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Minerva 2018 Summer Upgrade – Complete

The Summer upgrade is now complete and Minerva is available again.

For the best experience, make sure you clear your browser’s cache before using Minerva. For guidance on how to clear your cache, follow this link then select the appropriate browser: http://www.refreshyourcache.com/en/home/

If you use Microsoft Edge, follow the guidance in this link: https://goo.gl/AKSutD

Staff: A summary of the changes in 2018 are available on the Support Site: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/staff/changes/

Students: Important changes are summarised here: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/vle/students/changes/


Turnitin Browser Compatibility

Turnitin no longer support the use of IE11.

Turnitin now support the latest and one previous version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.

  • Firefox (Quantum)
  • Chrome (66)
  • Safari (11)
  • Microsoft Edge

For users of the current campus Windows desktops, macOS or Linux machines,  we recommend you use the latest Google Chrome, or the latest Firefox Quantum browsers for Turnitin specific work.

These browsers are also suitable for all other Minerva activity.







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.

FIXED: Minerva Data Issues

Following the issues at the end of last week, the data in Minerva is now accurate as of Tuesday evening. All module, organisation, user and enrolment data was successfully taken from Banner last night.

As reported on Friday, all the student enrolments for 17/18 that were incorrectly disabled, were reinstated and all user enrolments should now be correct.

We will continue to take nightly feeds as usual from this evening.

If you still have issues with enrolments or data, then please contact the IT Service Desk on tel (0113) 343 3333, or helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Learning Technologies Team

UPDATE: Minerva Data Issues

FIXED: All student enrolments for 17/18 have been now been reinstated and students will be able to access 17/18 modules as usual.

OUTSTANDING: We are still without a regular Banner feed so data will remain as it was on Tuesday evening. No new staff or student enrolments will come through over the weekend and we are working to resolve this at the start of next week.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Learning Technologies Team

Minerva Data Issues

We are currently experiencing an issue with our data feeds which means that enrolments on modules and organisations will not be up-to-date.

All student enrolments for 17/18 have been disabled, meaning that access to these modules will not be possible. Enrolments to all previous years are unaffected.

The last successful feed was on Tuesday evening, so any staff or student enrolments that should have been added since then will not have come through.

We are working hard to resolve these issues and get accurate data into Minerva as soon as possible.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Learning Technologies Team

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:

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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