Tagged: downtime

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/

Turnitin Service downtime and Announcement Changes – Tomorrow

Turnitin Service downtime

We would like to remind all users that Turnitin will be unavailable tomorrow (Wednesday 14th February) from 08:00 – 08:30.  Turnitin papers cannot be submitted, accessed or marked during this period.

The downtime will fix some long standing bugs, most notably an ordering issue when viewing assignments by groups.

Minerva will be available during this period and all other Minerva functionality is unaffected.


Announcement Changes

We will also be making some changes to announcements in Minerva tomorrow to improve the user experience.

Announcements without an end date will be updated with an end date. Any announcements that already have an end date will be unaffected by the change.

Full details on the changes can be found in our blog post from 2 weeks ago.

Please accept our 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, or itservicedesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Turnitin – Downtime 14/02/18 08:00-08:30

Turnitin will be unavailable on Wednesday 14th February from 08:00 – 08:30. The downtime will introduce some bug fixes, most notably an ordering issue with viewing assignments by groups.

This means papers cannot be accessed or submitted/marked during this period.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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.

Minerva Portal and VLE – Downtime

Minerva will be unavailable on Wednesday 24th January from 07:30 – 08:30 for essential maintenance work.

The Minerva Downtime page will provide links to other key University systems, but there will be no access to VLE resources during this time. Please plan ahead by retrieving material you know you will need.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

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

UPDATE: Minerva Available

Access to Minerva has now been reinstated on campus. Users will no longer get the ‘Secure Connection Failed’ message and the login page will now load.

Some off campus users may be able to access Minerva, but others may continue to have issues. This will resolve itself once the changes made are recognised by all Internet Service Providers.

It is possible that users could get stuck in a loop if they have tried to login during the outage. In this case, please clear your browser cache, save any work and close all your browser windows before trying again. The loop will display this message:

Screen Shot 2017-09-07 at 11.55.53

Please accept our apologies for the interruption.

If you continue to have access issues then please contact the IT Service Desk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Learning Technologies Team