Minerva: Staff Guides

Minerva is the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) that enables staff to create and manage online teaching areas and to communicate with students. It uses Blackboard technology with a wide range of in-built and integrated tools for interactive learning, assessment and grading.  Visit minerva.leeds.ac.uk and sign in using your username@leeds.ac.uk and password.

Don’t forget you can search this site for answers to specific questions you might have. You can also view an A to Z of Minerva Staff Guides currently available on this site.

Start here to get orientated with Ultra Course View, includes guidance on how to use the institutional module template.
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Learn how to setup and manage your modules. Make sure the right people have access to your modules/organisations by consulting the enrolment guides.
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Ultra Course View offers a variety of ways for you to add content to your module/organisations. These guides focus on creating content.
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Minerva offers communication at module, school, faculty and programme level. Staff can also request University-wide announcements. These guides focus on the different ways you can use Minerva to communicate.
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Guides that focus on the built-in tools you can use to engage and interact with your students.
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Guides focusing on the built-in tools in Minerva to help your students keep on track and to help you understand how they are performing.
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Learn how to use the assessment tools available to Staff via Minerva. Understand how to use the Gradebook and the workflows involved in grading and posting grades.
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As part of the move to Ultra Course View you’ll notice the usability of all of the interactive tools (discussion boards, blogs and journals) have been improved.
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Looking for something specific? Try the A-Z for all our Minerva documentation.
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A summary of all Minerva related news and updates.
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Ultra Course View modules are now available for population. Here are the answers to some common questions staff may have as they prepare for the 2022/23 academic year.
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Don’t forget you can search this site for answers to specific questions you might have.

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Or view the A to Z of Minerva Staff Guides on this site