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2019/20 Module Information

Modules for the 19/20 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:

Staff:

Check your rolled over 19/20 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 some updating to do.

Modules need to be made available to students so that they can access them. You can  make your module available by clicking the ❌ next to your module in the list. A tick means the module can be accessed by students.

And remember the 18/19 modules are for last year’s cohort: you shouldn’t use those anymore.

What’s new?

2019/20 modules feature a new module template. 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.

 

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 itservicedesk@leeds.ac.uk.

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.

2018/19 Module Information

Modules for the 18/19 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:

Staff:
Check your rolled over 18/19 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 some updating to do.

Modules need to be made available to students so that they can access them. You can now make your module available by clicking the ❌ next to your module in the list. A tick means the module can be accessed by students.

And remember the 17/18 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, via the online contact form, or itservicedesk@leeds.ac.uk.

2018/19 Module Rollover – staff enrolments available

2018 Staff Enrolments have now been added to Minerva and staff will now have access to their 2018/19 modules.

To see your 2018/19 modules, change the display of modules to Showing: Everything (you may have to scroll through the list/use the Search to find them). We will switch the default displayed year on the Modules tool to 2018/19 after resit examinations.

The 2018/19 feed from Banner will be automated by the end of the week, when normal nightly updates for staff will resume.

No student enrolments have been added yet; this feed will not be enabled until after resit examinations.

2018/19 Module Rollover

The Module Rollover for 2018/19 has been completed, and modules will soon be ready to be released to instructors. All modules due to run in 2018/19 have been rolled over and new modules have been created.

Where are my modules?

Modules will be made available to Instructors at the start of next week. A manual load of staff and student enrolments will be processed on Monday 18th June at 8am. Staff enrolments added in Banner by this time will be processed on Monday, and regular data feeds should be in place shortly after.

After the feed, to see your 2018/19 modules, change the display of modules to Showing: Everything (you may have to scroll through the list/use the Search to find them). We will switch the default displayed year on the Modules tool to 2018/19 after resit examinations.

What’s new?

2018/19 modules feature a new menu item called ‘Reading Lists’. This is an enhancement to the current Reading Lists tool in Minerva which staff use to create reading lists for their modules.

For students, the new menu item will point them to any reading lists available for that module on the Library website. If there are none, students will see a message directing them to useful Library resources instead.

For staff, the menu item will present a list of all reading lists on their module (created with the Reading Lists tool) with options to edit and instructions to delete. If the module has no reading lists, there will be instructions on how to create one or an option to confirm that the module will not have a reading list.

The method for creating reading lists is unchanged. Full guidance will be available later in the Summer.

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 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 17/18 need to be requested. Further information is available in the Rollover guide.

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 Complete

The Module Rollover for 2017 has been completed, and modules have been released to instructors. All modules due to run in 2017/18 have been rolled over.

To see your 2017/18 modules, change the display of modules to Showing: Everything (you may have to scroll through the list/use the Search to find them). We will switch the default displayed year on the Modules tool to 2017/18 after resit examinations.

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

A manual load of staff and student enrolments has been processed today, based on Banner data from Thursday 15th June. Automatic feeds for 2017/18 will be enabled from Monday evening.

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 17/18 need to be requested. Further information is available in the Rollover guide.


From 27th July, the VLE and Portal will be combined into one service called Minerva, which will look and feel different to the current Portal. This is the new way in which you will access your VLE modules. The Library Blog has the latest posts and information regarding the new service.