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What are Exemptions in StREAM@Leeds? - Student Guide

Exemptions can be applied to prevent a student from triggering Notifications during a specified period of time, despite them not meeting the defined thresholds of engagement. For example, if a student is expected to have zero interaction with digital education systems due to an authorised absence, an Exemption applied across these dates would prevent the student from triggering a No Digital Engagement Notification.

Exemptions are set-up and managed by SES colleagues who support digital engagement monitoring and are more commonly applied to groups of students rather than individuals, e.g. all students on a placement. Exemptions cannot be applied retrospectively.

Exemption types

The reasons for a student to have an Exemption applied are limited to the following options:

  • Authorised Absence - The student has been granted an authorised absence from their faculty/school/institute via the Minerva Absence self-certification process or via the mitigating circumstances process. This can also apply to programme specific off-site fieldwork/field trips.
  • Break in Learning (DA) - The student is currently on an approved break in learning for their degree apprenticeship.
  • Dissertation Period – The student is currently completing the dissertation period of their degree, so is not expected to engage significantly with digital education systems.
  • Practice Placement Block – Student currently on a practice placement or is off-site as part of their learning.
  • Withdrawn – This can be used as a temporary exemption on a student record and can be used for students who are awaiting their banner registration to reflect temporary or permanent leave. Student registration status changes in Banner can take a minimum of a week to reflect in StREAM@Leeds.

Once an Exemption has been applied, it will prevent Notifications from triggering for the student during the selected date range.

How to tell if an Exemption has been applied.

There are two ways for students to identify if an Exemption has been applied, both require them to log in to StREAM@Leeds and view their StREAM@Leeds Dashboard:

  1. The INTERACTIONS tab will list the Exemption, and include when and why it has been applied.
  2. Their Learning Journey Map on the CURRENT ENGAGEMENT tab will  display light blue shading across the dates that an Exemption has been applied.

Who manages Exemptions?

Exemptions are managed by Student Education Service staff responsible for digital engagement monitoring. Please contact your school Student Education Service team if you have questions about Exemptions.