Category: student

Minerva Summer 2018 Upgrade

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

Tuesday 10th July until late Wednesday 11th July*

*Additionally, Thursday 12th July may be used for upgrade contingencies if necessary.

While Minerva 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 Minerva for the above dates (including the contingency day).

Students: Plan for Minerva 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/2018/06/06/minerva-summer-2018-upgrade/

eAssessment survival guide for students

If you read one thing before taking your next online assessment, read this: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/students/assess/eassessment/

We cover the common pitfalls of eAssessment and what to do if things go wrong.

Staff: If you have online assessment in your module, encourage your students to read the guide by adding the link.

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 helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Turnitin service degradation

Turnitin have confirmed that UK users should not be affected by the current service issue.

Users may experience slowness while making submissions or viewing them.

This affects students when attempting to submit and staff when they attempt to view files through Turnitin.

This issue is affecting all Turnitin institutions and their engineers are looking into the issues as a priority.

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