Staff: 16/17 modules and reminders for the new academic year

On the VLE homepage modules for the 16/17 academic year now show by default.  You can continue to access previous years’ modules by selecting the ‘Last Two Years or Everything’ box.

In preparation for the new academic year here are a few things you should consider, if you haven’t already:

Check your rolled over 16/17  module before you make it available to students. Remember there are some kinds of content which cannot be copied automatically and these are all listed in our rollover guide. You may have work to do.

Modules need to be made available to students so that they can see them. We have a guide for that too!

And remember the 15/16 modules are for last year’s cohort: you shouldn’t use those anymore.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Service Desk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or

Turnitin – scheduled maintenance Saturday August 20

Turnitin have informed us that the service may be intermittently unavailable during a maintenance period on Saturday August 20, 3pm-7pm.

They encourage Instructors to modify assignment due dates for either before or at least several hours after the scheduled maintenance window.

Turnitin have scheduled maintenance periods on the first and third Saturdays of every month, usually 3pm-7pm. Please bear this in mind when setting due dates.

Comments are welcome, however if you need help or advice please contact the IT Service Desk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or by email at

Lecture Capture and VideoLeeds unavailable

For information, the Lecture Capture system and VideoLeeds will be unavailable from 11:00pm on Tuesday 26 July until 7:00am on Wednesday 27 July.  This is for essential system maintenance and will be followed by an at risk period up until Thursday 28th July 5:00 am.

Please bear this in mind if you try to access these systems via the VLE during the affected time period.

Any queries regarding the Lecture Capture and Video Leeds systems should be sent to the IT Service Desk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or by email at

VLE issues

We have experienced ongoing issues with logins.  This has now been resolved however we will continue to monitor the service. If you experience any issues please contact the IT Service desk.

Please accept our apology for any inconvenience caused.


VLE Summer Upgrade – Complete

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

Staff: A summary of the changes in 2016 are available on the Support Site:

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 VLE Service

Reminder: VLE unavailable Wednesday 13th to Thursday 14th July

The VLE will be upgraded this summer during the agreed maintenance period:

Wednesday 13th July until late Thursday 14th July*

*Additionally, Friday 15th 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.

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