Reading Lists Now Available

The migration of reading lists is now complete and 18/19 reading lists have been rolled over into 19/20. All links within these have been updated to direct users to the new library management system.

You can now edit 19/20 reading lists and create new ones if required.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused during the migration and thank you for your patience.

Minerva Issue – Resolved

Minerva experienced a database performance issue earlier today which prevented all users from accessing the system.

This issue is now resolved.

The issue affected all users, from approximately 1400 until 1630.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience,

The Learning Technologies Service

Minerva – Unavailable

Minerva is currently unavailable. The issue is currently under investigation by engineers.

If you are affected by this issue; you can let the Service Desk know by following this link:
(You will need to log in to state that you are affected)

Apologies for any inconvenience.

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

Reading Lists

Due to the complexity of migrating in excess of 500 thousand reading lists links to the new Library System, the migration process is taking longer than anticipated.

We are in daily contact with University colleagues undertaking this work and anticipate that Reading Lists will be available early next week.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience.

Students and staff are able to view existing reading lists via Minerva.

Turnitin issue

Staff may see a 404 error and the message ‘Sorry, the page you requested does not exist’ when clicking on the Title of a student’s paper in the Turnitin inbox.

The workaround is to open the paper by clicking on the Similarity or Grade icon instead:

Similarity and grade icon

Or if using the Groups view, click on the Originality Score/Report links:

Originality Score/Report links

This issue has been reported to Turnitin and we will update this blog when it is fixed.

2019/20 Module Rollover

All modules due to run in 2019/20 have been rolled over, new modules have been created and enrolments have been added.

Where are my modules?

To see your 2019/20 modules, change the display of modules from This Year (18/19) to Everything (you may have to scroll through the list/use Search to find them).

The Modules view will default to 2019/20 after resit examinations have taken place.

Reading lists

As part of the Library systems project, staff are unable to edit or create reading lists via Minerva from Monday 15th July to Friday 26th July while the new Library catalogue is being brought into full service.

Students and staff are able to view existing reading lists via Minerva.

What’s new?

2019/20 modules feature a new module template. Students have told us that, of all the areas where there is room for improvement in online module content, consistency is the number one concern. The new module template has been designed to encourage a consistent student experience across the University and to support meaningful engagement with students throughout their course.

Read our module template guide to find out more about the template and how to organise your content.

Rollover FAQs

Instructors should be aware that not all content types can be rolled forward and modules 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 specific dates.

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 19/20 need to be requested. Further information is available in the Rollover guide.