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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

Staff: 17/18 modules and reminders for the new academic year

Modules for the 17/18 academic year will now show by default on the Teach tab in Minerva.  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 17/18  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 access them. We have a guide for that too!

And remember the 16/17 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 helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

2017 Module Rollover

The Module Rollover for 2017 has been completed.

All modules due to run in 2017/18 have been rolled over, with content copied from the previous year. Any new modules will be empty but have the standard VLE template.

Please note: Staff and Student enrolments have yet to be added to the new modules. We anticipate that enrolments will be added and maintained from some point next week. We will update you on our Blog: https://vleservice.wordpress.com, our mailing list, and our twitter feed. https://twitter.com/leedsvlesupport.

How can non paid, external staff or PhD students get staff access to modules?

Non paid, external staff or PhD students often need staff access to modules to teach or grade and must get a staff IT username to use specialised tools such as Turnitin.

They will get a staff IT username which needs to be associated to a staff ID number, meaning they can be enrolled via Banner.

Faculty IT need to approve the IT user account and Central HR will have to provide the user with a Staff ID. Once this is finalised, enrolments will come from Banner overnight.

We recommend the Teaching Assistant module role for PhD Students. This allows them to edit the module/access the Grade Centre. Other roles are described in our roles guide.

Remember that if someone needs to see a module but not edit or grade, staff on the module can enrol them as a student.

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

How can PhD students get staff access to modules?

PhD students often need staff access to modules to teach or grade and must get a staff IT username to use specialised tools such as Turnitin.

The student will get a staff IT username which needs to be associated to their staff ID number, meaning they can be enrolled via Banner.

Faculty IT will have to approve the IT user account and Central HR will have to provide the user with a Staff ID. Once this is finalised, enrolments will come from Banner overnight.

We recommend the Teaching Assistant module role for PhD Students. This allows them to edit the module/access the Grade Centre. Other roles are described in our roles guide.

Remember that if the student just needs to see a module but not edit or grade, staff on the module can enrol them as a student.

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

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 helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.

Staff: 15/16 modules and reminders for the new academic year

On the VLE homepage modules for the 15/16 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 15/16  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 14/15 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 helpdesk@leeds.ac.uk.