/18 have been rolled over.

To see your 2017/18 modules, change the display of modules to Showing: Everything (you may have to scroll through the list/use the Search to find them). We will switch the default displayed year on the Modules tool to 2017/18 after resit examinations.

Instructors should be aware that not all content types can be rolled forward and will need tweaks or rebuilding for the new semesters.  Content items may need reordering and adaptive release rules will need to be checked, particularly if you have used dates.

A manual load of staff and student enrolments has been processed today, based on Banner data from Thursday 15th June. Automatic feeds for 2017/18 will be enabled from Monday evening.

Please refer to the VLE Service Rollover guide for guidance on next steps and a list of FAQs.

Please note:
Organisations aren’t rolled, organisation spaces for 17/18 need to be requested. Further information is available in the Rollover guide.


From 27th July, the VLE and Portal will be combined into one service called Minerva, which will look and feel different to the current Portal. This is the new way in which you will access your VLE modules. The Library Blog has the latest posts and information regarding the new service.

2017 Module Rollover

The Module Rollover for 2017 has been completed.

All modules due to run in 2017/18 have been rolled over, with content copied from the previous year. Any new modules will be empty but have the standard VLE template.

Please note: Staff and Student enrolments have yet to be added to the new modules. We anticipate that enrolments will be added and maintained from some point next week. We will update you on our Blog: https://vleservice.wordpress.com, our mailing list, and our twitter feed. https://twitter.com/leedsvlesupport.

2017 VLE Summer Upgrade

We are planning to upgrade the VLE this summer during the agreed maintenance period:

Tuesday 11th July until late Wednesday 12th July*

*Additionally, Thursday 13th July may be used for upgrade contingencies if necessary.

While the VLE is being upgraded it will not be available, hence no content will be accessible.

Staff: Do not schedule formative or summative assessment or electronic assignment hand-ins through the VLE for the above dates (including the contingency day).

Students: Plan for the VLE downtime by retrieving material you know you will need.

Please do blog, repost and publicise this message widely, using the permalink to this post:

https://vleservice.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/2017-vle-summer-upgrade/